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  1. Research data repository run by the British Columbia Research Libraries' Data Services. It contains SFTP access to data files such as Social survey files, DLI data, GIS datasets, and geospatial data.
  2. A custom table based on a 25% sample from the 2016 Canadian Census in Beyond 20/20 format containing aboriginal identity, age and sex excluding institutional residents of Canada, Provinces and Territories.
  3. A statistical picture of the BC economy from 1961-1999 on a national accounts basis. Information on key economic processes such as production, income, capital formation, consumption and savings are translated into a consistent system of statistics, including measures of Gross Domestic Product by industry.
  4. The Canadian Census Analyser provides access to Canadian Census Data. It includes census tables with summary statistics for a variety of geographic levels, as well as microdata files with random samples of raw data.
  5. Please note, as of March 14th, access to CANSIM via the Statistics Canada website is currently unavailable. We will update this record when access is restored. Collection of time series covering a wide variety of social and economic aspects of Canadian life, via Statistics Canada.
  6. Datasets collected every 5 years and a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information about Canada from 1996 - present. Topics covered depend on the specific census, but may include: aboriginal peoples; age and sex; education; labour; population.
  7. Multiple databases and search and retrieval programs maintained by Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) at the University of Toronto. Data covered here includes the Canadian census, Canadian financial markets, and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  8. A custom set of 5 tables from the NHS (National Health Survey).
  9. Deriving its source data from the Direction of Trade Statistics, the DOTS CD-ROM provides an easy-to-use interface for browsing the database, selecting series of interest, displaying the selected series in spreadsheet format, and saving the selected series for transfer to other software systems, such as Microsoft Excel.
    To access members only or restricted data, SFU students, faculty and staff must create an ICPSR account.
  10. A source for quantitative evidence on American economic, social, political, demographic, and institutional history with statistical data coverage up to 2000. Topics range from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America.
  11. Analysis of Canadian, US, Chinese and global industries providing insight into current and future industry performance, changing trends, operating conditions and supply chain linkages. Each report covers the industry's description, outlook, and life cycle stage, as well as the competitive landscape, major companies, and key statistics.
  12. Annual statistics on competitiveness of nations. Countries are ranked based on economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure. Based on time series data from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, published since 1989.
  13. Published monthly since 1948, International Financial Statistics (IFS) is the International Monetary Funds principal statistical publication and is the standard source for all aspects of international and domestic finance. This resource is updated frequently. Use IFS (on CD) at the Bennett Standalone computer for advanced queries for coverage from 1948-2016.
  14. Published monthly since 1948, International Financial Statistics (IFS) is the International Monetary Funds principal statistical publication and is the standard source for all aspects of international and domestic finance. This resource is current to 2016 and allows researchers to perform more complex queries then the web-based version.
    Please use the web-based version for current data.
    Access: Available at the standalone computer beside the Bennett Reference Desk.
    Reserve/book time: You can book or reserve time on the computer in the Bennett library on Burnaby Mountain which runs this resource by clicking here.
  15. Access to International Historical Statistics covering 1750-2010.
  16. Product sales, pricing, and promotion data; and consumer panel data for 30 product categories in 47 U.S. markets. Coverage from 2001-2005 only.
    Authorized users must read and sign a non-disclosure agreement before receiving a copy of the data from the Research Data Library. Support for using the data will be provided by the publisher (IRI).
    Access: Request from Research Data Librarian (cgraebne@sfu.ca)
  17. A data discovery tool that provides researchers with the ability to search for survey questions and variables across hundreds of datasets held in a number of collections. NESSTAR supports basic tabulation and analysis online, and allows for the downloading of most datasets into statistical software for further analysis.
    Off-campus access is not available. Please use Nesstar WebView (Statistics Canada) for off-campus access.
  18. A data discovery tool that provides researchers with the ability to search for survey questions and variables across hundreds of datasets held in a number of collections. NESSTAR supports basic tabulation and analysis online, and allows for the downloading of most datasets into statistical software for further analysis.
  19. A web-based mapping application that enables users to create thematic maps and reports using Canadian demographic, Census, business, and consumer data. Note: There are limits on the amount of data that can be exported.
  20. One-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  21. Data and statistics provided by the Government of Canada, covering the population, resources, economy, society, and culture of Canada. Includes: data tables, statistical analyses and reports, survey methodologies and documentation, and census information
  22. Access to aggregate data using the Beyond 20/20 platform. Researchers accessing the data will be able to view and manipulate .ivt files via the Web without having to install any additional software.
  23. Survey data on print and digital media exposure, product usage (including brand-level information), lifestyles, and attitudes of Canadian consumers. Coverage includes a wide range of consumer product and service sectors, such as personal care, travel, apparel, finance, leisure, beverages, etc., as well as the readership of specific Canadian magazines and newspapers.
    Vividata requires your email address to allow you to export any charts, or reports; as these exports will be sent to the email address you provide.
Terms of use: Electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict access to Authorized Users. It is the responsibility of each user to abide by the license agreements and specific terms and conditions for each product. Systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire SFU community. Please see SFU General Policy 24 on Fair Use of Information Resources.

Personal Privacy: Some licensed resources allow you to create a personal account for the purposes of creating folders, saving searches, and downloading entire e-books as well as other personalized services. Please be advised that the personal information you disclose to these and other external websites may be stored on servers located outside of Canada. When you use these services, no personal information about you is collected by or for the University. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to these external websites. SFU Library recommends that you review the privacy policies of these and other external websites before using the services.