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Global Cities: Statistics

This guide is intended to support the research activities of students in Dr. Koptiuch's Global Cities course.

Web Sites

Statistical Abstract of the United States
A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Includes some international statistics."

City Population
Includes trend data for selected cities throughout the world. Conduct a search on your city using this search form.

Millenium Goals Indicators (United Nations)
This search page allows you to country and regional data on Millenium Goals.

AT Kearney Global Cities Index
The A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index (GCI) ranks 125 cities according to 27 metrics across five dimensions" 


Library Online Sources

Access UN
(1996+) Indexes current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications, including resolutions, treaties, and UN periodicals. Useful for research on international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian nature.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Provides data and forecasts about political, economic, and business climates of various regions and up to 200countries as well as related news, analysis, and risk factor assessments. 

Gale Reference Library

Use Nation and World section to find sources like

  • Cities of the World
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies

"NationMaster compiles statistics from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD"

SourceOECD Studies
(1988+) Provides access to the OECD and IEA statistical databases, journals, monographs, annual reports, working papers and reference documents produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Statistical data can be downloaded for use in spreadsheets.

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