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 mdl@library.utoronto.ca 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

United States

HealthMap

HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. 

LGBTData.org

Collects information on statistics & data sources in which sexual orientation is included. Mostly U.S. but some international and Canadian studies as well.

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA): data archive

The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers.

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

The National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) offers hundreds of scientific data sets for research, focusing on the cryosphere and its interactions. Data are from satellites and field observations. Use the Advanced Data Search tool to access NSIDC data by specifying your criteria such as keywords, spatial extent, temporal coverage, and data center. Or you can also list data sets by topic, title, or data contributor.

Child care and early education research connections

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. This website offers research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others. Research Connections is a partnership between the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan.