Psychology Research Guide: Data

Research Guide for Psychology

Geosciences data sources & sets

Psychology Data:

GIS/GeoSpatial Data:

General/Other Data:

  • Food & Agriculatural Organization of the United Nations FOASTAT:Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN- statistics and data
  • Global Change Master Directory (NASA): A comprehensive directory of descriptions of data sets of elevance to global change research. This database includes descriptions of data sets covering climate change, agriculture, the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere & oceans, geology, geography, and human dimensions of global change.
  • LANDFIRE (USGS): is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.
  • NYC Open Data: free public data published by New York City agencies and other partners.
  • Public Land Statistics (BLM): Public Land Statistics published by the Bureau of Land Management.
  • U.S. Government Open Data: Any number of dataset topics can be accessed. Geospatial, science & research, weather, climate, and ocean datasets may be of use.
  • USDA Economic Research Service: United States Department of Agriculture data products/sets

Research Data Managment

Data Citations

Cite data to give the data producer proper credit and to enable readers of your work to access the data, for their own use, or to replicate your results. Whether citing data, or expecting others to cite your data make sure that the following elements are provided:

  • Creators
  • Date: year of publication rather than collection or coverage
  • Title
  • Version or edition
  • Publisher, data center or repository
  • Identifier and/or permanent URL


  • DataCite: how to cite data.
  • Data Citation Index: An index for research data, including data studies and data sets, and links them to the scientific literature to track data citation

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