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  • 1990 Long Form in 2000 Boundaries
    This database allows users to access US Census data from 1990 and compare it with the 2000 Census data. It is based upon the Long Form questions and includes detailed demographic data about topics such as population, household structure, income, poverty, education level, employment, housing costs, immigration, and other variables. Simultaneous users: 5
  • Africa Development Indicators
    Africa Development Indicators (ADI) is the most detailed collection of data on Africa, containing over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. The ADI Data Availability Query shows where data is available for a given country, series, and year. It contains the value "1" for available data and ".." for missing data.
  • China Data Online
    Access to current statistical data on a variety of economic and demographic aspects of China. Includes monthly and annual reports on economic development, as well as data from various industries, information on specific companies, statistical yearbooks for China as a whole and from various regions, and a range of census-related information.
  • China Statistical Yearbooks Full-Text Database
    A full-text searchable database consisting of 847 titles with 5740 volumes of statistical yearbooks published in China. Database features include keyword data search, data analysis, and browse by category and title. In English & Chinese.
  • CQ Vital Statistics on American Politics Online
    Covers a wide range of topics in American politics, such as elections, Congress, the presidency, the judiciary, the media, campaign finances, policy, and a variety of issues related to state and local government. Includes rankings of public officials' reputations, content analyses of media coverage, and public opinion data about policy issues. Sources of material include reference volumes, government publications, political science journals, monographs, and press releases.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
    This resource provides access to statistics on a wide variety of topics produced by Federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental organizations. NOTE: Requires an up-to-date Java installation on your computer.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference (Beta Version)
    Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference provides simple searching of a huge repository of standardized and structured statistical data, covering a wide variety of topics including health, education, finance, the environment and many more.
  • Direction of Trade Statistics
    Presents, for most member countries of the International Monetary Fund, current figures on the value of merchandise exports and imports disaggregated according to their most important trading partners. Data is available from 1980 onwards for annuals/quarters and months. Area and world aggregates showing trade flows between major areas of the world are presented as well. Simultaneous users: 5
  • Global Economic Monitor (GEM)
    Global Economic Monitor (GEM) provides daily and monthly commentary on global economic conditions along with direct access to high frequency data that is refreshed daily. It provides analysis of current economic trends, economic, financial and commodity data indicators, an extensive database including growth and commodity forecasts and access to the iSimulate modeling platform.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Contains over 37,000 statistical time series from the earliest dates of United States history to most recent available at the time of publication in 2006.
  • ICPSR: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
    This resource includes both publicly available and non-publicly available datasets on public policy and social science research. Users must create an account and log in to access data.
  • Indiastat.com
    Click on "IP Login" to connect. Off-campus users should click "IP Login" and then return to this page and click on Indiastat again. Indiastat.com is a gateway to comprehensive and authentic socio-economic information related to India. It includes data on subjects and areas such as agriculture, education, tourism, health and industry. Simultaneous users: 1.
  • International Financial Statistics Online
    Standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. Users must create an account and log in to access data. Simultaneous users: 5
  • Neighborhood Change Database
    This database provides access to US Census data from 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 at the census tract level. It contains Long Form data with details such as: population, household, and housing characteristics, income, poverty status, education level, employment, housing costs, immigration, and other variables. It serves as a resource for those seeking to analyze changes that have occurred in US neighborhoods over four decades. NOTE: This database requires Internet Explorer. Simultaneous users: 5
  • OECD iLibrary
    Provides access to the books, journals, and statistical databases of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, providing information on member countries' economics, politics, and international affairs. Publications include country studies, forecasting publications, reports, periodicals, and socio-economic databases. Statistical data can be downloaded as Excel files. Note: Includes IEA data and reports that GW does not subscribe to.
  • Population Index
    Online version of the Population Index periodical. Covers international research on demographic topics.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    (Formerly Lexis Nexis Statistical.) ProQuest Statistical Insight provides access to statistics on a wide variety of topics produced by Federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental and international organizations.
  • Social Explorer
    U.S. historical census data, 1790-present, and American Community Survey data, 2005-2011 with interactive thematic maps, customized reporting, graphing and charting capabilities.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Published since 1878, the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This database includes editions through 2012; for later editions, see the ProQuest version.
  • UNCTADstat
    UNCTADstat is a free database of statistics produced by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It incorporates all of UNCTAD's online statistical databases, including both current and historical data. Topics covered include population and labor forces; economic trends; foreign direct investment; commodity prices; and many more.
  • World Bank Data Catalog (includes Public Sector Debt Statistics)  
      
    Apps for mobile devices. The Public Sector Debt Statistics (PSD) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected countries, initially mainly developing /emerging market economies. The database facilitates timely dissemination in standard formats of public sector debt data, to support macroeconomic analysis and cross-country comparison.
  • World Bank e-Library
    The World Bank e-Library is an online, fully cross-searchable portal of over 4,000 World Bank documents. The collection consists of over 1,600 World Bank publications and over 2,400 Policy Research Working Papers, plus each new book and paper as they are published. See also http://www.worldbank.org for additional access to free WorldBank publications. Coverage: includes all official World Bank publications back to 2000.
  • World Development Indicators (WDI)
    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).

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