Statistics

World Development Indicators

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The World Bank’s annual compendium of economic, social, environmental, business, and technology indicators. A statistical database, World Development Indicators (WDI)   provides direct access to more than 600 development  indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2004, where data are available.

Find a list of countries and indicators on the website. For help using the database, click on the ? once you are connected.

Access to the full text of the printed book is available here.

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Download your results into Excel for data presentation.

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1960-current
Update Frequency: 
Twice a year in April and September.

UNdata

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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) internet based data service for the global user community brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point. Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.

The innovative design allows a user to access a large number of UN databases either by browsing the data series or through a keyword search.

Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search and Glossaries are also provided to aid research. The numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.

(from the website)

See more information on this database.

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This website is maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.

Statistical Database System

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The Statistical Database System (SDBS) - is the Asian Development Bank’s central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries (DMCs). Data in SDBS come from statistical contacts that are mostly national statistics offices and central banks of the DMCs. We also store data from other international organizations databases and websites.

SDBS has annual data, from 1975 onward, on national accounts, prices, government finance, trade, balance of payments, money and banking, external debt, population, labor force, and social indicators. Other member countries' data on selected economic indicators as well as quarterly and monthly data of some indicators are also available. SDBS is updated continuously and new series are added based on emerging demands.

This Internet version of SDBS, however, contains only data that are freely accessible by the public, from 1988 to 2005. Those data that are in pay for access databases of other international organizations are not presented here.

(from the website)

See more information on the Help page for the site.

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This database is maintained by the Asian Development Bank.

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1975-onward (1 year delay - the previous year is posted in July)
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Annually.

OECD iLibrary

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The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) consists of 30 member countries committed to democracy and the market economy. It serves to:

  • provide statistics and economic and social data,
  • analyze and forecast economic development, and
  • research social changes and evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, fiscal policy and more.

See more information about the organization on the OECD website.

OECD iLibrary 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 - over 1 200 journal issues, 3 300 working papers, 2 900 multi-lingual summaries, 7 700 e-book titles, 16 000 tables and graphs, 25 000 chapters and articles, and 480 complete databases with more than 4.5 billion data points.

While OECD iLibrary is a subscription-based service and requires proper access to some full-text titles, many content areas are freely available to any site visitor, such as the OECD Factbook, Working Papers, OECD Key Tables, and more.  Trent is a subscriber.

(from the website)

Over 2,000 books from this collection are also added to TOPCAT with links to the online book.

Coverage: 
1998-current.
Update Frequency: 
Ongoing, as new titles are created.
Stable URL: 

A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web. This database uses the doi system to create a stable link.

To link to a particular article, look for the line that says:
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/####.###.

To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbbm.2007.04.008

Since this database also contains links to Get it! you can use the "Save Citation" data to create a link to the article.

ODESI

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(Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure) is a growing data resource that will include Statistics Canada datasets released through DLI (e.g. Census, PUMFs, Special Surveys, General Social Surveys, Health Surveys) , public opinion data (e.g. Gallup Canada, POLLARA, Listening to Canadians, Centre for Research and Information on Canada), public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Data can be searched, analysed and extracted. Tables can be saved in Excel or Adobe format. Full datasets or subsets can be downloaded into statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, STATA, Statistica, etc.).

Update Frequency: 
Ongoing
Stable URL: 

A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web. This database uses the doi system to create a stable link.

To link to a particular article, look for the line that says:
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/####.###.

To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix:
http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbbm.2007.04.008

Canadian Business Resource

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Business information in 2 sections:

  • Corporate and Executive Profiles
    • Over 120 industry leaders have been invited to publish in-depth Corporate Profiles.
    • Explains in detail who the company is, what it does, how it grew and developed into a successful corporation, and its current role in the Canadian economy.
    • Also highlights top executives and board members and profiles one or more company leaders.
  • Database Search - over 6,500 top Canadian companies. Information on:
    • contact information
    • names of directors & officers
    • brief company description
    • financial data
    • NAICS codes
    • email & website
    • press releases, stock analysis, investment information.

Database records are exportable.

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The Profiles section is publicly available, but the Database requires a subscription; Trent has a subscription.

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N/A
Update Frequency: 
Several times per week.
Stable URL: 

The URL in your browser address bar is a durable URL.

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