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Data Sets and Statistical Databases

Listed here are major statistical and data sources available to the Carleton community through the Library. Make an appointment with Kristin for help finding more data sets and statistical resources in the collection and online.

For more help finding data sources on the web, take a look at these resources:

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  • CEDDS (Complete Economic and Demographic Data Source) (1969-2040 • Statistics)
    • Historical, current and projected socioeconomic data for the United States, regions, counties, and special statistical areas.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • China Data Online (1949 - current • Statistics)
    • Monthly, national and province-level macro-economy statistics from China. NOTE: Access is available ONLY from computers located in the Gould Library.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • CNTS Data Archive (Cross-National Time Series) (1815 - current • Statistics)
    • Statistical data for over 200 indicators, and time series data in some cases going back as far as 1815, for over 200 countries. Variables include government expenditure, trade, infrastructure and media, domestic conflict event data, elections, legislative process, numerous political measures and international status indicators. 2013 edition.
    • More Info: About CNTS Data ArchiveEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • CQ Voting and Elections Collection (varies (presidential election results from 1789 and forward) • Statistics, Biographies, Reference articles)
    • Data and analyses of US elections, including data on presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections, political parties, campaigns, and demographic information.
    • More Info: CQ Voting and Elections Collection HelpEndNote Import: CQ Voting and Elections Collection-CC



  • Europa World Plus (Reference articles, Statistics)
    • The online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. Provides up-to-date political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories.
    • More Info: Europa World Plus HelpEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible





  • LAPOP (varies • Statistics)
    • Public opinion surveys of individuals in Latin American countries about their political views, specifically related to democracy.
    • More Info: About LAPOPEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • LatinobarĂ³metro (1995-2009 • Statistics)
    • An annual public opinion survey of approximately 19,000 interviews in 18 countries in Latin America representing more than 400 million inhabitants.
    • More Info: Article about the survey, About LatinobarĂ³metroEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • LexisNexis Datasets (Statistics, Government records)
    • See Data-Planet
  • LexisNexis Statistical (Statistics, Government records)
    • See ProQuest Statistical


  • Mergent Archives (Business Information, Statistics)
    • Digitized corporate and industry documents dating back to the early 1900s including annual reports, Moody's Municipal and Government Manuals back to 1909 (history of corporate America), Moody's Corporate Manuals back to 1918, Ford Equity Research Reports, and Mergent Industry Reports back to 2003, Dun & Bradstreet Country Reports and Country Insight Reports, 20 years of Hoover's business handbooks, D&B Million Dollar Directoris back to 1959, CRB Commodity Yearbook back to 1939.
    • More Info: About Mergent ArchivesEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Mergent Intellect (Business Information, Statistics)
    • Basic company information for over 20 million North American and 70 million global companies (directory information from Hoovers and Dun and Bradstreet) as well as industry profiles. Also includes WhitePages data allowing for people and business search including reverse phone lookup. The Global Corporate Family Tree feature places companies into their full ownership context. Customized reports and lists can be downloaded to Excel, Word and PDF formats.
    • More Info: Mergent Intellect HelpEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Mergent Online (Statistics, Business Information)
    • Corporate financial information for U.S. and international public companies. Includes annual reports, corporate history, ownership structure changes, subsidiaries, property holdings, annual and quarterly financial data (current and historical), 30 years of stock prices, current long term debt, balance sheets, income statements, cash flow, bonds, Moody's ratings, capital stock, and links to recent news reports. Also includes country profiles and time series economic data back to 1984. Create customized analyses and comparison reports for companies and their industries. Financials can be searched and downloaded into spreadsheet format.
    • More Info: Mergent Online HelpEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible


  • OECD iLibrary (1998 - current • Journal articles - full text, Grey Literature, Statistics)
    • Contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998. Includes journals, working papers, multi-lingual summaries, e-books, tables and graphs, chapters and articles, and datasets with more than 4.5 billion data points.
    • More Info: OECD iLibrary Getting Started Guide (PDF)EndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible


  • Polling the Nations (1986 - current • Statistics)
    • An online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 600,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.
    • More Info: Polling the Nations HelpEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • ProQuest Datasets (Statistics, Government records)
    • See Data-Planet
  • ProQuest Statistical (Statistics, Government records)
    • Index to statistics produced by federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental organizations
    • More Info: About ProQuest Statistical InsightEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World (Government records, Statistics)
    • Search the statistical abstracts of 40 countries at one time instead of visiting the national statistical offices of foreign governments. Statistical abstracts provide a point of entry to the vast array of data available about countries. Also includes global and regional statistical compendia from international organizations. See also the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
    • More Info: Quick Start Guide: Statistical Abstracts of the WorldEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible




  • USA Trade Online (Statistics)
    • Latest official statistics on U.S. foreign trade. Must be accessed within Gould Library with the assistance of a reference librarian.
    • More Info: About USA Trade OnlineEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible