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Comparative Political Data
Comprehensive directory to datasets and sources commonly used by political science students.
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Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Search by topic across hundreds of datasets. Browse by data producer. Good for determining who has collected the data or statistics. Note: use Firefox, Safari, or IE. Does not work in Chrome due to Java problems.
Statistical data for development indicators and time series data for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. Covers 1960 - present.
Note: For data documentation, see the print reference book: World Development Indicators, at call number Ref HC 59.15 .W656.
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Search the statistical abstracts of 40 countries at one time. Statistical abstracts provide a point of entry to the vast array of data available about countries.