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

United States

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: data tools

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. Includes databases on inflation and prices, employment, unemployment, pay and benefits, spending and time use, productivity, workplace injuries, employment projections, maps and calculators (inflation, location quotient, injury and illness).

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: statistics & data

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration. BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public. =

American FactFinder

American FactFinder is a one-stop source for population, housing, economic and geographic information. The Census Bureau conducts nearly one hundred surveys and censuses every year. By law, no one is permitted to reveal information from these censuses and surveys that could identify any person, household, or business.

Roper Center - iPOLL

Allows you to search and explore public opinion poll questions and results. A highlight of the collection is the Gallup polls from 1936-present. HTML format. Must have a UofT email address to register for an account. Datasets are housed in and downloaded from the RoperExpress system.

World integrated trade solution (WITS)

The World Bank — in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and in consultation with organizations such as International Trade Center, United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) — developed the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS). WITS provides multiple ways to access trade, tariff and non-tariff data. It has the following main sections.

UNdata

UNdata provides access to UN statistics covering a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.

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.