Business Databases in Alphabetical Order


Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals.

Access Restrictions: None

Asia-Studies Full-Text Online

Asia-studies full-text online is a database for the study of modern Asia Pacific. This database brings together thousands of full-text reports covering 55 countries on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues.

Access Restrictions: None

BCC Research

BCC Research provides comprehensive analysis of global market sizing, forecasting and industry intelligence, covering markets in science and technology.

Access Restrictions: None.

Bloomberg Professional Service

The interactive financial information network that is Bloomberg's core business. Available 24 hours a day to more than 260,000 professionals in over 100 countries, the service seamlessly integrates data, news, analytics, multimedia reports and e-mail into a single platform. It is used by market professionals around the world to make informed decisions and to complete transactions — in any currency and in a way that is meaningful, accurate, and consistent.

Access Restrictions: Off-campus access is unavailable.

Only available in the C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library. Please book a time to ensure availability.


Use BrowZine to easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from your university or college library, or through Open Access publishers, covering all disciplines.

Access Restrictions: Intended for tablet use. Please download the App.

Business Monitor International       

Provides in-depth market research reports on 175 global markets, emphasizing emerging markets. Also provides extensive economic and political risk ratings and analysis, macroeconomic analysis and forecasts, and financial analysis of debt and equity. Also includes profiles for over 500 multinational companies and their subsidiaries, and intra-daily alerts on economic, industrial, and political developments, business deals, multinational joint ventures, and regulatory changes.

Access Restrictions: None

Business Source Complete

Provides full text for over 10,000 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,150 peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922.

Access Restrictions: None

Canadean Company Reports (ProQuest)

Examines and identifies key information for each listed company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Included are business operations, company history, major products and services, prospects, key employees, locations and subsidiaries across 74 countries. Financial ratios, including revenue and operating profit and net debt vs. gearing ratios, are covered for publically listed organizations.

Access Restrictions: None

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (CBCA)

Canada’s most comprehensive and diverse full-text online database that combines content from three focused databases: CBCA Business, CBCA Education, and CBCA Reference & Current Events. CBCA Database provides high-quality indexing for over 1,800 publications and full text for more than 700. Broad coverage from a Canadian perspective spans agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, medical sciences, social sciences, and many more subject areas.

Access Restrictions: None

Canadian Electronic Library – Public Policy Collection

This is a collection of monograph publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups. The organizations included in this collection represent the leading edge of primary research and opinion in all areas of Canadian public policy.

Access Restrictions: May require the use of Adobe Digital Editions.

Canadian Industry Statistics (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

Analyses industry data on many economic indicators using the most recent data from Statistics Canada.

Access Restrictions: None

Capital IQ (please see S&P Capital IQ)

China Data Online

Comprehensive online database focusing on economic statistics of China, arranged by regions and categories. Includes monthly and yearly reports on China's macroeconomic development, statistical databases about China's population and economy at the provincial, county, and city level, and financial indicators of more than 568 industrial branches. Also includes statistical yearbooks, census data, industrial and marketing surveys, and an atlas of China.

Access Restrictions: None

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is designed to be a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from non-governmental organizations, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. It also has more than 160 links to international affairs centers, institutes, and resources; U.S., international, and foreign government sites; environmental studies Web pages; and news media services.

Access Restrictions: None

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Full text and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for journals covering communication, mass media, linguistics, discourse, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication theory, language, logic, organizational communication and other closely related fields of study.

Access Restrictions: None


Includes COMPUSTAT North America and Global. A database of U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items.       

Access Restrictions: Access is via Wharton Research Data Services.

Only available to current Western University Master's and PhD students, staff and faculty members.


Provides political and economic data on over 140 countries and forecasts political risk ratings. Published by Political Risk Services.

Access Restrictions: None

CountryWatch Country Reviews (EBSCO)

Includes geographical, political, economic, corporate, & environmental information on countries.

Access Restrictions: None

Conference Board of Canada E-Library

Access to Conference Board research publications on economic trends, public policy issues and organizational performance--with over 350 titles added each year.        

Access Restrictions: Requires a Sign-In at top right of website. Select University or College Students, staff or faculty members. Select Access the e-Library.

