The UMGC Library is pleased to announce that the entire University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium recently joined the ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political & Social Research).
ICPSR is the world's largest collection of digital social science data, covering topics such as sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, international relations, and more.
UMGC's membership in ICPSR provides all UMGC faculty, students, and staff with access to more than 15,000 ICPSR datasets, training resources, and other material, including learning guides, exercises, and assignment builders.
ICPSR data can be used for secondary research and instructional activities and can be used as the basis for writing articles, reports, dissertations, etc.
Note that a free ICPSR account is needed (using your UMGC email address) to download data. For details, please see the ICPSR guide.