Knoema: Build & Explore Datasets

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Earlier this month we had the opportunity to attend the "60 Sites in 60 Minutes" presentation at the Special Libraries Association's Annual Conference in Chicago. One site we loved was Knoema. Knoema lets you explore, build and share datasets. They currently have 835 datasets on a range of different subjects including things like: economics, demographics, energy, government debt, mortality, urbanization and lots and lots more. You can search their datasets by topic, source, name or publication date. All their content is ready to share via Facebook and Twitter or you can download to excel or embed into your own website. They've also got a great World Data Atlas which includes Country Profiles, Maps, Country Rankings, and Commodities. The Country Profiles are especially helpful with links to all kinds of datasets for demographics, economy, energy and more. Here's an example of all the datasets you'll see in a Country Profile:

For more about what you can do with Knoema, check out their intro video: