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How to Search for Sources and Manage Them

How to develop a search strategy

Data and Statistics

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Data is the raw information from which statistics are created. Statistics provide an interpretation and summary of data.
 

Try to figure out:

  • Who might collect the data necessary to produce the statistics?
    A government agency, a non-profit organisation, a private business group, an academic institution?
  • Who might publish the statistics? 
    A government agency, an non-profit organisation, a private business group, an academic institution?
  • If it is likely that the statistics will be made readily available?
  • What are your time frame and geography?

 

Where to search?

  • Databases
    The Library's full-text databases.
  • Organisation websites
  • swisscovery
    The Library catalogue for electronic and physical resources.
    Register with your SWITCH Edu-ID to access the Library's licensed materials and collect references on your profile.
  • Open Web

 

Sources for statistics: