Even if you are accessing the ICPSR site from on campus, you will still be asked to login using your personal account. You are usually asked to login at the point of download. A nice feature of the account is that it keeps track of past datasets you've downloaded.
Datasets archived at ICPSR are formatted for use with statistical software such as SPSS, SAS and Stata, etc. Some datasets can be analyzed online through the Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA)system.
Much of the content in this guide refers to theICPSR Help pages, and is adapted from Wendy Mann's InfoGuide on ICPSR located on the Geoorge Mason University Libraries website.
General Orientation to ICPSR Data Services
Librarian, Research and Instruction Liaison, College of Business and Public Management