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Electronic Libraries

University of California, San Diego
A listing of 863 Internet sites of numeric Social Science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses and more.

Library of business and economic literature
Electronic study guides, methodological materials, and scholarly monographs on economics, finance, management and marketing. In a separate section, there are reviews and scholarly articles on economic, managerial, and marketing issues in organizations.

Library of Economics and Liberty
The library is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought. It has e-books, articles, electronics encyclopedia, etc. The website is provided by Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, educational foundation.

Oxford University Press Reading Room
offers scholars and students the opportunity to sample chapters and other extracts from a wide range of its new publications.


Princeton University Press - Sample Chapters: Sociology

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Social Theory

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Sociology of Religion

Princeton University Press Sample Chapters in Economics

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: General Economics

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Microeconomics

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Public Economics and Political Economy

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Economic History

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: International & Development Economics

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Economic Systems

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Macroeconomics & Monetary Economics

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Econometrics

Cambridge University Press - Sample Chapters: Political Economy


Publications and Datasets


Articles from the Federal Reserve Bulletin
The site provides an abstract for each selected article, which are report and analyze economic developments, and discuss bank regulatory issues.

Business Cycle Indicators
The site provides "leading indicators" or "leading economic indicators," are used by economists to measure business cycles.

Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC)
EERC is devoted to economic education and research in the CIS. The consortium online library provides access to more than 7000 working papers, conference reports and newsletter.

Economic Growth Resources
lnks to a wide variety of resources related to economic growth, including data sets and journals.

Institute for International Economics
The Institute for International Economics is a "private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy." This web site contains short abstracts and press releases of books published by the Institute. Speeches, testimonies and essays by the staff at the Institute on a variety of international economics issues are also available as is a collection of working papers published since 1994.

NetEc - "NetEc is a volunteer effort to improve the communication of research in economics via electronic media, consisting of:

  • Information on printed working papers on BibEc,
  • Data about electronic working papers on WoPEc,
  • Code for Economics and Econometrics on CodEc,
  • World Wide Web Resources in Economics on WebEc.



ERCOMER - the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations
The European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations within the Department of General Social Sciences of the University of Utrecht, is devoted to the specialized study of migration and ethnic relations in Europe.

Forced Migration Online
Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides access to a wide variety of online resources concerning the situation of forced migrants worldwide.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Contains full-text of several publications, news and updates on refugee situations around the world, and information on UNHCR activities and functions.

United Nations Population Division

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The United Nations Population Fund home page provides a variety of demographic, population, and family planning information from around the world, including reports of meetings, technical reports, press releases and statements.



Bureau of Labor Statistics
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent US statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data.

Electronic Statistics Handbook
"StatSoft Inc. provides this electronic textbook on the use of statistics in laboratory research, business, social sciences, datamining, and engineering, among other fields. There is also a detailed glossary and extensive bibliography.

Energy-Related Resources
This site includes statistics on petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, etc. It also has the full text of the Annual Energy Outlook and the International Energy Outlook. From the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Fair Model
Provided by Yale University, this site allows the user to do macroeconomic modeling. "It is a resource for business forecasters, government policy analysts, macroeconomic researchers, teachers, and students."

This site provides an entry way to access U.S. Government information online. Access to reports by

Industry number (through the Bureau of the Census at the Department of Commerce), Census of Population and Housing (also through the Bureau of the Census at the Department of Commerce), and other U.S. economic data.
IDB - International Data Base
The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for all countries of the world.

International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board
The International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) provides lnks to key information about economic and financial data disseminated by member countries that subscribe to the IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS).

Social Indicators of Development
Interactive query of the World Bank's dataset containg 125 socioeconomic variables from more than 170 economies for the period 1965-1993.

From the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE), this site includes lnks to various statistical sources internationally.

Trends in Developing Economies
Trends in Developing Economies (TIDE) provides brief reports on most of the World Bank's borrowing countries.

