Numeric (Micro-Level) Data

World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)

Alternative Titles
UNCTAD TRAINS, UN COMTRADE, WITS
Description

World integrated Trade Solutions (WITS) gives access to international merchandise trade and protection related data and offers built-in analytical tools allowing users to assess the impact of tariff changes. WITS provide users with capabilities to retrieve and analyze trade and tariff data; convert data between different nomenclatures; customize country and product groups; and download data. WITS also includes simulation tool to calculate the impact of tariff changes on trade flows (trade creation and diversion), tariff revenues, and consumer welfare using partial equilibrium modeling tools.

 

The World Bank, in close collaboration and consultation with the various International Organizations such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Center (ITC), United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), has developed the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS). This software accesses and retrieves information on trade and tariffs which is compiled by the following international organizations:

 

  • The United Nation Statistics Division (UNSD) Commodity Trade (UN COMTRADE) Data Base contains merchandise trade exports and imports by detailed commodity and partner country. Values are recorded in US dollars along with a variety of quantity measures. The Database includes information for over 170 countries, some of which have been reporting these types of statistics to the United Nations since 1962.The data are recorded according to various internationally recognized trade and tariff classifications.

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade Analysis Information System (TRAINS) contains information on Imports, Tariffs, Para-Tariffs and Non-Tariff Measures for 119 countries. The data on tariffs, para-tariffs and non-tariff measures are available at the most detailed commodity level of the national tariffs (i.e., at the tariff line level). The data are recorded according to three internationally recognized trade and tariff classifications.

  • The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Integrated Data Base (IDB) contains imports by commodity and partner country and MFN applied and where available preferencial tariffs, at the most detailed commodity level of the national tariffs. the Consolidated Tariff Schedule Data Base (CTS) contains WTO bound tariffs, Initial Negotiating Rights (INR) and other indicators. The CTS reflects the concessions made by countries during goods negotiations (e.g., the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations). The IDB and CTS are practical working tools and there are no implications as to the legal status of the information contained therein.

 

New user needs to create personal account to access data (no fee required).

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30253
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Pew Internet & American Life Project, a Project of the Pew Research Center

Alternative Titles
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Internet & American Life Project, Pew Internet
Description

Pew Internet conducts original research that explores the growth of the internet and its impact on children, families, communities, the workplace, schools, health care and civic/political life. Major reports have examined teens and technology, health online and libraries in a digital age.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11941
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, a Project of the Pew Research Center

Alternative Titles
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Pew Forum
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Religion & Public Life
Description

Pew Forum delivers information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Major reports examine politics and faith, religious beliefs and practices and global religious demographics.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11939
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Alternative Titles
Social & Demographic Trends
Description

Pew Social & Demographic Trends studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their daily lives, using original survey research and analysis of government data. Major reports have examined the racial wealth gap, the Millennial Generation and marriage & family trends.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11937
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

Alternative Titles
Project for Excellence in Journalism
Description

PEJ tracks the transformation of journalism in a changing information landscape through its annual State of the News Media report and other special reports. Major reports examine news coverage, economic models for news and audience trends.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11935
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Data Citation Index

Alternative Titles
DCI
Description

Designed to "connect the data to the research it informs," Data Citation Index captures all available metadata for the data repositories indexed.  Currently, 69 repositories and over 1.75 million records in the Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities are indexed.  Includes citations to publications reporting research which utlitizes the data.

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11817
More Information
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Clark Library Government Information Collection

The Clark Library Government Information Collection includes statistics, reports, legislation and policy from all levels of government.  Government documents are housed in several different libraries on campus and are findable in Mirlyn and through our Research Guides.

The University of Michigan Library is a depository for publications of the State of Michigan, United States Government, Government of Canada, United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and European Union. In addition to the depository collections, the Library subscribes to the publications of several international agencies, including the OECD, World Bank, IMF and WTO. Subject coverage of the collection ranges from policy and economics to health and environmental studies.
    
 
Depository libraries provide local, no-fee access to government information in a non-partisan environment with professional librarians available to assist users. Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program in 1813 to ensure that government information is accessible to the American public. Since then, depository libraries have safeguarded the public’s right to know by collecting, organizing, preserving and maintaining access to information. The University of Michigan Library was designated a federal depository library in 1884.
 
 
 
 
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government information. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
 
 
 

Please feel free to contact a government information librarian with a question or to schedule an appointment. The phone number is 734-764-0410 and email address is clarklibrary@umich.edu

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Social Explorer

Alternative Titles
SocialExplorer
Description

Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.  Create maps and reports based on decennial censuses of 1940 to 2010 and the American Community Survey.  Includes over 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables.  Includes demographic and  economic data, religion, election and carbon emissions data.

Type
Map(s)
Statistics
Coverage
1790-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10387
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

SimplyMap

Alternative Titles
Simply Map
Description

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data. Data can be downloaded for use with other software such as Excel and GIS.

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10353
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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