23 January 2017
Statista – a new source of data
Subject Librarian David Horne tells us in this article about an online statistics portal that can provide very useful information for many areas of research.
The data encompasses statistics, forecasts, industry reports, dossiers (topic overviews), studies, and infographics. Statista’s intuitive search interface provides easy sorting and filtering of results, and links to the information providers for a given search result. An example of the kind of clear information Statista provides is given in the graph below showing the change in the number worldwide Internet users between 2006 and 2016.
Data can be customised using Statista’s style options, and exported in PNG, XLS, PDF or PPT formats. This allows easy inclusion of images and data from Statista in presentations and documents.
Access Statista from its record in Search, or from the Databases A-Z menu. http://guides.lib.monash.edu/subject-databases
Can’t find the data you need? Consult your library’s Research & Learning Point or local Faculty Team librarian. http://www.monash.edu/library/skills/contacts
An example of a Statista graph, available to Monash staff and students.