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  1. Detailed daily and monthly trading data for securities traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX); price and total return data for composite and sector-level TSX indices; annual risk premia for market returns compared to returns on corresponding Government securities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Compustat North America and Compustat Global provide fundamentals and market data covering public companies in more than 80 countries. North American data includes income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  5. A wide ranging archive which collects annual data from many countries around the world, starting from 1815 to the present. Contains an extensive list of variables which can be analyzed and contrasted.
    Access: Available at standalone computer #2 on the third floor of the Bennett library.
    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.
  6. Industry norms (ratios) by asset range for industries. Data from 2001 to 2010 only. (available online via CHASS)
  7. A compilation of performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles. Essential Science Indicators can determine the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in their field of study — as well as emerging research areas that could impact their work.
  8. Event studies create instant visualization of the effect of events. They are used to analyze the market reaction to firm specific and market-wide events using either returns or volume around the time when event occurred.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  9. Detailed data on over 7500 investment funds based in Canada.
  10. The I/B/E/S (Institutional Brokers Estimates System) contains international stock analysts' estimates of company financial performance and Buy/Hold/Sell recommendations.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  11. Annual averages of the components of the Political Risk Ratings (Table 3B) from the PRS Group covering 1984 to 2017.
  12. Geospatial datasets from the Integrated Cadastral Information Society.
  13. Point-of-sale information from more than 11,300 grocery stores in the USA, as well as some 7,500 drug stores. Data from 1983-1997 only.

    SymphonyIRI Data is provided solely for authorized internal Educational purposes and may not be used for any other purpose or disclosed to any third party. You may not use SymphonyIRI data in any publication or external research papers without SymphonyIRI's express written consent.

    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.

  14. For use with GIS Software. This dataset includes country-level demographic data, 1st level admin demographic data, pixel (1km˛) level data, and a layer with area calculations for population density.
  15. Quantitative performance data on live Hedge funds and graveyard funds. Content coverage is 1977-2014.
  16. 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.
  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.
  18. Access to closing quote, trade and security reference data for securities trading on the OTCQX, OTCQB, and OTC Pink Marketplaces.
    SFU faculty, graduate students and eligible staff may register for an WRDS account. These WRDS accounts come with additional features such as SSH/FPT access and memory space for intermediate result sets. Use your SFU email address when applying for an account. New accounts will normally be activated within two business days.
  19. Purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices, covers 190 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2000. The WRDS interface offers more background information, but fewer download options than CHASS (this one).
  20. Over 365,000 entries of inorganic diffraction data for crystals and powders. A collection of inorganic materials, produced in a standardized format that can be rapidly searched for unknown phase identification.
    Access: Available at the standalone computer on the third floor of the Bennett library.
    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.
  21. A collection of chemical substances, reactions and literature references. Covers all aspects of chemistry (Chemical Abstracts online). NOTE: For use by current SFU faculty, staff and registered students only.
    Authorized users must register with a valid SFU email address in order to access SciFinder.
  22. Microdata Analysis and Subsetting provides interactive access to a growing list of selected microdata files via SDA (Survey Documentation and Analysis) software. Many of the micro-data files that are available via the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI ) from Statistics Canada can be used via SDA. SDA access is based on SPSS and is used in a web browser thus eliminating the need for SPSS on the desktop.
  23. 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.
  24. A simple to use statistics portal that integrates statistics from thousands of sources, on topics related to business, media, public policy, health and others. Statistics can be exported in PPT, XLS, PDF, and PNG formats.
  25. Financial & economic data on companies, commodities, countries, markets, and industries, and analytic and charting tools.
    Access: Eikon + Datastream access guide.
    Available in selected locations at each SFU campus. Click here for details.
  26. Historical intraday options data for all US listed equity options contracts: trades and quotes (2011-2015). Data timestamps: before July 1, 2008 by seconds; from July 1, 2008 by milliseconds.
    When borrowing these disks, please copy the data. Please DO NOT unzip the compressed files directly from the disk. The library does not have any back ups for this set of data.
    Access: Contact Mark Bodnar (mbodnar@sfu.ca) for access.
  27. The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database is depository of detailed imports and exports statistics from 1962 - present.
  28. Collection of data relevant for the analysis of world trade, investment and development, compiled by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Coverage includes foreign direct investment; export and import structure by product and by regions of origin and destination; volumes and terms of trade indices; and commodity prices and relevant indices;
  29. Industrial statistics at the 3-digit level of Revision 2 of the International Standard Industrial classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC). All value data are originally stored in national currency values at current prices. The system allows for data conversion from national currency into current U.S. dollars using the average period exchange rates as given in the IMF International Financial Statistics (IFS) under series rf
    Access: Available at standalone computer #2 on the third floor of the Bennett library.
    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.
  30. This statistical database brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected developing /emerging market countries. Developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
  31. Time series data on a variety of topics, produced by The World Bank.
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