"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.
Guides about, or specifically written for, particular datasets.
These guides provide information on the sorts of data available for specific subject topics or themes.
These include guides to using our collection in standard software, manipulating data and key concepts in reusing data.
Find out more about exploring data online with our tools and services.
The UK Data Service has recently upgraded its data discovery and access systems. Read more about the changes to our new Data Catalogue and ‘My Account’ area.