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AmericasBarometer

The AmericasBarometer database includes open access datasets, as well as subscription-based "merged datasets", from public opinion surveys conducted periodically in Latin America and the Caribbean beginning in the 1970s, focusing on matters of governance, politics, and democracy in the region.

Provider: Latin American Public Opinion Project
Updated: Oct 14, 2016 4:21pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business Dynamic Statistics

Business Dynamic Statistics is a series of openly accessible datasets provided by the U.S. Census Bureau that contain data on U.S. business dynamics. The featured data includes: economic data  on employment, number of establishments, establishment openings and closing, number of startups and firm shutdowns as well as annual business and economic statistics. 

Provider: The U.S. Census Bureau
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:14pm

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

National Geoscience Data Centre

The National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) collects and preserves geoscientific data and information, making them available to a wide range of users and communities. 

Provider: British Geological Survey
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 1:18pm

Eurobarometer

Eurobarometer is a series of public opinion surveys conducted by the European Commission. The surveys address a variety of topical issues relating to the European Union throughout the member states. Survey results are published by the European Commission. 

Provider: European Commission
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 12:41pm

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

Ontario Parcel

The Ontario Parcel databases is an aggregate source of information on land parcels brought together through an agreement between the Ontario Government (Ministry of Natural Resources), the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and Teranet Enterprises Inc. The database contains boundaries and identifiers such as Assessments Roll Number (ARN) or property identification number (PIN), which can be linked to ownership, and assessed value information for each individual property or "parcel" of land in Ontario. 

Provider: Teranet Enterprise Inc.
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 11:25am

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

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

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

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