Statistics

Data.gov [U.S. Government]

http://www.data.gov/

Find and use datasets generated and held by the Federal Government.  Data.gov 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.

International Financial Statistics - see Statistical Datasets

http://libproxy.smith.edu:2048/login?url=http://statisticaldatasets.data-planet.com/dataplanet/

Use Chrome; requires updated Java. In the left column, click on "Browse Source," then International Monetary Fund, then International Financial Statistics.

China Data Center - see Statistical Datasets

http://libproxy.smith.edu:2048/login?url=http://statisticaldatasets.data-planet.com/dataplanet/

Use Chrome; requires updated Java. In the left column, under "Browse by Source", choose "China Data Center."

Statistical Datasets [Data-Planet]

http://libproxy.smith.edu:2048/login?url=http://statisticaldatasets.data-planet.com/dataplanet/

Requires updated Java. 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.

Notes: 
10/3/12 eas - This direct url to the datasets works with updated java: http://search.proquest.com/statistical/Main.jsp?landingpage=datasets

United Nations Statistical Division

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/

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

World Bank Data Catalog

http://libproxy.smith.edu:2048/login?url=http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog
Dates of Coverage: 
1960 to present

Includes World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, Education Statistics, etc. Offers over 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back to 1960.

Ancestry (Library Edition)

http://libproxy.smith.edu:2048/login?url=http://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com

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.

Social Explorer

http://libproxy.smith.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.socialexplorer.com
Dates of Coverage: 
1790 to present

Easy access to demographic information about the U.S.

Quick Health Data Online (HHS Office on Women's Health)

http://www.healthstatus2010.com/owh/index.html

The system provides state- and county-level data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories and possessions. Data are available by gender, race and ethnicity and come from a variety of national and state sources.

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