Charles M. Cooper Library | Databases

    • AEA Resources for Economists on the Internet, International Trade Statistics (ITC): Free access.
    • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts: Only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • Chinese Statistical Yearbooks: 1981 – present day.
    • COMTRADE (UNSD): Presents trade data (export / import) of defined commodities (SITC Rev.1, . HS2002) for nearly all countries in the world. Contains world trade data from 1962 to the present day; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • Dataverse.nl: Repository of NL datasets (incl. UNU-MERIT Dataverse)
    • DOAJ: Article database: Directory of Open Access Journals; free access.
    • EBSCO A-Z: A-to-Z listing of journals and newspapers available online via the UNU network.
    • EconLit: Reference database, only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) :Includes the Economist journal, Country Intelligence (including country reports), Industry Intelligence, Data Services and much more; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • ERIC: Education Resources Information Center reference database; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • Espacenet – EPO: Patent database and patent citation index, freely accessible
    • EUROSTAT micro-data:
      • EU-SILC: The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) is an instrument aiming at collecting timely and comparable cross-sectional and longitudinal multidimensional microdata on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions.
      • SES: The Structure of Earnings Survey (SES) is conducted in EU Member States as well as EU candidate countries and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. The survey is a large sample survey of enterprises on the relationships between the level of pay and individual characteristics of employees (sex, age, occupation, length of service, highest educational level attained, etc.) and those of their employer (economic activity, size and location of the enterprise).
      • EU-LFS: EU-LFS is a large household sample survey providing quarterly results on labour participation of people aged 15 and over as well as on people outside the labour force. All definitions apply to persons aged 15 years and over living in private households. Those doing military or community service are not included in the survey, as is also the case for those in institutions/collective households.
      • ECHP: The European Community Household Panel (ECHP) is a panel survey consisting of interviews held with a sample of households and individuals year after year. The interviews cover a wide range of topics on living conditions. They include detailed information on household income, the financial situation in the wider sense, working life, the housing situation, social relations, health and biographical information.

      These databases is only accessible within the UNU-MERIT network; password and (EUROSTAT) permission is necessary to access and use. Please ask staff for further access details. Due to high privacy and data protection issues this micro-data is only available for research staff and PhD students under strict conditions.

    • EUROSTAT: European Union statistics; free access.
    • IMF Data: Only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • Institutional Profiles Database: Set of indicators on the institutional characteristics of 123 developed and developing countries.
    • International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
    • ITU iLibrary (International Telecommunication Union)
    • JSTOR: Article database/archive; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • LABORSTA: ILO labour statistics; free access.
    • Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (UNSD): Information and statistics; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • OECDiLibrary: Full-text books, periodicals and statistics from the OECD; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • Oxford Scholarship Online: Economics and Finance: OUP e-books in economics and finance; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • Oxford Scholarship Online: Political Science: OUP e-books in political science; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • PATSTAT: European Patent Office master documentation database (DOCDB) with worldwide coverage, containing 20 tables including bibliographic data, citations and patent family links. This database is loaded into an SQL server and only accessible within the UNU-MERIT network. The database is updated twice a year and the latest two versions are available. Please ask systems admin and/or library staff for further access details.
    • Pressreader: News aggregator including newspapers, magazines and popular journals in a large number of languages; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • ProdCom: Statistics on the production of manufactured goods: Eurostat; public domain.
    • ScienceDirect: Article database: Elsevier journals, only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • SCOPUS: Citation index and abstract database: only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • UMI Proquest: Article database; only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • UNCTAD Statistics: Free access.
    • UNCTAD-TRAINS (TRade Analysis and INformation System): Trade statistics; free access.
    • UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Free access.
    • UN-iLibrary The United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations. Initially launched in 2015, the UN iLibrary was updated in December 2020 to incorporate new features such as an interface in all six official UN languages and a search feature by Sustainable Development Goals.Only accessible from UNU-MERIT.
    • UN Statistics (UNSD data): Some free data but most only accessible from UNU-MERIT.


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