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New statistical resources

Feb 21, 2012

Tom Teper, Associate University Librarian for Collections, shared this news today:

The University Library is happy to announce that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has access to an important resource for finding statistics and using them to create tables, maps and reports.

ProQuest Statistical Datasets

SFX: http://openurl.library.uiuc.edu/sfxlcl3?rft.object_id=17160000000000501&svc.fulltext=yes.

Voyager: https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/uiu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&v1=1&BBRecID=6782408

ProQuest Statistical Datasets includes 640 datasets in 14 disciplines, ranging from health, crime and population to finance and industry.  Source of data include many U.S. government agencies and international organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the World Resource Institute.  Private companies providing data include Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Mergent and Standard & Poors. Data is also provided from several major stock exchanges.

Data you select can be used to create customized maps, graphs or charts.  Data can be exported to Excel or SAS.

This was secured on our behalf as part of the CIC’s Cooperative Purchasing Program. We have paid access for three years at which time we will need to assume the cost if desired.

For help with Statistical Datasets, you might want to check out these video tutorials: http://wiki.proquest.com/statistical/index.php?title=DataSets_Video_Tutorials.