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Statistical Data: Countries - Economics - United States - Weather

ACRL Metrics (ACRL) Remote access available Full text available
Provides access to academic library statistics gathered by ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) and NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) for the years 2000 to the present to help support advocacy efforts, strategic planning, grant applications, peer benchmarking, budget presentations, and multi-year trend analysis. Includes data on hours, serials, trends, faculty, holdings, reference, personnel, circulation, enrollment, instruction, expenditures, service points, selected ratios, interlibrary loan, digital collections, electronic resources, and more. (Absorbed ACRL's Academic Library Trends and Statistics).

ebrary (ebrary) Remote access available Full text available
Currently offers over 100,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history, language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies, Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor & Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more (more information).

Encyclopedia of Population (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters) Remote access available
Covering the previous few years, this enables you to see how often a particular journal is cited by other publications to evaluate its impact on the scholarly world.

Scopus (Elsevier SciVerse) Remote access available
Citation tracking features provide the number of citations an author, article, or journal has received each year and in total, along with who is citing them. An affiliation identifier automatically identifies and matches an organization with all of its research output. Provides abstracts for peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources in the scientific, medical, social science, and humanities fields. Includes 19,000 journals from more than 5,000 international publishers, 400 trade publications, and 300 book series, as well as scientific web pages, patent records, and conference papers.


Statistical Data - Countries:
(See also: Culture & Area Studies)

Countries of the World and Their Leaders (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Yearbook 2011, Yearbook 2006, Yearbook 2005.
A compilation of U.S. Department of State reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, government personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of selected countries of the world; together with travel alerts, passport and visa information, world health information for travelers, and customs and duty tips for returning residents.

FIRST: Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (SIPRI) Remote access available Full text available
Provides statistics and reports, organized by country, that cover: armed forces, conventional weapon holdings, and military activities - arms production, trade, embargoes and export controls - conflicts and peace keeping activities, landmines, and failed state indicators - general country indicators, population and economic statistics, global peace index, and political terror scale - form of government, elections, membership in international organizations, treaties and agreements - military expenditure and research - nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles - security news, links to related websites, chronology of security related events, and disease outbreaks - energy security and coal - human rights and freedom - and more. Produced by the International Relations & Security Network and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute with information from thirty international partner organizations.

Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

IMF eLibrary (International Monetary Fund) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Produced by the International Monetary fund, International Financial Statistics provides data on all aspects of international and domestic finance (dating back to 1948), including: prices - production - population - interest rates - exchange rates - national accounts - money and banking - balance of payments - government accounts - international liquidity - and international transactions. Balance of Payments Statistics delivers aggregate and detailed country data on international economic transactions with international investment position (dating back to 1960) on: capital transfers and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities - tables featuring area and world totals of balance of payments components and aggregates - and total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers each economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world. (Click "Sign In or Register". A special password is required for full access. Please contact the Reference Desk at 516-299-2305.)

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS) (United Nations Statistics Division) Remote access available Full text available
Presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 53 tables (comprising over 100 indicators) of monthly, quarterly, and annual data on a variety of subjects that illustrate important economic trends and developments. Includes: energy - finance - transport - population - construction - price indices - manufacturing - national accounts - employment and earnings - industrial production indices - international merchandise trade.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Statistical Data - Economics:
(See also: Economics, Company Information, and Business Research Services & Reference Books)

Business Rankings Annual (Gale Directory Library) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services, and business-related activities compiled from a variety of published sources.

The Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio (Conference Board) Remote access available Full text available
Provides historical economic data from the indicators: Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) - The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) - and The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) - as well as the Total Economy Database macroeconomic time series on global output and productivity for over 100 countries. Includes: recorded webcasts - Executive Action reports - the Economics Watch suite of nine economic analyses and data sets - research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics - and issues of Straighttalk that provide analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.

IMF eLibrary (International Monetary Fund) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Produced by the International Monetary fund, International Financial Statistics provides data on all aspects of international and domestic finance (dating back to 1948), including: prices - production - population - interest rates - exchange rates - national accounts - money and banking - balance of payments - government accounts - international liquidity - and international transactions. Balance of Payments Statistics delivers aggregate and detailed country data on international economic transactions with international investment position (dating back to 1960) on: capital transfers and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities - tables featuring area and world totals of balance of payments components and aggregates - and total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers each economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world. (Click "Sign In or Register". A special password is required for full access. Please contact the Reference Desk at 516-299-2305.)

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS) (United Nations Statistics Division) Remote access available Full text available
Presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 53 tables (comprising over 100 indicators) of monthly, quarterly, and annual data on a variety of subjects that illustrate important economic trends and developments. Includes: energy - finance - transport - population - construction - price indices - manufacturing - national accounts - employment and earnings - industrial production indices - international merchandise trade.

