Worldwide Political Science Abstracts - WPSA (ProQuest)
This database provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500+ serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers. The database is simultaneously searchable with other ProQuest databases such as ProQuest Newspapers. PAIS International (ProQuest)
The PAIS International database contains references to more than 460,000 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online
A resource that aggregates dispersed content about theory and research in international affairs. CIAO includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, full-text journal articles and policy briefs, and teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features. Advanced searching capability is present and results can be sorted by date and relevance. CIAO also provides links to international affairs Internet sources. All sections of CIAO are updated monthly. Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references from the journal literature in the physical and social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, or address word (e.g. author's institution). Coverage begins 1956 to present. Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law. America: History and Life (Ebsco)
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Historical Abstracts (Ebsco)
An annotated reference guide to the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Includes journal articles, book reviews and dissertations. JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Congressional (Proquest)
Provides access to every facet of U.S. Legislative activity: hearings transcripts and submitted testimony, committee reports, bills, public laws, congressional member public interest group ratings, selected committee prints, congressional documents, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the U.S. Code. HeinOnline
This legal database provides fully-searchable and image-based text of over 500 law journals, Supreme Court Reports, Treaties in Force, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1977-2003) and the Federal Register (1936-1994). CQ Voting & Elections Collection (CQ Press)
Organized into six categories of presidential elections, congressional elections, gubernatorial elections, campaigns and elections, political parties and voters and demographics generally covering from 1789 to the present. Includes candidate and office histories, seat status and competition, special elections, maps, bibliographies, encyclopedic information, chronology, definitions and sources and web links. Supports scholarly research in political science, particularly American Government, campaigns and elections, Congress, the presidency, and American history. CQ Almanac
The Almanac offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session since 1945. Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics. Authoritative coverage of the people, elections, legislation, and controversies in the U.S. Congress. Includes Comprehensive roll call votes for all major legislation tables, graphs, and charts. Browse by subject, decade, or by a particular year's table of content. Use "Policy Tracker" to explore a specific policy topic and see how it has changed over the years CQ Global Researcher (current reports cease Nov., 2012)
CQ Global Researcher explores international perspectives in a digestible, easy-to-access format featuring popular sections such as "Current Situation," "Issue Questions" and "Pro-Con." Maps, charts, and other explanatory graphics are included as well. CQ Global Researcher is published monthly, with each report also available in magazine-style PDF format covering a pressing political, social, environmental, or regional issue from around the globe. Each original report is written by a seasoned journalist with years of international experience. CQ Electronic Library (CQ Press)
(FINAL Global Researcher report: November, 2012)
Combines many CQ Press resources for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Access is provided to Congress and the Nation (1945-2004), Historic Documents Series (1972 -), Political Handbook of the World, Supreme Court Yearbook (1989 -), Vital Statistics on American Politics and the Washington Information Directory. Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
The database combines two earlier databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). CMMC offers cover-to-cover (core) indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected (priority) coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. This database includes full text for nearly 200 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present. Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)
A primary source database that ranges from the years immediately following World War II through the 1970s. Major foreign and domestic events from these years are covered such as: the Cold War, Vietnam, foreign policy shifts, the civil rights movement, and many others. After researchers visit presidential libraries and request documents, the libraries photocopy and provide them for filming, scanning, indexing and abstracting. Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
First-time users have to register. The Roper Center has a large archive of public opinion information. It contains nearly 500,000 questions and responses from national public opinion surveys going back to 1935. Among the many survey sources are Gallup, Harris, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC. The archive includes full datasets required to conduct bivariate and multivariate analyses using RoperExpress. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Commerce Reports, Country Reports, Country Profiles (last published in 2008) and Market Indicators and Forecasts from the Economist Intelligence Unit offer monthly and annual in depth analysis, data and ratings for the infrastructure, demographics, political scene, domestic economy, foreign trade, including regional and industrial sector breakdowns for over 200 countries. OpinionArchives
Provides an accessible and invaluable source of information of electronic archives to leading journals of opinion. Search the full text of over 740 years of archives including Harpers Magazine, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, National Review and The New York Review of Books. An invaluable resource, providing in-depth analysis of topics such as the cold war, the Arab-Israeli conflict, American foreign policy, defense, the Supreme Court, affirmative action, welfare, crime, immigration, religion, education, art, literature, militarism, human rights violations, environmental destruction, classical music, and much more. Academic OneFile (Gale)
A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Alternative Press Index (EBSCO)
Alternative Press Index is a bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. API provides access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change with coverage both international and interdisciplinary. Coverage begins in 1991. Eighteenth Century Collections Online (Gale)
Access the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.
