Seeley G. Mudd Library | Library Research

Use your area, topic and question to create a list of keywords for your research.

Data searches generally depend on the title and data description for subject terms. Occasionally individual variables or questions may be searchable, but just because a word shows up in a question doesn't necessarily mean that the study deals with that topic.

The ICPSR search page, includes a search box where you can enter terms.

You can also browse ICPSR's Thematic Collections such as:

  • Conflict, Aggression, Violence, Wars
  • Elites and Leadership
  • Mass Political Behavior and Attitudes
  • International Systems: Linkages, Relationships, and Events
When you see your results, you will have links to descriptions, downloads, and related literature.

Next, we will look at important clues to help you decide whether a dataset is going to be useable for your purposes.

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