Databases for the Social Sciences

The Datateam provides access and supports a number of social science databases.

If you already know the name of the database you want tot use, you can use the alphabetical list to get access. You can also get a list of databases by subject by entering keywords in the search box op this page. The titles, content descriptions and keywords of all UL-databases will be searched. Please note: you can't search ín the databases.

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Africa development indicators

Collection of annual time series data on Africa, containing over 1.600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1960 to 2011. Read more

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China Data Online

China Data Online is a knowledgebase of government statistics and census data. Read more

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

Contains thousands of free available datasets in the fields of humanities, archaeology, geospatial sciences, and behavioural and social sciences. Read more

Eurostat: statistics database

Eurostat is the statistical bureau of the European Union. Their statistics database contains detailed statistics on the EU and candidate countries. Read more

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations: statistics

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) collates and disseminates food and agricultural statistics globally. Read more

Global economic monitor

Forecasts of economic indicators by the analysts of the Worldbank. Read more

Health and Retirement Study (registration required!)

The HRS is a longitudinal study on the health and economic well-being of adults over age 50 in the United States. Read more

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ICPSR: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. Read more

ILO: International Labour Organization Statistics

Labour statistics from the International Labour Organization (ILO). Read more

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The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLIBRARY includes access to the IMF data and statistical tools. Read more

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IMF: Balance of payments statistics (BOPS)

The IMF Balance of payments statistics (BOP) contains quarterly and annual time series data. Read more

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IMF: Direction of trade statistics (DOTS)

The IMF Direction of trade statistics (DOT) provides data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. Read more

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IMF: Government Finance statistics (GFS)

The IMF Government finance statistics (GFS) contains statistical data on government financial operations for 145 IMF member countries. Read more

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IMF: International Financial Statistics (IFS)

IFS statistics include current data on international and domestic finance e.g. exchange rates, international liquidity, international interest rates, prices. Read more

Indices of social development

Contains social indicators of development worldwide. Read more

International Debt Statistics

IDS provides external debt and financial flows statistics for countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt under the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS). Read more

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OECD iLibrary

Books, journals and statistical databases from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Read more

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ProQuest Statistical Insight

contains abstract of international statistics and American government statistics. Read more


Statistics about the Netherlands collected and offered to us by the "Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek( CBS )". Read more

Unctad Statistics

Contains statistics about world trade, international finance and foreign direct investments. Read more

United Nations statistics division

Harmonized statistics worldwide provided by the United Nations on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment, demographic and social statistics, gathered from national and international sources. Read more

WDI Online / World Development Indicators Online

contains social, economic, financial and environmental data for over 200 countries. Development indicators and time series data from the World Bank on developing and high-income economies. Read more

World Database of Happiness

Database of ongoing register on current scientific research of subjective appreciation of life. Read more