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 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


Gapminder: data

Gapminder is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.


Datahub is an open network from the Open Knowledge Foundation, which allows people to upload and share their data. Datahub runs on the CKAN platform. 

CIRI human rights dataset

The CIRI Human Rights Dataset contains standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 195 countries, annually from 1981-2010. Contains measures of government human rights practices. The dataset contains both disaggregated measures of specific human rights practices, which can either be analyzed separately or combined into valid and reliable indices, as well as two already-aggregated indices.

Global Financial Database (GFD)

Financial and economic data covering over 150 countries and over 6,500 historical and current data series. Bonds, T-bills, unemployment, GDP, commodity prices, exchange rates, and more. Economic data: 1624+ ; Stock Market data: 1693+; Real Estate Data 1830+. 

To access, off campus users will be promted to login with their utorid, then you must create an account on the GFD website with your U of T email address.