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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

East India Company

East India Company is a digital collection of the official records of the East India Company (1595-1858) and the India Office (1858-1947) held at the British Library. Adam Matthew is digitizing the IOR archive over the next five years in conjunction with the British Library, . 

This collection will include the charters and minute books of the East India Company and the minute books of the post-1858 governing agency, the Council of India. 

The  modules are as follows:

Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947 Modules II and III: Factory Records for South Asia, South-East Asia, China, Japan and the...
Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Mar 1, 2017 3:47pm

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

DIVA-GIS

DIVA-GIS is a free computer program for mapping and geographic data analysis (geographic information system) that also provides access to free spatial data for the whole world that you can use in DIVA-GIS or other programs. Spatial data is also openly available at the country and global level and also includes global climate data, species occurrence data, and high resolution satellite images. 

Provider: DIVA-GIS
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:19pm

ARDA Data Archive

The Association of Religion Data Archives is a collection of surveys, polls, and other data on American and International religious topics submitted by researchers and made available online by the ARDA.

Provider: The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
Updated: Sep 22, 2016 1:05pm

Mergent Online

Mergent Online is a web-based suite of financial information and data offered through various modules including: U.S. Company Data, U.S. Company Archive Data, International Company Data, International Company Archive Data, Global Company Financials, Dun & Bradstreet Private Company Database, Annual Reports, Executive Profiles, Industry Reports, Global Equity Pricing Data, and others. Mergent Online is the flagship project of Mergent, Inc., a major company information publisher.  

Provider: Mergent Inc.
Updated: Mar 23, 2017 3:32pm

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

U.S. Geological Survey's GIS Data

The U.S. Geological Survey is a source for free and open access Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data. The datasets include both spatial and geographic data provided through several access platforms including: the National Map, Earth Explorer, GloVIS, LandsatLook, and others.

Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:22pm

SDC Platinum

SDC Platinum is a databases of information on new corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, syndicated loans, private equity, and other global financial marketplace related data. The product is provided by Thomson Reuters.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:34pm

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

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

Polling the Nations

Polling the Nations is a compilation database of public opinion data, containing full text of over 18,000 surveys from approximately 1,700 U.S. and international sources.  

Provider: ORS Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2016 3:23pm

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

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

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

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

American National Election Studies Data Center

The American National Election Studies Data Center provides access to data aggregated through the ANES national surveying on voting, public opinion, and political participation. 

Provider: American National Election Studies
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:46pm

ArcGIS

ArcGIS is an online, cloud-based mapping platform that enables visualization and access to geographic information system (GIS) data in the form of: base maps, imagery, and demographic data along with analytic and mapping tools. 

Provider: Esri
Updated: Jul 12, 2017 12:15pm

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