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Geography and the Environment: Statistics

Guide to the latest and most useful research resources for geography and the environment

Guide: OECD iLibrary

OECD iLibrary is a new platform providing comprehensive access to OECD statistical data,books, journals and working papers. It contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998.

OECD iLIbrary replaces SourceOECD and hosts all content equally, so users can find – and cite – tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters. The citation tool for datasets and tables is new and unique to the OECD iLibrary.

Guide: Statistics


ESDS International hosts international macro data.

OECD iLibrary 


UN Data

Other data sources include emerging markets data on the EMIS service, Indiastat (username and password required via Weblearn), and survey data from the UK Data ArchiveICPSR, and the Bodleian Data Library.

Country reports from various publishers are available to browse on Business Source Complete.

Titles are also listed individually on OU e-Journals

Other sources include:

Nexis UK (Global Insight, Quest Economics, and BBC Monitoring)

Factiva (EIU monitors and business reports, Global Insight, various other business reports)


Guide: ESDS

UK Data Service

A single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international macrodata, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data from 1971 to 2011.

Get data Use data Manage data Deposit data

UK Data Archive

Curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom keeping several thousand datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary.

Provides a range of services supporting creators and users of social and economic data.

Create & Manage Data

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