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A source for population, housing, economic and geographic data from Census 2000, the 1990 Decennial Census, the 1997 Economic Census, the American Community Survey, and the Population Estimates Program

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml All Users

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Provides access to aggregate Canadian Census Data, including access to 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976 and 1971 Individual Microdata Files.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/canadian-census-analyser McMaster Users

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These summary tables provide an overview of statistical information on Canada's people, economy and governments.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/index-eng.htm All Users

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Time series statistics ranging from social to economic aspects of Canadian life.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/cansim All Users

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Aboriginal identity population data where the population is above 250 people.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-594/Index.cfm?Lang=E All Users

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Describing characteristics of Canadian population, dwellings and agricultural operations.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/index-eng.cfm All Users

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This site is a first-release of the Commerce Data Hub, a platform to connect data customers with the data they need. Search over 40,000 datasets.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://data.commerce.gov/ All Users

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A trusted source for a variety of data and statistics on the US. This website lists statistical information on a wide range of topics from many government agencies in US. You may need to do further research to find out which agency has the information you are looking for.

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Type: Data Visualization, Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.usa.gov/statistics All Users

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The 2016 Census of Population collects data for the total population of Canada. As the amount of data gathered increases, data visualizations have been introduced to help people, business owners, academics, and management at all levels, understand key information derived from the data. Data visualizations can be used to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time. 

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Type: Data Visualization

Country: Canada

URL: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/census-vis-recensement-eng.cfm All Users

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The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/govstat/fedstats/fedstats3.htm All Users

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<p>This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most case, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.</p>

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/11-516-x1983001-eng.htm All Users

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This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most case, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/11-516-x1983001-eng.htm All Users

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The IMF eLibrary Complete includes four statistical databases -  International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) - and a growing list of over 14,000 books and reports that are derived from the IMF Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals and Reports, and the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) databases.  Individual documents are also available from the library catalogue.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/imf-elibrary McMaster Users

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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.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: Canada, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://odesi2.scholarsportal.info/ McMaster Users

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The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) online library of books, reports, working papers, periodicals and statistical data covering a wide range of subjects including agriculture & food, development, economics, education, employment, energy, environment, finance & investment, governance, industry & services,  social issues, migration & health, taxation and transport.  Search by keyword(s) or browse by theme or by country name.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://www.oecdilibrary.org McMaster Users

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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.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/economy/ecaccts/ All Users

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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. 

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://www.portal.euromonitor.com/portal/server.pt McMaster Users

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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.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.pewresearch.org/ All Users

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re3data.org is a searchable catalog / registry / directory / bibliography of research data repositories

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.re3data.org/ All Users

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SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. Based in Stockholm, SIPRI, is regularly ranked among the most respected think tanks worldwide.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://www.sipri.org/databases All Users

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The monthly Survey of Current Business is BEA’s (Bureau of Economic Analysis) definitive source of information about its economic accounts. Articles in the Survey present the latest national, international, regional, and industry estimates; describe the methodologies used to prepare the estimates; provide information about major revisions; discuss on-going innovations; and generally keep users up to date on relevant BEA issues and initiatives. Each issue includes numerous tables and charts of various economic estimates.

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: http://www.bea.gov/scb/index.htm All Users

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DataBank is an analysis and visualization tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.

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Type: Data Visualization, Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/home.aspx All Users

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The World Factbook, produced for US policymakers and coordinated throughout the US Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world.

The Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/ All Users

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Provides demographic information and analysis through on-line access to data, publications, products, and programs

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: http://www.census.gov/ All Users

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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched a new internet based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point (http://data.un.org/). Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.

Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search and Glossaries are also provided to aid research. The numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide 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. 

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx All Users

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Access to extensive collections of numeric and geospatial data files and computing facilities and software for data manipulation, research, and instruction; and a suite of Internet-accessible data extraction tools

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.nhgis.org/ All Users

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The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS) is a collaborative project between Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University and several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The system contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Available titles include both current and historical data.

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/homepage.do All Users

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WorldPublicOpinion.org is an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. WorldPublicOpinion.org seeks to reveal the values and views of publics in specific nations around the world as well as global patterns of world public opinion.

The WorldPublicOpinion.org website provides information and analysis about public opinion on international policy issues from around the world. While the studies of the WorldPublicOpinion.org network figure prominently, the website draws together data from a wide variety of sources from around the world. We have found that data from all reliable sources are important contributions and that as more studies are integrated into analyses, world public opinion comes into increasing focus.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://worldpublicopinion.org/index.php?nid=&id=&lb=hmpg All Users

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