LAS 102: Information Resources for Global Awareness

 

 

Statistics

Human Development Report 2011   UN.DP/S30  GDL , STX
Tables on the quality of life in each country may be found in the section titled, "Human Development Indicators."  Parts of many tables relate specifically to children and quality of life.
ProQuest Statistical Insight UIUC SUBSCRIPTION
This source includes tables and descriptions of statistical publications issued by international governmental organizations (such as the EU and UN) and governments at all levels.  Begin by selecting the Search Tables Base Edition, which always includes full-text tables.  If you don't find what you need, go to Search Abstracts, which leads to online resources and hundreds of thousands of tables in print and microfiche in the Government Documents Library.  When looking for data on foreign countries, always narrow your search by checking the box beside For Foreign Countries.  Use the subject headings found by clicking on the Subject List to make your search as efficient as possible.
State of the World's Children   UN.ICEF/S34  GDL , STX
This visually stunning source analyses the social, economic, and political developments impacting children. Statistical data on health, nutrition, and education are provided for all countries.
UNICEF 
The Country Statistics link in the left margin leads to national data on infant and maternal mortality, vaccinations, oral rehydration, malnutrition, breastfeeding, school enrollment, and adult literacy.  You can also create your own tables by using the Customized Statistical Tables link.
World Health Organization 
These WHO country profiles include many child health statistics, as well as links to additional statistical sources.
 

Country Profiles

CIA World Factbook PREX 3.15 GDL
This report contains basic maps of every country in the world, as well as descriptions of each country's people, geography, economy, government, transportation and communications infrastructure, military, and transnational issues.
Philip's World Factbook UIUC SUBSCRIPTION
Another basic source of information about countries, with less detailed descriptions and more detailed maps than the World Factbook.

 

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