Statista Trial

Statista, a database of statistics and infographics from 18,000 international sources on industries, companies and popular topics, is on trial through May 12th, 2015. You can search by keyword or browse by industry, industry reports, companies and topics. Topic examples include U.S. e-commerce sales between 2002-2014; global smart phone sales to end users, 2007-2014; annual net revenue of Amazon, 2004-2014; and gang problems in U.S. schools by type, 2011. You can download graphics and data, or imbed them in an HTML page.

The annual subscription price is $5,850. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)

MarketLine – A New Source for Market Data, Reports

MarketLine present business data for companies, industries and geographic areas, all of which you can browse. You can also search for these and case studies, company news and financial deals. Industry reports include market outlook, data and segmentation; a “five forces analysis” of buyer power, supplier power, new entrants, substitution threats and rivalry; and leading companies. Company reports address the business overview; history; key officer biographies; locations and subsidiaries; SOT analysis; competitors; and major products and services.

If you’d like assistance using Marketline, ask us.

PolicyMap on Trial

PolicyMap is a collection of demographic, real estate, city crime rate, health, school, housing affordability, employment, energy, and public investment indicators available on a GIS platform. You can build layers of data and view them by location.

The trial ends March 31st, 2014.  The cost is $8,000 for an annual subscription. Please share your feedback (UMass NetID required for UMass Apps) with us about this resource.

Explore Product Launch Analytics

Product Launch Analytics provides detailed, searchable data on many consumer products, from food, beverages, personal care, household, pet care and more. Find product ingredients, nutritional value, product innovation, packaging, countries where available and other details. You can search or browse, and run comparative analysis reports.

If you’d like to learn more about this resource, contact Mike Davis, Business Reference Librarian, at 413-545-6822

Statistical Abstract of the United States Now From ProQuest

In 2012 the U.S. government ceased publication of its revered (by librarians, at least) source of census and commerce data, the Statistical Abstract of the United States which it had been publishing in one form or another since 1878. The information provider ProQuest has picked up the title and is compiling the data from mostly government agencies for ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. beginning in 2013. Thirty sections with hundreds of tables include a wide variety of data covering Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces; Elections; Geography and Environment; Arts, Recreation and Travel; Foreign Commerce and Aid; Education and much, much more. You can browse, search and apply filters to view the tables of data.

For assistance using this reference source, contact a librarian.

Social Explorer Now Available

The Libraries now have a subscription for Social Explorer, a database with historical census data and demographic information from the 1790-2000 U.S. Censuses, American Community Survey, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study, and the 2002 Carbon Emissions Data from the Vulcan Project. You can select data and generate maps to display it, or read the information in report form.

For assistance using this resource, contact a librarian.

Data Sets: and ICPSR

In the interest of promoting open government, offers a tool for searching and retrieving data produced by the Executive branch of the Federal Government. You can browse for data sets by category or government agency, and you can search raw data by keyword, category or agency. Data sets are also featured, for example the Airline on Time Performance and Causes of Delay from the Department of Transportation, and the DataFerret, “an online anyalytically oriented, self-service tool designed todeliver a wide variety of population, health, economic, geographic and housing information about the United States.”

The Interuniversity Consotieum for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan is a depository for raw data sets in the social sciences. Users have to set up an individual “My Data” account using a UMass email address while on campus, and cant then use this account login for access from anywhere. You can search for data, or browse by subject, country or other countries.