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Economics Research Databases & Resources

Looking for economic information? This page contains the best databases, websites, and books for performing research in the area of economics.

American Factfinder

Do you need to know demographic, economic, or social characteristics of particular city, state, or county? American Factfinder provides and easy-to-use interface to help you retrieve the important U.S. Census information.

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Briefing Room for economic indicators

Briefing Room For Economic Indicators

Do you need some quick statistics about the United States Economy?  Then try the Economic Indicators Briefing Room.  The site, courtesy of the United States Census Bureau,  provides regularly updated statistics concerning the United States economy, including home sales, construction … Continued

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Business Source Complete

I often refer to Business Source Complete as the “Google of Business Information”. Regardless of your topic, Business Source Complete is bound to have something for you. It’s great for company and industry news, academic journals, trade publications, and much more.

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CountryWatch is a great resource for international business, giving you a quick overview of the political, economic, and social issues in countries around the world. Connect to:  CountryWatch  Format:  Subscription database Access :  All Ohio University Campuses Provides country specific … Continued

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Datastream is an advanced research tool thatcontains worldwide financial and economic data. It inncludes both current and historical data on equities, economic series, foreign exchange, interest rates, fixed income instruments, and derivatives.

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Need statistics for a member of the European Union? Then Eurostat is a great place to start for Economics Indicators and more.

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Handbook of Country Risk

The Handbook of Country Risk

The Handbook of Country Risk is a great resource to consult when evaluating countries as potential international markets, as it provides economic and political information in a concise and easy-to-use format.

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How to download economic, equity, and financial information with Datastream

If you are looking for historical equity pricing, economic series information (GDP, CPI, employment, etc), or other historical financial information, Datastream can be a great tool to use. This video shows you the basics of finding and downloading data in … Continued

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Mergent Online

Mergent Online offer extensive company financials, filings, equity and industry reports, and much more. Information can be screened, selected, and downloaded.

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Occupational Employment Statistics

Do you need to know how many librarians, doctors, lawyers, microbiologists, human resource officers, etc. are employed in the United States or a specific state?  If so, the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) database from the Bureau of Labor Statistics can … Continued

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Passport GMID offers comprehensive coverage of international consumer markets, consumer lifestyles in other countries, economic statistics, demographic forecasting, and more.

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Click to Connect to SimplyMap

SimplyMap provides demographic, business, or marketing data from the state down to the local level, allowing users to create customized maps and reports with an almost unlimited number of variables.

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Statista is an excellent source of business, economic, political, social, and historical statistics. It is a great place to simply search for you topic to find loads of relevant and useful statistics.

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TradeStats Express

Tradestats Express is a great resource to use when you need to measure value of U.S. imports and exports. The database contains data back to 1989, and as recently as the previous economic quarter. The database can retrieve import/export values for specific industries by NAICS code, and allow for limiting by country as well.

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WDI Online

WDI Online is a comprehensive database on development data covering more than 700 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection of development data includes population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators for more than forty years (starting in 1960 where data are available)

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