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Statistics & Data

Population, housing, economic and geographic data from the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Decennial Censuses, the latest Economic Census, and reference maps.

Census, vital, church, court & immigration records for the US & UK, plus material on other areas. Major components: US federal census 1790-1930 (incl. manuscript returns); historical maps; Social Security Death Index; etc.

Comprehensive information on American government, politics, elections, law, public policy, and current affairs. Includes the CQ Researcher.

Find and use datasets generated and held by the Federal Government. includes searchable catalogs for "raw" datasets and various tools. In the "raw" data catalog, you may access data in XML, Text/CSV, and other formats.

Covers the government and economy of 250+ countries & territories, with directory information and statistical tables. Online version of Europa World Year Book and the regional surveys.

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

1531 - 2000

Covers population, work & welfare, the economy, and government. Data may be downloaded and custom tables created. Includes essays, data reliability and references to secondary literature.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research provides data, documentation and links to related literature, which can be searched and downloaded by member institutions.

In the left column, click on "Browse Source," then International Monetary Fund, then International Financial Statistics.

Summarizes statistical information from American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index(SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS) plus links to some full text websites.

Smith College Libraries' guide to resources by region of the world.

1790 to present

Easy access to demographic information about the U.S.

Interactive access to datasets from licensed & public domain sources. Browse contents; search topics & variables; view data in side-by-side tables & charts. Includes interactive maps, trends & rankings. Export results to Excel, XML, etc.

Links to a variety of international statistics, including UNdata, the gateway to information from databases of the UN and Member States

Covers elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.