Library Databases

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AidFlows is an interactive website which visualizes how much development aid is provided and received around the world. Users can select individual donors (providing the aid) and beneficiaries (receiving the aid) to track the sources and uses of aid funding. AidFlows is the result of a partnership between the OECD, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
An online database of trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region contains information on all preferential agreements within the region, an agreement-country matrix, and an advanced search engine allowing to locate agreements by country, agreement name, status, scope, WTO notification status, and keywords.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Online access to SDBS annual data, from 1975 onward, on national accounts, prices, government finance, trade, balance of payments, money and banking, external debt, population, labor force, and social indicators. The online version only contains data that are freely accessible by the public, from 1990 to 2016. Country and regional tables from the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific can be downloaded from the website.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Access to Capital Economics Emerging Asia Service contains the following publications - Emerging Asia Rapid Response, Emerging Asia Data Response, Emerging Asia Economics Weekly, Emerging Asia Chart Book, Emerging Asia Economics Update, Emerging Asia Economics Focus and Emerging Asia Economic Outlook.
Access: Email delivery of research and data. Please contact the Library.
Access to hundreds of thousands of compiled and updated data series, delivered via a suite of databases, including:
Global Database, Daily Database, WorldTrend Database, China Premium Database, India Premium Database and Russia Premium Database. ASEAN Indicators (AEC) and ASEAN Focus Economic Consensus Forecast Report are also available.
Access: ID and Password required. Please contact the Library.
Full-text access to all Commonwealth full-text publications. Areas of expertise include small states, globalisation and multilateral trade issues; export and enterprise development; education; gender; public service management and reform; and law and human rights.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers)
This platform contains 9,349 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 233 publishers.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
This open access platform covers all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities containing ca 9,000 open access journals.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Access to the American Economic Association’s citation database, providing bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature, including an expanded version of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) indexes of journals, books and dissertations.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers)
Access to EIU databases, including: CountryData, World Investment Service, , China Hand, Country Commerce, Country Finance, Country Forecast, Country Monitor, Country Profile, Country Report, Executive Briefing, Global Outlook, Risk Briefing, ViewsWire, World Commodity Forecasts and Worldwide Regulatory Update. Also provides access to The Economist, European Voice and Roll Call: The Newspaper of Capitol Hill since 1955.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers). Please contact the Library for EIU mobile codes.
The Statistics Division maintains the ESCAP online statistical database providing a regional perspective on development issues in Asia and the Pacific. The database, containing approximately 630 data series, is updated twice a year (March and September) and made available online for users.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
The ESCAP Trade, Investment and Innovation Division and the World Bank joined hands to develop a common standard methodology for calculating comprehensive international trade costs and provide the research and policy community with a global reference. The current version includes data from 1995 to 2015 for over 180 countries.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.
Access: ID and Password required. Please contact the Library.
Full-text access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, data and statistical tools. Topics include the financial crisis, development, macroeconomics, poverty reduction, trade, globalization, and more. The Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) database, which tracks exchange and trade arrangements can also be accessed via the IMF eLibrary.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
IMF Data, which became freely available, includes portals and dynamic visualization to showcase its datasets including: International Financial Statistics (international and domestic finance), Balance of Payment Statistics (international economic transactions data and International Investment Position), Government Finance Statistics (budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments), and Direction of Trade Statistics (value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners).
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Full-text, searchable collection of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well a growing collection of open access eBooks. ESCAP Library subscribes to collections I, II, IV and VI.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
Meltwater News is a global online media monitoring database covering 162,000 online publications. Helps organizations measure their media coverage and stay abreast of latest media trends.
Access: ID and Password required. Please contact the Library.
Full-text access to nature.com, including Nature Climate Change. Contains research in all fields of science and technology and provides news and interpretation of trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
Full-text access to the United States National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working papers. Programs of research include Environmental and Energy Economics, International Finance and Macroeconomics, International Trade and Investment and Political Economy among others.
Coverage : 1994+
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
This platform provides freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.
Access: Online (open access/freely available).
Access to the complete online library of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD, International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF). Database User Guides & Tutorials
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
Provides access to the material contained in the 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and the 3 volumes of Additions, as well as quarterly releases of at least 1000 new and revised entries.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
A complete toolkit for language users, from learners to professionals, providing language coverage in French, German, Spanish and Italian, and learning support via instant access to Oxford's bilingual dictionaries.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
Dictionnaire de la langue franaise. Chaque définition comprend l'étymologie, la prononciation, les synonymes, antonymes et analogies. Informe également sur l'utilisation et l'histoire du mot, ainsi que ses formes conjuguées, féminines et plurielles.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers). Also available with ID/Password, contact the Library for more information.
This searchable database contains articles, books, and conference proceedings that includes 507,438 records indexed from 2,063 publications. PKP (Public Knowledge Project) is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing
Access:Online (open access/freely available).
