Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations


What is microdata?

Microdata, or individual-level data, contains a dataset record for each unit in the study. Depending on the study, the unit of analysis may be the person, household, family, business, etc.

Finding microdata

Key Canadian microdata collections are found in the <odesi> data portal. Please search there FIRST for microdata.

Using the search box below, you can search additional microdata files included in the Map & Data Library's collection. 

Use the Microdata menu to the left to consult our guide to recommended sources of microdata.