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Finding data: 3. Library and University data sources

Data sources available through the Library

The Library subscribes to many different data sources, including some that have datasets available for reuse. You will need to login to access these data sources, usually using your University credentials.



Australian Bureau of Statistics microdata – Microdata files contain detailed information about individuals, households, businesses and other groups. Access to microdata is managed to protect privacy and confidentiality. Apply for access on the ABS website, making sure to use your University of Sydney email address when registering.


Economics, finance and development

Morningstar DatAnalysis Premium – Contains data on ASX listed and delisted companies. Data includes full-year and interim financials, analyst forecasts, audit trails, directors, substantial shareholders, mergers and acquisitions, company history, corporate actions, annual reports and announcements, financial ratios, ASX announcements, floats, dividend history, and listing rule waivers, amongst others. Login to access DatAnalysis Premium using your University credentials.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) iLibrary – Features books, papers, statistics, analyses and data from the OECD, the International Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the OECD Development Centre, the Programme for International Student Assessment, and the International Transport Forum. Login to access the iLibrary using your University credentials.

Passport (Euromonitor) – Global market research database, providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. Login to access Passport using your University credentials.


Genetics and molecular biology

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) – maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Login to access TAIR using your University credentials.


Text and data mining

The Library subscribes to numerous data sources that can be used for text and data mining. The Text and data mining page provides information about how to access and use these sources.