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Statistical Sources

These sources include indexes to collections of statistical data and indexes that are primarily composed of statistical data. They do not include indexes to periodical articles that have statistics in the text of the article or indexes to articles about the discipline of statistics. For additional information, see our listing for Data Sets or our listing of Financial Data Sets. For more help in finding statistics, see the liaison librarian for your subject or use our Ask A Librarian email reference service ( This list is maintained by Carla Graebner (

Top Resources

  1. Several economics, business, and demographic publications by BC Stats (the British Columbia Statistical Agency).
  2. A statistical picture of the BC economy on a national accounts basis.
  3. Time series of Canadian data from CHASS
  4. Center for Research in Security Prices, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.
  5. Aggregate inflows, outflows, inward stocks and outward stocks of foreign direct investment (FDI).
  6. Standard source for quantitative indicators of American history with over 37,000 data series.
  7. 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.
  8. Data on Canadian magazine readership & psychosocial data for selected Canadian cities.
    Access: Available at the standalone computers at Bennett and Belzberg Libraries.
    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.
  9. Comprehensive collection of data relevant for the analysis of world trade, investment and development.
  10. undata provides selected series from 30 specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas.

Other Resources

  1. Data files: Social survey files, DLI data, GIS datasets, and geospatial data.
  2. 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.
  3. The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years.
  4. A custom set of 5 tables from the NHS (National Health Survey).
  5. Access to all IMF’s statistical databases, including International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics.
  6. Access to International Historical Statistics covering 1750-2010.
  7. Formerly SourceOECD, OECD iLibrary provides electronic access to books, periodicals and statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  8. A statistics portal that integrates statistics from thousands of sources and provides simple exports of both data and charts in multiple formats.
  9. Guides to Statistics Canada publications and data.
  10. The Statistics Canada Web Data Server provides access to aggregate data using the Beyond 20/20 platform
  11. Statistics and indicators on gender, population and social development.
  12. World DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics
  13. Direct access to more than 600 development indicators with time series for 208 countries
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