The American Political Science AssociationAmerican Presidency Project
The American Presidency Project
, was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The archives contain 102,014 documents related to the study of the Presidency.American Presidency Project - Presidential Debates 1960-presentInformation and full transcripts of all presidential debates
1960- presentAnnenberg/Pew Archive of Presidential Campaign Discourse
Contains transcripts of speeches, television ads and debates of twelve United States general election Presidential campaigns from 1952 through 1996. CD-ROM; Ask the Research & Consultation DeskAvalon Project - Yale Law School
Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Collections include ancient to modern times, major documents collections, Project Diana - An Online Human Rights Archive and The International Military Tribunal for Germany - A Document Collection.Bay of Pigs (declassified rpt.)
During the 1970s, CIA historian Jack Pfeiffer wrote a Top Secret multi-volume history of 1961’s Bay of Pigs intervention in Cuba. Before his death, Pfeiffer sued unsuccessfully to de-classify some of the History. One volume is available at National Archives’ JFK Assassination Records Collection at this site maintained by Dr. David.M. Barrett. Click for PDF files with the Introduction and Chapters 1 through 8. (Endnotes and Appendices are not posted here, but are available with the History in Box 1 of the “CIA Miscellaneous” sub-collection.)Black Americans in Congress
Features educational resources, historical essays, member profiles, artifacts and historical data. For more detailed information see also: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/serialset/cdocuments/hd108-224/index.html -- House Document No. 108-224, Black Americans in Congress 1870 - 2007.Brennan Center for Justice - redistricting guides
A non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism.CIA Library - Historical Collection Publications (PDF)
Historical publications from the CIA Library available for download.Cold War International History Project
The CWIHP "disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on "the other side" -- the former Communist world"Comparative Politics - A Vision of Britain Through Time
A geographical survey of Britain includes maps and data comprising census reports,election results, historical maps, employment rates, housing, politics, industry and social structure.Conflict Barometer
The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) at the Department of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg annually publishes the Conflict Barometer, which describes recent trends in conflict development, escalations, settlements.Constitution Finder
This database [from the University of Richmond School of Law] offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.Country Reports on Terrorism
U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide these annual reports to Congress, by April 30 of each year, reporting on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. Replaces -Patterns of Global Terrorism-Diplomacy Monitor - St. Thomas University School of Law
Tracking Internet-based Global Diplomacy-
the latest communiqués, transcripts and
news releases from around the worldElectoral Geography 2.0 - mapped politics
Studies international regularities and patterns of election results.Europa
Gateway to the European Union.European Election 2009: EU Country Results
BBC News experiments with tracking European Parliament election results. Page updated live as results are announced.European Union - Summaries of EU legislation
Presents the main aspects of European Union (EU) legislation. It provides approximately 3 000 summaries of European legislation, divided into 32 subject areas corresponding to the activities of the European Union.FedStats
"The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies."Federal News Service
Provides immediate verbatim transcripts of government briefings, speeches, press conferences and other newsmaker events to the many domestic and international news bureaus in Washington, D. C. FNS transcribs some Congressional hearings, National Press Club speeches, and significant events such as conferences at Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment and broadcast interviews with opinion leaders.Federation of American Scientists (FAS)An independent, nonpartisan think tank, non-profit membership organization, dedicated to providing rigorous, objective, evidence-based analysis and practical policy recommendations on national and international security issues connected to applied science and technology. Founded in 1945 by many of the scientists who built the first atomic bombs,the founding mission of FAS was to prevent nuclear war. Includes reports, blogs, event information, publications, resources, and Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports.Financial Report of the U.S. GovernmentFindLawGlobal Solidarity Network
To build global solidarity, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Catholic Higher Education have adopted modern information technology tools to make social justice education more accessible to students, faculty, and CRS staff working in the field. Once registered as GSN members, participants can "study ebroad" gaining access to social justice issue information, discussion forums, and live web-conference meetings.Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
An open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2011 (with additional annual updates planned for the future). Includes systematic data on domestic as well as transnational and international terrorist incidents. For each GTD incident, information is available on the date and location of the incident, the weapons used and nature of the target, the number of casualties, and--when identifiable--the group or individual responsible.Globalization 101
"Globalization101.org is an Internet resource offered by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to promote a greater understanding of globalization."Human Security Gateway - Human Security Report Project
A research and information database regrouping electronic and bibliographic resources on human security. The Gateway is an initiative of the Human Security Report Project.Human Security Report Project - HSRP
The HSRP tracks global and regional trends in organized violence, their causes and consequences. Research findings and analyses are published in the Human Security Report, Human Security Brief series, and the miniAtlas of Human Security. The HSRP also produces a range of online data, research, and news resources covering a broad range of global security issues. All publications and e-resources are available free of charge.Humantrafficing.org
A web resource for combatting human traffickingICMA
ICMA is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world. Since 1914, ICMA has provided technical and management assistance, training, and information resources to its members and the local government community. The management decisions made by ICMA's 9,000 members affect nearly 185 million individuals in thousands of communities--from small towns with populations of a few hundred to metropolitan areas serving several million. ICMA's mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide.ICPSR
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research holdings include several time series and other types of aggregate data, its holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. The data holdings contain some 6,000 studies and 450,000 files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. Click for searching tips.International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre
A specialized division of the International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC), IMB was created in 1992. One of the IMB’s principal areas of expertise is in the suppression of piracy. The Centre is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It maintains a round-the-clock watch on the world’s shipping lanes, reporting pirate attacks to local law enforcement and issuing warnings about piracy hotspots to shipping. The IMB is a non-profit making organisation, established in 1981 to act as a focal point in the fight against all types of maritime crime and malpractice.International relations and security network (ISN)
