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WDI Online

Alternate Title:
World Development Indicators Online

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Premiere data source on the global economy. It contains statistical data for over 550 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2000 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. Data selection screens are intuitive and easy to use. Results can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change, and charted. These features plus data export options in standard formats like Excel make WDI Online the most useful tool yet for researching developmental data.

Print and CD-ROM versions of WDI are retained in GIMSS (Government Information, Microforms and Statistical Services), 2nd floor of the IUB Herman B Wells Library, which also subscribes to most World Bank publications, including its World Bank E-Library.  Email: Telephone: 812-855-6924.

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Frank-Wilson, Marion
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  • India Studies
  • Central Eurasian Studies
  • Statistical Resources
  • Military Science
  • European Studies
  • Government Information: International Documents
  • Slavic and East European Studies
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • International Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Business
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Government Information: Foreign Documents
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • African Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

Economic history--1990- --Statistics--Periodicals.
Economic development--Statistics--Databases.
Economic indicators--Databases.
Social indicators--Databases.