Statista trial

statistaStatista is now available for on campus use until 16th March.

The Library is not in a position to subscribe to the service but if you have any feedback please email n.menabney@qub.ac.uk

Tutorials are available at:
Search functionalities – https://vimeo.com/202712374
Consumer Market Outlook – https://vimeo.com/208289086
Digital Market Outlook – https://vimeo.com/206022627

https://www.statista.com/

Statista is the largest and most extensive statistics platform of its kind in the world, with access to over 1.5 million data sets (adding up to 500 extra per day) with revenue forecasts from 2015 to 2020 on over 400 industries. Also many thousands of downloadable reports, studies and dossiers.

Statista provides huge breadth coverage of data relating to most subject areas. Creating all this for you is a team of over 140 statisticians, database experts, analysts and editors.

Statista provides students, faculty and researchers with an innovative, time saving and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data and statistics aggregating from 18,000 sources and on 75,000 different topics. 

NEW– In-depth comprehensive and interactive databases on the global Digital and Consumer markets

  • Statista‘s Digital Market Outlook offers forecasts, detailed market insights and key performance indicators for the most important areas of the Digital Economy, including various digital goods and services. https://www.statista.com/outlook/digital-markets

Statista’s industry reports, with more central Europe and UK this year, are intended to provide the facts needed to understand an industry. The reports are clearly structured, easy to understand and present not only numerical data on areas such as trends in turnover and revenue, but also on industry strengths and weaknesses.  Updated annually, these reports contain the most recent and relevant data.

Statista’s dossiers are in-house reports which contain the most recent and relevant statistics concerning a single subject.  These reports are compiled in accordance with the most regularly searched-for terms, meaning that users can be provided with dossiers on specific topic areas. In PowerPoint format, Statista’s dossiers serve as research facilitators for users wishing to gain a rapid but comprehensive insight into a topic. Regular updates and routine additions ensure that Statista’s 3,000 dossiers are always up to date.

If a user is interested in a more in-depth insight into the overall context of a subject and finds that individual statistics aren’t sufficient, Statista’s study database can help. With numerous studies from market researchers, governmental institutions and businesses, sourced from over 600 industries, Statista’s study database provides users with the chance to access detailed information on an array of topics.

Here is some feedback we have had so far from the existing customers and how we differ from other providers  –

  • “Topic and subject breadth is very wide, which caters for all staff/students”
  • “User stats are constantly high”
  • “Functionality of the platform is very intuitive”
  • “Huge time saver then searching for data / downloading powerpoints / source articles online”
  • “The Research Service is a great add on if we can’t find the data we need or we need to expand on a particular statistic, then Statista will generally be able find it for us within 48 hours”

 

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Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Drop-in Sessions: February 2018

To get help from Richard Fallis, your Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Subject Librarian, call into the Biomedical Library at the times below, or contact Richard in advance to book a slot.

February drop-in sessions

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Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO)

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Eighteenth-Century Collections Online or ECCO consists of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century. This includes thousands of important works from the Americas also. ECCO is one of the most ambitious single digitization projects ever undertaken.

This database includes:

  • Over 180,000 titles (200, 000 volumes)
  • Includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more
  • Based on the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
  • Works published in the UK during the 18th century
  • Primarily in English – also includes other languages

The span of content contained in ECCO is incredibly impressive; it includes (i) History and Geography, (ii) Social Sciences and Fine Arts, (iii) Medicine, Science and Technology, (iv) Literature and Languages, (v) Religion and philosophy, and (vi) Law. It could be of use to your research!

Some of the benefits of using this resource for research include:

  • Accessibility
  • Portablility
  • Ability to search across documents
  • Keyword searching (time saving)
  • Contributing to preservation of original documents (digital surrogates / facsimiles)
  • Making resources more accessible online for distance research.

Information to guide you in using the database can be found in the Research Tools tab on the ECCO platform.

ECCO is available from the main catalogue and is also listed on the A-Z of Online Resources of the LibGuides.

Happy researching!

 

 

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Biomedical Library: Subject Librarian Drop-In Sessions

Hazel Neale, Subject Librarian for Biological Sciences, and Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences, will be continuing their Biomedical Library drop-in sessions in 2018.

So, if you need help with planning a literature search, running searches in databases, or using any other aspect of library services, call into the Biomedical Library in the MBC at the times below, or contact Hazel or Richard in advance to book a slot.

Biological Sciences Drop-In Sessions:

Monday 15th Jan 3-5 pm
Thurs 25th Jan 1-3 pm
Thurs 1st Feb 2-5 pm
Tues 13th Feb 12.30-2.30 pm
Tues 6th Mar 2.30-4.30 pm

Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences Drop-In Sessions:

Monday  08/01/2018 3.00 - 5.00 pm
Tuesday 16/01/2018 9.00 - 11.00 am
Monday  22/01/2018 3.00 - 5.00 pm
Monday  29/01/2018 3.00 - 5.00 pm

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RefWorks Support Email Address: Discontinued

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The current RefWorks Support email address (refworks-support@qub.ac.uk) will be discontinued from the end of 2017.

After that time, if you experience a problem with Legacy or New RefWorks, or with Write-N-Cite/RefWorks Citation Manager, please email RefWorks directly for help: refworks.support@proquest.com

If you have any general questions about RefWorks, or require training, please contact your Subject Librarian.

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Standards of Service 2017-18

The Library has developed a suite of customer-focused service standards and measures our performance against these standards. Our performance during 2016-17 and targets for 2017-18 have been published.

If you have any feedback or comments, please let us know via our Customer Feedback Page.

We are particularly interested to hear if you feel that there are other important areas of service delivery that we should focus on.

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‘Dental Update’ now available to QUB students and staff

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Sink your teeth into the Library’s newest journal subscription for dentistry.

As requested by the School of Dentistry during our most recent journals review, the Library now offers access to ‘Dental Update’.

Issues are available from 1999 to present.

You can access ‘Dental Update’ via our E-Journals A-Z or from QCat: https://encore.qub.ac.uk/iii/encore_qub/record/C__Rb1358321

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Skype tutorials now available for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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Richard Fallis, QUB Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, is now able to offer Skype tutorials.

So, if you are a Medicine, Dentistry or Biomedical Sciences student or staff member, and would like a remote tutorial covering literature searching or managing references, please email Richard to schedule a Skype session.

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Biological Sciences Drop-in Sessions

Hazel Neale, Subject Librarian for Biological Sciences, is running drop-in sessions in the Biomedical Library (MBC).

If you have any questions about Library resources, or are having problems running a literature search, call in to the Biomedical Library at the times below, and Hazel will be happy to help you.

You can also email Hazel (h.neale@qub.ac.uk) ahead of time to let her know you are coming or to pre-book a slot.

Drop-in times

Monday 13th November 1.00 – 2.30 pm

Tuesday 28th November 12.30 – 2.00 pm

Friday 8th December 2.30 – 4.30 pm

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Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences Drop-in Sessions

Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences, is running weekly drop-in sessions in the Biomedical Library (MBC) from now until mid-December.

If you have any questions about Library resources, or are having problems running a literature search, call in to the Biomedical Library at the times below, and Richard will be happy to help you.

You can also email Richard (r.fallis@qub.ac.uk) ahead of time to let him know you are coming.

Drop-in times

Monday 13th November 3.00 – 5.00 pm

Monday 20th November 3.00 – 5.00 pm

Tuesday 28th November 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Monday 4th December 3.00 – 5.00 pm

Tuesday 12th December 3.00 – 5.00 pm

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