Database Spotlight: Statista

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University of Maine at Augusta students, faculty, and staff have access to so many databases it might be a challenge to explore them all! Who knows what you might find that you never knew you needed? This blog post will showcase the statistics database Statista!

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First, how do you get to the Statista database? Well, you can click the link here to take you directly there or you can take the path that begins at uma.edu/libraries which is also how you would find all the other databases we have to offer as well.

Once you reach the UMA Libraries homepage select “Guides and Databases” and then “A to Z Listing of Databases.”statista4

Next select the “S” for Statista and then scroll down until you find it!

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Easy Peasy!

So what can you use Statista for? Why, statistics of course! Here is an example:

Say you have a research assignment involving the organic food industry.  Simply search for organic food, or check the Topics tab at the top! Organic Food Industry is listed, so you could also just click there. That will bring you to this page:

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There is a lot of great information right on this page, but you can go further!  If you select “Details,” for this example we used “Growth of Organic Food Sales in the U.S.” you can get more detailed information on that topic:

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You can download the graphs and there is even an option to have the citation done for you.

This is a great resource for quoting statistical information and for finding charts and graphs perfect for inserting into your next research paper, just don’t forget to cite your sources!

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