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An introductory overview of the literature, data and other sources of information for research in economics.

Introduction: Find data and statistics

This page contains a representative sample of common datasets in economic and social science research. Additional sources for data in social sciences can be found on the Social Sciences Data Resources Guide and the Open Data Guide

Economic and Financial Data: Library Databases and Datasets

Fundamentals and Core Economic/Financial Data Sources

The resources below contain large amounts of data. For research on an individual company. industry or country see Business and Entrepreneurship Resources.

Basic Statistics

Venture Capital/Private Equity

Global Data Sources: Library Databases and Datasets

U.S. Economic Sources: Public and Open Data

Global Economic Data Sources: Public and Open Data

GIS/Data Web Mapping Tools


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