The Thigpen Library has a trial subscription from now until mid-February to a database called Statista. To access it, just go to statista.com, and you should see a message at the top left of the page that shows you are accessing it through Volunteer State Community College. If you are off-campus, you will first be prompted to log in with your Vol State username and password before gaining access.
Statista also offers Infographics, like the one below, that are frequently updated and used by companies such as CNN, ESPN, and Mashable.
The resources in Statista can be useful for a wide range of subject areas, including all of the academic divisions at Vol State! All of the content can be exported and embedded into papers, reports, PowerPoint or Google presentations, blog postings, and websites. Statista also has a feature that will help users cite their statistics in four different citation styles.
Still have questions about how to use Statista? Watch the video at the top of the post and learn more tips and tricks!
If you would like to know more about how to best use Statista, or you have feedback about it for the library, please contact Amber McKee at 615-230-3406 or by email.
Looking for a database to help you find contrasting ideas about a topic? Try searching Opposing Viewpoints in Context. You will find it on the Library’s alphabetical list of databases webpage http://www.volstate.edu/Library/Alphabetical.php. The database is also listed on the “Current Events” and “Persuasive” subject database webpages.
It’s a good idea to search more than one database. CQ Researcher and ProQuest may have the information you need. Happy searching!
Don’t miss Databases – huh?, part of the Learn@ the Library series, on February 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library’s Research Center. Save time and reduce your frustration by learning the basics of library databases and how to use them for your class assignments. It only takes 20 minutes!