We are currently trialling a database called Statista. This trial will run to mid-February and we welcome any feedback on it from students and staff. The trial will only work on campus so please log on using the college wifi.
Use Statista to access a wide variety of UK, US and international statistics. Data can be downloaded as a PDF, Powerpoint presentation or Excel spreadsheet which can then be manipulated.
To search Statista, go to statista.com. You will see the home page with a simple search screen, and options in the blue bar along the top.
Enter your search terms into the search box to find results across industry and report types.
You can then narrow by publication date, industry or country, and also select report type such as Statistics, Forecasts, or Additional Studies. You can also select Topics to view an initial overview of all content on a certain topic including statistics, infographics and studies. This might be a useful starting point for students researching a subject.
Data comes from a range of sources including journals, trade reports and other statistical publications. You can also access studies and reports. The site is straightforward to use and suitable for FE and HE levels. For more information on Statista, read our blog and contact us with any questions. The trial lasts for a month and we’d be really interested in any feedback you have.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for any feedback or if you have problems or questions relating to the trial.