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Secondary Data Sources & Other Tools for Doctoral Research

As part of my DBA, I anticipate seeking out secondary data sources to save time and effort. Producing this list and centralizing resources will hopefully enhance that effort! Feel free to add your sources!!

Publications & Products

DOE information and search tools. Find information, locate, learn how to order, and browse the content of NCES publications or download data files.

Find Your College

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established as the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education. IPEDS is a single, comprehensive system designed to encompass all institutions and educational organizations whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education. The IPEDS system is built around a series of interrelated surveys to collect institution-level data in such areas as enrollments, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances.

Learn how the U.S. Census Bureau serves America as the leading source of quality data about our people, business and economy.

Resources & Standards

Federal statistics and data

SBA Stats

Part of Advocacy’s mission is to conduct, sponsor, and promote economic research that provides an environment for small business growth. Follow the links and information below for additional data.

U.S. Economic Accounts

Official Bureau of Economic Analysis website. Source of US economic statistics including national income and product accounts (NIPAs), gross domestic product (GDP) and related measures of national, regional, industry and international accounts.


Indicators from The World Bank: Data

U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

US National Debt Clock : Real Time U.S. National Debt Clock

NationalDebtClocks . org

National Debt Clocks has Real Time Debt Clocks from around the world calculated from the latest official data available

Markets & data

Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.




UNdata is an internet-based data service which brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through
a single entry point ( from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical
resources of the UN System.

Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Content Types

This dataset contains information extracted from Certificate of Need (CON) applications, Limited Review Applications (LRAs) and Notices submitted by health care and long term care providers licensed by the New York State Department of Health.

AWS Public Datasets

Public Datasets on AWS provides a centralized repository of public datasets that can be seamlessly integrated into AWS cloud-based applications. AWS is hosting the public datasets at no charge for the community, and like all AWS services, users pay only for the compute and storage they use for their own applications. Learn more about Public Datasets on AWS.

Data in Gapminder World

The table below lists all indicators displayed in Gapminder World. Click the name of the indicator or the data provider to access information about the indicator and a link to the data provider.
Indicators labeled “Various sources” are compiled by Gapminder. They can be reused freely but please attribute Gapminder.

Google Trends

Explore search interest by time, location and popularity on Google Trends

Finance 40 Years of Stock Market Data

Get real-time stock quotes & charts, financial news, currency conversions, or track your portfolio with Google Finance.

Datasets | Kaggle

Access to Open Datasets has reached a milestone of identifying and listing 1,500 research data repositories, making it the largest and most comprehensive registry of data repositories available on the web. It has grown steadily since its launch four years ago to cover a wide range of disciplines from around the world.

Datasets • /r/datasets

reddit: the front page of the internet

The easy way to get, use and share data

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UK Data Archive home page. The Archive provides the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom with over 4,000 databases.

EDGAR | Company Filings

Easy access to ALL U.S. publicly traded company financial statements, S.E.C filing and other reports including 10-Ks and 10-Q's