Data and Statistics

Key Databases

International Historical Statistics

International Historical Statistics is a collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard to find data on Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

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Coverage:
1750 - 2010
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Historical Statistics of the United States

The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history, covering population; work and welfare; economic structure and performance; economic sectors; and governance and international relations.

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Coverage:
Colonial times to 2000
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2013+

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is now published by Proquest. The latest year is displayed. Click on the dropdown menu in the upper left to choose another year.

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Coverage:
2013+
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Statistical Abstract Series 1878-2012

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This site includes all Statistical Abstracts from 1878-2012, along with supplements.

Coverage:
1878-2012
Updated:
NA
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping product. Data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates. A complete list of GIS data available can be found in their data directory.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Statista

Statista is an online resource for statistical data. It provides statistics on more than 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources. Data is categorized into 21 market sectors. Sources include market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. Statistics are displayed in graphs, and the data can be downloaded in a variety of formats, including PowerPoint and Excel.

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Coverage:
Current
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Searchable by broad subject category or keyword. Most files are freely available to download and is an itegral part of the infrastructure of social science research. In order to download data, first-time UAlbany users must create a MyData account from a UAlbany computer. Once you have created an account that identifies you with UAlbany, you may access ICPSR data from off-campus and social media accounts.

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Coverage:
1962 +
Updated:
As new data becomes available
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Data Planet Statistical Datasets

A multidisciplinary data repository covering business, economics, finance, social sciences, demographics, public health, and more. Contains many tools for exporting, comparing, analyzing and visualizing the datasets. Full list of data sources here: http://data-planet.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=16663799

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Mergent Archives

The D&B Key Business Ratio Print Backfile provides industry key business ratios and norms data going back over 33 years. This includes the whole run of the service in a digitized format. The new manuals are provided each year as well.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Mergent Intellect

Information on over 250 million active and inactive public and private companies. Information on over 250 million active and inactive public and private companies. D&B First Research database within Mergent Intellect covering over 1,000 industries which are updated on a quarterly basis. Geo Targeted Mapping allows the user to choose a specific geographic area from a map to see all businesses located within a specific area. Nielsen demographics data.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Cambridge Structural Database

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a highly curated repository of small molecule crystal structures. It contains X-ray and neutron diffraction information for carbon-containing compounds composed of up to 1,000 atoms. Included are organics, organometallics, metal complexes, compounds of main group elements, peptides of up to 24 residues, and mono-, di-, and tri-nucleotides. The Web CSD version is usually sufficient for most users. The Client CSD version includes advanced features and requires downloading the client software. Contact Kathleen Flynn(kflynn@albany.edu) for client software download instructions.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
data is updated quarterly, client is updated annually
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Social Explorer

SocialExplorer is award winning demographic data visualization and research website designed to engage users through dynamic maps and customizable reports. From research libraries to classrooms to government agencies to corporations to the front page of the New York Times, SocialExplorer helps the public engage with society and science. Creating an account is optional. To continue without being able to save and share projects, click "Use as a guest". Please see a reference librarian for any questions.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously updated
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

data.census.gov

The U.S. Census Bureau's portal to the most current data from various surveys, including the American Community Survey (starting with 2010), the Decennial Census (starting with 2010), and the Economic Census (starting with 2012). (The 2000 Decennial Census will be loaded by June 2020, and the 2018 ACS data will be loaded starting in Fall 2019. This site will totally replace American FactFinder by July 2020.)

Coverage:
varies
Updated:
varies
Fulltext:
N/A
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
OECD Statistics

OECD Statistics provides online access to all OECD's published data, irrespective of format. It includes the dynamic interactive databases, as well as the statistical annuals and periodicals in PDF format, and their related tables in XLS, PDF and HTML.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Polling the Nations

The most comprehensive collection of polling data with 200,000+ questions and responses compiled from 12,000+ surveys conducted in the U.S. and 70 other countries.

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Coverage:
1986 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to one concurrent user