Dataset Search lets you find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it’s a publisher's site, a digital library, or an author's personal web page. This new tool is serviceable but is still in development (beta); it can be confusing to use.
Google Advanced Search
Use theAdvanced Searchin Google to look for available datasets. In the following example, we are looking for government datasets in an MS-Excel (.xls) format about firearms, specifically pistols or handguns.