Articles & Databases

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
Aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2010. [More about National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)] 
Users must register in order to download data (registration is free).

SIPRI Database Collection
SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, provides access to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. [More about SIPRI Database Collection] 
The SIPRI Database Collection takes the place of the retired Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) database.

General quantitative data on an easy-to-use searchable platform. Covers thousands of sources and topics, with infographics that are easy to share or embed on a webpage.  [More about Statista] 

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
This database from the U.S. Department of State bears some similarities to the CIA Country Fact sheets but has a more specific focus; namely, it concentrates on U.S. Bilateral Relations. [More about U.S. Department of State: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets] 

UNdata brings UN statistical databases together through a single entry point. [More about UNdata] 

WGSN provides current consumer and design trends, fashion forecasting, global trend insights, and market analysis; USU currently subscribes to two WGSN modules: Fashion and Insight.  [More about WGSN] You must register with a USU email account to access WGSN