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South Asian Studies: Data

South Asian Studies is the study of South Asian Countries - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan.

Find Data


A good starting place for finding data of all types is Databib. There are also many other data portals listed on the UW Data Resources Guide.

Note: some items below are [UW restricted]

Metadata Standards


Metadata is data that describes your data. Metadata is used to structure actual data sets -- like the column headings of simple tabular data -- as well as to describe features of data sets. 



Resources for Data Training


Subject Guide

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UW Resources


Cite Data


Did you know? You must cite data, just as you would cite information you found in an article, a book, a webpage, or any other format.

Below are some resources to help you cite your data.

If you would like others to cite your data, please contact the ResearchWorks Data Services Team about permanent identifiers for datasets.

Visualize Data


Below are some resources to help you create visuals with your data that will make it understandable and accessible to the rest of the world. For more, visit UW's Data Resources Guide.

Visualization Tools & Resources:

Data Tutorials


Below are some tutorials that will help you use common tools for data manipulation, use, and management.