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"World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank database for development data from officially-recognized international sources. Global Development Finance (GDF) provides external debt and financial flows statistics for countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt under the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS)." In addition, this section leads to databases for gender statistics, health, nutrition, and population statistics.
IMF (International Monetary Fund) Statistical Databases provide data for "the analysis of problems of international payments and of inflation and deflation..." Users may select and display a series in a spreadsheet format, and download to Microsoft Excel. Print versions are available in the International Financial Statistics Yearbook and the IMF also provides some data on its website.
Produced by Euromonitor, this database provides very detailed international market research, presented as industry, company, country, and consumer reports. Although difficult to use, users may find detailed reports on specific subsets of industries throughout the world. Three recent examples are reports on the market for fast food in Germany, the retailing of durable goods in Egypt, and products and services in the market for eye care in Taiwan.
The IMF eLibrary describes itself as a resource for finding "in-depth, independent analysis on the financial crisis, development, macroeconomics, poverty reduction, trade, globalization, and much more."
Self described as the "OECD's Online Library of Statistical Databases, Books and Periodicals," this is a massive resource. Journals titles include the OECD Economic Outlook and the OECD Economic Surveys; statistical sources include the National Accounts of OECD Countries and Country Statistical Profiles, which are annually updated snapshots of data selected from more than 40 statistical OECD databases. Tutorials on using the OECD iLibrary is now available on YouTube.
This is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, which covers "political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe." Note the comparative statistics section, which allows the comparison of two or more nations in the areas of agriculture, industry, finance, trade, and education.
Global Issues in Context aims to provide international perspectives on topics of global importance and current world events. The database brings together a variety of sources to present and analyse issues in many areas: social, political, military, economic, environmental, and cultural. Global Issues in Context includes primary sources, statistics, over 200 international newspaper sources, and video content.
Mergent Online is primarily used to find detailed financial information about publicly traded companies, however users will find: 1) an option for country profiles; 2) the Report Search contains industry reports by world region; 3) the advanced search may be used to identify companies operating in foreign countries. Sawyer Library has a license for three simultaneous users, therefore please "log out" when you have completed your research.
Mergent Online is primarily used to find financial information about publicly traded companies, however users will find an option for industry reports, covering 29 industries in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. There are also brief country profiles, and the advanced search may be used to identify companies operating in foreign countries. Sawyer Library has a license for three simultaneous users, therefore please "Log Out" when you have completed your research.
BSC covers over 8,800 business sources, including 1,100 scholarly publications. Sample titles include the Harvard Business Review. If your search terms include the name of a country, check within the folder Publication Type, and check the Country Reports.
Lexis covers a wide range of news resources, including both domestic and foreign newspapers, business news sources, trade journals, wire services, and transcripts. Select 'Search by Content Type' > All News.