Data and Statistics

In the social sciences, numerical information is used for gaining insight into the nature of social and economic issues. Since many countries and organizations now make numeric information openly available online, data is more accessible for the educational environment than ever before for, in addition to offering freely available statistical information, data visualizations, and statistics in downloadable formats, many countries’ and organizations’ statistical sites provide online analysis tools that make easy to find aggregate data also easy to analyze.

Data Sources

Linked here are pages with sources of Canadian and international aggregate data, statistics, and statistical information. If you want guidance in using sites on these pages or help in finding other sources of numeric information contact Laura Syms at 902.563.1994.

Data Liberation Initiative

Statistics Canada microdata files are free, however, they are licensed.  Cape Breton University is a member of the Data Liberation Initiative[DLI] therefore public use microdata and geography files licensed under the DLI can be used by the CBU community for research and teaching.  For information on access to DLI licensed content and finding aids visit the Data Liberation Initiative page.

Laura Syms
Shannon School of Business & Data Services Liaison Librarian

Office: L-118-A

Phone: 902.563.1994

Yayo Umetsubo
School of Arts & Social Sciences and Unama’ki College Liaison Librarian

Office: Library L-118B

Phone: 902.563.1996

Jasmine Hoover
Scholarly Resources Librarian / School of Science & Technology Liaison Librarian

Office: Library 118C

Phone: 902-563-1231