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IMF eLibrary

IMF publications and data are now fully available online through the IMF eLibrary. The content is divided into three collections: Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals, and Statistics. Statistical data is fully searchable in one database compiled from data going back to the 1940s. Altogether IMF reports that the eLibrary covers more than 13000 titles and five databases.

Provider: International Monetary Fund
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 12:05am

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

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

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: Oct 6, 2017 3:42pm

IPUMS International

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) is an online database of microdata from 79 countries (2015) for international social and economic research, created and maintained by the Minnesota Population Center. Source data is provided by participating National Statistical Offices. The data are coded and documented consistently across countries and over time to facillitate comparative research.   The data are available to qualified researchers free of charge through a web dissemination system.

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Sep 13, 2019 2:27pm

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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

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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

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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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

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

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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

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: a transnational archive

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: a transnational archive provides access to four series devoted to the history of slavery in America, slave trade, and anti-slavery movement.

The four series are:

Slavery and Anti-Slavery 1: Debates over Slavery and Abolition Slavery and Anti-Slavery 2: Slave Trade in Atlantic World Slavery and Anti-Slavery 3: Institution of Slavery Slavery and Anti-Slavery 4: Age of Emancipation

 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 22, 2020 12:06pm

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

Statista

The Statista database portal, maintained by the Hamburg, Germany-based Statista Inc., provides current statistical data and comparisons for an eclectic, wide-ranging, and continually updated array of topics, using both publicly accessible and proprietary sources. The open access portion of the database provides access to about 10 percent of the overall database content.

Provider: Statista
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 11:29am

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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

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

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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a business research platform and intelligence tool widely used by academic, corporate, government, and nonprofit researchers.WRDS provides users a single online location for access to terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including: accounting, banking, economics, finance, ESG and statistics. 

WRDS aggregates and retains content from a variety of data sources, and serves as a source of historical data from a number of vendors that themselves maintain only current information. Sources of data aggregated by WRDS include CRSP, S&P Global Market Intelligence, NYSE, and Thomson Reuters, as well as more specialized sources such as BoardEx, FactSet, Hedge Fund Research, Markit, Ravenpack and GSIOnline. 

Provider: Wharton School
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:46am

World Bank e-Library

Online access to over 5,500 titles published by the World Bank since the 1990s, plus new titles as they become available.

Provider: World Bank
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

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