• Mathematics,  Research


    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 www.statistica.com 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.   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. <http://www.statista.com/statistics/253577/number-of-monthly-active-instagram-users/>.

  • Natural Sciences,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Energy, Transportation & the Environment

    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,…

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Children’s Issues Worldwide

    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…

  • Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: European Immigration

    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