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WorldCat

Alternative Titles
WorldCat (OCLC)
OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, RLIN
World Cat
Description

Over 62 million records describing books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
Mobile Version
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CQ Almanac

Alternative Titles
Congressional Quarterly Almanac Online Edition (CQ Press)
Description

CQ Almanac contains unbiased, objective and comprehensive summaries of all Capitol Hill activity from the previous congress.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1946-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10055
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UN Data

Alternative Titles
United Nations data, Undata, Un data
United Nations Common Database , UN Common Database
Description
You can find official statistics produced by countries and compiled by United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.
Type
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10019
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Balance of Payments Statistics (BOP)

Alternative Titles
Balance of Payments Statistics
BOPS
International Monetary Fund, IMF Stats, IMF Statistical Databases
Description

The BOP database contains time series data from 1948. Balance of Payments Statistics summarize, for a specific period, the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world. It reports total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers an economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world as well as capital transfers and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities.

No "sign in" is necessary to view content. If individual users want to download data, please create a personal account. 

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1948-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9957
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Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT)

Alternative Titles
Direction of Trade Statistics
DOTS
International Monetary Fund, IMF Stats
Description

The DOT database contains time series data from 1980. Direction of Trade Statistics provides critical data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. It reports total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group level.

No "sign in" is necessary to view content. If individual users want to download data, please create a personal account. 

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1980-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9955
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World Development Indicators

Alternative Titles
WDI
Description

The World Development Indicators (WDI) provides a comprehensive selection of economic, social and environmental indicators, drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partner agencies. The database covers more than 900 indicators for 210 economies with data back to 1960. Specific series and countries/groups can be selected for specific year ranges, and data can be exported.

Type
Numeric Data
Coverage
1960 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9909
Access
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Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

Alternative Titles
Digital National Security Archive
DNSA
Description

Consists of over 35 themed collections of more than 90,000 declassified and FOIA'd documents that led to U.S. policy decisions. Includes collections on Afghanistan, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Iran, Japan, Korea, Nicaragua, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, and the Soviet Union.  Topic collections include The Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and more.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Contains documents created from 1945 - 2010.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9867
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Matter of Fact

Alternative Titles
A Matter of Fact: a digest of current facts, with citations to sources (AMOF, MOF)
FactSearch
Description

A database of statistical statements on current social, economic, political, environmental and health issues, derived from 300 newspapers and periodicals, the Congressional Record, and Congressional hearings from 1984 to 2003. It functions as a handy source of recent statistics and facts, much like an almanac.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1984 - 2003 Last updated in 2003.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9763
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Global Insight

Alternative Titles
Global Insight (Webstract)
Webstract
DRI
IHS Global Insight
Description

Economic and financial time series data from around the world covering stocks, equities, futures, production, exchange and interest rates, balance of payments, national income accounts, etc. 

Due to declining use, the University Library has decided not to renew IHS Global Insight, as of late 2012. Some of this same data can be found in alternative resources, such as the IMF databases, OECD iLibrary, and US government statistial sources.  For help with statistics and data questions, contact the Clark Library 734/764-0410. http://www.lib.umich.edu/clark-library

For comments on the cancellation of IHS Global Insight, contact ss.elec@umich.edu

 

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Varies by title
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9581
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PAIS International: Public Affairs Information Service

Alternative Titles
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) (CSA)
PAIS Archive
Public Affairs International
Description

Contains references to nearly 2 million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research and conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, etc. concerning public affairs and public policy worldwide.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1915-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9553
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