The Asian Development Bank has launched the online version of its Statistical Database System (SDBS), a searchable database of social, economic, and financial indicators relating to ADB's developing member countries. This includes annual data on national accounts, prices, government finance, trade, balance of payments, money and banking, external debt, population, labor force, and social indicators.
The online and free version of SDBS contains data from 1988 - 2005 (2006 figures will be available June 2007).
AIDS, globalization, feminist activism and the mysteries of the Manitoba Legislature are just a few of the issues on tap for The University of Winnipeg' s 2007 Summer Institutes Program. The Summer Institutes offer students, professionals and interested community members the opportunity to learn about contemporary, relevant social and cultural issues. The 2007 Summer Institutes Program will feature a number of high profile speakers drawn from a community of experts from near and abroad.
Global College will offer one-week and two-week long Summer Institutes from June through to July, 2007 in Philippine Studies; Mandarin Language and Culture; Infectious Diseases/HIV AIDS; Ethics of Globalization; and Feminist Activism. These courses can be audited or taken for credit both at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Take a trip to the top of the stairs on the fifth floor of the Library to see a display of UofW faculty, staff, alumni and student publications. The display showcases books from the Library's collections that have been published by the UofW community, past and present.
UofW faculty and staff publications that have been published in journals can be accessed through the University of Winnipeg eCommons::Index, which contains over 6500 references.
The eCommons::Research resource is an additional repository of UofW's intellectual output, including materials such as theses.
Thanks to Beth Lennox and Kevin Grummett for their hard work in putting the display together.
As of 1 May 2007, use of the United Nations Common Database (UNCDB) for statistics will be free of charge, and all users can access the full range of data, metadata and various search tools without restriction.
The UN Common Database is a wide-ranging database which covers all countries and areas and selected series from more than 30 specialized international data sources. It contains more than eight million data elements in more than 300 statistical series. In most cases time series are available from 1970 or 1980.
Among the main data sources are the Statistics Division's own databases in merchandise trade, national accounts, demography and population, energy, status of women and industrial commodities production; and statistics from the Population Division, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Project Link, FAO, ILO, IMF, ITU, OECD, UNESCO, WHO, WIPO, World Bank and World Tourism Organization, among others.
Need help searching the UNCDB?
Try the Guide to United Nations Common Database from the University of Minnesota Libraries