CPA Standards & Guidance Collection

The complete electronic reference source, providing up-to-date information on accounting and assurance standards, public sector accounting standards, and much more.

Access Restrictions: None

CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices)

The most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates, mutual funds, and real estate data.

Access Restrictions: Access is via Wharton Research Data Services.

Only available to current Western University Master's and PhD students, staff and faculty members.



Datastream is a global, historical Thomson Financial database that provides financial information including: Daily pricing and volume information on over 37,000 equities from 57 countries, 12,000 market stock and bond indices, 87,000 macroeconomic series from the International Financial Statistics of the World Bank, OECD and other central statistical offices, Over 2,000 daily foreign exchange rates, 1,000 daily and weekly interest rate series, 68,000 fixed income instruments from 23 countries and more than 260 financial and commodity futures and options contracts.

Access Restrictions: Access is only available in the C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library on computer workstation #6. Please book a time to ensure availability.

Direction of Trade Statistics

Provides figures on the value of merchandise exports and imports by trade partners as well as area and world aggregates showing trade flows between major areas of the world. DOTS provides access to monthly, quarterly and annual trade data from 1948 to 1999 for about 180 countries and geographic areas.

Access Restrictions: None


Econlit, produced by the American Economic Association, is an index to articles in journals, books, dissertations and weekly newspapers from 1969 to present.

Access Restrictions: None

Economist Intelligence Unit

Western Libraries subscription includes access to the following components: ViewsWire, Risk Briefing, Industry Analysis,, Country Commerce, Country Reports, Financial Services Report, Risk Ratings Review and World Commodity Forecasts.

Access Restrictions: None

EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) makes all submissions by U.S. public companies since 1993 available in full-text.

Access Restrictions: None


Provides information on Internet marketing. The reports, news items, statistics, articles, market projections and commentaries it publishes are featured by leading news organizations and business publications, over 1700 sources worldwide.

Access Restrictions: None

EMIS Intelligence

Provides financial, political and economic information on emerging markets.

Access Restrictions: To use the database select Client Login.

Euromonitor Industrial & Sector Reports (ProQuest)

International industry reports including market demand, production output, market shares, forecasts and more.

Access Restrictions: None

Europa World Plus

Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.

Access Restrictions: None


Combines the Dow Jones Interactive® and Reuters Business Briefing databases and provides access to news from over 8000 sources, available from 118 countries in 22 languages. There are 96 Canadian publications including The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and National Post. Extensive company and industry search capabilities are available.

Access Restrictions: 15 simultaneous users.

FAO Country Profiles & Mapping

Country information on the agricultural sector, food security and safety, diseases and pests, economic situation and more.

Access Restrictions: None


The world's largest and most comprehensive database on food, agriculture and hunger is now open to the public, free of charge, as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced. The database contains over one million data points covering more than 200 countries and territories.

Access Restrictions: None

Financial Performance Data (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

Financial Performance Data provides access to more than 1000 industries across Canada, including more than 30 performance benchmarks to help small businesses determine how they measure up to their competitors.

Access Restrictions: None

First Research Industry Profiles (ProQuest)

Published by Hoover’s. Provides industry profiles covering over 1000 industry segments. Updated on a monthly basis First Research industry profiles contain critical analysis, statistics and forecasts to help your engage key prospects, coach key clients, and deepen customer relationships.

Access Restrictions: None

Foundation Center

990 Finder gives you free access to nearly 3 million of the most recent Forms 990 and 990-PF filed by nonprofit organizations with Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Access Restrictions: None

Forrester Research

Forrester's research publications analyze a broad range of technology areas such as new media, computing, software, networking, telecommunications and the Internet, and project how technology trends will affect businesses, consumers, and society. Research is divided into three main "target" categories: Senior Management research, Information Technology research, and New Media research. Forrester reports include up-to-date industry statistics, as well as illustrative graphs and charts.

Access Restrictions: Personal registration with a Western email is required using a specific registration number.

