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Abacus holds the Library's collection of research data sets from around the world, primarily public use microdata or pumfs from censuses, other social and health surveys, public opinion polls, and spatial data for GIS. Access to most data is restricted, but reference materials such as user guides and codebooks are open to all users. Important research data sets in Abacus:

  • Statistics Canada's Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) PERMITTED USE
  • Statistics Canada's Public Use Microdata Files (PUMF) and Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) PERMITTED USE
  • Spatial data from DMTISpatial - PERMITTED USE, Statistics Canada, ESRI
  • Health Canada
  • Canadian Centre for Public Opinion (CIPO) - Canadian Gallup polls
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) - PERMITTED USE
  • Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), Vanderbilt University - PERMITTED USE
  • Cross-National Time-Series Data, Databanks International - PERMITTED USE
  • Canadian Heart Health Database - PERMITTED USE
  • Postal Code Conversion Files - PERMITTED USE
  • Abacus is maintained by Data Services, Humanities and Social Sciences, Koerner Library.


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