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Statistics & Data for City Planning: International

Statistics & Data for City Planning: International is a guide to UC Berkeley library and web resources for socioeconomic and demographic data and statistics relevant to city planning. The focus here is international; for a guide to U.S. statistics see Statistics & Data for City Planning: United States. For international housing statistics, see Housing Research Resources. See International Planning for a guide to general research sources. For additional assistance please consult the reference staff of the Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall.

Gateways
Using Statistics
Numeric & Spatial Data Sources
General Sources
Regional Data
City Data
Campus Resources

UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only by using The Library's off-campus access services.

Compiled by Deborah Sommer. Content reviewed: June 2010

Gateways

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Using Statistics

Here is a selection of books on using and interpreting statistics and data in the social sciences.

To find additional titles, try the following subject searches in the Library's catalogs:
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology
Social sciences -- Statistical methods
Social sciences -- Statistics
Statistics -- Graphic methods

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Numeric & Spatial Data Sources

Here is a selection of numeric data collections for the social sciences. To find additional data sets, try the following search strategies in the Library's OskiCat catalog. Neither search strategy is perfect; we're working on it! NOTE: Neither of these strategies will work in the Melvyl catalog.

Strategy 1: Search results include ICPSR and other new numeric data sets.
Choose Advanced Search
Select Genre/Physical Charac (exact) from the drop-down menu of search types
Type data set in the search for box
To narrow your search results by topic, type subject terms in the second search for box,
and select subject keywords from the drop-down menu of search types.
Strategy 2: Search results are limited to CD-ROMs in Doe Reference, where most of the social sciences data collections are held.
Choose Advanced Search
Limit your search by location: DREF
Limit your search by publication format: Computer Files
To narrow your search results by topic, type subject terms in the second search for box,
and select subject keywords from the drop-down menu of search types.

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General Sources

Data in these sources are reported primarily by country.

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Non-Governmental Sources

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United Nations

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World Bank

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Regional Data Sources

These sources are organized by region, and provide individual country as well aggregated data. See also Guide to Development Information as well as other sources in this guide.

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City Data Sources

Note that local data is sometimes also available on official city web sites and in national census reports.

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Campus Resources

Here are a few campus locations that have significant collections of statistics, or numeric or spatial data.

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