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Locating Statistical Resources

This guide demonstrates how to locate statistical sources through the library.

Locating Statistics in DragonQuest

 

Locating Statistics in DragonQuest (Basic Search)

There is not a direct way to filter statistical sources in DragonQuest.  However, there are ways to make finding statistics easier.  To conduct a basic search for statistical sources in DragonQuest:

  1. Visit the library homepage and type in a keyword or phrase into the DragonQuest search box.
  2. Before hitting "search" add a term that categorizes your keyword to numerical data.  In other words, use a term that indicates quantitative data.  Examples of numerical terms include: statistics, data, numbers, cases, figures, trends, results, quantity, quantitative study, etc.
    • Example search phrases: COVID-19 cases, American poverty statistics, library trends, mental health survey, etc.
  3. View your search results.  If you are only interested in peer-reviewed journal articles, click on the "Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals checkbox on the left side of the page.
  4. Use the limiters on the left side of the page to narrow down your results.  Look for sources that have statistical terms in their titles and/or abstracts, such as case study, survey, questionnaire, and/or data.

 

Locating Statistics in DragonQuest (Advanced Search)

To conduct an advanced search for statistics in DragonQuest:

  1. Visit the library homepage and click on the "Advanced Search" icon.
  2. Type your topic or keyword into the first search box.  Make sure you have "AND" selected in the dropdown menu to the left of the search box.  In the second search box, type in a term that indicates that you are looking for numerical data.  The term you use will depend on the keyword you have in the first search box.  Example terms include: statistics, statistical analysis, data, numbers, cases, figures, results, quantity, quantitative study, survey, etc.
    • Example search terms: violent crime rates, mental health statistics, customer satisfaction survey, etc.
  3. View your search results and narrow them down with the limiters on the left side of the page.  Look for sources that have statistical terms in their titles and/or abstracts, such as case study, survey, questionnaire, and/or data.

DragonQuest's search functions are the same as those in our EBSCOhost databases, so you can use these instructions while searching any of our EBSCO databases as well.

 

DragonQuest Advanced Search Results Page

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If you are new to using DragonQuest to locate sources, you can also view our tutorial on DragonQuest below.

Statistics eBooks

The following eBooks on statistics are also available in DragonQuest: