Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at mdl@library.utoronto.ca or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations

International

Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific is a publication of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and contains 31 regional tables and 38 country tables on 40 countries. Contents include: population, labour force and employment, national accounts, production, energy, price indices, money and banking, government finance, external trade, balance of payments, international reserves, exchange rates, and external indebtedness. Some tables contain retrospective data to 1984. Annual data. PDF and Excel formats.

IMF Data

IMF Data provides international financial statistics on a broad range of topics including currency, trade, reserves, debt, fiscal indicators, economics, revenue, finance statistics, labour, etc. Also offers data analytic tools and reports.

Datastream (Thomson Reuters)

The Map & Data Library has an account with Datastream International which provides the University with access to a remote database of around 1.5 billion time-series of financial and economic statistics, covering all countries of the world. The Datastream database covers company, financial and economic data from all major markets in the world. The information is grouped by equities, bonds, company accounts, stock market indices, interest and exchange rates, economic statistics, futures and options, warrants, and commodities.

Country rankings guide

A list of country rankings based on indicators that try to measure different characteristics of countries around the world. Most of these rankings are ongoing and recurring. Be careful when using these indexes because they often measure qualities that are difficult to quantify. Moreover, methodologies often change year to year; therefore, multiyear comparisons are often invalid. For these reasons, it is important to know the methodologies used to derive these cross country comparisons. Most of the indexes included provide their methodology.

Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)

CESSDA provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences, having evolved from a network of European data service providers into a legal entity and large-scale infrastructure under the auspices of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap in June 2013.

The CESSDA website compiles links to the data services/archives of member and affiliate countries. 

ArcticStat

This website aggregates statistics on the countries, regions and populations of the Circumpolar Arctic. Statistics are available related to dwellings, education, health and social services, households and families, labour force, personal and household income, population, vital statistics, and regional accounts. Couries/regions include Alaska, Canada, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden. Annual data 1990s through latest where available; some historical data. Most documents are PDF or Excel format.