Getting Started with ProQuest Statistical Insight

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Welcome to this tutorial on ProQuest Statistical Insight!

This tutorial will show you:

  • How to access ProQuest Statistical Insight
  • What kind of information is available
  • How to do a search

To get started, from the Parrish Library homepage, select the List of Business Databases on the left side of the page.

Then select ProQuest Statistical Insight.

*You may be asked to log in using your Purdue Career Account.

Note: If you experience issues with this Guide closing when you access the database you may need to open the Guide in a separate window.

What kind of information is available?

ProQuest Statistical Insight provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, state governments, private organizations, and major international governmental organizations.

Database Interface

At the top of the page you’ll find the search box, to the left you’ll see a list of search types, and on the right you’ll find an explanation of how a basic search works along with statistics pulled from recent news topics that can be useful for browsing.

Searching

  • Type “traffic accidents” into the search bar.
  • Click on the drop down arrow to narrow the search down to the last 2 years.
  • Click “search.”

Filter options are located on the left hand side of the results page. Here you can narrow your results by date, source, country, region, local area and more.

  • Select a report from the list.
Results

Once you’ve selected a report, you’ll see the title information at the top, followed by bib data, the abstract, and some terms related to the report. Copyright information can be at the bottom of the report.

  • Click on PDF icon located in the PDF section near the bottom of the page to open the full report. This should automatically download the full report.

Note: if your report doesn’t open automatically, check the downloads folder on your computer.

The “email” and “print” options at the top of the page only include the abstract, they do not print or email the full report. You’ll need to open the downloaded report to print it.

You can modify your search by clicking “modify search” under the search bar at the top of the page.

Help Resources

If at any time you need help using ProQuest Statistical Insight, click on the “Help” button in the upper right corner to download the help guide.

What have you learned?

Now you know how to access ProQuest Statistical Insight, what kind of information is available, and how to do a search.

Thank you for using this tutorial!

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact parrlib@purdue.edu.