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Finding English-Language Sources for Social Science Topics in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Passport - Global Market Data

There are a multitude of resources that will lead a student to English language materials for the region but some are particularly valuable. This guide will help the student to find those at the UIUC library website, highlighting some of the best.

Passport Reference and Markets (formerly Global Market Information Database/ GMID)

Contains demographic, economic, and background marketing statistics for over 200 countries, as well as market and economic forecasts to the year 2010. GMID also contains major market reports and consumer lifestyle reports for countries from all over the globe.

To locate statistics, look under Search Industries (in the upper left corner of the Home/Welcome page). You can generate tables of statistics on Consumer, Industrial, and Service Markets by clicking on the appropriate link. The next step requires you to select among several countries. You can also use the green toolbar at the top of the page to explore by Industries, Countries, and Consumers. If you need a table about Food Shopping Habits in Croatia, this is the resource for you.

The entry below is, as you can see a brief entry on Aeroflot's current condition.  The power of this resource lies in its ability to link information.  You can readily place Aeroflot in the Russian Transport situation in general by clicking on "Industries" and choosing "Transport"  The "Countries and Consumers" option will allow you to get a broader view still of the economic situation in a country.  It is a very impressive database when looking for targeted statistical data.

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