Lamont Library

Numeric Data Services

Numeric Data Services (NDS) serves the research and instructional needs of the Harvard community by providing reference services (walk-in, phone, and email), instruction services (subject specific and course-related), data collections, access to data in other locations, and hardware and software to access those data. The NDS goal is to help users become proficient in accessing numeric data for their research needs. See Numeric Data Services Collections for information about holdings.

Numeric Data Services provides print and electronic data collections in all areas of interest to social scientists; for example, polls and elections results, census data, international trade, and health-related data. The data librarians assist users in locating numeric data from the collections of Government Documents and Microforms, the Harvard Map Collection, Fung Library, the Harvard-MIT Data Center, the IQSS Dataverse Network, the Henry A. Murray Research Archive, ICPSR, the Roper Center, the U.S. Census Bureau, other libraries at Harvard, and data publishers and archives beyond Harvard. NDS works in cooperation with the Harvard-MIT Data Center and is a unit of Lamont Library.

Reference assistance is available in person at Research Services in Lamont Library (see Hours) and during the fall and spring terms by appointment in the Harvard-MIT Data Center Computer Lab, CGIS Knafel Building. Please contact Diane Sredl, Data Reference Librarian, via e-mail or at 617-496-6936 to schedule an appointment.