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Social Explorer - Direct

Social Explorer database contains the entire U.S. census history as well as numerous other demographic and environmental study reports, as well as mapping tools. The website seamlessly integrates spatial and numeric data through an easy-to-use interface and makes working with socio-demographic data simple even for a novice user.

Social Explorer was previously provided by Oxford University Press (OUP).  In April 2019, OUP announced that OUP and Social Explorer, Inc. mutually agreed to end its partnership.  Beginning on April 22, 2019, Social Explorer, Inc. began to provide subscriptions and services to Social Explorer directly with subscribers.

Provider: Social Explorer, Inc.
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 2:00pm

WorldPop

WorldPop is an open access platform providing access to demographic data, initiated in 2013 to unite the continent-focussed AfriPop, AsiaPop and AmeriPop projects, with an aim of producing detailed and freely-available population distribution and composition maps for the whole of Central and South America, Africa and Asia.

Provider: GeoData Institute, University of Southampton
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:47am

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: Jun 13, 2019 11:52am

UK Data Service

Online portal to open access datasets and 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/about-us.

Provider: UK Data Service
Updated: Oct 14, 2018 4:30pm

Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule

Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919Gambia under colonial rule, in Government...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

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

Eurostat Database

The Eurostat databases provides access to statistics and microdata on European economy and finance, industry and trade, environment and energy, population and social conditions, agriculture and fisheries, transportation, and science and technology.

Provider: Eurostat
Updated: Oct 7, 2016 3:23pm

CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks Database

CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CSYD) is a digital repository of statistical and census data published by the Chinese government provided by East View Information Services. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:43pm

IPUMS USA

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) is an online, openly accessible resource of more than fifty samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-present. IPUMS-USA is composed of microdata and includes a data extraction system that enables users to select the samples and variables they require. 

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Apr 14, 2017 5:09pm

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

IPUMS Terra

IPUMS Terra (previously known as TerraPop) is an online, open access database that provides users with global-scale data on human population characteristics, land use, land cover, climate, and other environmental characteristics. IPUMS Terra also provides tools for integrating, analyzing and visualizing data that have spatial and temporal dimensions.  

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Apr 20, 2017 3:52pm

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

Data.Gov

The Data.Gov Data Catalog provides open and free access to 186,613 datasets aggregated by the U.S. government featuring geospatial and demographic information.

Provider: Data.Gov
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:20pm

INDEPTH Data Repository

The INDEPTH data repository provides free and open access to data collected by the INDEPTH Network through population and health evaluations of communities in low and middle income countries.

Provider: INDEPTH Network
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:24pm

American FactFinder

American FactFinder provides open and free access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas on population, income, housing characteristics, etc. The data included comes from several censuses and surveys and is provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Provider: The U.S. Census Bureau
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:07pm

CISER Data Archive

The CISER Data Archive is a collection of social and economic datasets of numeric data files. The collection includes: federal and state censuses, files based on administrative records, public opinion surveys, economic and social data, and studies complied by individual researchers. 

Provider: Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:37pm

Scholars GeoPortal

GeoPortal is a platform produced through the Ontario Council of University Libraries that provides access to geospatial datasets, made up of both licensed and open source content. GeoPortal data includes: land-based vector data, census geography, and orthophotography. 

Provider: Ontario Council of University Libraries
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:38pm

CDC WONDER

CDC WONDER, or Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research, is an online database that provides free and open access to the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WONDER resources include: CDC reports, recommendations and guidelines, articles, statistical research data, and public-use data sets. Data sets cover: deaths, cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, TB, births, and census data

Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:23pm

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: Jun 13, 2019 11:51am

Indiastat

Indiastat is an online gateway to socio-economic data from India, its states, regions, and districts. Subscription to Indiastat provides access to 56 associate databases that cover topics including agriculture, demographics, market forecast, health, media, economy, crime, and social welfare. 

Provider: Datanet India
Updated: Mar 20, 2017 3:07pm

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