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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: Jun 25, 2019 10:40am

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: Jun 12, 2019 1:56pm

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

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

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: Jun 13, 2019 11:48am

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

IHS Markit Connect

Online delivery platform, IHS Markit Connect provides downloadable data and forecasts, daily headline analysis, special topical reports, in-depth country reports and monthly economic overviews based on expertise and data aggregated by London-based IHS Markit Ltd.

Provider: IHS Markit
Updated: Jan 28, 2018 2:38pm

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

Europa World Plus

Europa World Plus is the online version of The Europa World Year Book and The Europa Regional Surveys of the World.  The database includes economic, political, and geographic background information and statistical data by country. 

Provider: Taylor & Francis Group
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:54am

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

Preqin

Preqin databases contain data on the alternative asset industry. The databases cover: private equity, real estate, hedge fund, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources asset classes in the following areas: funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals, and fund terms. 

Provider: Preqin
Updated: Mar 22, 2017 11:50am

Morningstar Direct

Morningstar Direct is a cloud-based investment analysis platform. The subscription-based product provides access to Morningstar's data, analytics, and market research. 

The product offers global data covering historical portfolio holdings, equities, separate accounts, hedge funds, ETFs, indexes, and real-time pricing. The product also includes analysis tools for researchers to use in utilizing the data. 

Provider: Morningstar Inc.
Updated: Apr 4, 2017 1:41pm

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

UNdata

UNdata is the online entry point to UN statistical databases containing over 60 million data points covering a range of themes including: Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators. UNdata is an aggregation of international and national databases providing open and free access to statistical information.

Provider: The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Updated: Oct 11, 2016 11:03am

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

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

OECD iLibrary

The OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development featuring books, papers, and statistics as well as OECD data and analysis.

Provider: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Updated: Feb 22, 2017 1:33pm

UNEP Environmental Data Explorer

UNEP Environmental Data Explorer is the online resource for data sets used by the United Nations Environment Programme and its partners. The online database holds national, subregional, regional and global statistics and geospatial data sets covering environmental related themes. 

Provider: United Nations Environment Programme
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:45pm

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

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