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A guide to major reference works, scholarly article databases and data sources in Economics.

About statistics and data

This list of resources will provide you statistical information for Montréal, Québec and Canada, as well as statistical information for France, EU Countries and the USA. If you are looking broadly for country statistics, start with the Statista database as it aggregates statistics most of the national statistical agencies. 

In additional to statistics collected by local and national governments, you will also find resources to statistics, macroeconomic data and development indicators collected by the Commonwealth, the World Bank, the OECD and the IMF. 

For any questions, please contact me, Michael David MILLER, Liaison Librarian for Economics, International Development and Public Policy. 

Québec and Canada - Statistics

France and Europe - Statistics

Data for Countries and Cities

Microdata Sources

World Data and Statistics

Commonwealth iLibrary

Publications from the Commonwealth Secretariat. Every year the Commonwealth publishes around 30 new title on:

  • globalisation and multilateral trade issues
  • export and enterprise development
  • education
  • gender
  • public service management and reform
  • law and human rights

Discover their Economics and Development publications below. 

The World Bank

The World Bank is an international organization dedicated to providing financing, advice, and research to developing nations to aid their economic advancement. The bank predominantly acts as an organization that attempts to fight poverty by offering developmental assistance to middle- and low-income countries (see the Investopedia link for more info).


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a group of 37 member countries that discuss and develop economic and social policy. (see Investopedia link below for more info). 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that promotes global economic growth and financial stability, encourages international trade, and reduces poverty (see investopedia link entry for more info). 

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The McGill Library's Sofia Catalogue

Find Books, Films, Music and MORE!

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The Sofia Library Catalogue searches McGill University's collection of resources, both print and digital: 

  • scholarly, technical and popular books
  • scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers
  • films, music and partitions
  • maps, microfilm and data

NOTE: This search EXCLUDES journal articles.

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