ProQuest Central is the largest periodical database today, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas. Includes access to EconLit, ABI/INFORM, Asian & European Business Collection, East and South Asia Database, and International Newstream. Database training
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
RePEc is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 89 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics via a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components. All RePEc material is freely available.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Online access to the full content of thousands of books, prepublication manuscripts, short documents, articles and training videos on current and critical technology, design and business information, as well as personalization and collaboration tools.
Access: ID and Password required. Please contact the Library.
Elsevier’s ScienceDirect offers access to journal articles and book chapters from more than 3,800 peer-reviewed journals and more than 35,000 books. The tables of contents and abstracts are available for all to search and browse. Full-text access is available to journals in the Economics, Econometrics and Finance subject collection, as well as key titles including - Energy Policy, Journal of Development Economics and World Development. ESCAP staff may also request single articles by contacting the Library.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
SSRN's eLibrary provides access to over 720,850 research papers from 332,464 researchers across 24 disciplines.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Statistical software package program for data management and statistical analysis. Software training
Access: ESCAP staff can find a link to the program at P:\Software\Stata\StataMP-64.exe
Journal database with over 3 million peer-reviewed articles from Routledge and Taylor and Francis Group. Full-text access to a number of ESCAP Library’s journal subscriptions, including Climate Policy, Feminist Economics, Gender & Development, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy and The Journal of Development Studies.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
Triblex is the case law database of the ILO Administrative Tribunal. Triblex allows users to browse Tribunal case law by session, organization or keyword. The site also features an advanced search function which allows users to search by term, date, organization, session, keyword, or judgment number. Triblex also offers the enabling statute and rules of the Administrative Tribunal.
Access: Online (open access/freely available).
The United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade) contains detailed imports and exports statistics reported by statistical authorities of close to 200 countries or areas. The database contains more than 3.1 billion trade records.Coverage: 1962+.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computes) For remote access, contact the Library for an ID/Password.
UNdata brings major UN databases and those of several international agencies into one single internet environment. Statistical databases produced by the United Nations Statistics Division are included: Energy Statistics Database, Environment Statistics Database, Gender Statistics, Millennium Development Goals Database, National Accounts Estimates of Main Aggregates, Statistics of International Trade in Services and Tourism, UN Comtrade, UNSD Demographic Statistics, and World Statistics Pocketbook.
Access: Online (open access/freely available), please contact the Library.
Online access to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization's INDSTAT2, INDSTAT4, IDSB and MINSTAT data series.
Access: ID and Password required. Please contact the Library.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
Published by the UN Office of Legal Affairs since 1963, the Yearbook reviews legal developments of the UN and related intergovernmental organizations and includes information on national legislation and treaties concerning the legal status of the UN and related organizations, a general review of their legal activities, texts of multilateral treaties, summaries of select decisions of their administrative tribunals and of legal opinions of the UN Office of Legal Affairs, information on decisions of international courts and tribunals, etc.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
UN Treaty Collection offers a comprehensive database of international treaties and related information. Databases include Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General (MTDSG), United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS), Monthly Statements of Treaties and International Agreements (MS).
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
The Yearbook of the United Nations is the principal reference work of the UN and provides a detailed overview of the Organization's activities. Each Yearbook is fully indexed and includes all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions. The complete collection (1946-2006) is now available online.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
UNCTADstat provides free access to comprehensive statistical time series and indicators for the analysis of world trade, development, and interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and durable development.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Journal and eBook database with over 6 million articles from Wiley Publishing content. Full-text access is available for a host of open-access titles as well as a number of ESCAP Library subscriptions, including: Development Policy Review, Disasters, International Migration, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Population and Development Review, The World Economy.
Access: Direct (IP access from ESCAP computers).
Free and open access to World Bank data and indicators from around the globe. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources, such as World Development Indicators (WDI), Global Economic Monitor (GEM), and Global Financial Development (GFDD).
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
Full-text access to all World Bank books, reports, and other documents. Includes access to the World Development Report (WDR) since 1978, World Bank Global Economic Monitor (GEM). Many World Bank publications and data are also available via the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
The World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) is a data consultation and extraction software with simulation capabilities. WITS gives you access to the major trade and tariffs data compilations - the COMTRADE database maintained by the UNSD; the TRAINS maintained by the UNCTAD and the IDB and CTS databases maintained by the WTO.
Access: Online (open access/freely available)
The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database (WTID) 2016 contains time series data for more than 180 telecommunication/ICT statistics covering fixed-telephone networks, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, quality of service, Internet (including fixed- and mobile-broadband subscription data), traffic, staff, prices, revenue, investment and statistics on ICT access and use by households and individuals. Selected demographic, macroeconomic and broadcasting statistics are also included.
Access: ID and Password required. Please contact the Library.
Cross-searchable, interactive database of UNWTO books, journals, and statistics. The latest statistical information and aggregated data on inbound and outbound tourism are presented on the Tourism Statistics page.
Access: ID and Password required. Please contact the Library.