Data sets and public information
There are many databases available online from which you can obtain data when doing research.
We begin by listing validated data sets from reputable sources. This means data made public by governments and public organizations like WHO and UN. We have also included data sets from major media and publishers here. Most of them are free although there are also data sets for purchase. This is by all means not the only source of information.
(Government, organizations and reputable media sources)
Data Market Azure by Microsoft Data sets for purchase
(Public or user submitted data sets)
Crunchbase – technology and startups
Datamarket - An extensive library of datasets
Infochimps Data APIs for purchase
Datawrangling – A long list of URLs to check out for data sets. We noticed that some of the URLs expired and are no longer in use.
Apps for retrieving live information
Web analytics: Google Analytics
Project management tools: Basecamp
Sales management tools: Salesforce
Survey tools: SurveyMonkey
Photo sharing tools: Flickr
Email marketing: MailChimp
What do you think of our suggested sources? Do you have any to recommend? Let us know what you use!