Finding data

There are numerous sources of published data, including:

  • Government websites
  • Data catalogues and data directories
  • Subject or discipline based repositories or archives
  • Institutional repositories e.g. Sydney eScholarship
  • University websites, including research centre or research group websites
  • Internet via search engines, e.g. Google or Google Scholar
  • Ask a librarian

Data catalogues

Research Data Australia
Research Data is a catalogue of Australian research data collections.

Data.nsw is a collection of accessible, reusable public-sector datasets created by NSW Government Agencies.

Data directories

Registry of Research Data Repositories
The Registry of Research Data Repositories is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It has been merged with Databib, a collaborative, annotated bibliography of primary research data repositories developed with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (US).

The Open Access Directory (OAD)
The OAD is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the international OA community. The OAD includes lists of OA data directories and repositories:

Australian data archives, repositories and websites

International data archives and repositories