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  • American FactFinder
    American FactFinder is a source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data. [Internet resource: free on the Web]
  • Current Index to Statistics
    The Current Index to Statistics is a bibliographic database that indexes publications in statistics and related fields. References are drawn from 111 core journals that are fully indexed, about 1200 non-core journals from which articles are selected that have statistical content, proceedings and edited books, and other sources. Business subjects covered include economics, operations, marketing, finance, and information sciences.
  • provides public access to machine readable datasets generated by the executive branch of the United States federal government. It includes a searchable data catalog that includes access to data in two ways: through the raw data catalog and using tools. By accessing datasets or tools offered on, the user agrees to the Data Policy, which should be read before accessing any dataset or tool. [Internet resource: free on the Web.]
  • collects data from the U.S. government and makes it easy to search and understand. Information is grouped by 3 general categories: contracts, assistance, and recovery.
  • Fedstats: The Gateway to Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies
    Fedstats provides access to statistics and information produced by U.S. government agencies. Searchable through an A-Z subject index and keyword searching of agency web sites linked to Fedstats, plus has direct links to agency contacts, news releases, and other navigational and organizational aids.
  • GDF Online
    GDF Online presents statistics on public and publicly guaranteed debt of 146 countries and regional and income groups. It lets the user get a credit valuation of the country for those interested in investment prospects. Contains many types of data from the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. Data may be displayed as tables, charts, or maps, or exported as Excel or ASCII files. The annual print compilation of data, Global Development Finance, is in Williams Library at HJ8899 .W672 (latest volume in Reference).
  • Google Public Data Explorer
    "The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings." This is a work in progress, under development by Google Labs.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Based on the 5-volume printed edition (Williams Library Reference: HA202 .B87 2006), Historical Statistics of the United States is an invaluable work in the field of historical statistics. A sampling of the 24 topics includes: population, vital statistics, migration, labor, prices, agriculture, manufactures, climate and government.
  • MPI Data Hub
    "The MPI Data Hub showcases in-depth and latest data on immigrant trends and patterns in the United States and around the world. Research tools include US State Data on the Foreign Born, Maps of the Foreign Born, the World Migration Map, Comparative Charts and Tables, the Global Remittances Guide, and asylum data. To date, the Data Hub has compiled stock, flow, citizenship, asylum, and historical data for 17 countries, including the United States, as well as extensive data from the US Census Bureau and Department of Homeland Security that cover the numbers and characteristics of immigrant populations residing in and arriving to the United States every year. We work with demographers and government experts to bring the most accurate and relevant data on international migration and immigrant integration together in one place. Jump to research tools available on the following topics: US Immigration, Immigrant Integration, European Migration, Migration and Development, and Refugee Protection."
  • OECD.Stat
    OECD.Stat is a subscription service within SourceOECD. It enables users to search for and extract data from across the many databases included in SourceOECD Statistics. OECD.Stat includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies. You can build tables and extract data from across databases as well as work within individual databases.
  • OFFSTATS : Official Statistics on the Web
    "OFFSTATS lists web sites offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official or similar 'quotable' sources, especially those that provide both current data and time series. In the country lists, these are mainly web pages provided by statistical offices, central banks and government dapartments and agencies, whereas the topics list is comprised of links to the statistics pages of international organizations and associations and a few commercial sites...." Maintained by the Business and Economics Information Services team at The University of Auckland Library.
  • ProQuest Historical Statistical Abstracts of the U.S.
    Historical data on race, religion, population, education and much more in the United States. Coverage from 1878 to present included in this statistical resource. Tables are indexed and easily searchable.
  • TRACfed
    TRAC's core purpose is to make statistical information about the federal government's enforcement and regulatory effort more accessible to the public. It focuses on Immigration and on the ATF, IRS, DEA, FBI and DHS. TRACFED is a dynamic subscription site. The Law Library has a subscription, so you can request specific statistics, detailed listings, maps or charts and have the information returned to the browser.
  • UNdata: a world of information
    UNdata provides official statistics produced by countries and compiled by the U.N. data system, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. Also included are indicators such as millennium development goals.
  • World Bank Data Catalog
    The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. This listing will continue to be updated as additional data resources are added. These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search. Those search results can be exported in different formats. Users can also choose to download the entire database directly from the catalog. Internet resource: free on the web.
  • World Christian Database
    The World Christian Database (WCD) includes detailed information on 9,000 Christian denominations and on religions in every country of the world. Extensive data are available on 232 countries and 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as on 5,000 cities and 3,000 provinces. It complements the WRD by providing detailed demographic information on all aspects of global Christianity, including every Christian denomination.
  • World DataBank
    World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank database for development data from officially-recognized international sources. Global Development Finance (GDF) provides external debt and financial flows statistics for countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt under the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS). Additionally: Gender Statistics; Health Nutrition and Population Statistics; International Comparison Program; Quarterly External Debt Statistics; Africa Development Indicators; Education Statistics; IDA Results Measurement System. Internet resource: free on the web.
  • World Religion Database
    The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world's religions for the period 1900 to 2050.
  • iPOLL Databank
    Contains nearly half a million survey questions and answers asked in the United States over the last 65 years by more than 150 survey organizations. iPoll is a comprehensive, up-to-date source for US nationwide public opinion. A full-text retrieval system, the iPoll online database is organized at the question level, providing the tools to sift through nearly a half million questions asked on national public opinion surveys, 1935 to present. Surveys archived in the Roper Catalog were originally gathered by academic, commercial and media survey organizations such as Gallup Organization, Harris Interactive, Pew Research Associates, and many more.

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