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

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.

Commodity flow survey (CFS)

The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS), undertaken through a partnership between the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is conducted every 5 years (years ending in "2" and "7") as part of the Economic Census. The CFS produces data on the movement of goods in the United States. It provides information on commodities shipped, their value, weight, and mode of transportation, as well as the origin and destination of shipments of commodities from manufacturing, mining, wholesale, and selected retail and services establishments.

Balance of payments statistics (BOPS)

The Balance of Payments provides a framework that is applicable for a range of economies, from the smallest and least developed economies to the more advanced and complex economies. As a result, it is recognized that some items may not be relevant in all cases. The balance of payments is a statistical statement that summarizes transactions between residents and nonresidents during a period. It consists of the goods and services account, the primary income account, the secondary income account, the capital account, and the financial account.

USDA Economics, statistics, and market information system (ESMIS)

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS) is a collaborative project between Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University and several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The system contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Available titles include both current and historical data.

Pew research center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. It does not take positions on policy issues.

NationMaster

Contains international statistics on large list of topics (agriculture, crime, currency, demography, economy, education, etc.). This site is a compilation of international statistics from a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations. The site is compiled and maintained by a team of interested individuals, not by the data collectors directly. It is an excellent way to discover international data sources - consult the sources list at the bottom of each page to access the data from the official source. 

Henry A. Murray research archive

The Murray Research Archive is a multi-disciplinary research data archive focusing on the study of lives over time. It is a national repository for social science data on human development and social change, especially data that illuminates women's lives and issues of concern to women. 

Data is available upon request only. Request form is available on their website.

KIDS COUNT data center

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States. Access hundreds of indicators, download data and create reports and graphics on the KIDS COUNT Data Center that support smart decisions about children and families.