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Natural Earth

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset featuring integrated vector and raster data. 

Provider: Natural Earth
Updated: Aug 16, 2018 1:55pm

China Data Center

The China Data Center is a unit of the University of Michigan that was founded in 1997. The China Data Center is designed to serve as an international center for advancing the study and understanding of China. A primary goal of the Center is the integration of historical, social and natural science data in a geographic information system.

The China Data Center is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the Institute of Social Research (ISR), and the  the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Sciences (ICPSR). 

Provider: University of Michigan
Updated: Aug 16, 2018 12:38pm

UK Data Service

Online portal to open access and commerical databases of social, economic and population data, maintained by the UK Data Service, governments and other parties, as well as related statistical information for U.K. business, academic, NGO and government sector research. https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/ 

Provider: UK Data Service
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 4:02pm

Population Reference Bureau Data

The Population Reference Bureau's online database features indicators, U.S. and international data resources, and the World Population Data Sheets. The resource is openly accessible, users can browse data and resources or keyword searched across the platform. 

Provider: Population Reference Bureau
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 10:53am

World Development Indicators

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

Provider: World Bank
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 4:30pm

World Bank Open Data

World Bank Open Data is an online database that provides free and open access to global development, statistical data.

Provider: World Bank
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 4:11pm

Document Cloud

DocumentCloud is a platform and tool to help journalists share, analyze, annotate, and publish source documents to the open web. 

All DocumentCloud is open source and available on Github.

Provider: Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 4:03pm

F.A.Z. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

First published on November 1, 1949, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is one of the major daily newspapers in Germany. Its intended scope covers a comprehensive range of topics in Germany and internationally.

Aside from the current news website (http://www.faz.net), F.A.Z. offers two archival products that cover the entire previous history of the publication:

F.A.Z.-Bibliotheksportal contains more than 4 million text-searchable articles of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspapers (daily edition, Sunday edition) from 1993 to the present as well as Frankfurter Rundschau and other publications of F.A.Z..

F.A.Z. 49-92 contains more than 2.8 million text-searchable articles from...

Provider: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 10:14am

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Online

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Online provides access to 217 volumes from the "Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteen Century" (SVEC) and "Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment" (OSEO). 

This digital collection is scheduled to launch in September 2018, with all volumes within the print series digitized by 2020.

Provider: Liverpool University Press
Updated: Jul 19, 2018 1:00pm

Anthropology Commons

Anthropology Commons is a repository of open primary sources for the study of anthropology and the history of the field. Content is indexed and cross-searchable with other Alexander Street content including Anthropology Online.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Jul 10, 2018 12:25pm

Acceda Noticias

Database of news sources in Spanish from around the world. The product is fully searchable and features current and archived primary source information.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jul 2, 2018 3:43pm

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is an extensive online, subscription database of over 10,000 hours of full-text and video interviews with African-Americans distinguished in the fields of science, culture, politics, the arts, and public life. 

Provider: The HistoryMakers
Updated: Sep 25, 2018 12:39pm

Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a database provided by ProQuest that features newspaper, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. The publications date back to 1990, with full-text of apprximately 1.8 million articles from 315 publications of both national and regional coverage.

Major Latino publications are featured, including El Nuevo Herald, and El Andar. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 1:44pm

Newspaper Source

Full text database of 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. Also contains full text from more than 335 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio transcripts are provided.

The database includes news publications from the following countries: United States, Australia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Romania, United Kingdom, Barbados, Japan, Fiji, Israel, Bahrain, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Philippines, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Slovkia, France, Costa Rica, and Canada. 

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 1:36pm

Latin American Databank

The Latin American Databank (LAD) provides a portal for Latin American datasets acquired, processed and archived by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Collections includes data from public opinion surveys conducted by the survey research community in Latin America and the Caribbean, including universities, institutes, individual scholars, private polling and public opinion research firms.

The database includes data from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

Provider: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 1:35pm

IBISWorld Products

The IBISWorld product suite is a series of reports on approximately 700 domestic and international industries; each report is 30 to 40 pages and contains statistics and analysis of market characteristics, operating conditions, and five-year forecasts. The suite also includes specialized reports on small, emerging industries. IBISWorld includes local level analyses on industries in the State Industry Reports collection. 

Included in the suite is the Industry Wizard, a tool that enables users to extract information from a select set of industries based on specific criteria, defined by the user. Reports are available in PDF. 

Provider: IBISWorld
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 12:27pm

Russian Historical Statistics Online

Russian Historical Statistics Online, or Ristat, is an online, open repository that together data extracted from various published and unpublished sources of Russian economic and social history of the last three centuries (18th-21st).

Provider: International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam (IISH)
Updated: Jun 27, 2018 12:40pm

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 10:50am

Numérique Premium

Numérique Premium is a new digital books platform including works from 50 French-speaking publishers and societies.  The ebooks are offered for annual subscription or one-off purchase in thematic collections.This e-books database is intended to provide access to secondary works and some compilations of source materials in both “humanities and social sciences.” 

Provider: Numérique Premium
Updated: Jun 8, 2018 3:09pm

Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX)

Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX) provides access to reference data from 54 African economies. According to East View Information Service, data is collected from local and regional African sources as well as international sources.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: May 31, 2018 1:51pm

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