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Running the West Indies: British records from West Indian countries under colonial rule 

Running the West Indies: British records from West Indian 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:

Antigua, slavery and emancipation in the records of a sugar plantation, 1689-1907Canada, America & the West Indies imports and exports to the UK, 1678-1825...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:19pm

The British industrial revolution: mills and education

The British industrial revolution: mills and education 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:

Bolton's mills, how the spinning mule changed the textile industry, 1672-1929Bristol shipping records: imports and exports, 1770-1917...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:19pm

Bloomberg Professional Service

A comprehensive, premium financial information platform used by finance and investment professionals, journalists, economists, and other researchers, Bloomberg Professional Service provides access to current and historical news and information relating to financial markets and financial activity worldwide. 

Provider: Bloomberg L.P.
Updated: Jun 12, 2017 9:07am

S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ provides real-time data, research, and analytics on both public and private capital markets.

Provider: Standard & Poor (S&P)
Updated: Mar 15, 2017 2:25pm

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

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

Avention

Avention (formerly known as OneSource) provides real-time financial data, research and analysis, editorial content, web mining, profiles of privately and publicly owned companies, and more.

Provider: Avention, Inc.
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 12:32pm

EIU Country Analysis

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Subscription Services provide several distinct sources of information on global political and economic trends, based on original EIU research and analysis. One set of subscription service products,“Country Analysis and Forecasting,” consists of data, reports and analysis from in-house researchers, freelance contributors from a range of countries worldwide, and from open sources such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Country Analysis and Forecasting includes five main titles.

A selection of databases included in this resource are:

Country Commerce Financial Services Reports Country Reports Country Data
Provider: Economist Intelligence Unit
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 12:29pm

CB Insights

CB Insights is a venture capitalist database that provides financial data and profiles on privately and publicly owned companies.

Provider: CB Insights
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 11:38am

Euromonitor Country Reports

Formerly Country Insight, country-by-country reports with comparative "statistics on . . .  consumer goods, services and industrial markets [providing]  . . "analysis and statistics on national markets in 80 countries world-wide . . .[including] market size, distribution channel analysis, market trends, competitive landscape, legislation, local company profiles, company and brand shares and five year forecasts." Comparable to the Economist Intelligence Unit's Country Reports.   

Provider: Euromonitor International Ltd.
Updated: Jun 16, 2016 1:31pm

PolicyMap

PolicyMap from The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) is a fully web-based Geographic Information System that offers access to thousands of up-to-date data indicators on demographics, lending, housing, income and spending, education, jobs, health, federal programs, and much more.

Provider: The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)
Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:32pm

Global Commodities

Global Commodities is a database of miscellaneous historical materials on the trade, flow, marketing, and consumption of commodities worldwide, such as oil, cotton, tobacco, spices, sugar, etc.,from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries, drawn selectively from a number of U.S. and U.K. museum, historical societyand library collections, incuding the British Library, American Antiquarian Society, New York Public Library, 

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Mar 19, 2016 7:35pm

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996 provides access to firsthand reports and global analysis on human migration during the 20th Century.  It includes: government documents and books, English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, reports gathered by the Central Intelligence Agency, and more.

Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports and the...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Feb 29, 2016 9:39am

United Nations iLibrary

United Nations iLibrary is a platform that publishes the digital content created by the United Nations between 2013-2015, including journals and series on: international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics.

The database contains 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.

In the future, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.

Provider: United Nations Publications
Updated: Feb 17, 2016 10:11am

Analyse Africa

Analyse Africa, a service from the Financial Times, provides access to macroeconomic data from global and local data sources on Africa from 2000-Present.

It includes access to key indicators in the following categories: political stability, banking and financing, infrastructure, education, economic potential, environment, social dynamics, trade, labour, and foreign direct investment.

Provider: Financial Times Ltd
Updated: Aug 24, 2015 12:17pm

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides access to legal content, integrated with tools and Bloomberg L.P.’s proprietary company and market information and news. More information on the product at:  http://about.bloomberglaw.com/product-features/overview. The product incorporates many of the datrabases and content offered previously by the Bureau of National Affairs, which was purchased by Bloomberg L.P. in 2011.   

Provider: Bloomberg L.P.
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:25am

IntelCenter Database

Online subscription database of multimedia content, covering "Terrorist/Rebel Incidents, Threats, Hostages, Groups,[ . . .] Individuals, Country Data, Alerts, Maps & Recognition Photos of Vehicles, Weapons, Clothing & More. . . . . As of 30 Sep. 2014, the ICD contains more than 141,000 records covering more than 1,100 hours of audio and video (3,800+ releases), 124,000 incidents, 800 facial records, 330 hostage records, 2,200 photos, 350 logos, 2,900 threat communications, 29 ArcGIS maps, 400 analytical reports." (www.intelcenter.com/icd, January 2015).   

Provider: IntelCenter
Updated: Jan 15, 2015 3:30pm

ProQuest International DataSets

Aggregated datasets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Aug 15, 2014 12:51pm

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