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Country & Demographic Information

Country Information

  • CultureGrams

    Discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations.

  • Passport

    Passport provides business intelligence on industries, market data & forecasts, and consumer lifestyles, as well as analysis of the economy, infrastructure, and business environment in over 200 countries. It also contains B2B (business-to-business) market data on the world’s 18 largest economies, splitting each into 177 industries.

     Use Passport to obtain historic and forecasted market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, and country analysis.

    You will need to first accept the terms and conditions of use.

  • Mintel

    Mintel offers market research reports covering US and International marketplaces. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market-share analysis and consumer profiles. Complex demographic issues are broken into easy-to-understand sections, explaining consumer behavior and demonstrating the structure of the market.

    Also includes Travel and Tourism reports for countries worldwide.

    *Registration is required using a USC Columbia campus email address.*

International News Sources

  • Times Digital Archive [London] , 1785-1985

    Every page (articles, images, obituaries, reviews, etc) of every issue of the world's newspaper of record is full-text searchable. Content also includes:  Times or Daily Universal Register--Jan 1-Mar 17, 1788  and Daily Universal Register--Jan 1, 1785-Dec 31, 1787.

    The Sunday Times (a separate publication) is not a part of the Times Digital Archive. 

  • LexisNexis Academic

    Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. These include regional, national, and international newspapers, news wires, broadcast transcripts, non-English language news sources, magazines, trade journals, business publications, SEC filings, law reviews, statutory, administrative and case law.

  • World Newspaper Archive

    Fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe. Current modules cover African, Latin American, and South Asian newspapers.

  • Latinamerican Press

    Freely available Latinamerican Press provides independent and reliable information and analysis about Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on the problems and situations that affect the human rights of vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the population.

Demographic Information (alphabetical)

  • American FactFinder - U.S. Census

    Contains population, housing, economic and geographic data. Also allows creation of reference and thematic maps.

  • Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition Online

    Standard source for data on all aspects of American history.  Search and downloading options.

  • Mintel

    Mintel offers market research reports covering US and International marketplaces. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market-share analysis and consumer profiles. Complex demographic issues are broken into easy-to-understand sections, explaining consumer behavior and demonstrating the structure of the market.

    Also includes Travel and Tourism reports for countries worldwide.

    *Registration is required using a USC Columbia campus email address.*

  • Passport

    Passport provides business intelligence on industries, market data & forecasts, and consumer lifestyles, as well as analysis of the economy, infrastructure, and business environment in over 200 countries. It also contains B2B (business-to-business) market data on the world’s 18 largest economies, splitting each into 177 industries.

     Use Passport to obtain historic and forecasted market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, and country analysis.

    You will need to first accept the terms and conditions of use.

  • Population Index

    Abstracts of books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.  Database covers 1986-2000.  We have in print beginning with 1935.

  • Statistical Insight

    Our subscription includes US Federal statistical publications  (indexing coverage from 1973, full text from 2004 - ) and international statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (coverage begins in 1983 - ).

  • U. S. Census Bureau

    Includes the Census of Population and Housing, Economic Census, Census of Governments and other Census Bureau surveys, data and publications.

  • U.S. Gazetteer

     Download Census gazetteer files.

  • World Bank Data - World Development Indicators Online

    World Bank Group now provides free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe—some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years— through its new data portal.