Sources for data

The central repository for data collected by the United States government. Organized by agency and topic. Start here!

A “fact tank” from Sweden that collects data from a wide variety of sources including governments and international organizations. Searchable by indicator.

The International Monetary funds provides access to data tables on a variety of finance related topics.

Statistics organized by country.

Datasets relating to the Pew Research Centers variety of social science research reports.


A branch of the United Nations, UNESCO, focuses on education, science and culture around the world.

The United Nations Children's Fund collects data on all aspects of children’s lives around the world.

Search by country or indicator.

Data collected about a wide variety of health related issues.

Online Databases

If you need background information on your topic, try one of the following databases to locate articles and reference materials.


A multi-disciplinary database with coverage of all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. Includes more than 4,300 full-text magazines and journals and nearly 250 full-text newspapers and newswires, and over 2,900 full-text reference books and encyclopedias. Use this database when you need access to a wide variety of resources and you have good keywords to use to get the results you need.


This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Content includes full text for more than 9,100 records.


Search all articles, newspapers, audiobooks and digital collections in ResearchIT CT with one search. Use this database when you need to find as much information across a range of media as possible on your topic.

Online Encyclopedias

A great source for background information.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica

has High School, Middle School and Elementary Levels. If you don't find what you need in one level, try another one.

Click here for Off-Campus access

To access from off-campus, you will need your 14 digit Wooster Library Barcode number. Check your google drive to find it.

World Book

World Book

has Kids and Student levels, as well as a Spanish edition.

Click here for Off-Campus Access

To access from off-campus, you will need your 14 digit Wooster Library Barcode number. Check your google drive to find it.

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