Frost & Sullivan

In-depth market research and strategy reports with European and global coverage of the following areas: Aerospace & Defense; Automotive & Transportation; Chemicals, Materials and Food; Electronics & Security; Energy & Power Supplies; Environment & Building Technologies; Healthcare; Industrial Automation & Process Control; Information & Communication Technologies; Measurement & Instrumentation. Covers 1998 to present, updated as new reports are produced.

Access Restrictions: None (The Financial Times)

The Financial Times gathers and distils information from hundreds of sources to deliver accurate news and market analysis on global business, finance and politics.

Access Restrictions: Each user must create an account with their Western email address.


Global Competitiveness Report (World Economic Forum)

The Global Competitiveness Report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.

Access Restrictions: None

Global Consumption Database (The World Bank)

A one-stop source of data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. The data are based on national household surveys, which collect information for a group of households representative of the entire country. For each of the countries covered, the resulting datasets have been used to calculate the share of the population at different levels of consumption.

Access Restrictions: None

Global Development Finance (The World Bank)

Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies. Includes over 200-time series indicators from 1970 to 2014, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2022.

Access Restrictions: None

Grant Connect

Grant Connect provides searchable, detailed information on all Canadian grant making foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs, as well as government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities.

Access Restrictions: None

Hoover’s Company Records (LexisNexis Academic)

Contains information for more than 40,000 major public and private companies worldwide. In-Depth Records include overviews and histories, up to 10 years of key financial and

employment data, lists of products and key competitors, names of key officers, addresses, and phone and fax numbers.

Access Restrictions: None

IBIS World

IBISWorld's industry research reports offer the very latest content on every U.S. industry. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.

Access Restrictions: Western Libraries subscribes to the following areas within IBIS World:
US Industry Reports (NAICS), US Industry iExpert Summaries, US Specialized Industry Reports, US Specialized Industry iExpert Summaries, US Industry Archives, Canada Industry Reports (NAICS), Canada Industry iExpert Summaries, China Industry Reports

ICD Research Reports (ProQuest)

Reports draw on in-depth primary and secondary research, proprietary databases and high quality analysis from expert teams. Data and analysis at the company, country and industry level includes competitor and market data, valuations, trends and forecasts.

Access Restrictions: None

IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards)

Includes the complete set of International financial reporting standards incorporating International accounting standards and interpretations, for both pre- and post-2005. Additionally, it includes all current IASB exposure drafts, draft interpretations, and a glossary of terms. Also have access to monthly updates, which will incorporate revisions and amendments of standards and interpretations that have been issued.

Access Restrictions: None

IHS Country Monitor (EBSCO)

Includes country risk ratings, macroeconomic indicators, forecasts, business environment overviews and more.

Access Restrictions: None

Imagine Canada

Connects charities and nonprofits with resources that help develop organizations and support the work you do for your communities.

Access Restrictions: None

Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

Access Restrictions: None

International Monetary Fund e-Library

The International Monetary Fund publishes a vast amount of information on its own activities and policies, as well as on its 186 member countries. Most of the Fund's recent publications can be searched here and viewed in PDF format. The collection of books, periodicals, working papers, and country reports will continue to grow as both new material and older files are added.

Access Restrictions: None

ISI Journal Citation Reports

A resource tool for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from over 8,400 journals. The JCR is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and social sciences. The JCR can show you: journal impact factors, highest impact journals, most frequently used journals, hottest journals and largest journals.

Access Restrictions: None

ISI Web of Science

This resource offers access to journal articles in the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities. Web of Science contains over 100 years of valuable research, fully indexed and cross-searchable.

Access Restrictions: None



JSTOR is a growing digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources for the social sciences and humanities.

Access Restrictions: None

Just – Auto

Market research reports on the various areas of the automotive industry including forecasts.

Access Restrictions: None

Just – Food

Market research reports on the food industry.

Access Restrictions: None

Just – Style

Market research on the fashion and apparel industry.

Access Restrictions: None

Key Business Ratios (D&B)

Contains industry balance sheet and income statement information along with ratios organized by SIC and NAICS codes.

Access Restrictions: None

Leisure Tourism Database

Access to over 84,000 research abstracts from the last 30 years of research; all relevant papers taken from over 6000 serial publications and thousands of other documents scanned each year by CABI Publishing, including all the core leisure and tourism journals.

