Department Chair:
Ron Cheung

Administrative Assistant:
Terri Pleska

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8483
Fax: (440) 775-6978

Rice Hall 233
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Social Science Data Lab: Data Search

Social Science Data Lab: Data Search

The following is a list of links to data on the internet. To request additional data, please contact Barbara Craig.


General Social Science Data

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
University of Virginia Social Science Data Center
United States Census

Economic Data

Economic Time Series
Economics Resources on the Internet
Penn World Tables
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Statistics from the Feds
US Stock Markets
Currency Exchange Rates
St. Louis Federal Reserve Database (FRED)


Other Economic Subject Resources

Asset Price-Related Information

Africa Stock Exchange Guide (overview of publicly traded African companies)
American Stock Exchange (current and historical data, including options and derivates)
Amsterdam Stock Exchange (information about the Exchange and Amersterdam EOE Index)
Arizona Stock Exchange (Uniform-price institutional trades of American companies)
Asia, Inc. Online (business information about Asian companies)
Australian Stock Exchange (stock information about ASX)
Canadian Mutual Fund Tables (performance measures about Canadian mutual funds)
Chicago Board Option Exchange (many links to options information)
Chicago Board of Trade (trading information about the CBT)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (flash quotes, daily settlement prices, and other information)
Daily US Treasury Bond Prices (state and local government bond rates from around the U.S. including yields and bids)
Datastream: Complementary Data (global market indices)
Historical Commodity Prices (text files of front-month futures prices for various commodities)
Historical Futures Prices (closing futures prices for major U.S. exchanges)
Holt Report Index (information on U.S. and foreign market indices)
Koblas Currency Converter (foreign currency converter)
Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (daily trading activity of the KLSE)
LABSTAT (time series of major economic surveys, such as CPI)
London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (links to LIFE-related data and other information; user name: guest, password: guest)
Madrid Stock Exchange (stock prices of the MSE)
New York Merchantile Exchange (intra-day and closing quotes)
Nikko Securities (current and historical data of Nikko indices)
Petroleum Prices (spot and futures petroleum prices)
Philadelphia Stock Exchange (information on stocks traded on the PSE) (current prices on stocks, options, mutual funds, commodity futures and bonds)
RINACO Plus (information on the Russian securities markets)
Security APL Quote Server (15-minute delayed quotes on many listed securities)
Stockmaster (stock charts of prices and mutual funds values)
Taiwan Stock Exchange (information about stock prices for the TSE)
Vancouver Stock Exchange (trading information for stocks listed on the VSE)
Zagreb Stock Exchange (security information regarding the ZSE)


Daily Financial Report
Dividend Reinvestment Programs
Economic Information -- U. of Michigan Library
FDIC Directory
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Federal Reserve Board Information
Finance and Economics Links -- U. of Minnesota-Duluth
Goethe Investment Club
Income Tax Information
International Financial Encyclopedia
Journal of Applied Econometrics Data Archive
Kiwi Club
Ohio State University Financial Data Finder
Resources for Economists
RISKWeb Stocks and Commodities Links -- Internet Interactive Marketing
The Syndicate Home Page
The Review of Economic Studies
US Tax Code Online
Wall Street Directory
Web Finance
World Bank
Economics Working Paper Archive
Office for Futures and Options Research
GNN Personal Finance
Money Daily
Mortgage Payment Center
Nest Egg
Quicken Financial Network


Financial Press

Bloomberg News
Finance Journals
CNN Financial
The Economist
Financial Times
Reuter's News
Wall Street Journal


Economic Statistics

Business Cycle Indicators
Census Bureau Economic Information
Federal Reserve Sites
Iowa Electronic Markets
U.S. Macro & Regional Data
Macroeconomic Advisers
Social Science Research Network
Stockman Economics On-Line Yellow Pages
Statistical Abstract
Visualization of Local Inflation Rates
The World Factbook 1995


Financial Data

AMEX Links to Other Financial Resources
Corporate Finance Network
Expo - Data Sites
Financial Calculators and Tools
Financial Data Finder
ECON 206 -- Financial Management Course Folder
Index of Companies
IRIN Company Database
KPMG International
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley
Financial Research: Home Page
UBS Home Page
Wall Street Net


Historical Data

The Historical Text Archive maintained by Mississippi State University
Documents in American History
U.S. Census Data, 1790-1860, Instructional Computing Group of Harvard University, in cooperation with Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan
Social Sciences Data Collection maintained by the University of California, San Diego
Historical Photographs, exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography
French Revolutionary Pamphlets
Rare Map Collection at the Hargrett Library, maps of America from 16th through early 20th century
Council for European Social Science Data Archives Promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe
Office of Population Resources, Princeton University The oldest population research center in the country, site contains data archives and issues of "Population Index" from the Spring 1986 to the current issue
Essex Social Science Data Archives Largest collection of computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom
History Data Service Holdings include numerical data files with information on European state finance across a broad time period; alphanumeric data files with information from 19th century censuses, poll books and trade directories; data files containing text from manor court rolls
The Government Printing Office Docs on Demand
Cliometric Society Observations on wages, hours, and working conditions in nineteenth-century America


Political Data

National Election Study
Congressional Record
The White House


Sociological/Anthropological Data

Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
French Ministry of Culture