United Nations Statistics Division
From the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, this page is a gateway to lnks to statistics, methodology, publications, data sets and contact information.

World Development Indicators Site
From the World Bank, the World Development Indicators web site provides access to a selection of current data from the most recent issue of WDI.



A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace
A site developed by Michael C. Kearl at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

A Sociological Information System based at the University of Amsterdam, Holland

The SocioLog
A comprehensive guide to sociology online developed by Julian Dierkes.


List Serves

International Research Exchange
IREX maintains a list serve with notifications of scholarships, meetings, conferences, and seminars.

National Council for Russian, East European and Eurasian Research
This American organization funds collaborative projects and short-term travel grants.

National Science Foundation, Social and Economic Sciences
This division of the US NSF provides descriptions of currently funded research and a searchable database of grant abstracts in addition to information concerning present programs and recommendations for applications.

Social Science Research Council
The Social Science Research Council Eurasia section supports collaborative projects and dissertation workshops on themes related to the languages and cultures of Eurasia.

South Caucasus Regional Initiative
A World Bank summary site of development projects in the region


Reference Sources (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries) - EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History is designed to provide students and laymen with high quality reference articles in the field. Articles for the Online Encyclopedia are written by experts, screened by a group of authorities, and carefully edited. A distinguished Advisory Board recommends entry topics, assists in the selection of authors, and defines the project's scope.

The Handbook for Economics Lecturers - This is a set of guides to inform and improve the practices of university teachers of economics. The guides, though self-contained, are grouped under four section headings of teaching, assessment, course design and evaluation. Each guide has been written and edited by academic economists with experience of a particular aspect of learning and teaching practice.

A Glossary of Political Economy Terms


The Free Dictionary


Online Journals

British Library of Political and Economic Science

Research Resources for the Social Sciences

Social Sciences, Humanities, General Reference - INFOMINE

The WWW Virtual Library

Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) - disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education.

JSE is available for no charge. If you wish to receive e-mail announcements when new issues are published (or if you have questions or comments about JSE), please send an e-mail to the Editorial Assistant, Denise Riker(

International Journal on the Teaching and Learning of Statistics

Demoscope Weekly


Portals and Search Engines

Social Science Search Engines and Portals

Google Scholar - enables you to search specifically for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Google Scholar returns results from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles.

Research Resources - contains links, proprietary information, and searches for all types of researchers and seekers of information, particularly those in the social sciences.

EcEdWeb - The Economic Education Web is your portal to economic education resources in all forms and at all levels. Select from the menu above to find exciting material for teaching economics.

Web Center for Social Research Methods - This website is for people involved in applied social research and evaluation. You'll find lots of resources and links to other locations on the Web that deal in applied social research methods.

Dr. T's - The site provides economics news, data, analysis and links to carefully screened sources on the Web. It also facilitates communication among economists, students, and anyone interested in economics, business or finance.

Game Theory - Game provides resource material to educators and students of game theory and its applications to economics, business, political science, computer science, and other disciplines.

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) - The World Wide Web of Demography Information resources


Azerbaijan General Search Engines and Portals



Azerbaijan Search


News Agencies, Online Newspapers and Magazines





Baku Sun

Azeri news

525 qazet

Yeni Azerbaijan


Azertaj State News Agency



Government and State Institutions in Azerbaijan

Office of the President

The Parliament

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Economical Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Constitutional Court

National Bank of Azerbaijan

State Social Protection Fund

Central Election Commission

State Customs Committee Of Azerbaijan Republic


Academic and Scientific Institutions in Azerbaijan

Khazar University

Baku State University

Azerbaijan State Economic University

Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences

Western University

Odlar Yurdu University


Professional Associations and Networks around the World

International Sociological Association


North Carolina Sociological Association

The Society for Applied Sociology

Union of International Associations

Social Science Research Network

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies

American Political Science Association

American Economics Association

European Association for Population Studies

European Economic Association

Population Association of America

Global Development Network



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