Looking for data on a particular topic or issue? Not sure what exists or where to find it? Don’t know where to start? In this section we look at how to get started with finding public data sources on the web.
This post by Brian Boyer (Chicago Tribune), John Keefe (WNYC), Friedrich Lindenberg (Open Knowledge Foundation), Jane Park (Creative Commons), Chrys Wu (Hacks/Hackers), is an excerpt from the Data Journalism Handbook (chapter 4: Getting Data), freely available online under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
Datacatalogs.org (Open Knowledge Foundation)