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CRL gathers and provides information here about commercial and open access digital resources of interest to the CRL community.  This information is intended to inform library decisions on investment in electronic resources and related services.

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iPoll Databank

The iPoll database is a data source for U.S. public opinion questions and answers. 

Provider: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Updated: Jan 26, 2017 1:24pm

Latinobarómetro

Latinobarómetro is an annual public opinion survey that as of 2016 involved some 20,000 interviews in 18 Latin American countries, representing more than 600 million inhabitants. 

Provider: Corporación Latinobarómetro
Updated: Jan 18, 2017 5:30pm

Sysomos

Sysomos is a social media analytics platform with aggregated data from: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, LexisNexis, and more. Based in Toronto, Sysomos offers global coverage of social media data.

Provider: Sysomos Inc.
Updated: Jan 18, 2017 12:44pm

i360 Database

The i360 database is a resource of aggregated U.S. voter registration and election data along with other demographic and survey data points.  

Provider: i360
Updated: Jan 10, 2017 4:41pm

Catalist

Catalist is a database of US voter registration and demographic data. The database also integrates data from the US Census. 

Provider: Catalist
Updated: Jan 10, 2017 4:41pm

LandScan

LandScan is a unique data set showing population distribution, developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In 2011, East View obtained an exclusive license for all distribution of this database outside of internal government uses. The data set is available through a subscription for each year (representing data collected in the previous year). East View also offers The LandScan Global Archive, a compilation of the historical LandScan data sets.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jan 8, 2017 2:41pm

Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)

The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) is a set of databases of historical stock market data provided by the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. CRSP maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates, mutual funds, and real estate data.

Provider: Booth School of Business
Updated: Dec 20, 2016 11:05am

Factiva

Database of global news sources on finance and business. 

Provider: Dow Jones & Company
Updated: Dec 14, 2016 12:07pm

The Wall Street Journal

Digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal provides unlimited access to www.wsj.com, a business-focused, international online newspaper.  It is published by Dow Jones & Company. 

Provider: Dow Jones & Company
Updated: Sep 21, 2017 3:48pm

DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is the primary commercial provider of very high-resolution (VHR) geospatial images and data for all world regions,from satellite and aerial capture. DigitalGlobe Basemap is a subscription service that provides access to customized collections of data sets from the DigitalGlobe repository tailored to the needs of individual client libraries.

Provider: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Updated: Dec 13, 2016 3:37pm

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets and Hosting Services

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides access to a repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The Data-Planet repository contains more than 18.9 billion data points from more than 70 source organizations. The over 3.9 billion time series in Data-Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry.

The Data-Planet platform facilitates storage, accessibility, usability, maintenance and archiving of statistical data.  This includes statistics sourced from both third parties and direct from researchers. By ingesting local data, users can compare and correlate their data against the entire Data-Planet repository of statistical datasets....

Provider: Data-Planet
Updated: Jan 1, 2017 12:05am

Pew Research Center Datasets

The Pew Research Center makes its survey data openly accessible online after a period of time. Users can download datasets off of Pew's website from surveys covering: U.S. politics & policy; journalism & media; internet, science & tech; religion & public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes & trends; and social & demographic trends. 

Provider: Pew Research Center
Updated: Dec 12, 2016 3:12pm

Early European Books

Early European Books provides the history of printing in Europe before 1701 with access to the early printed books.  This collection complements Early English Books Online (EEBO).

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Nov 21, 2016 10:41am

The Economist

The online edition of The Economist or Economist.com, provides insight and opinions on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.

Provider: Economist Intelligence Unit
Updated: Apr 1, 2017 12:05am

Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online

Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online provides access to 19 anarchist newspaper and journal titles from Keiv, Kharkov, and Krasnoyarsk published during the revolutionary era.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 1, 2016 9:46am

Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SEDLAC)

The Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SEDLAC) is an online, open source database featuring statistics on poverty and other distributional and social variables from 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries, based on micro data from household surveys. The database is provided through a partnership between The World Bank and The Center for Distributive, Labor, and Social Studies (CEDLAS) at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. SEDLAC is an ongoing project and regular updates and revisions are made to the dataset.

Provider: World Bank
Updated: Oct 24, 2016 11:20am

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals: Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals: Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonial provides access to 91 periodicals from Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The collection was sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Australia.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jan 1, 2017 12:05am

U.S. Census Data

The U.S. Census Bureau provides online, open access to statistics and analysis tools from multiple surveyors about the nation's people and economy. The Bureau collects data through several surveys including: the decennial census of population and housing, economic census, censuses of state and local governments, the American Community Survey, and other economic indicators. 

Provider: The U.S. Census Bureau
Updated: Oct 19, 2016 10:54am

North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP)

The North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP) is a machine-readable, opne access database of the complete censuses of Canada (1881), Denmark (1787, 1801), Great Britain (1881, 1911), Norway (1801, 1865, 1900, 1910), Sweden (1880, 1890, 1900), the United States (1880) and Iceland (1703, 1729, 1801, 1901, 1910). Samples of census data are also available for Canada (1852, 1871, 1891, 1901, 1911), Great Britain (1851), the German state of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1819), Norway (1875), and the United States (1850, 1860, 1870, 1900, 1910), which support cross-temporal analyses.

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Oct 19, 2016 10:52am

AmericasBarometer

The AmericasBarometer database includes open access datasets, as well as subscription-based "merged datasets", from public opinion surveys conducted periodically in Latin America and the Caribbean beginning in the 1970s, focusing on matters of governance, politics, and democracy in the region.

Provider: Latin American Public Opinion Project
Updated: Oct 14, 2016 4:21pm

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