By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 15th, 2014

Looking for statistics? The library purchases the Germany-based product: Statista.


What is it?


Statista is an eCollection of over 1,000,000 global, corporate, non-profit, economic, trending events, governmental, and educational statistics. From on May 5, 2014 (emphasis added): “We pride ourselves in being the world’s first and only company to bring together data from over 18,000 sources.”


Statistics are presented alongside an infographic, (usually a chart), providing a visual read of the statistics.


Statistic: Number of monthly active Instagram users from January 2013 to March 2014 (in millions) | Statista
Find more statistics at Statista


“Number of monthly active Instagram users from January 2013 to March 2014 (in millions).” Chart. Statista. N.p., 2014. Web. 5 May 2014.

New Reference Book: Energy, Transportation & the Environment

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 5th, 2010

Energy, Transportation & the Environment: A Statistical Sourcebook and Guide to Government Data: Information Publications, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 In3E

Largely focusing on three main areas:
1.    Energy
2.    Transportation
3.    Environment

This guide contains the most pertinent statistics from the vast information resource gathered by the federal government. Each section is broken down into additional subsections.  For example, read about:
•    Energy production and consumption by source, 1949-2007
•    Fossil fuel production on federally-run land, 1980-2007
•    Alternative-fueled vehicles on the road, 1995-2006
•    Alternative fueling stations by state and type, 2008
•    Projected world oil supply and use, 2006-2030

Helpful for: Eco-Action, Global Issues, Sustainability Studies, Ecology, Statistics

New Reference Book: Children’s Issues Worldwide

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 21st, 2010

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide edited by Irving Epstein, Greenwood Press, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.2303 Ep8

Each volume in this six-volume set presents children’s issues from a different area of the globe.  Included is a discussion of the United Nations codification of children’s rights as well as an introduction specific to each region.

The six volumes are divided into these regions:

  • Volume 1 – Asia and Oceania
  • Volume 2 – Central and South America
  • Volume 3 – Europe
  • Volume 4 – North America and the Caribbean
  • Volume 5 – Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Volume 6 – North Africa and the Middle East

Each volume is then divided alphabetically into countries and then by the following topics:

  • National Profile
  • Education
  • Play & Recreation
  • Child Labor
  • Family
  • Health
  • Laws & Legal Status
  • Religious Life
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Growing Up in the 21st Century

These topics are then followed by a resource guide of additional materials as well as one or more maps of the featured area/country.
Helpful for: Humanities IV, Humanities V, Children’s History, Social and Gender Studies, Global Issues, Middle Eastern Voices

New Reference Book: European Immigration

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 11th, 2010

European Immigration edited by Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas, Ashgate, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.7 T73E

A presentation of immigration patterns as related to the 25 European Union member states.  Immigration policy(s), impact, history and related statistical data for each member state is included.

A sampling of included nations: Austria, Denmark, France, Latvia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.

Helpful for: Humanities V, Global Studies, Statistics, European Studies