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Political Science and International Studies

Political Science and International Studies resources of various kinds


  • PolicyMap creates maps and graphs with cross-tabulations of socio-, economic, and demographic data in the US by address, county, or state, depending on available data with citations.
  • Online, current UNESCO Statistical Yearbook is a great source for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, REF HA202.P7 (most recent 5 years), formerly "Statistical Abstract of the United States", 2013 to present. Most recent edition at the Research Help Desk. Earlier in Basement OV HA 202.P7
  • 1878-2012 Statistical Abstract of the United States.
  • Statistical Yearbook (UNESCO) OVSZ AZ 361 .U45 Before 1999, print. This annual publication provides international statistics on education, literacy, scientific and technical manpower, research and development funding, publishing, and communications.
  • Statistical Yearbook (UN Statistical Office) International statistics on population, production, wages, prices, consumption, finance, culture, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, energy, trade, transport, and communications are supplied. 
  • UC-Santa Barbara's American Presidency Project statistics (online)
  • UN Comtrade International Trade Statistics Yearbook, last 30 years available. Volume 1 by country; Volume 2 by commodity. Also available as an ebook under Series G (UN) Current edition ebook link or historical print in OVSZ HF 91 .U473A up to 2005.  
  • UN's ILOSTAT, the International Labour Organisation's central portal to labour statistics.
  • Year Book of Labour Statistics (UN ILO) OVSZ HD 4826 .I63 (historical to 1991) International statistics on employment, wages, labor costs, consumer prices, occupational injuries, and labor stoppages are given.
  • NationMaster. Country statistics.
  • Vital Statistics on the Presidency: Washington to Clinton. Basement JK 518 .R34 1998 Contains "ten essays and more than 150 tables and figures that identify key statistical patterns about the presidency as an institution. Statistical tables include personal backgrounds and political experience, campaign lengths, finances, media coverage, electoral data, speeches, appearances, public activities, public approval, staffing, and decision making."