NBER Working Papers Remote access available Full text available
National Bureau of Economic Research scholars initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at other professional economists. Nearly 500 NBER Working Papers are published each year, and many subsequently appear in scholarly journals. The full-text of Working Papers published from November 1994 to the present can be searched, viewed, and downloaded. Online statistical data is also available at the NBER site.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Who's Buying Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beverages (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on drinks by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.

Who's Buying Apparel (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on getting dressed by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.

Who's Buying at Restaurants and Carry-Outs (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on eating out by the demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.

Who's Buying by Age (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides weekly and quarterly spending data on what households buy, how much they spend, and how often they buy certain items. Also examines average spending in 2000 and 2005 for the seven age groups ranging from under age 25 to age 75 or older.

Who's Buying by Race and Hispanic Origin (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents detailed spending data by race and Hispanic origin on hundreds of products and services in major categories ranging from apparel to transportation.

Who's Buying Entertainment (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on amusing themselves by the following demographics: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Examines products and services such as sports and photographic equipment, sound components and TVs, videogames, movie and theater tickets, and much more.

Who's Buying Executive Summary of Household Spending (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents a broad overview of household spending in the year 2005 and is designed to give researchers insights into consumer spending patterns and how those patterns differ based on various demographic characteristics.

Who's Buying for Pets (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on pets by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Provides data on who's buying pet food, supplies and medicine, veterinary services, etc.

Who's Buying for Travel (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on getting out of town by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Products and services examined include airline and ship fares, lodging on trips, food and alcohol purchased on trips, auto rentals on trips, luggage, recreational expenses while on trips, etc.

Who's Buying Groceries (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on food at grocery and convenience stores by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.

Who's Buying Health Care (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend out-of-pocket on their health by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Products and services examined include health insurance, medical services, drugs, and medical supplies.

Who's Buying Household Furnishings, Services, and Supplies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on their homes by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Provides data on who's buying furniture, floor coverings, household textiles, appliances, day care, lawn care services, postage, etc.

Who's Buying Information and Consumer Electronics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on information and consumer electronics by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.

Who's Buying Transportation (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on getting around town by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Items examined in this report fall within the categories of vehicle purchases (new and used cars and trucks, etc.), gasoline and motor oil, other vehicle expenses (insurance, finance charges, maintenance and repairs, etc.), and public transportation in home city.


Statistical Data - United States:

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878 and now maintained and updated by ProQuest, this comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States provides 1400 statistical tables from 400 different sources that are identified below each table. The online version includes: monthly updates to tables - deep searching at the line-item level - links to the websites of the data providers - image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables - and powerful facets for narrowing search results by source, data date, subject, and type of data breakdown.

Almanac of American Education (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides current and historical education statistics on the national, state, and county levels, along with analysis and graphs.

Cities of the United States (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides data on the history, geography, climate, population demographics, municipal government, economy, culture, education, research, health care, recreation, convention facilities, transportation, communications, incentive programs, development projects, and largest employers of the largest or fastest-growing cities, or those with a particular historical, political, industrial or commercial significance. Includes directory information, detailed maps, and city web sites.

Comparative Guide to American Elementary and Secondary Schools (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Offers a profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students and provides pertinent evaluative and demographic statistics necessary to evaluate educational programs nationwide.

Comparative Guide to American Hospitals (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides a snapshot profile of each of the nation's hospitals, comparing them by 24 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical procedures, and pregnancy care.

Comparative Guide to American Suburbs (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Focuses on the individual and the suburban communities within each of the 60 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Provides profiles of numerous suburban communities with a 10,000+ population.

Social Trends and Indicators USA (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Statistical Data - Weather:

Weather Almanac (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents hundreds of in-depth weather records for 108 major U.S. cities and a climatic overview of the country, including 33 U.S. weather atlas maps. Includes a glossary, explanations, a guide to additional weather resources, safety rules & statistics for hurricanes & tornadoes, and more.


Statistical Concepts:

Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides simple definitions and explanations of 3,500 statistical and statistics-related concepts, covering medical, survey, theoretical, applied statistics, and more. Includes bibliographies, graphical material to aid understanding, and short biographies of over 100 important statisticians.

ebrary (ebrary) Remote access available Full text available
Currently offers over 100,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history, language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies, Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor & Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more (more information).

Encyclopedia of Population (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Indexes to Journals and Books:

Electronic Library for Government Information Remote access available Full text available
Government information is a tremendous resource for research on a broad range of topics including business and economics, criminal justice, education, environment, geology, health and nutrition, and population to name just a few. Much of this information is available from the Internet, and the LIU Post Government Information Department has compiled an extensive list of resources.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


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