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Research Database on the US Voting System

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization with a special focus on “science, engineering and innovation.”  It also publishes the journal Science.  AAAS has just launched a new database which has the lofty goal of providing fundamental information about “the accuracy, reliability and security of voting technologies, election […]

IMF Financial Soundness Indicators

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

The International Monetary Fund recently launched a database of “financial sector soundness” indicators, or FSIs, for member countries who choose to participate. The aim is to provide users with a means of judging the soundness of financial institutions as well as national economies. The IMF’s list of core FSIs focuses on areas such as debt […]

More on the HST- Premier Gordon Campbell comments on the HST

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Read the story from the Globe and Mail here.   Also Carole James meets with business leaders about the HST from Globe and Mail.

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Here’s another one-stop statistics search tool – this time from the Executive Branch of the US Federal Government.  “… increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the […]

Social Science Data Search at Berkeley

Friday, August 14th, 2009

The Doe & Moffitt Libraries at the University of California, Berkeley have recently launched a Google Custom Search engine on site that “targets 800+ academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets. Emphasis is on data pertaining to the social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, […]

New look for U Michigan’s Document Center

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The venerable University of Michigan Document Center website has just been relaunched with  an attractive redesign.   You can now search as well as browse topics and results lists feature a very helpful “filter by subtopic” feature.   All urls and rss feed addresses have been changed so you’ll want to update those if you link to/rely […]

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