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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics.  These weekly snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

This Week’s Featured Database: ProQuest Statistical Insight from ProQuest.

Link: www.lib.purdue.edu/libraries/mgmt, under Collections, click on the List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: Proquest Statistical Insight  provides demographic, business, and marketing data.

Start with this hint: The interface for Proquest Statistical Insight has been simplified.  Once you enter the database, you can select from one of the specific-hot topics listed on the left,  but if none of those is related to your subject, enter terms in the search field, either the basic or the advanced.  All of these starting points yield a list of results and include applicable filters on the left.  See here for a short video tutorial on the basics of searching Proquest Statistical Insight.

Why you should know this database:  Because Proquest Statistical Insight draws from such a variety of sources such as domestic and foreign government agencies, research organizations, and academic institutions, it covers subjects from humanities, social sciences, and science.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum: Statistics are critical for decision making and with Proquest Statistical Insight students don’t have to hunt for the right government agency to supply the data they need.

Cost: For annual subscription information, contact Mary Dugan.

Tags:  census data, consumers, country data, datasets, demographics, economic conditions, government information, international research, Proquest, social conditions, statistics

Cost: For information on the cost of this database, contact mdugan@purdue.edu.


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If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.