We also have mounted on our Web site two collections, one spanning over two decades, of public opinion data. These are the Orange County Surveys and the Pacific Poll. Both collections provide documentation and data with an online Data Analysis System using the Survey Documentation & Analysis software from UC Berkeley.
The machine-readable data files collection includes studies spanning many disciplines, including political science, economics, management, demography, criminal justice, sociology, environmental sciences, and health sciences. The availability of these studies, including longitudinal survey data collected elsewhere, permits UCI researchers to conduct secondary analyses on these data, thus contributing to scientific knowledge.
Codebooks and/or data maps for studies may be available in a variety of formats. Printed codebooks for ICPSR studies, where available, are shelved in the Main Library Third Floor stacks under Call Numbers H62 I277, and arranged by study number. Electronic versions of the codebooks are freely available for downloading from the ICPSR Data Archive Web-site: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/archive1.html.
Occasionally, SPSS or SAS control statements are also available for a study. If so, these are listed in the file level information for the study.
UCI's institutional membership in the ICPSR permits UCI users access to the entire ICPSR collection directly from ICPSR.
The Library's collection of data on circulating floppy disks and CD-ROMs is available for checkout at the Multimedia Resources Center, 1st floor, Main Library.
We have also created an Archives Data Page where selected datasets are mounted for easy downloading using a Web browser, with access restricted to University of California, Irvine, students, faculty and staff. You can reach the data page from the Social Science Data Archives main menu.
For access to data in other formats, or for help in locating or acquiring studies not in the archives, or for any other assistance, contact Daniel C. Tsang, Social Sciences Data Librarian and ICPSR's Official Representative, 380 Main Library, (949) 824-4978, firstname.lastname@example.org on the Internet.
For access to data from the U.S. Government received under the Federal Depository Library Program, which includes census and other studies on CD-ROM and/or DVD, contact the Government Information Department, 1st Floor, Main Library, or call (949) 824-7234. These materials are available to all users.
Send feedback, data queries or requests to Daniel C. Tsang, Machine-Readable Data Files Librarian, 380 Main Library, PO Box 19557, Irvine CA 92623, USA. (949) 824-4978; fax: (949) 824-2700. Click here to send e-mail to: email@example.com. Last update: 1/13/03.