One of the world’s leading open access information services for international relations (IR) and security professionals. ISN is an online project of the Center for Security Studies (CSS), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). It is jointly funded by the Swiss Department for Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) and ETH Zurich.Library of Congress- United States Election Web ArchiveNATO
North Atlantic Treaty OrganizationNational Consortum for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorrism (START)
START is a university-based research center committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world. Headquartered at the University of Maryland, START supports research efforts of leading social scientists at more than 50 academic and research institutions, each of whom is conducting original investigations into fundamental questions about terrorism.National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Contains summaries of more than 140,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles and unpublished research.OpenCRS - Congressional Research Reports for the People
A project of the Center for Democracy & Technology through the cooperation of several organizations and collectors of Congressional Research Service Reports, Open CRS provides citizens access to CRS Reports already in the public domain and encourages Congress to provide public access to all CRS ReportsOpenSecrets.org
Brought to you by the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group tracking money in U.S. Linked tabs include politicians & elections, influence & lobbying (to search industry and issues) and news & analysis.Openthegovernment.org
Works to broaden the base of national, state and local organizations active on right-to-know and anti-secrecy issues; advance the right to know what government is doing at the federal and state levels through legislation and other means; and shine an even brighter spotlight on government secrecy efforts. A Secrecy Report Card has been produced by OpenTheGovernment.org on an annual basis since 2003.(see http://www.openthegovernment.org/sites/default/files/otg/SecrecyRC_2010.pdf)Political Advocacy Groups/Lobbyists
All national "cause lobbyist" organizations are considered for this list. As defined by Alan Rosenthal in his 1993 book The Third House: Lobbyists and Lobbying in the States
a "cause lobbyist" advocates for or against a particular cause like environmentalism or feminism instead of on behalf of a corporation. Limiting this list will enable it to be updated more often and provide information to interest the general public as a whole.Political Violence Against AmericansPolitical Violence Against Americans
, formerly Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans
, is produced by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Office of Intelligence and Threat nalysis (DS/DSS/ITA) to provide readers with a comprehensive picture of the broad spectrum of political violence that American citizens and interests have encountered abroad on an annual basis.
NOTE: This series was not produced for the years 2003-2007.Politics & Elections - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, launched in 2001, seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world.ReliefWeb
ReliefWeb was launched in October 1996. It is part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Collects, reports, maps, curates country and disaster content and facilitates action through understanding and helping inform organizations.SearchGov.com
Search engine for U.S. government sites.Social Networks and Archival Context Project (The)
The SNAC project is addressing a longstanding research challenge: discovering, locating, and using distributed historical records. SNAC aims to not only make the records more easily discovered and accessed but also, and at the same time, build an unprecedented resource that provides access to the socio-historical contexts (which includes people, families, and corporate bodies) in which the records were created.State & Local Government on the NetStatistical Abstract of the United States
Includes everything from government spending to the environment to communications. It is a most comprehensive one-volume reference source on the Nation's economic and social condition.U.S. Census Bureau - State and County Quickfacts
Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.U.S. Courts - The Federal Judiciary
The purpose of this site is to function as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.U.S. Department of StateU.S. Department of State - Electronic Research Collection
The Electronic Research Collection (ERC) is a partnership between the United States Department of State and the Federal Depository Library at the Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). ERC is responsible for electronically archived information products produced by State Department from 1990 to 1997.U.S. Government Information by TopicUnited Nations (UN)
Official United Nations web site in EnglishUnited States Historical Census Data Browser
Historical statistical data derived from the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008
"Voting America examines the evolution of presidential politics in the United States across the span of American history. The project offers a wide spectrum of cinematic and interactive visualizations of how American voted in the presidential elections at the county level over the past 164 years. You can also find expert analysis and commentary videos that discuss some of the most interesting and significant trends in American political history."Wisconsin Advertising Project
Since 1998, the Wisconsin Advertising Project (WiscAds) has undertaken research initiatives to document how candidates, political parties and special interest groups communicate with voters. WiscAds studied campaign advertisements in the nation’s 100 largest media markets by collecting and analyzing all political advertisements aired on broadcast and cable stations. Database made possible via technology developed by the Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG), now contains information on the airing of over 1.5 million ads between 1998 and 2002, see The Data. Data needs to be requested through an online request form but historic ads can be freely viewed.Women in Congress
Features educational resources, historical essays, member profiles, artifacts and historical data.Women in Leadership - Worldwide guide
"The site contains lists of female Heads of State listed by country, a chronological list of Women in Power from B.C. 3000, female Prime Ministers, Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Defence and Ministers by country, female Chairpersons of Parliament, female Governors, Premiers and local Leaders by country, female Party Leaders for each country, a chronological list of female Presidential Candidates, Ambassadors to the United Nations and first female ambassadors for each country, lists of women's ordination to priesthood and female bishops and finally a list of female Danish leaders. (See entries to the left)."World Legal Information
The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by the following Legal Information Institutes and other organisations: Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII); British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII);
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII);
Hong Kong Legal Information Institute (HKLII);
Legal Information Institute (Cornell) (LII (Cornell));
Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII);
Wits University School of Law (Wits Law School).World Trade Center Attack Official Documents
A selective guide to the official government documents related to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York, NY, on September 11, 2001.
