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Economic Sources
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The home of the U.S. Government's open data. --site
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Statistics database from the International Labour Organization for cross-country statistics on the labor market.
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Access the Intermational Monetary Fund datasets. Including World Economic Outlook Data and Global Financial Stability Report data.
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Free access to detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statisitics and relevant analytical table. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010. --site
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Demographic Sources
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US Census Bureau's portal into census and survey data.
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From the United States Census Bureau, the Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provides selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. --site
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. --site
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Data USA puts public US Government data in your hands. Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA to answer your questions. Data USA provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge. It allows millions of people to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions. Ultimately, accelerating society’s ability to learn and better understand itself. --site
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Analyze and visualize Google search data.
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Directory of U.S. businesses, company leaders, parent companies, and subsidiaries. Updated monthly. Available in the Birmingham Public Library Business, Science & Technology Department.
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Video Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 7:12)
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The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) provides planning services, economic development services and multiple initiatives for six counties and 84 communities throughout central Alabama. --site
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ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States compiled from both government and non-government sources.
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Quick Start  ProQuest LibGuide
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ProQuest Statistical Insight provides abstracting, indexing, and full text for publications from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources --site
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ProQuest LibGuide  Statistical Insight guide
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The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the official and trusted source of internationally-comparable data on education, science, culture and communication. As the official statistical agency of UNESCO, the UIS produces a wide range of indicators in UNESCO’s fields of action by working with national statistical offices, line ministries and other statistical organizations. The UIS Director serves as the Organization’s chief statistician. --site
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