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World databank. World development indicators & global development finance

Provides access to the following two resources from the World Bank: Global Development Finance (GDF) provides external debt and financial flow statistics for countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt under the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS) and World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. World Bank

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World digital library

Provides digital access to primary resources from cultures and countries around the world across all time. Includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, prints and art, and sound recordings. A joint project of the Library of Congress and U.N.E.S.C.O., the site is arranged visually using a map of the world to indicate the number of culturally significant items available for each 9 geographical groupings. Each item is given a summary description which describes the item and it's cultural importance. The site may also be searched by keyword or browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, or institution. Language options for English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese

Date Coverage:
8,000 BCE - 2010 CE
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Multimedia

World Health Organization

Provides information, publications, data, and statistics on global health matters within the work of the United Nations. Includes information on health topics, news on disease outbreaks and emergencies & disasters, and information on WHO initiatives

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Date varies
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Full Text

World history collection (Gale)

Provides indexing and access to scholarly and popular journals covering all aspects and regions of world history from about 1450 to the present. Selection of approximately 2 dozen scholarly journals complemented by about that many popular journals. Very focused selection of journals (a search for Chinese History returned 14 results), but a good starting point for topic discovery and information. Once there is a focused topic, use additional databases (like Historical Abstracts) to broaden the results and retrieve additional scholarly research articles. Search by keyword, subject, author, title or browse by topic. Gale Cengage

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~1988 - present
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Some Full Text
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World life expectancy

This site’s purpose is to stimulate meaningful research on this important subject through leading Academic Institutions worldwide, while displaying the data in ways the less informed visitor can understand and use. They gather meaningful Life Expectancy data from every corner of the Globe, with the goal to assist people everywhere in living longer and more productive lives

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World news connection

Provides translated and English-language news and information from non-US media sources throughout the world, including newspapers, periodicals, websites, non- classified technical documents, conference proceedings, television, and radio broadcasts. The content that appears in the WNC database comprises curated articles collected and translated by and for the U.S. Government

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November 1995 – December 31, 2013
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World public opinion.org

Provides information and data gathered by worldwide research centers on public opinion on international issues. Datasets to studies produced by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) are available in the Digital Repository of the University of Maryland (DRUM)

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Unknown; current
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Full Text

World religion database

The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world’s religions for the period 1900 to 2050

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1900-2050
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World Shakespeare bibliography online

Provides a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide. Containing over 127,500 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England. Begun in 1950 as a bibliographical supplement to Shakespeare Quarterly, the World Shakespeare Bibliography (WSB) has expanded over the years to become a searchable electronic database that allows users unparalleled access to Shakespeare-related material. Folger Shakespeare Library

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World Trade Organization

Functions as the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has as its main goal to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. Contained on this website are trade statistics, staff working papers, WTO discussion papers, trade reports and profiles, and WTO news

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Varies
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Some Full Text

WorldCat

Contains an online catalog to the book, media, archival, journal, map, music, and special collections holdings of libraries across the United States and internationally. Can limit by year, type of material, and other factors. OCLC FirstSearch

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All years
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Citation + BU Info Links
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WorldSciNet

Provides access to more than 100 journals published by World Scientific and its associates. Subjects include chemistry; computer science; economics, finance, and management; engineering; environmental science; materials science, mathematics; medical and life sciences; nonlinear science; physics; and social sciences. Searchable by title, author, keyword, and year. Browsable by subject or journal title. Full text available for many journals

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N/A
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WRDS

Provides a user-friendly unified gateway for obtaining financial and market data for thousands of companies and financial institutions in the U.S. and around the world. Data is provided from the following resources: Amadeus, Compustat Global & EMDB, Compustat North America, CRSP (Center for Research in Securities Prices), Eventus, I/B/E /S (Institutional Brokers Estimates System), NYSE TAQ, Bank Regulatory databases, Blockholders, Fama French Portfolios, FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), Federal Reserve Bank Reports, Penn World Tables, PHLX (Philadelphia Stock Exchange), United Currency Options Market (UCOM), and SEC disclosure of Order Execution. NOTE : Please see login instructions and instructions for account registration

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WWW virtual library

An expert-run catalog of sections of the Web, begun by Tim Berners-Lee; expanded, organised, and managed for several years by Arthur Secret; and maintained centrally by Gerard Manning; individual indexes maintained by others--About page

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Yad Vashem

Established in 1953 by the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority to commemorate the Jewish Holocaust during World War II. Exists as a world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust. Includes database of Shoah victims' names and digital collections

Date Coverage:
1939 to present
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Multimedia

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