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National College of Ireland

NCI LIBRARY

Datasets and Statistics: Key Databases and Journals

Subject guide for datasets and statistics

Key Databases for

ACM Digital Library - subject coverage includes Computing; user guide.  *

Business Source Ultimate - subject coverage includes Business & Management; user guide.   *

IEEE Xplore - subject coverage includes Computing; user guide.  *

Lecture Notes in Computer Science - subject coverage includes Computing; user guide.  *

Proquest Business Collection - subject coverage includes Business, Entrepreneurship and Management; user guide.  *

Sage Research Methods - . With more than 800 books, reference works, journal articles, and videos from SAGE’s world-renowned research methods list, SAGE Research Methods provides information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings.

Statista - Statista is a statistics platform, with access to over 1.5 million data sets; subject coverage includes Business; Commerce; Company Profiles; Finance; Marketing; Statistics; Reports. For off campus access please go hereuser guide.

* Available in Discovery

Software for statistics

There are several software packages available in the college for working with datasets and statistics.

SPSS: Under the SPSS licence agreement, registered students of NCI are entitled to download and install a copy of SPSS software on their personal computer for use during their time studying in NCI. There is information on how to do this on the following guide.

NVivo:  This is installed on the Citrix virtual desktops and is accessible in the following dedicated locations: the library, SCR1, SCR2, room 1.05, room 3.03, Oriel & Mayor Suites, Liffey Suite.  It is also available externally and on the full client machines in the college using the following URL https://vdi.ncirl.ie (Note this URL is not currently working to access this software).   Students just authenticate using their student number and password.

R software : available for free download at :https://www.r-project.org/

Communications from the library

Please note all communications, from the library, concerning renewal of books, overdue books and reservations will be sent to your N.C.I. student email account.