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  • Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition - Dates: 1600's-2000
    Numerical tables and essays on all quantitative aspects of American history.
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  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. - Via ProQuest - Dates: varies
    Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

  • ProQuest Statistical Insight - Via ProQuest - Dates: varies
    US and international statistics. Includes full text statistical tables and abstracts of additional statistical sources.
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  • World Development Indicators (WDI) Online - Dates: 1960 - current
    Downloadable time series data for over 200 countries. Includes demographic, socioeconomic, market and environmental data.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS) - Dates: 1948 - current
    Downloadable financial and economic time series data for over 200 countries.

  • OECD iLibrary - Dates: 1983-current
    Offers access to the full range of OECD statistical publications; coverage is global. Formerly known as SourceOECD.

  • Global Financial Data - Dates: Varies
    Downloadable datasets of basic economic indicators (exchange & interest rates, commodity prices, CPI, PPI, etc.).
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  • ICPSR - Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research - Dates: Varies
    Datasets and codebooks in political science, health and welfare, education and economics.
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    Datasets must be analyzed using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, or Stata.

  • Roper Center for Public Opinion - Catalog - Dates: 1935-current
    Public opinion datasets. Studies marked with an X are available for immediate download.

  • CenStats - Dates: Current
    Data from U.S. Census databases.
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  • County Business Patterns - Dates: 1998 - Current
    Data on US businesses: number of establishments, employees, and payroll; from entire US to ZIP code level, by NAICS or SIC.
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  • Statistics Canada - Dates: Varies
    Oficial website for Canadian census data, economic and health indicators, and social and justice conditions.

  • Africa Development Indicators - Dates: 1961--
    Social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, environmental indicators for 53 African countries.
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  • Factiva - Via Factiva - Dates: Varies by publication
    Contains articles on business, news, and companies worldwide, current and historical financial quotes, and company profiles.
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  • Global Development Finance (GDF) Online - Dates: 1970 - current
    Downloadable time series data on debt and financial flow for countries that report debt to the World Bank.

  • Global Economic Monitor - Dates: current
    Daily and monthly commentary on global economic conditions; access to high frequency data, trend analysis, forecasting & modeling.
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  • Govistics - Dates: Varies
    Spending data for 53K+ state & local governments and school districts across the US; track trends, compare peers, export to Excel.
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  • REIS- Regional Economic Information System - Dates: 1974 - current
    Government data on annual personal income estimates for residents of the U.S.
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  • Roper Center for Public Opinion - iPOLL - Dates: 1935-current
    Survey results, questionnaires, and possible dataset download option for an extensive collection of public opinion polls.

  • Statista - Dates: Varies
    A data aggregation platform with statistics, facts, and market data in a wide range of topic areas.
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  • United Nations Statistics Division Databases - Dates: varies
    A collection of data resources, many offering time series, compiled by the U.N. Includes population, national accounts, etc.

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