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APSA Comparative Politics Database

Provides links to datasets reviewed or announced in the APSA Comparative Politics newsletter.

Armed Conflict Database

Full-text and statistics for international and internal conflicts.


ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Univ of Michigan)

archive of social science data for research and instruction, available for download and re-use.


Access to public opinion polls conducted in 18 Latin American countries.

Migration Policy Institute Data Hub

Access to latest immigration statistics, maps, and numbers for the United States and other countries.

OECD iLibrary

Search through statistics, economic and social data, browse through economic forecasts and analyses; covers trade, environment, agriculture, technology, fiscal policy and more.


Portal from which users can search and download a variety of statistical resources from the UN System.

World Development Indicators

Primary World Bank database for development data from officially-recognized itnernational sources.


United States

County and City Data Book (Univ of Virginia Geospatial & Statistical Data Center)

Statistical database offering demographic, economic, and government information;

covers 1988-2000.

FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Statistics on crime, hate crimes, and more.


Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. government agencies.

Historical Census Browser (Univ of Virginia Geospatial & Statistical Data Center)

Detailed U.S. census informaiton by state and county for the period 1790-1960.

Historical Statistics of the United States (Cambridge Univ Press)

U.S. statistics for the period 1790-2000.

U.S. Census Bureau

Official Census data.

U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Statistics about: Crime and victims, Drugs and crime, Criminal offenders, The justice system in the United States, Law enforcement, Prosecution, Courts and sentencing, Corrections, Justice expenditure and employment.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Statistics on employment, compensation, inflation, and more; includes international labor comparisons.

U.S. Economic Indicators (Economics & Statistics Admin., Dept. of Commerce)

Access to U.S. Principal Federal Economic Indicators.















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Public Administration Librarian


Reba Leiding

Reba Leiding


126 Carrier Library

Contact me if you need help with your research.

Spring Semester 2012:
Office hrs in Pol Sci Dept, Mondays,12:30-2:30 pm
Carrier Reference Desk, Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm



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