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Open Educational Resources: Open Data

A guide for faculty to locate quality open content for their courses.

Open Educational Resources Guide Key

 Open - free to use and repurpose

 Free - free to use

 Affordable - available at low cost

 Free North Shore - available to NSCC students and faculty

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Do you have a comment or question about the Open Educational Resources guide? Contact us at is the central repository for the U.S. Government's open data. The machine readable data sets contain both raw and geospatial data, in a variety of formats.

Browse data by topic such as education, business, science, and law or search on a more detailed level over 100,000 data sets.

Free North Shore

Compare country data on

  • demographics
  • education & health services
  • trade
  • economics
  • social protection
  • transportation
  • communication & information
  • vital statistics

using charts, tables, and ranked statistical tools with Britannica World Data Analyst.

World Bank Open Data

Good data are needed to set baselines, identify effective public and private actions, set goals and targets, monitor progress and evaluate impacts. They are also an essential tool of good government, providing means for people to assess what governments do and helping them to participate directly in the development process.  This site is designed to make World Bank data easy to find, download, and use. All of the data found here can be used free of charge with minimal restrictions.



SAMHSA contains data collections related to substance abuse and mental health. Population Data / NSDUH, Client Level Data / TEDS, Substance Abuse Facilities Data / NSSATS, Mental Health Facilities Data / NMHSS, and Emergency Department Data.

 is one of the most comprehensive listings of open data catalogs in the world.

  • Content is curated by a group of leading world open data experts including representatives from local, regional and national governments, international organisations such as the World Bank, and numerous NGOs
  • Search or browse for links to open data websites


Datahub is a free data management platform from the Open Knowledge Foundation

  • Browse or search to find the data you need
  • Preview it using maps, graphs and tables utilizing CKAN software

Data Repositories


Data repositories is part of the Open Access Directory.

This is a list of repositories and databases for open data.

Population Reference Bureau

Population Reference Bureau provides population, health, and the environment data worldwide.