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African Diaspora information resources: Facts & data


See also the Library guides to Statistics Sources, Statistics - BC and Statistics Canada, and Economic Indicators

The Library has many statistical yearbooks for countries, regions, and international organizations. Search the Catalogue using the keywords "statistical (yearbook or abstract)" and the country, region, or organization name, e.g., "statistical (yearbook or abstract) Latin America."


United States

  • Fedstats - over 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government.
  • US Bureau of the Census - detailed US socio-economic statistics based on the US Census and other surveys.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States - ( recommended). Updated annually, provides detailed source notes so you can locate the original source from which the tables are composed. Largely federal, also many relevant state-level tables. Note! Tables within one edition do not necessarily correspond to tables containing the same information in another edition. Table numbering varies from edition to edition. [print]
  • Historical Statistics of the United States: fully searchable database. Can graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets.


General and Worldwide

  • Demography & Population Studies - provides links to demographic information facilities and resources worldwide.
  • Europa World
  • International historical statistics: Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-2000.[print]
  • International historical statistics: Europe, 1750-2000. [print]
  • International historical statistics: the Americas, 1750-2000. [print]
  • Index to international statistics : IIS. 1983-  Bennett Reference Indexes [print]
  • Research Data Library - SFU Library's collection of machine-readable files, including Cansim, Citibase, IMF statistics, social science data files from many national and international sources, and data from individual researchers and private organizations. Check the Research Data Library Catalogue for a list of data files.
  • SourceOECD - Click the Statistics tab, browse contents on the left side of the screen for available databases.
  • Statistical abstract of the world [print]
  • Statistical Resources on the Web - (Univ Michigan Library), this site links to statistical resources on a wide variety of topics from all around the world.