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High School Campus Library: Open Access Resources



Open Access Data Sources

Statista - das Statistik-Portal: Statistiken, Marktdaten & Studien    

Statista is a statistics portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform

Kaggle datasets is an online community platform for data scientists


Our World in Data (OWID) is a scientific online publication that focuses on large global problems.

Gapminder identifies systematic misconceptions about important global trends and proportions and uses reliable data to develop easy to understand teaching materials to rid people of their misconceptions.

Dataset Search is a search engine for datasets. Using a simple keyword search, users can discover datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the Web.


Google Public Data Explorer provides public data and forecasts from a range of international organizations and academic institutions. The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate.

24 Free Datasets for Building an Irresistible Portfolio (2022)

Search Engines

Google Scholar Search

Google Like a Pro Website

Keywords & Boolean Searching

Boolean searching is built on a method of symbolic logic developed by George Boole, a 19th century English mathematician.

Boolean searches allow you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT (known as Boolean operators) to limit, broaden, or define your search. A good researcher should know how to do a Boolean Search.


"AND" logic

AND : Using AND narrows a search by combining terms.


"OR" logic

OR : Using OR broadens a search to include results that contain either of the words you're looking for.


"NOT" logic

NOT : Using NOT will narrow a search by exclusion. (Some search engines, like Google, recognize the minus (-) symbol, instead of the word NOT).


Quotations : Placing quotations around a specific phrase will help you narrow results in order to find information containing that exact wording.


Microsoft Office document icon What_is_Boolean_Search.doc

Source: NYPL