See the more detailed LibGuide on researching Data & Statistics generally.
Ask the question: What organization or agency would likely collect this data?
Government Agencies? Government Agencies collect data at all levels to aid policy decisions. It is generally distributed free via the internet. Organizations ? Larger data sets are generally available in SPSS, Excel, SAS or Stata formats.
General Indexes/Databases for International Statistics
Terra Populus will integrate the world’s population and environmental data, including: Population censuses and surveys, Land cover information from remote sensing, Climate records from weather stations and Land use records from statistical agencies.
Links to statistical tables and publications with statistics in them from OECD. Note: we do not subscribe to everything available here. (available to Claremont Colleges faculty staff and students only)