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  1. Data files: Social survey files, DLI data, GIS datasets, and geospatial data.
  2. Real-time and historical information on bonds, equities, commodities, currencies and funds in international markets.

    Access to this database is restricted to current SFU faculty, staff, and students only.

    Access: Available at the standalone computer 1 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.
  3. A statistical picture of the BC economy on a national accounts basis.
  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. Time series of Canadian data from CHASS
  6. The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years.
  7. The Canadian Financial Markets Research Centre (CFMRC) Summary Information Database. Daily and monthly Toronto Stock Exchange trading information.
  8. A collection of on-line databases and custom built search and retrieval programs are maintained by Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) at the University of Toronto.
  9. Detailed financial and market data covering publicly traded companies from around the world.
  10. The Cross-National Time-Series (CNTS) Data Archive provides ranges of annual data from 1815 to the present for all countries for many variables of use to the social scientist researcher.
    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.
  11. Provides access to NYSE/AMEX/Nasdaq Daily and Monthly Security Prices and other historical data related to over 20,000 companies.
  12. Center for Research in Security Prices, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.
  13. A custom set of 5 tables from the NHS (National Health Survey).
  14. 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.
  15. A collection of GIS data products for Canada.
  16. Industry norms (ratios) by asset range for industries. Data from 2001 to 2010 only. (available online via CHASS)
  17. Provides historical insight into trading activity.
    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.
  18. EMDB (Emerging Markets Database) contains historical daily and monthly data on over 2,200 stocks in 53 stock markets in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
  19. 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.
  20. : Performs event studies using data read directly from CRSP stock databases or pre-extracted from any source.
  21. Executive compensation data on S&P1500 company officers.
  22. Detailed data on over 7500 investment funds based in Canada.
  23. Downloadable data for over 7500 active funds from almost 440 sponsor companies.
  24. Standard source for quantitative indicators of American history with over 37,000 data series.
  25. International stock analysts' estimates and recommendations.
  26. Annual averages of the components of the Political Risk Ratings (Table 3B).
    Authorized users must sign an end user agreement form.
    Access: Contact the Research Data Librarian (cgraebne@sfu.ca).
  27. Provides annual statistics on competitiveness of nations. Ranks countries based on economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure.
  28. Access to all IMFs statistical databases, including International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics.
  29. Datasets from the Integrated Cadastral Information Society.
    Authorized users must read and sign a data use agreement before receiving a copy of the data from the GIS and Maps Librarian.
    Access: Request access from the GIS and Maps librarian, Julie Jones (julie_jones@sfu.ca)
  30. 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. It reports, for most countries, time series data on exchange rates, balance of payments, international liquidity, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, national accounts and population.
  31. A complete library of continuously updated international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance.
    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.
  32. Access to International Historical Statistics covering 1750-2010.
  33. A central repository and dissemination service for machine-readable social science data. ICPSR supplies social science data files for use with statistical software, such as SAS or SPSS.
  34. The Ipsos Canadian Public Affairs Dataverse is a repository of over 60 Ipsos Canada surveys that shed light on Canadian culture, politics, and society.
  35. 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.
  36. Data on chain grocery and drug stores in 47 markets.
    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)
  37. Historical option price and implied volatility database.
  38. Impact factor and other ranking information about scholarly journals. Presents quantifiable statistical data that provides a systematic evaluation of leading journals and their impact and influence in the research community.
  39. The dataset includes country-level demographic data, 1st level admin demographic data, pixel (1km) level data, and a layer with area calculations for population density.
  40. Data on Live Funds and Graveyard Funds from Lipper Tass.
  41. Database of liquid crystalline compounds.
    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.
  42. Information on over 64,000 publicly-traded companies and 275 million private companies from 225 countries. (Basic interface.)
  43. Information on over 64,000 publicly-traded companies and 275 million private companies from around the world. Available via basic (MINT Global), advanced (ORBIS), and data retrieval (WRDS) interfaces.
  44. 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. Simple data analysis may also be performed.
  45. Canadian census data.
    Access: Available at the standalone computer at 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.
  46. Purchasing power parity and national income accounts for 179 countries.
  47. PDF-4+ combines the world's largest sources of inorganic materials data in a single, easily searched database.
    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.
  48. Reaxys has extensive coverage of quality and authoritative property, reaction, and workflow information in organic, inorganic and organometalic chemistry. Expert chemists carefully select journals and patents so that only high-quality, experimental data are included in Reaxys. Drawn from the Beilstein and Gmelin Databases.
  49. SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves.
  50. Tool to measure the quality and impact of research projects - access to the research performance of 4,600 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide. SciVal helps assess an institution's research performance from a variety of perspectives in order to establish, execute and evaluate strategies based on reliable evidence.
    Users must create an account to use SciVal. Users can also login with their ScienceDirect account credentials.
  51. Microdata Analysis and Subsetting provides interactive access to a growing list of selected microdata files via SDA (Survey Documentation and Analysis) software.
  52. A web-based mapping application that enables users to create thematic maps and reports using Canadian demographic, business, and consumer data.
  53. SDBS is an integrated spectral database system for organic compounds, which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory of the compounds. NOTE: Click to accept the disclaimer in order to enter the database.
  54. A statistics portal that integrates statistics from thousands of sources and provides simple exports of both data and charts in multiple formats.
  55. One-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  56. The Statistics Canada Web Data Server provides access to aggregate data using the Beyond 20/20 platform
  57. CDA/Spectrum Institutional 13(f) Common Stock Holdings and Transactions.
  58. Financial & economic data on companies, commodities, countries, markets, and industries, and analytic and charting tools.
  59. Futures data and Options data from OneMarketData (aka Tick Data Inc.)
  60. Intraday trade and quote data from NYSE, AMEX,Nasdaq and NMS.
  61. the largest depository of international trade data. It contains well over 1.7 billion data records for 45 years.
  62. Comprehensive collection of data relevant for the analysis of world trade, investment and development.
  63. Industrial statistics at the 3-digit level of Revision 2 of the International Standard Industrial classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC).
    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.
  64. Snapshot allows users to customize their reports by demographics, attitudes, media consumption and profiling, retail outlets and product usage.
    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.
  65. The Public Sector Debt Statistics (PSD) database, jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected developing /emerging market countries.
  66. World DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics
  67. Datasets in the fields of finance, accounting, and economics. Current SFU faculty members and graduate students are eligible for WRDS accounts. Faculty members can also create accounts for designated RAs and classes.
  68. Datasets in the fields of finance, accounting, and economics. SFU undergraduate students should use this access option. SFU faculty members or graduate students who don't want individual WRDS accounts may also use this option.
  69. Platform for a variety of datasets in the fields of finance, accounting, banking and economics.
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