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Welcome to the Virtual Data Site!

As a member of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, the Department of Political Science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville joins with over 400 other institutions in their commitment to provide access to a vast archive of social science data for the purpose of research and instruction. As the gatekeeper to these and other data resources, the Department has a unique opportunity to encourage student use of available resources while incorporating social science data into its curriculum. While there is certainly no shortage to virtual data holdings, most of these sites have been created for the seasoned veteran of quantitative exploration.  

What makes this site different from the others? With the assistance of an Excellence in Undergraduate Education Grant (EUE), we have constructed this site in a student friendly way to help students acquire and/or enhance their quantitative literacy skills. The links located to the left of the screen will provide you with easy access to various components of this website.  To access the virtual library, click on the library link.  To sit and relax in the comfort of the virtual cafe, click on the cafe link.  To access data holdings, click on data.  To learn more about the contributors to this project, click contributors.  To read more about being a student in Political Science at SIUE, click on POLISCI@SIUE.  Additional information about the Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), SIUE, and the Inter-Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) can be obtained by following the appropriate links provided below. Finally, some of the information included on this site requires the user to have specific software.  To access free software downloads, click on the free link to the left.


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Published by:  D. DeGarmo of the Department of Political Science, V. Parmley of the  Department of Political Science, and Jack D. Sumpter Technical and Web Consultant
Last Updated:  June 6 , 2006
This site is maintained by Dr. Denise DeGarmo.
Email: Denise DeGarmo

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Dr. Denise DeGarmo, Valerie Parmley, & Jack D. Sumpter
Department of Political Science
Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, IL 62026