NICAR Database Library
The following is a list of databases available for purchase through NICAR. The link to each leads to a description of the database. For each database, a record layout is available, as well as code sheets, when they are required. You can also download a 100-record data sample from each database. Read more about the Database Library here.
Note: This Web application shows all datasets in the library which can currently be sold on-demand. It does not include all datasets for sale, period. For example, we offer state slices of some of our datasets for a reduced fee. For state slices, archives and other special orders, please click here.
If you would like to order a database, you can do so via phone by calling 573-884-7711.
Or download an order form and fax it to: 573-884-5544
You can also send the form by mail to:
Missouri School of Journalism
138 Neff Annex
Columbia, MO 65211
Browse our databases
Datasets covering employment outsourcing, workplace safety, home lending, and more.
- Election Campaigns
You know what they say about politics: Always follow the money. Our datasets will help you track campaign contributions and tax-exempt political advocacy groups.
A wealth of environmental data, including information about industrial pollution and toxic chemical spills.
- Federal Spending
The federal government gives out billions of dollars each year in contracts and grants. These datasets will help you track how the money is spent.
When doctors make mistakes, the federal government collects valuable data about what went wrong. Our datasets cover problems with medical devices and prescription drugs, among other things.
- No longer updated
NICAR maintains a robust archive of older data that is available for purchase. These datasets are no longer updated regularly, but they could be helpful for reporters seeking information about historical trends.
Includes records on state-by-state migration and a comprehensive collection of death information by the Social Security Administration.
- Public Safety
NICAR's public safety data covers much more than crime: critical infrastructure, such as dams and bridges; consumer product safety; and information about the transport of nuclear materials are all among the datasets you will find here.
NICAR offers numerous datasets to help you investigate transportation safety on land, sea and air. Among them, records on fatal accidents, hazardous material transport, airplane incidents, and boating accidents.