World Development Indicators Online

The Libraries are running a trial of World Development Indicators Online This database, which was previously available on CD-ROM, is the premier data source on the global economy. It contains statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2007 (selected data for 2007) for over 220 countries and country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. Results can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change, and charted. Data can also be exported in standard formats like Excel. The database is updated periodically with annual data loaded in May. The trial runs through August. Login information for the trial is available here.