Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Treat yourself to a new dataset on World Statistics Day

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has declared today, 20 October 2015, World Statistics Day, to advance their mission for “Better Statistics, Better Lives”.

You can explore their data by country or theme through the UNdata portal, and use their API to display your chosen data on a webpage or download to local storage for further processing. In addition to publishing National Accounts and Millennium Development Goals indicators, UN departments collect data on population, education, employment, environment, health, industry and trade.

Find links to UN data and other national and international collections of economic and social data on the Library’s E-Resources Guide.  For authoritative country profiles, you might like to try the Statesman’s Yearbook;  industry data and market reports are free-to-view and download with our institutional subscriptions to Mintel and Passport collections; and GIS data can be sourced from our Ordnance Survey, British Geological Society and Bartholomew institutional accounts.

Kirstyn Radford, 
Research Support Librarian and Copyright Advisor

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