Skip to main content

Resources on Global Perspectives

This guide has been developed to assist with research that is global or international in scope.

Nation Master

Compare data between countries using Nation Master. To verify the source, view the "Source:" field below the graph or table. 

Data Sources for International Information

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) maintains a Data Lab containing statistical indicators. In addition, OECD provides access to their "real-time data warehouse" through OECD.StatExtracts


The World Bank provides access to over 8,000 indicators from World Bank data sets. To learn more about the World Bank visit Globalization 101.


The United Nations Statistics Division maintains a site on international and regional data sources.


The World Health Organization maintains a data repository. The repository contains an extensive list of indicators, which can be selected by theme or through a multi-dimension query functionality.


The United States Census Bureau conducts demographic, economic, and geographic studies of other countries. The data collected can be found on their International Programs Data page.


The Institute of International Education maintains a "tool kit" of data about international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

Suggest Data Sources

Please email the librarian, Laurie Bridges, with any data source suggestions for this page.