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ProQuest Plans Launch of Global Data Sources
ProQuest's latest initiatives are designed to improve the study of global data by releasing Statistical Abstracts of the World in August and the ProQuest International DataSets in September, which will be launched in partnership with white-label software-as-a-service solution DataMarket and global economic firm Oxford Economics.
Statistical Abstracts of the World will be an online-only resource modeled after ProQuest’s publication Statistical Abstract of the United States. Users will be able to compare and contrast countries using various factors and time periods. Results will be filtered by source, data date, subject, and type of data. The resource will be updated every month.
ProQuest International DataSets will be a single interface wherein researchers can search, compare, visualize, and share time series, survey responses, and other data on various topics. It will also be interactive; users will be able to make charts and write reports on the sources they find in the database, and analytic tools will be offered and sourced from Oxford Economics’ coverage of cities.
The new content will include a range of subjects: population and industry data for 2,600 cities and select states and provinces worldwide; production and employment data on 100 industries; information about ethnicity, religion, consumer spending, healthcare, and income levels for select countries; and long-term forecasts for 190 countries.
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