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CANSIM @ CHASS Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System Updated daily

Includes current and historical Canadian socio-economic time series data.

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E-STAT Includes CANSIM* in E-STAT Historical and currrent

A user-friendly, interactive tool providing statistics about society and the economy in Canada. Using over 3,000 tables from CANSIM*, tracks trends in virtually every aspect of the lives of Canadians.


Access Note: Note: CANSIM data can be downloaded directly from Statistics Canada. ESTAT will eventually be terminated. [details]
Finding and Using Statistics Bookmark and Share
Provides quick tips on locating information on the Statistics Canada website. Originally published in the 1980s and revised as part of the 1994 statistics Canada Catalogue, this electronic guide has been created especially for users needing a step-by-step review on how to find, read and use data.

International

EuroStat Bookmark and Share
Free website which serves to provide European Statistics to the European Union. This link is to the search page but the entire site is a rich resource of data.
FAOSTAT 1961 - present Bookmark and Share
FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to hunger, food and agriculture for approximately 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 through the present. It also offers an innovative tool, FAOSTAT Analysis, for basic statistical analysis of the data. [details]
Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS) Millennial Edition Online At least twenty years Bookmark and Share
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Includes capability to customize and download tables of data. [details]
International Financial Statistics (IFS) IFS Online 1945 - present Bookmark and Share
Financial statistics resource, containing approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries going back, in come cases, to 1945. [details]
Internet World Stats Bookmark and Share
An International website featuring free up to date worldwide Internet Usage, the Population Statistics and Market Data, for over 233 individual countries and world regions. A useful resource for international market research, containing Internet statistics, broadband penetration, world population data and global trade information. Web site is updated frequently
UN comtrade: United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database Current; time series of data back to 1962 to the most recent completed year. Bookmark and Share

A United Nations commodity trade statistics database. Includes annual international trade statistics data detailed by commodities and partner countries from over 140 reporter countries provided to the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).
ACCESS NOTE: Use Internet Explorer Web Browser. In other browsers, some pages might not work properly. Access is restricted to up to 50,000 record downloads. Users requiring "bulk download" please contact Data Library Services.

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UNdata Bookmark and Share
From the About Us section of the site:

"Since its foundation, the United Nations System has been collecting statistical information from Member States on a variety of topics. The information thus collected constitutes a considerable information asset of the organization. However, since these statistical data are often stored in proprietary databases - each with unique dissemination and access policies - as a result, users are often unaware of the full array of statistical information that the UN System has in its data libraries. The current arrangement also means that users are required to move from one database to another to access different types of information. UNdata addresses this problem by pooling major UN databases and those of several international organizations into a single internet environment. The innovative design allows users to access a large number of UN databases either by browsing the data series or through a keyword search.

Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search and Glossaries are also provided to aid research. Currently, there are 14 databases and 6 glossaries containing over 55 million data points and covering a whole range of statistics including Population, Industry, Energy, Trade and National Accounts. Whilst this initial version of UNdata is fully equipped with all the functionalities for data access, the development team is continuously adding new databases and features to further enhance the usefulness to users. When fully developed, UNdata will have a comprehensive array of international and national databases providing the world instant access to a wealth of statistical information."

Add-on tools and widgets are constantly being developed. Check the Tools section of the UNdata wiki for links to tools such as Google and Firefox plug-ins and a thematic mapping tool.