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World Bank launches open access Digital Collection

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A great new open access resource will allow users to access all World Development Reports since 1978.  You can read the press release below: “A new online, open access, collection of all World Development Reports since 1978 was launched today by the World Bank. The Complete World Development Report Online, which allows users to easily […]

World Bank public data now available in Google search

Monday, November 16th, 2009 has had some US public data embedded in its search results for a while now, but as of November 11 the World Bank’s public data has been added to Google search results.  According to the Official Google blog, “17 World Development Indicators  are now conveniently available to you in Google search…. Complete list of […]

Data Visualizer at the World Bank

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The World Bank has just launched a new website that features a “publicly accessible tool for data visualization,”  called the Data Visualizer. “The time series used in Data Visualizer is a subset of 2009 World Development Indicators database. It contains 49 indicators for 209 countries and 18 aggregates from 1960-2007. Data includes social, economic, financial, […]

World Bank e-Library Trial

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

UBC has a trial to the World Bank e-Library and a few other of their databases until the end of August. You can access the trial page here World Bank e-Library: An electronic portal to the World Bank’s full-text collection of books, journals, working papers and other documents on social and economic development. It is […]

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