Access Restrictions: None

LexisNexis Academic

Full-text documents from over 17,000 credible sources of information and pinpoint relevant information for a wide range of academic research projects.

Access Restrictions: None

LexisNexis Company Dossier

Seamlessly integrates with LexisNexis Academic and delivers instant access to extensive, current data on 13 million companies. It collects information from multiple sources and compiles that information into a comprehensive but easily-assimilated report on a targeted company. Each company report delivers information that would require more than 60 searches using traditional search methods.

Access Restrictions: None


MarketLine Advantage

A searchable online business information service. Provides three types of profiles: 1. Company profiles (including company description, history, products and services, key employees, leading competitors, daily market share, news links); 2. Industry profiles (including market overview, sizing, segmentation, competitive landscape, leading companies, forecasts); 3. Country profiles (including economic performance review, GDP, development potential).

Access Restrictions: None

Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives is an online database providing access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. Containing more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries, Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy to navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.

Access Restrictions: None

Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent's expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®'s private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

Access Restrictions: None

Mergent Online

A fully searchable database with financials details of over 25,000 active and inactive companies.

Access Restrictions: 5 simultaneous users.

Mintel Academic

Mintel Academic provides a one-stop online platform, designed to give students and academics easy and fast access to the same best-in-class consumer and market intelligence used by professionals around the world.

Access Restrictions: None

Mintel Market Sizes

A database containing market size, market share and forecast data for thousands of consumer goods categories worldwide.

Access Restrictions: None


MSCI ESG KLD STATS (STATS) is an annual data set of positive and negative environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance indicators applied to a universe of publicly traded companies. The MSCI ESG KLD STATS data set was initiated in 1991, and is one of the longest continuous ESG data time series available.

Access Restrictions: Access is via Wharton Research Data Services.

Only available to current Western University Master's and PhD students, staff and faculty members.

National Household Survey

National Household Survey (NHS) Profile provides information collected from the 2011 National Household Survey. The National Household Survey (May 2011) was a voluntary survey in which approximately 4.5 million households received a questionnaire. The survey provides social and economic information, covering such topics as: immigration, citizenship, place of birth, ethnic origin, visible minorities, religion, Aboriginal peoples, labour, education, place of work, commuting to work, mobility and migration, language of work, income, earnings, housing and shelter costs.

Access Restrictions: None

<odesi> (Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure)

A digital repository for social science data, including polling data. It is a web-based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool.

Access Restrictions: None

OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is OECD's Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD, International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998.

Access Restrictions: None


Includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies. OECD.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across many databases under different themes such as agriculture and fisheries, development, economic projections, education and training, energy, environment, finance, globalisation, health, national accounts, productivity, regional statistics, social and welfare, etc.

Access Restrictions: None


A multi-society library that provides a simple way to search for and access a broad range of technical literature related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry. From one place, you can search and buy documents from many different professional societies, or similar organizations, that serve the oil and gas industry.

Access Restrictions: None


PAIS Index

Includes the policy-oriented literature of economics, political science, public administration, international law, international relations, the environment, demography, business, education, and social work. Publications of international organizations (including statistical publications) and U.S. federal, state, and municipal documents are also included if they fit into the scope of PAIS.

Access Restrictions: None


Published by Euromonitor, Passport is a global market research database providing insight on industries, economies and consumers worldwide.

Access Restrictions: None

Political Risk Yearbook

Political Risk Yearbook includes all 100 of Political Risk Services' Country Reports. Published annually in January, every report in the Yearbook is updated each year to include the latest report for each country, as of December of the previous year.

Access Restrictions: None

Press Reader

Press Reader provides online access to over 5,000 local, regional and international newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 languages, displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title.

Access Restrictions: Using the mobile app requires an account renewal every 7 days by connecting to Press Reader while on campus.


A database of financial data on major privately-held companies. Includes private financials and revenues; private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, VC funding, private equity deal history; and private and family ownership data.

Access Restrictions: Requires a personal account creation with your Western email.

