ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World is a collection of statistical reference books from over 40 countries with tables providing summary statistics on social, political, and economic conditions. These statistical abstracts are generally issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contain country-level data not easily found elsewhere. Global and regional statistical tables are also available from the European Union, United Nations, and World Bank. All tables are available for download in PDF and Excel formats.
Indexes and abstracts statistical publications from the US government, state governments, international organizations, and professional associations. Includes ProQuest Statistical Datasets and the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. [It is the WWW version of 3 print indexing sources: American Statistics Index (ASI), Index to International Statistics (IIS), and Statistical Reference Index (SRI).] Links to selected full-text materials are provided, some in spreadsheet format. The Library owns almost all the materials indexed in ProQuest Statistical Insight.
Statista is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, consumer goods, and much more. There is a general search box on its home page. Try entering [country name] and [topic] that you want statistics on. Current, not historical statistics.
Search for research datasets from data repositories across all disciplines, including citations to related publications. Three types of data "documents" are available: repositories, data studies, and data sets.
Reports on the international competition of the same name. Has a section of links to online data repositories with representations of data from many countries and historical eras. The List of Data Repositories is accessed from the link part way down the main page called "Digging Into Data Resources." Then scroll down, on the page you are taken to, to the link "View All."
The Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive (CNTS) is a longitudinal set of 194 variables with data for over 200 county units for the period 1815-2008 (excluding the two modern wartime periods, 1914-1918 and 1940-1945). The CNTS data was originally published by Arthur S. Banks at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1968 and was based on data from the Statesman's Yearbook. Variables cover economic, political, population and demographic variables. Emphasis is on political regime and systems data. Searchable by keyword, or by browsing variables. Variables by groupings: Area & population -- Domestic conflict event data -- Election data -- Energy production & consumption -- Highway vehicles -- Industrial production -- Industrial, labor force, size of military -- International status indicators -- Legislative process -- Literacy -- Mail flow data -- Media (radio, tv, newspaper, books) -- National government revenue & expenditure -- National income & currency -- Percent annual change data -- Physician data -- Political data -- Railroad data -- School enrollment -- Telegraph & telephone data -- Trade data -- Urbanization.
This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.
You can study particular commodities (coffee, silver, gold, cotton, tobacco, chocolate, etc.), see sources from particular companies (Hudson's Bay Co., Cadbury's, etc.), choose a "popular search" to get ideas to pursue, look at documents on particular themes (in advertising and consumption, exploration and discovery, politics and empire and more), There are historical maps. You can look at price data over time. And there are pictures of the commodities in the Visual Resources section.
Curated collection of statistical information maintained by the University of Michigan. Access to over 500,000 datasets from more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations. More focussed on sociopolitical research compared to the strongly economic focus of ProQuest Statistical Insight (above). Some of the information is freely available. Browse by topic, series, geographic place, investigator, theme.