Monthly Archives: February 2018

Spice up your research papers with Statista

Statista logoOne of the newest subscription databases we are offering is Statista, a portal to graphical representations of data over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources on a single platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, it provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Statista includes data sources such as market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

You can dowload data as Excel spreadsheets, into PowerPoint, as PDFs, or in graphic format (.PNG files). The Infographics would make a great addition to a research paper or presentation. (Oh, and you can also create citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago styles). Here is a sample infographic about Google’s online empire:

Google infographic

Statista is listed on our Databases A-Z page, our Statistics – Research by Subject page, and is available from off campus with your Miami ID and password.

Check out Kanopy streaming videos

Kanopy logoIf that documentary or film you found on YouTube is requiring you to purchase access, try our Kanopy streaming video service. It’s a subscription offered by University Libraries that features over 8,000 films from a variety of important collections and producers, including California Newsreel, Green Planet, PBS, BBC. Kanopy videos can be watched on TV via Roku, Apple TV, HDMI cable, or Chromecast. Each film includes a citation in APA, MLA, and Chicago Style, so you can cite them in a research paper or presentation.  More information available on our Kanopy guide.