Project Muse

Provides worldwide, networked subscription access to the full text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Johns Hopkins Press titles cover the topics in the social sciences, humanities and mathematics.

Access Restrictions: None

ProQuest – ABI/INFORM Collection

Comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as The Economist and Sloan Management Review, country-and industry-focused reports, and major news sources like the Wall Street Journal. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Access Restrictions: None

ProQuest – ABI/INFORM Dateline

ABI/INFORM Dateline™ delivers over 280 journals, with more than 230 available in full text. It includes hard-to-find local and regional business publications with news about local companies, analysis, information on local markets, and more. ABI/INFORM Dateline allows users to research employment opportunities, compile data on benefits and compensation, learn about corporate strategies, and other topics from a local and regional perspective. ABI/INFORM Dateline includes major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and area business publications.

Access Restrictions: None

ProQuest – Dissertations & Theses Global

Includes an extensive, trusted collection of 3.8 million graduate works, with 1.7 million in full text. Designated as an official offsite repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, PQDT Global offers comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage for North American works and significant and growing international coverage from a multiyear program of expanding partnerships with international universities and national associations.

Access Restrictions: None

ProQuest – Historical Annual Reports

An unequalled collection of Annual Reports covering 800+ US companies. Over 75% of the most prevalent Fortune 500 companies, which have been on the ranking list for 30 years or more. 160+ years of continuous coverage for some of the most notable companies in America's history. Reports date from the 1800s to current; oldest report dating back to 1844.

Access Restrictions: None

Reportal (ProQuest)

Company annual reports from 1978 to present.

Access Restrictions: None

RKMA Market Research Reports

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes market research reports in the fields of energy, healthcare, and consumer markets.

Access Restrictions: None


S&P Capital IQ

A single source for a powerful array of financial data, analytics and research. A web-based platform combines deep information on companies, markets and people worldwide with robust tools for analysis, idea generation and workflow management.

Access Restrictions:  Access is only available in the C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library on computers in the library. Please book a time to ensure availability.


ScienceDirect delivers over 14 million publications from over 3,800 journals and more than 35,000 books from Elsevier, imprints and society partners.

Access Restrictions: None


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

Access Restrictions: None

SDC Platinum

SDC Platinum is the industry standard for information on bond and equity new issues, M&A, syndicated loans, project finance, poison pills and more.

Access Restrictions: Access is only available in the C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library on computer workstation #7. Please book a time to ensure availability.

SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval)

Provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by issuers with the thirteen provincial and territorial securities regulatory authorities ("Canadian Securities Administrators" or "CSA") in the SEDAR filing system.

Access Restrictions: None

Statistics Canada

Economic, social and census data with daily analysis of statistical releases from Statistics Canada.

Access Restrictions: None


Statista is one of the first statistic portals in the world to integrate data on over 80.000 topics from over 18.000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista users with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

Access Restrictions: None


Provides social investment analysis by Jantzi Research Inc., an independent investment research firm that evaluates and monitors the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) Research performance of global securities.

Access Restrictions: None

TechNavio Reports

Available via Factiva. In the search box input the following: rst=technv AND your industry

Access Restrictions: None

Toronto Stock Exchange Database (CFMRC - Canadian Financial Markets Research Centre)

Provides monthly and daily data on TSE stocks and indexes. Data include closing prices, price/earnings ratios, stock adjustments, exchange rates and interest rates.

Access Restrictions: None

Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory (UlrichsWeb)

An easy to search source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more.

Access Restrictions: None


An integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development, UNCTAD compiles, validates and processes a wide range of data collected from national and international sources.

Access Restrictions: None


United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) bring brings UN statistical databases to the online world.

Access Restrictions: None



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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, ESG, and Statistics.

Access Restrictions: WRDS is only available to current Western Master's and PhD students, staff and faculty members due to licensing restrictions.

World Bank Data

The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data, according to the Open Data Terms of Use. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources.

Access Restrictions: None

World Competitiveness Online

World competitiveness yearbook analyzes and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises. World competitiveness online provides access to the entire WCY database including 5-year time series.

Access Restrictions: None

World Development Indicators (World Bank)

The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

Access Restrictions: None