Census (U.S.) Demographic Profiles
From the US Census Bureau, several databases of demographic and economic information, including Building Permits Data; International Trade Data; Census Tract Street Locator; Detailed Occupation by Race, Hispanic Origin and Sex; and USA Counties Data.
County and City Data Book
Search by U.S. summary or by state geographic areas: nation, region, division, state, county, county subdivision, place, consolidated city, metropolitan area, American Indian Area/Alaska Native Area/Hawaiian Home Land, and congressional districts.
Presents statistics on such topics as population, health, crime, education, income, trade for each county and incorporated city with 25,000 inhabitants or more.
Economic Policy Institute - EPI Datazone
Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
Fdsys- Federal Digital System from U.S. Government Printing Office
A compilation of all the data behind EPI’s research, and includes historical data on wage trends, unemployment rates for different demographic groups and much more.
Global Market Information Database (Euromonitor)
Provides public access to the following collections currently available in FDsys: Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 to Present), Congressional Bills (103rd Congress to Present), Congressional Documents (104th Congress to Present), Congressional Hearings (105th Congress to Present), Congressional Record (1994 to Present), Congressional Reports (104th Congress to Present), Federal Register (1994 to Present) and Public and Private Laws (104th Congress to Present). FDsys will eventually replace GPOAccess.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970
This resource is a database of demographic, economic, lifestyle, and consumer market information for over 350 markets and 207 countries. Statistics cover consumer lifestyles, retailing, and consumer market sizes and forecasts. The data includes 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts. Lifestyle indicators for 71 countries, lifestyle reports for 65 countries, and country profiles for 250 countries are also included.
A compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources last updated in the distant 1975 and has been expanded to include over 37,000 data series. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field. The fully searchable and downloadable edition will permit users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.
ICPSR Data Use Tutorial
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research holdings include several time series and other types of aggregate data, its holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. The data holdings contain some 6,000 studies and 450,000 files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. Click for searching tips.
Polling the Nations
Tutorial for Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research which has holdings that include several time series and other types of aggregate data; its holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. The data holdings contain some 6,000 studies and 450,000 files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse.
Social Trends and Indicators USA
The database includes 12,000 surveys and 250,000 questions on more than 3,500 topics. Scope is international, from the United States, to more than 60 other countries.
Statistical Insight (Proquest)
"Provides detailed statistics on social issues paired with expert analyses of the statistics."
U.S. Census Bureau
Provides the index and abstracts to American Statistics Index (U.S. government statistical sources). Contains over 100,000 statistical publications and is searchable by subject, category, title and author.
UN Data: a world of information
Census information about people & households, business & industry, geography, news, data tools, and fact finder resources
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - World Education Indicators
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)provides search and download capability for a variety of statistical resources of the UN System.
Wisconsin Advertising Project
Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, culture and communication.
World Health Organization (WHO) - Data and statistics
Since 1998, the Wisconsin Advertising Project (WiscAds) has undertaken research initiatives to document how candidates, political parties and special interest groups communicate with voters. WiscAds studied campaign advertisements in the nation’s 100 largest media markets by collecting and analyzing all political advertisements aired on broadcast and cable stations. Database made possible via technology developed by the Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG), now contains information on the airing of over 1.5 million ads between 1998 and 2002, see The Data. Data needs to be requested through an online request form but historic ads can be freely viewed.
Data and statistics from WHO, the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.