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Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know.  These weekly snapshots will have only basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources, and hopefully tempt you to explore.  Feedback is always welcome.  If you have a suggestion for a database or research topic that should be covered, please let us know.

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

Find It: www.lib.purdue.edu/libraries/mgmt. Under the column with the header Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

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

Try this: The interface for Proquest Statistical Insight opens with a simple search box and a list of hot topics.  If none of the featured topics is related to your subject, enter key terms in the search field, using either basic or advanced search.  All of these starting points yield a long list of results, but then you can start to narrow down the results with filters displayed on the left, choosing sources, locations, or subjects.  See here for a short video tutorial on the basics of searching Proquest Statistical Insight.

Why faculty 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.

Why students should know this database:  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.

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

Cost:For annual subscription information, contact Mary Dugan.


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