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ARL Statistics Online (Association of Research Libraries)

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    This edition of the ARL Statistics describes the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 126 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in fiscal year 2010-2011.

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    Education

Bureau of Justice Statistics

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    US Department of Justice information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. 

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    Criminal Justice

Business Monitor International - BMI Research

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    Provides data, analysis, ratings, rankings, and forecasts for 175 countries and 22 industry sectors. Integrates country risk, analysis of financial markets, and industry research.

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    Business, Economics

Checkpoint (Thomson Reuters)

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    US federal, state and local tax law information including cases, codes, and regulations as well as news updates. Formerly called RIA Checkpoint Tax.

    If you are experiencing difficulties on-campus, try this alternative link.

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    Business

CQ Electronic Library

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    Congressional Quarterly's portal for research in US government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Includes CQ's Politics in America, as well as other almanacs, data, and news publications.

D&B's Key Business Ratios on the Web (KBR)

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    Calculate business ratios that identify key relationships between financial data. 14 key business ratios cover all critical areas of business performance, broken down into median figures, with upper and lower quartiles. Arranged by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes.

Data Citation Index (1900 - current)

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    The Data Citation Index on the Web of Knowledge platform provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.
    Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research, enabling users to gain perspective that is lost when data sets or repositories are viewed in isolation. These connections allow researchers to efficiently access an array of data across subjects and regions, providing a comprehensive picture of research output, to maximize research efforts and accurately assess importance.

Digital National Security Archive

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    An independent organization founded by journalists and scholars, the National Security Archive promotes open government by acting as a clearinghouse for declassified information.

    The Digital National Security Archive consists of declassified government documents, chronologies, images, bibliographies, and explanatory essays on topics related to national security. There are 42 collections consisting of over 100,00 objects. Each of these collections covers critical world events, countries, and U.S. foreign policy from post-World War II to the present. Primary source information is of value to researchers in international relations.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government

EDGAR

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    Annual reports (10K), proxy statements (DEF-14) and other sec filings.

EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Info)

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    Contains Country Reports, Country Finance, and Country Commerce.

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection

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    EMCS is an online collection of peer-reviewed teaching cases focusing on business decision making and management development through key emerging markets. Cases are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies, offering local perspective with global appeal.

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    Business

Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)

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    News as well as company and financial data from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Also known as ISI Emerging Markets.

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    Business, Economics

Ethnologue : Languages of the World

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    Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages. Since 1951, the Ethnologue has been an active research project involving hundreds of linguists and other researchers around the world. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive source of information of its kind.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Foreign Languages & Literatures

Facts & Comparisons Clinical eAnswers

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    Facts & Comparisons® contains authoritative and comprehensive drug information with unbiased, reliable information.  In addition to descriptions, generic and commercial names, dosage, warnings, it includes a drug/disease indications database, dosage, body measurement, and general pharmacology calculators, patient handouts, and much more for the health professional, and pharmacy and pharmacology researcher. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Allied Health, Medicine

Historical Statistics of the United States

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    A classic 2-volume reference work containing statistics about the United States has been updated and is now available online from Cambridge. Tables of statistics include information about population, slavery, the economy, and much more. Download in Excel or .csv. Sorting, graphs and plots available.

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    Economics, Government, History, Political Science

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

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    ICPSR is a non-profit membership-based data archive based at University of Michigan. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.

InCites - Essential Science Indicators

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    This unique compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific databases.

     

    Useful for exploring graduate schools and academic jobs, or for anyone trying to determine what the top schools are in different science disciplines.

    Here's a nice video that shows how to look at highly cited institutions.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Science (General)

International Historical Statistics

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    International Historical Statistics is an impressive and peerless collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania. It is a truly interdisciplinary product that will prove a valuable resource to those researching and studying Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Politics, Sociology and Statistical Studies.

iPoll Databank

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    Search polls with Roper iPoll.

     

Journal Citation Reports: JCR (ISI)

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    Evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

    • Most frequently cited journals in a field
    • Highest impact journals in a field
    • Largest journals in a field

    Covers 1997-2014.

MarketLine Advantage

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    Provides company, industry, country and financial data for every major marketplace in the world.  Includes company SWOTs, company overviews, industry profiles, case studies, financial  deals, country analysis, news and a statistics database covering over half a million data points for 215 countries and 46 political and geographic groupings.

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    Business

Mergent Archives (formerly: Mergent Web Reports)

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    Mergent WebReports is an online database that allows you to access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries using an easy to navigate and reliable system.

