Statistical Insight Featured Spotlight: Statistics in the News

This is the first post in a three-part series spotlighting Statistical Insight database features. For this post, we’re looking at the “Statistics in the News” tab, available on a supplemental right-hand menu bar (shown below).

statistical insight2This section of Statistical Insight comprises of fifteen topics ranging from bullying to renewable energy. Selecting a topic will yield several dozen, or in the case of “Medicare Spending” (shown below), several hundred PDFs and tables of compiled statistics.

statistical insight3Using the blue and gray result bar tabs, results can be filtered by table or PDF.  (note: Additional filter options will be explored in a later spotlight post.) Generally, publications located in Statistical Insight are voluminous, containing several hundred pages (table example by the National Center for Health Statistics shown below).

statistical insight4As with the aforementioned example, Statistical Insight provides professionals and students alike with access to information that would be often difficult to amass.

Access to ProQuest’s Statistical Insight database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Author: Marin Dell

Texas Tech School of Law Library - Librarian, Attorney, Law Library Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, loves all things law, libraries and tech/Tech

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