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Social Sciences Data Resources

Resources, tools and tops for finding and managing data across the social sciences.

Campus Software Availability

CIS manages statistical software access. For a complete overview of software available for all Brown community members see:

The library can support research in R, Stata, and SPSS.


R is open source statistical analysis and visualization software.

Download and Installation Instructions

Resources for learning R

Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

SPSS is commercial software first made available in 1968 and now owned by IBM.

For more information about SPSS visit: 

Resources for learning SPSS


Stata is commercial statistical analysis and visualization software.

For more information about Stata:

Resources for learning Stata