Indian Diaspora information resources: Facts & data


  • The Bombay almanack
  • The East-India gazetteer - containing particular descriptions of the empires, kingdoms, principalities ... of Hindostan, and the adjacent countries, India beyond the Ganges, and the Eastern Archipelgo, together with sketches of the manners, customs, institutions, agriculture ... of their various inhabitants / by Walter Hamilton. 2d ed, 2 vols, 1828.
  • A gazetteer of the countries adjacent to India on the north-west - including Sinde, Afghanistan, Beloochistan, the Punjab and the neighbouring states: compiled by the authority of the Hon. court of directors of the East-India Company and chiefly from documents in their possession / by Edward Thornton.
  • A gazetteer of the territories under the government of the East-India Company, and of the native states on the continent of India / compiled by the authority of the Hon. Court of Directors, and chiefly from documents in their possession, by Edward Thornton [print]
  • The imperial gazetteer of India - University of Chicago, [1908-1931]
  • Punjab district gazetteers [print]


See also the Library guides to Statistics Canada, Statistics - BC, 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 - 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.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States - fully searchable database. Can graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets.


General and Worldwide

  • Abacus Dataverse Network - Research data repository of social survey files, GIS datasets, geospatial data, and more.
  • Demography & Population Studies - A World Wide Web Virtual Library site, this 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 - Provides information about each country in the world in a standardized format. Brief statistical information [print]
  • Index to international statistics: IIS [print]
  • 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.