Some repositories can be used to find existing data which we can analyze or combine with other data.
However, we must take care and ensure that we understand the data we find: how it was collected, how to read and interpret it, and how we are permitted to re-use it.
You may wish to review the recording or slides below from a workshop on secondary analysis, provided by the SHSU Library in 2023.
Just as with published works, we can apply evaluation models to ensure before use that existing data is accurate and fair.
Adapted from "Evaluating Data Sets," Rutgers University Libraries
The sources below will help you find actual sets of raw data, not just aggregated statistics about the data.
These online datasets may be helpful or relevant to the study of Environmental and Geosciences. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all datasets available. Please contact the subject librarian for additional assistance.
"Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park" by National Park Service