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Odesi Data Portal McMaster Users

A jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys provides university researchers with access to datasets in a web-based data extraction system delivered through the Scholars Portal model. The project targets Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The files are marked-up using DDI, an international, XML-based metadata tagging system which allows data resource discovery, distributed access, extraction and analysis ... researchers working with opinion polls will be able to search across hundreds of datasets and collections to see trends and historical patterns over time"--summarized from the project page.

Ontario Economic Accounts All Users

The Ontario Ministry of Finance publishes a wealth of economic data. Each quarter, the state of the Ontario economy is updated in the Economic Accounts. An up-to-date snapshot of the economy can be found in the weekly Ontario Economic Update and the monthly Ontario Factsheet.

Also in the Economy section, the Long-Term Report presents a long-range assessment of Ontario's economic and fiscal future.

If you are looking for more detailed information on government spending policies and accounting, please use the Budget section. The Ontario Budget presents the province's revenue and expenditure forecasts, the state of the Ontario economy, and announces tax and spending measures of the Government.

Ontario Ministry of Education - Education Facts All Users

Quick stats from the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Air Quality Data Sets All Users

Provides access to Historical and Current Air Quality readings for various regions in Ontario. Also available Smog Advisory Statistics, Current and Historical Air Quality Pollutant Data for Ontario.

Ontario Open data catalogue All Users

Ontario + Open Data - we like the sound of that. We’re hoping to unleash a new generation of winning ideas, services and applications. Files in KML, XLS and ZIP formats. Topics included: Environment and Energy Arts and Culture Rural and North Driving and Roads Health and Wellness Business and Economy Ministries included: Environment Tourism, Culture and Sport Northern Development and Mines Transportation Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Finance

Open Government Data Platform India All Users


Options Clearing Corporation All Users

Provides access to options and futures market data, historical volume data, weekly and monthly reports etc.

PEW Research Internet Project All Users

This site features select infographics from past reports, presentations, and commentaries of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

Passport (formerly named Passport GMID) McMaster Users

Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. 

The Library subscribes to the following modules in Passport:

  • Countries & Consumers - Provides in-depth analysis on trends impacting consumers and countries around the world. It delivers research and analysis on the evolving economy, business environment, population, and income and expenditure patterns in 210 countries worldwide.
  • Industries - Includes global statistics and analysis for 27 major consumer industries worldwide. Contains historic and forecast market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, global industry reports, expert and breaking news & articles and more.
  • Cities - Provides socioeconomic data and analysis on 850 of the world’s largest cities.  
  • Survey - Consists of online consumer survey data  from 16 countries covering consumer habits, attitudes, opinions, values, behaviours and motivations on a variety of topics.
  • Industrials (Canada) - Breaks down the Canadian economy into 177 different industry sectors from a B2B perspective. Data and analysis is provided for Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Alcoholic Beverages and many other industries. - Salary Data & Career Research Center (Canada) All Users

PayScale has a variety of free tools available for use. Whether you’re looking for career and compensation data for your blog, college website, local job board or some other use, PayScale probably have something that will suit your need. If you don’t see it on their website, please contact them.

If you’re interested in re-publishing PayScale data, they have a variety of data licensing and partnership opportunities available from APIs to custom projects. Please contact us at for more details.

Penn World Table All Users

The Penn World Table (PWT) displays a set of national accounts economic time series covering many countries. Its expenditure entries are denominated in a common set of prices in a common currency so that real quantity comparisons can be made, both between countries and over time. It also provides information about relative prices within and between countries, as well as demographic data and capital stock estimates. 

The European Union or the OECD provide more detailed purchasing power and real product estimates for their countries and the World Bank makes current price estimates for most PWT countries at the GDP level.

Pew Global Attitudes Project -- International public opinion polls, data and commentaries All Users

The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. More than 240,000 interviews in 57 countries have been conducted as part of the project’s work.

Pew Research Center: Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World All Users

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.

Philippines Open Government Data All Users aims to make national government data searchable, accessible, and useful, with the help of the different agencies of government, and with the participation of the public.

This website consolidates the datasets of different government agencies, allowing users to find specific information from a rich and continuously growing collection of public datasets. provides information on how to access these datasets and tools, such as infographics and other applications, to make the information easy to understand. Users may not only view the datasets, but also share and download them as spreadsheets and other formats, for their own use.

