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

GLOBOCAN 2002

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization.

The GLOBOCAN project provides estimates of the incidence of, mortality and prevalence from major types of cancer, at national level, for countries around the world.

Cancer incidence in five continents

Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CI5) is the result of a long collaboration between the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the International Association of Cancer Registries. The series of monographs, published every five years, has become the reference source of data on the international incidence of cancer. The CI5 databases provide access to detailed information on the incidence of cancer recorded by cancer registries (regional or national) worldwide.

Trends in international mathematics and science study (TIMSS) / Progress in international reading literacy study (PIRLS)

TIMSS was launched in 1995 and reports every four years on the mathematics and science achievement of fourth and eight grade students worldwide. Started in 2001, PIRLS reports every five years on the reading achievement of fourth grade students worldwide.

International IDEA voter turnout database

The International IDEA Voter Turnout Website contains the most comprehensive global collection of voter turnout statistics available. This include regularly updated voter turnout figures for national presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945, as well as European Parliament elections and are presented country by country using both the number of registered voters and voting age population (VAP) as indicators. Where available, data on spoilt ballot rate for each election is also included.