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"Useful information and guidance for users of our data and services"

We have a wide collection of guides. Click on the links below to search by type of guide.

See also our collection of video tutorials covering a variety of topics and providing an engaging, self-paced and easily accessible alternative to our traditional written guides.

  • Dataset guides

    Guides about, or specifically written for, particular datasets.

  • Topic guides

    These guides provide information on the sorts of data available for specific subject topics or themes.

  • Methods and software guides

    These include guides to using our collection in standard software, manipulating data and key concepts in reusing data.

  • Guides to exploring online

    Find out more about exploring data online with our tools and services.

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