Hunting for statistics for your case study or research project? No worries. Here are a few hints that may help.

If you are new to AU, you are about to discover that AU is very generous in putting together resources for students and faculty members doing what you are doing.

SSRL proudly presents this following link that will give you access to many public databases built by organizations, such as the UN and the IMF, under these categories below. You can enjoy FREE access to these resources.

SSRL Data Resources

In addition to the databases above, you can also go the AU Library website ( and search in their databases not only for statistics, but also for books, scholarly journals, or periodicals that may help your research. As seen below, the link is on the right (circled in RED) to ‘Search Databases’. This will bring you to the Library Subject Guides. Once you get to there, the resources will be sorted alphabetically, and you can type in the name of specific organizations or literature that you have in mind in the search engine at the top right of the page.

American University Library

American University is also a member institute in the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. ICPSR gathers, maintains and disburses a large number of data sets to users interested in Social Science research. We can link you to this “database of databases” and help you download your data if you need it.

Please enjoy the wealth of data that we have shared with you and good luck with your work!