The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of the library's collections through the Library Catalogue, or get more information on each type of information resource and how it might be useful to your studies below.
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Library staff provide support, help, and training to enable you to get to grips with the literature of your subject and the Library's resources. We have staff with expertise on information resources in your subject area.
- Digital Scholarship
The Library welcomes opportunities to advance our Digital Scholarship. Our areas of contribution include content, technology, infrastructure, partnership and the practice-based expertise in our team.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the EU providing statistics that enable comparisons between countries and regions. Search it to find the answers to questions such as:
Is society heading in the direction promised by politicians? Is unemployment up or down? Are there more CO2 emissions compared to ten years ago? How many women go to work? How is your country’s economy performing compared to other EU Member States?
It includes long and short term indicators; general economic background; employment; social cohesion; environment; external trade; imports and export of good; industry, commerce and services; industrial production; retail trade; and labour market data.
Irish Social Sciences Data Archive
ISSDA holds Irish and European datasets from surveys and official statistics. Available to NUIG by contacting ISSDA at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OECDiLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and includes its statistical database.
Passport provides demographic, socio-economic and other country statistics. It is a useful tool for economic analysis that facilitates graphing and comparative analysis You can use its interactive economic dashboard to monitor the macro-economic environment in real time or compare 66 indicators across 58 countries by month from 2001 to 2013
Other online tutorials available on the Passport’s HELP screen include:
Manipulating statistics, Creating Custom Data Sets / Changing Table Layouts, Adding and Removing Statistics, Exporting Statistics, Working with Analysis
Reuters EcoWin Pro
Reuters EcoWin Pro includes data from statistical offices, central banks, agencies and exchanges. It includes OECD, IMF, MSCI, J.P. Morgan data and more. The application allows you to copy charts and data into PowerPoint, Word, or Excel. As the database is updated, the charts in your PowerPoint presentations automatically update. Data is exported to Excel using the Excel add-in making it easy to find, import, update and analyse the desired dataset in your spreadsheet. It requires the installation of software on each user’s PC and is available in the PC Suite in the Nursing Library.
Enquiries to Trish Finnan
World Development Indicators (WDI)
World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's annual compilation of data about development.