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Can't find a book on the shelf? Look online. Of the different eBook platforms the library subscribes to, these make available business and economics titles:
- ODESI - Contains microdata from Statistics Canada, Elections Canada, as well as polling data.
- Bank of Canada - Find banking and financial market statistics, surveys (e.g.) as well as policy papers.
- CANSIM @Statistics Canada - Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Contains thousands of tables and reports from all fields and provides fast access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
- CANSIM @CHASS - Gives you access to socio-economic time-series data.
- Census @Statistics Canada - Statistics Canada's gateway to census information. 2011 information is featured, and 2006 and 2001 resources are located in the left-hand column.
- Canadian Census Analyzer - Provides access to census variables for most levels of geography, and to public use microdata files.
- The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States. It is comprised of regional banks which together make available a multitude of information and data.
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - FRED: Economic Data -Provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, balance of payments and regional economic data.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Offers a variety of research papers as well as diffusion indices (e.g. National Activity Index).
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Each year since 1978, it has sponsored a symposium on an important economic issue facing the U.S. and world economies. The Symposium Conference Proceedings include papers, commentary, and discussion.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - The real-time data set consists of vintages, or snapshots, of time series of major macroeconomic variables. New vintages are added shortly after the 15th day of the middle month of each quarter. Click the links in Historical Data section to download the full-time series of historical values.
- Federal Reserve, Board of Governors - Provides monetary policy discussion papers, the minutes of Federal Reserve meetings, surveys (e.g. Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey, flow of funds), data (e.g. Flow of Funds Accounts) as well as research papers commissioned by the Bank or written by the Bank's officers and economists.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis - Gives you access to national and state and industry economic data (e.g. gross domestic product).
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - Provides analysis as well as data for the labor economy as a whole, as well as by region, state, city and industry.
- Census Bureau - Makes available socio-demographic analysis and data for people and households as well as business industry.
- Data.gov - Easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government.
- ICPSR - US and International datasets in demography, economics, health, political science, and sociology. Datasets may be downloaded in formats for a variety of statistical analysis programmes, such as SPSS, Stata, and SAS. Users will be required to create a free ICPSR account in order to download data.
- IPUMS - Housed at the Minnesota Population Center, an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota, IPUMS is the world's largest individual-level population database. IPUMS consists of microdata samples from United States (IPUMS-USA) and international (IPUMS-International) census records. Additional databases include the North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP), the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS), the Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS), Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), American Time Use data and High Ed data. All data are available free over the internet, users must register before extracting data from the website.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States - A comprehensive collection of statistics in tabular format. Includes basic statistics for a wide range of economic indicators. The U.S. Census Bureau terminated this publication in 2011. Earlier editions (1878-2012) are available online via the census website. ProQuest has taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, and Laurier has a copy in print in the Reference Collection: REF HA 202 2015.
- Survey of Current Business - Provides data on U.S. business on the regional, national, and international levels. Among statistical series covered are personal income, inventories and sales, national income and product accounts, FDI in the U.S., U.S. direct investment abroad, international transactions, and gross state product.
- STATISTA - Fee-based, however, free registration gives access to core basic economic and social statistics including downloadable and embedded charts.
- Provides national and regional and industry economic data available in China. Click on the tabs at the top to access monthly, quarterly, annual or regional data. The Production Process of Statistical Data section at the bottom of the site may help you understand how statistics on a few major economic indicators (e.g. GDP, CPI and PPI) has been produced in China.
- IMF Data and Statistics - Data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators
- OECD iLibrary - from Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
- World Development Indicators - from World Bank
- UNdata - Statistics from all the major UN sources
- UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics - from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
- International Data Base - from the United States Census Bureau. This site allows users to create and download customized datasets of demographic and population indicators on 227 countries around the world. Among the data available are midyear population; population growth rate percentage; fertility rates, births, life expectancy, death rate, net migration rate, and number of migrants.
- International Trade Centre - It's a joint agency of WTO and UN. Trade statistics data are based on UN Comtrade data, but with a very easy-to-use interface. They provide statistics by product /service or by country.
- International Trade Organization - "The WTO provides quantitative information in relation to economic and trade policy issues. Its databases and publications provide access to data on trade flows, tariffs, non-tariff measures (NTMs) and trade in value added."
- African Development Bank
- Asian Development Bank (covers Asia and the Pacific region)
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (comprises central Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean)
- European Central Bank
- Eurostat (European Union)
- Inter-American Development Bank (encompasses Latin America and the Caribbean countries)
The websites of national banks (eg. Bank of Canada, US Federal Reserve) and supranational institutions (eg. World Bank, OECD) are also sources of exploratory documentation.
- Conference Board of Canada e-Library
- Browse or search by topic and access a variety of reports, on such issues as business and consumer confidence and the economies of Canada's cities and regions.
- Canadian Public Policy Collection
- A collection of monograph publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups representing the leading edge of primary research and opinion in all areas of Canadian public policy.
- Centre for Economic Policy Research: Publications
- Discussion papers (and more) on current research in economic policy.
- Economics Research Network(ERN)
- Find working papers written by scholars from around the world.
- National Bureau of Economic Research(NBER)
- Locate current and earlier working papers written by scholars and practitioners working in the United States. They may be browsed or searched. NBER working papers are also indexed in ABI/Inform but with a 3-year embargo which means the papers of most recent three years are not available via ABI/Inform.
- OECD iLibrary
- Browse or search by working papers written by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on a wide range of topics.
- Canadian Economic Observer
- This Statistics Canada publication is a mixture of monthly economic data and analysis. Older issues on microfiche: CA1 BS11 C010
- Canadian Social Trends
- This Statistics Canada publication offers data as well as analysis on contemporary social trends. Older issues on Government Documents shelves: CA1 BS11 C008