Contact the liaison librarian for your subject area for assistance finding data. The following websites provide some good starting points.
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
As a member institution, UNCW faculty, staff, and students have access to this source of over 500,000 social sciences data sets. ICPSR offers 16 specialized collections covering education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and more.
This portal provides access to over 190,000 government data sets on topics such as agriculture, business, climate, consumer research, ecosystems, education, energy, finance, health, local government, manufacturing, public safety, as well as science and research.
Share, publish, and archive your data. Find and cite data across all research fields. Hosted by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science.
Dryad is a repository for data associated with published articles in the sciences and health disciplines.
Figshare offers data and other research outputs in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
This massive gateway for government scientific information provides access to data among other sources.
Registry of Research Data Repositories
The registry lists data repositories organized topically, by data type, and by country of origin.