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Subject: Statistics databases

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  • Fragile States Index   additional information about this title

    The Fragile States Index is an annual report published by the United States think-tank, The Fund for Peace. The list aims to assess states' vulnerability to conflict or collapse, ranking all sovereign states with membership in the United Nations where there is enough data available for analysis. (formerly the Failed States Index)

  • Gapminder   additional information about this title

    Gapminder identifies systematic misconceptions about important global trends and proportions and uses reliable data to develop easy-to-understand teaching materials to rid people of their misconceptions. Our mission is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview everyone can understand. Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious, or economic affiliations.

  • Global Stat additional information about this title    UW login not required

    GlobalStat adopts a ‘beyond GDP’ approach and presents statistical data on economic, environmental, political, social, societal, and cultural performance of nations. It enables the user to develop interlinked views on diverse phenomena, to assess the performance of nation states over time, to gain insight into the many dimensions of policy challenges related to globalisation, to interconnect processes of globalisation and human development, and to be informed about human well-being and the quality of life around the world. Country level data is presented for the 193 UN countries and for the longest period available, starting from 1960. The website allows for multiple visualisations of data. Tables, rankings, bar and line charts offer different graphical representations of the indicators chosen. Filters by period (selection of years) and by groups (selecting countries, continents and/or other entities) are available for targeted in-depth analysis. GlobalStat also includes export functionalities that allow for data, metadata and graphics download.

  • SimplyAnalytics  additional information about this title  

    SimplyAnalytics enables users to quickly create professional quality thematic maps and reports using thousands of U.S. demographic, business, health and marketing variables. SimplyAnalytics contains extensive data including the Census dating back to 1980, American Community Survey (ACS), consumer spending from the (CEX), and over 20 million detailed business profiles from D&B. Users also have access to premium data modules from MRI-Simmons providing extensive consumer behavior and brand data, Claritas' PRIZM Premier marketing segmentation system, ConneXions and P$YCLE segmentation systems, and Financial CLOUT data. Additional premium data provided by Nielsen includes Retail Market Power and Consumer Buying Power, and additional Health and consumer information from EASI's MRI/Lifestages and Health Care datasets. Data is available at all levels of geography. Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.

  • Web of Science (core collection)  additional information about this title  

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that combines journal citation index databases in arts & humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as conference proceedings and book citation indexes. The Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus databases are also included in the Core Collection. All component databases can be searched separately as well.


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