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Brandeis Library has specialists who can help you learn about quantitative and qualitative data analysis in the social sciences, as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Check out the following guides to learn more!
Provides 100+ full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Latin America and the Caribbean. Articles are in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Includes materials which are indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI). Coverage: 1966 - current
Cross-search a collection of four databases covering the international literature in political science and public administration/policy: Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (WPSA), PAIS Index, PolicyFile, and ProQuest's Politics Database.
Archive of scholarly journals and ebooks spanning many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. Often does not have the last 1-3 years of a publication. Use Advanced Search to select specific subject areas.
ECLAC (also known as CEPAL, its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) is a UN commission promoting economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Publications, data and statistics available on the website.
Books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Published factbooks bring together essential statistics by theme; other statistical data can be manipulated as tables or charts within iLibrary and downloaded.
Provides free access to research on international development issues. Navigate by topic or country, or check out their Key Issues guides, for a good selection of reports and white papers from NGOs, with access to some scholarly sources as well.
A project of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP), in collaboration with the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), to improve access to social sciences grey literature produced in Latin America.
Local, national, and regional news from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Provides newspapers in Spanish and Portuguese, such as El Universal (México); O Globo (Brasil); La Nación (Argentina); y El Mercurio (Chile).
DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics, including the World Development Indicators; health, nutrition, and population statistics; and education statistics.
IMF makes a variety of databases and reports available on their website, including the World Economic Outlook (WEO) database, International Financial Statistics (IFS), and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS). Don't know where to start? Check out the Guide to Data Sources to understand what kinds of information are located in each database.
The OECD's data warehouse, containing economic and social data from member countries as well as emerging economies. Build your own tables and extract data for analysis from across the OECD's many databases.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation
and Development (OECD) is an intragovernmental organization whose members are committed to democratic government and the market economy, and seek to promote policies that will promote the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
CEPALSTAT is the gateway to all the statistical information of Latin America and the Caribbean countries collected, systematized and published by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Provides current statistical data and comparisons for a wide-ranging and continually updated array of topics, using both publicly accessible and proprietary sources. The chief types of data are related to marketing, demographics, and government information. Sources include market forecasts, dossiers, and industry reports.
NOTE: Need to register for an account and login on GFD in order to use the database. Collection of financial and economic data provided in ASCII or Excel format. Data includes: long-term historical indices on stock markets; Total Return data on stocks, bonds, and bills; interest rates; exchange rates; inflation rates; bond indices; commodity indices and prices; consumer price indices; gross domestic product; individual stocks; sector indices; treasury bill yields; wholesale price indices; and unemployment rates covering over 200 countries.
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) maintains this public guide to information on the "history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."
Start your research with this collection of annotated bibliographies. Each provides a brief overview of a topic, followed by a list of recommended books, articles, and other sources. From Afrofuturism (Literary and Critical Theory) to the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas (Latin American Studies), get connected to key scholarship and primary sources to support your research.
Contains United Nations legal publications including United Nations Treaty Series, the League of Nations Treaty Series, the United Nations Legislative Series and much more. Links to law review articles that cite a UN Treaty.