Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.
Budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990, published by the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Available both online and in print in the library.
Documentation: The main trouble new users of the GFS can expect is to understand what all the data series mean. Definitions of the data series [link] can be found on the World Bank web site along with methodology, sources, abbreviations and other metadata. You can also click the "Notes" button when selecting a data series to view definitions and source notes. Sometimes it helps to use the print version alongside the online version to put the data series into context.