Often at the Andersen Library Reference Desk, people stop by and ask where they can find statistics on a specific topic. “I’m looking for the number of World of Warcraft subscribers.” “I want to know the amount of funding the federal government provides to higher education.” “How many people in the United States buy organic food?” Now searching for statistics is much easier! Just use the Library’s new database Statista.
Statista offers data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources, including the US Census Bureau, Gallup, The Nielsen Company, and the American Marketing Association. Categorized into 21 market sectors, the database provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics and a variety of other areas of interest. Data is displayed in a graph that can be easily downloaded or shared. The database even includes infographics, like the one below, that look great in a research report or powerpoint presentation!
So if you have a research assignment this fall, check out the database Statista for statistics related to your topic! Watch the video below to learn more.