Social Science Electronic Data Library

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The Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL) from Sociometrics consists of eight topically focused, high quality data collections in the following areas: AIDS/STD, Adolescent Pregnancy, Aging, the American Family, Child Well-being, Disability, Maternal Drug Abuse, and Complimentary & Alternative Medicine, as well as a Contextual Data archive. With over 350 data sets from 200 different studies, it is a unique source of high quality health and social science data and documentation for researchers, educators, students, and policy analysts.

Users of the Social Science Electronic Data Library have the option of downloading data sets from the data archive, or performing real-time online data analysis of the SSEDL data sets with MIDAS (Multivariate Interactive Data Analysis System).


Plugins required: Unzip software for Windows (such as Winzip or Pkunzip) or unzip software for Macintosh (such as Stuffit Expander or Zipit) to access downloaded data and User's Guides.

A Help button is embedded on the left of every screen. Also, a Read Me file link is available for each data collection.

Dates covered

Varies by data set.

Updating frequency

Several data sets are added each year.


The studies and data sets come from many research centers and institutions.

Type of coverage

Statistical data and documentation files.

Print counterpart or
related resources


Producer/content provider

Sociometrics Corporation

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Sociometrics Corporation

Core Subject(s)