Statista is an online portal providing data on the global digital economy, industrial sectors, consumer markets, public opinion, media, demography and macroeconomic trends. EUI members have access from 1 January 2018. Quantitative data from 425 sectors in 50 countries are provided with a range of infographic tools for analysis and visualisation. Data can be located via the Statista search engine, or the top menu tabs. Results can be filtered by left-menu facets, including country/region, industrial category and publication date. Result sets can also be sorted by category: statistics, forecasts, studies, industry reports or infographics. Statista also produces industry reports, market forecasts and ‘toplists’ of sectoral statistics.
EUI members now have access to the Factiva database of worldwide general and business news content. Factiva covers more than 28,000 resources from 159 countries in 22 languages. The database can be used to locate and export full-texts and abstracts. Quantitative news trend analysis can be performed on search returns, and a key-term frequency graphic is available at the upper left of the search returns’ screen. The free text search function, and Boolean Operators, are explained in this guide. The left menu allows the inclusion or exclusion of content by facet category: newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites and company reports; by time period; and by language of content. Enter Factiva via this Catalogue link. An overview of the database is in the Guide to Factiva.
The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the upgrade of the FRASER digital archive of economic, financial and banking historical resources on 7 January. Historical records can now be browsed by over 1,000 subject-heads, such as monetary policy, business cycles, industrial production &c. Earlier this year, FRASER was upgraded with a new tool for downloading metadata in XML and JSON, a new PDF viewer with page-specific linking, and a new citation export function compatible with Zotero. Users of FRASER may also be interested in the FRED economic data portal and the GGDC Economic Historical Data directory. For access to statistical data at the EUI, please see this Library page.