    Includes Digital Corporate Manuals and the Digital Municipal & Government Manuals.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business

Mergent Intellect

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    A fully searchable database with detailed information on over 245,000,000 businesses including both active/inactive companies as well as daily updates on executives from over 100,000,000 businesses.

Mergent Online

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    Access to detailed global company information, including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock. Financial statements are presented in "as-reported" form.
    If you are off-campus, click here. (Best used with Internet Explorer)

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business

NetAdvantage (Standard and Poor's)

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    Ready access to S&P Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business

Osiris

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    Financial information on 53,000 companies worldwide (42,000 are non-US companies).
    The information includes: standardized and "as reported" financials (including restated reports), SEC filings, detailed earnings estimates,recommendations, ownership, stock data, news and ratings.

    Windows and Internet Explorer recommended for this database.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business

Passport GMID (Euromonitor)

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    Passport GMID provides international marketing data, analysis, and information sources for countries, consumers, and industries.

    Recommended: Windows and Internet Explorer

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Economics

RIA Checkpoint Tax

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    This service is now known as Checkpoint (Thomson Reuters).

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business

Roper Center iPoll Databank

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    Search polls with Roper iPoll.

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    Business, Criminal Justice, Government, History, International Affairs, Political Science

SAGE Research Methods

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    SAGE Research Methods is an online collection of information that supports beginning and advanced researchers looking for the best methods to use in their research.

    Learn about a range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences. You can also find information on other parts of doing research such as writing a research question, gathering and analyzing data, working with teams, and publishing findings.

    Handbooks such as the Qualitative Research Methods Series offer "how to" advice and support. Find sample data sets for practicing statistical tests, along with cases, videos, pamphlets and articles illustrating good research management practices. 

    Tutorials are also available to learn more about this unique collection.

SBRnet (Sport Business Research Network)

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    Includes sports business resources such as market research, government statistics, news, international publications, research, and directories. Offers detailed data on sport participation, fan profiles, sports facilities, sport finance, sporting goods, sponsorship, marketing, and media.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Sports

SimplyMap

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    A mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, health, crime, and marketing data variables including Mediamark and Simmons Consumer Data. Data from the year 2000.

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    Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Government, Health Sciences, Political Science

Social Explorer

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    Access to Social Explorer is limited to 5 users at a time. If you are presented with a log-in screen, please try again after a few minutes.

    SocialExplorer.com brings together a vast and growing amount of quantitative data with an intuitive visual interface to make demographic research, the analysis of social trends, and comparison of neighborhoods, communities, counties, and other areas accessible and interactive. Updated on a regular basis as new data and features become available, SocialExplorer.com is a reliable and complete reference of quantitative modern and historical information.

SRDS (Standard Rate and Data Service)

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    A searchable database of media rates and information; the largest and most comprehensive in the world, with more than 100,000 U.S. and international media properties, circulations, advertising rates. Includes Digital Media database.

     

     

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    Business

Statista

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    Statista is the first statistics portal in the world to integrate data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library

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    A large collection of U.S. Federal Technical Reports issued prior to 1975, including historical government documents from the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Mines, and more. Technical reports communicate research progress in technology and science, and often contain plans, surveys, or data that was the most up-to-date at the time. Provided through our Center for Research Libraries membership.

Value Line

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    This company and industry research service includes the flagship ValueLine Investment Survey (Standard and Expanded), plus Mutual Fund Survey, Daily Options Survey, Special Situations Service, and Convertible Survey.

     

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    Business

World Development Indicators

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    Access to more than 700 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2006. WDI offers chart and data export formats. Indicators include statistics on national and per capita income, trade, health, environment, and other measures of development.

     

    The World Bank: The World Bank authorizes the use of this material subject to its terms and conditions.

     

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Economics, Government, International Affairs

WRDS: Wharton Research Data Services

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    Wharton Research Data Services, or WRDS, is a web-based data management system from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania that allows faculty and students to retrieve information from a wide variety of financial, economic, and marketing data sources.

    WRDS is best known for its holdings of historical financial data from CRSP and COMPUSTAT. This data covers over 30,000 companies and includes security prices and trading volume, income and balance sheet items. We provide access to IBES' analyst projections for earnings and sales. WRDS also contains stock market indices, bond prices and interest rates, mutual fund and stock ownership information, options data, and a wide array of macroeconomic time series. International data, marketing and industry reports, and web usage data are also available on WRDS.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business