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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Guide for Data Users

Searching Options

Searching Options at a Glance

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Search for a known dataset by:
  • Title
  • Study #
  • Investigator
Access data by Broad Subject Categories Published and unpublished works resulting from analyses of data held in the ICPSR archive.



  1. You can specify that your search be processed as a "phrase" instead of just "words" in the drop-down menu. This will narrow your search.
  2. Do not use an asterisk to search for word stem variations, since this is done automatically.
  3. You can restrict your search to a particular field by choosing the drop-down menu options. For a more general search, use in "any field." For a more specific search, try "title" field.
  4. To search by study number, omit leading zeroes.