Practice Your Data Analytics Skills with These Free Data Sources

If you are considering a career in Business Analytics and are a database query geek, there are many free sources of data on the Internet to play with. Here are 10 examples from the mundane – grain and construction — to the entertaining– baseball and hip-hop lyrics.

Mentions of Donald Trump in the hip-hop data trove were 160 positive (mentions of his wealth dominate), 74 neutral, and 34 negative.

If you want to hunt for your own data to play with, GGU Adjunct Professor Rao Mikkilineni suggests this list of 25 websites for data science projects which contain the sources above. Mikkilineni currently teaches courses in GGU’s master’s degree in Business Analytics program.


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