The Search function appears on the Find and Analyze Data page. You can search the name of a survey or a principal investigator. You can also search by subject and/or keyword. Consult the Thesaurus for social science terminology.
There is also a browse feature. Options include browsing by topic, series, geography and investigator
The search results are a list of datasets and/or documents. Studies with downloadable data will have links to a description and download link. Some studies have segments, with an online analysis link, which have been adapted for the beginning researcher and for classroom use. The related literature link will provide a list of citations for publications based upon the dataset.
Most of the ICPSR datasets are downloadable only by current Vanderbilt students and faculty. Federally funded data are freely available to the general public.