Population Data BC All Users

Population Data BC (PopData) is a multi-university, data and education resource facilitating interdisciplinary research on the determinants of human health, well-being and development.

We offer researchers access to one of the world’s largest collections of health care, health services and population health data, and a comprehensive education and training service on how to best use those data.

Population Reference Bureau All Users

The U.S. data in PRB's DataFinder are from the U.S. Census Bureau's decennial census, American Community Survey, and population estimates.

The international data in PRB's DataFinder are from several Population Reference Bureau data sheets. Additional international indicators were compiled by PRB staff, primarily using national surveys.

Sources for each indicator appear as footnotes for that indicator. More detailed sources are available from PRB.

Public Health Agency of Canada: Chronic Disease Infobase All Users

Chronic Disease Infobase Data Cubes contain many different types of Chronic Disease health indicator information. The hope is to make available Data Cubes containing data such as mortality, morbidity and risk factor information for chronic diseases, as well as their associated demographic variables (such as age group, gender, and geography).

Public Health Ontario - Data and Analytics All Users

Data & Analytics statistics, reports, and tools are an integral part of helping public health professionals make informed evidence-based decisions and take informed action. 

This site provides access to Data Reports (Surveillance and Population Health Assessment Reports), Ontario Health Profile data and Quantitative tools to help researchers in analyzing public health data or generating statistical reports.

Public Religion Research Institute All Users

PRRI’s research explores and illuminates America’s changing cultural, religious, and political landscape. PRRI’s mission is to help journalists, scholars, pundits, thought leaders, clergy, and the general public better understand debates on public policy issues, and the important cultural and religious dynamics shaping American society and politics.

All PRRI public opinion research is based on probability sampling to ensure that results are broadly representative of the population of interest. All PRRI studies include bilingual (English and Spanish) interviewing. Telephone studies are conducted by professional interviewers and include a high proportion of cell phone interviewing. PRRI provides public access to the raw data files of its surveys after an embargo period of one year.

Public Safety Data Portal, Toronto Police Service All Users

Open data portal available from Toronto Police Service provides access to Reported Crime data, Traffic data, Boundary Files, Maps etc.

Listed on this webpage is a link to "The Community Asset Portal (CAP)". The Community Asset Portal (CAP) is a web application that shows an up-to-date map of social services such as shelters, community resource navigators, and mental health and youth support services.

Quick Facts from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario All Users

How many Ontario high school students applied to the province’s colleges and universities during the last decade? How many enrolled? How many graduated? Find the answers to these and other good questions in Quick Stats, a compendium of data on Ontario’s postsecondary system.

RealClimate: Data Sources All Users

RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science. All posts are signed by the author(s), except ‘group’ posts which are collective efforts from the whole team. This is a moderated forum. - See more at:

Registry of Research Data Repositories (, formerly Databib All Users is a searchable catalog / registry / directory / bibliography of research data repositories

SEC EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval) system All Users

Corporate and financial information is instantaneously available to investors, the financial community and others following the filing of such information.

SEDAR All Users is the official site that provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds with the thirteen provincial and territorial securities regulatory authorities ("Canadian Securities Administrators" or "CSA") in the SEDAR filing system. 

Salary Data & Career Research Center (Canada) All Users

Do career research and find in-depth salary data for specific jobs, employers, schools, and more. Know what you're looking for? Start a search, browse to discover or Get a free, personal salary report.

Dive into the most extensive database of job salaries available. In addition, see detailed job descriptions and get information on job satisfaction, job demographics, common job skills and how pay varies over time and between locations.

Saudi Open Government Data All Users

Open Data offered by Gov. Agencies in Saudi Arabia.

Sports Reference | Sports Stats, fast, easy, and up-to-date All Users

A group of sites providing both basic and sabermetric statistics and resources for sports fans everywhere. Our aim is to be the easiest-to-use, fastest, most complete sources for sports statistics anywhere.

State of the Cities Data Systems (SOCDS) All Users

The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.

Statistical Year Book, India, 2013 All Users

The Statistical Year Book provides data sets, not only on the various facets of the Economy of India, but also on the vital social aspects like housing, health, environment, infrastructure, tourism and crime. A new chapter on Millennium Development Goals has also been added to this year's publication.