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General Statistics and Datasets

The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
Passport GMID is an online market research tool containing global information on consumer spending, industry information, country profiles, and much more.
Users will be asked to login with their JMU eid and password.
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Europa World provides the latest information covering political elections, country profiles, and industry statistics....
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Full text of the World Almanac and Book of Facts editions since 1999.
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A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
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Access social, political, economic, and health data compiled by the US Census Bureau from 1878-2012.  Data sources include government agencies, private organizations, and professional associations.
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Demographics and People

Provides official census data for the United States at the level of states, counties, cities, and metropolitan areas.
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A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
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Access social, political, economic, and health data compiled by the US Census Bureau from 1878-2012.  Data sources include government agencies, private organizations, and professional associations.
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Detailed U.S. census information by state and county from 1790-1960.
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Historical Statistics of the United States from 1790 to 2000.
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Over 60 graduated color maps and associated tables of Virginia, its counties and independent cities, based on data from the 1990 U.S. Census of Population and Housing.
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This biennial survey is useful for studying sociological time-trends since 1972.
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Statistics about Virginia on a wide variety of subjects.
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International Topics

An easy-to-use compendium of statistics on nations throughout the world.
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Full text of the World Almanac and Book of Facts editions since 1999.
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An intelligence database prepared by the CIA. Includes Reference Maps and Country Profiles. Profiles cover geography, demographics, government, economy, communication, transportation, and military information.
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Full-text and statistics for international and internal conflicts, as well as terrorism.  With the Armed Conflicts Database, users can generate reports and download data as well as browse through year-by-year analyses and fact sheets online.
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World Development Indicators provide a comprehensive overview of development drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partners.  For a neat visual tool that corresponds to WDI go to World Bank Data Visualizer.  Read More Info for user tips.
Provides statistical information for every country in the world on numerous topics...

United States Government and States

Over 60 graduated color maps and associated tables of Virginia, its counties and independent cities, based on data from the 1990 U.S. Census of Population and Housing.
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Statistical database offering demographic, economic, and government information.
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Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. government agencies.
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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
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Statistics about Virginia on a wide variety of subjects.
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Business, Economy, and Money

Statistical data on retail trade; wholesale trade; service industries; transportation, communications, and utilities; finance, insurance, and real estate industries; manufactures; mineral industries; and construction industries.
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Statistical data on national accounts, industrial production, employment, prices, business trends, finance and trade for the major world economies.
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A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
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Access social, political, economic, and health data compiled by the US Census Bureau from 1878-2012.  Data sources include government agencies, private organizations, and professional associations.
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Note:  Login required.  For username and password, contact library staff.  Library staff: refer to ERM (STAT-USA entry) or email hedricat@jmu.edu. 
Access US trade data on more than 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities.
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ValueLine continuously analyzes and reports on companies in about 95 industries including some statistics and projections.
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You will be taken to a more info page for login information. WRDS provides a web interface to several financial datasets, including the Compustat corporate and CRSP stock information
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Health and Social Science

National Center for Health Statistics' Web Site, a rich source of information about America's Heatlh.
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This biennial survey is useful for studying sociological time-trends since 1972.
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Includes statistics on crime and criminal activities, crime prevention, police and law enforcement agency activities.
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A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Campus/Remote
Access social, political, economic, and health data compiled by the US Census Bureau from 1878-2012.  Data sources include government agencies, private organizations, and professional associations.
Internet
The ICPSR maintains and provides access to data sets created by social science researchers.
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Includes vital records and health data about the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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