Political Science Research Guide
Use this guide to find information and research on topics in the field of political science
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- African Governance Index 2009Measures the performance of governance provided within the forty-eight African countries south of the Sahara.
- ASEAN StatisticsLinks to statistics of member countries provided by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
- CEPALSTATGateway to all the statistical information of Latin America and the Caribbean countries collected, systematized and published by ECLAC.
- Data and Research from the World BankIncludes World Development Indicators, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, etc. from many countries and regions of the world
- EurostatOfficial publication of the European Community providing summary data collected through all agencies
- International Data BaseProvides a variety of demographic indicators for many countries and areas of the world
- Latin American Network Information CenterLinks to many sources of statistics for Latin America as a region and many countries in Latin America
- National Statistical SystemsLinks to national statistical web pages of U.N. members
- Pacific Regional Information SystemPortal to Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) statistical data
- OECD iLibrary This link opens in a new windowPublications of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Books, reports and data for every OECD country. Coverage from 1998 to present, with data sets back to the 1960s.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- UN Statistical DatabasesIncludes UNData a new internet-based data service
- ICPSR data setsDatasets in the social sciences and law, primarily U.S.-based but has some international data.
- Data.gov This link opens in a new windowA tool for finding, accessing and using Federal government data sets, newly developed to promote open government.Content is freely available for use by all.
- FedStatsGateway to the statistics from many federal agencies
- Historical Statistics of the United States This link opens in a new windowStatistics gathered by the Census Bureau, with scholarly editing and essays, from colonial times to near present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- Proquest Statistical Insight This link opens in a new windowReferences to statistical reports from federal, state and local governments, private organizations, and intergovernmental agencies, 1973-present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- Statistical Abstracts from the U.S. CensusComprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States
- Statistical Resources on the Web (University of Michigan)Good source for statistics compiled by the University of Michigan Documents Center
- Statistics Sources This link opens in a new windowIndex to sources of statistical information.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. This link opens in a new windowAlmost 600 datasets from government, IGOs, trade organizations, universities and the private sector. Search results downloadable as custom maps, spreadsheets, tables and documents.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
- American Factfinder This link opens in a new windowFrom the US Department of Commerce - Data from the 2010 US Decennial Census of Population and Housing, and the annual American Community Survey.Content is freely available for use by all.
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Subjects: Political Science
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