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News Archives for January 2017

Statista – Getting Your Facts Straight

statistaLaunched in 2008, Statista is a holistic and multidisciplinary database, one of the world’s largest statistics portals, covering worldwide markets, industries, and societal topics.

Statista Sources

  • Comprehensive and transparent sources
    (e.g. market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases)
  • Data categorized into 21 market sectors
    (e.g. media, business, finance, politics)
  • Data from over 18,000 private and public sources aggregated from North America, Europe, and Asia
  • More than 1.5 million worldwide statistics
  • Forecasts on 500 areas from 41 countries for 5 years
  • More than 20,000 public and private reports
  • Proprietary and exclusive information (including 2,500 dossiers and 40 industry reports)
  • Metadata for each statistic (source, release date, number of respondents, and more)
  • Information prepared and vetted by a research team of 100+ analysts in Hamburg, Germany
  • All data and charts can be republished with full publication rights

Database Functionality

  • Intuitive, innovative, multifaceted, and multidisciplinary research tool
  • Integrates quantitative data on 80,000+ topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform
  • Statistics can be directly downloaded in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats
  • Statistics can be displayed in bar chart, line graph, or table format
  • Infographics to illustrate data visually can enhance presentations
  • Citation tool formats downloaded statistics (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Bluebook)
  • Links provided to original sources for further research

If you would like more information about Statista, please contact Leanne Wells, Business Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-447-3075). Or watch Statista’s own demo video.

Find more information about data and statistics in UNB Libraries’ department of Government Documents, Data, and Maps/GIS.


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Digital Media Editing Studio @ HIL

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In recognition of the increasing use of digital media modalities for academic and creative expression, UNB Libraries is now providing space for working on media projects (e.g. video, sound, and image, 3D). The studio is primarily intended to meet the multimedia creation and editing needs of UNB students.

The Digital Media Editing Studio is equipped with three 27″ iMacs with Retina 5K display, each loaded with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software applications as well as iMovie and Garageband. Studio quality headphones (ATH-M20x) and Apple SuperDrives to read optical media such as CDs and DVDs are also available.

This new studio supports the creative learning environment at UNB Libraries. We’ve got the space and the tools for you to do your best work. Drop by and check out the new studio in the John B. McNair Learning Commons on the first floor of the Harriet Irving Library.


If you would like more information about the new Digital Media Editing Studio, please contact Marc Bragdon, Film Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-458-7741).

Find more information about media in UNB Libraries’ Guide to Film, Image, and Sound Collections and Guide to Media Arts and Cultures.


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Happy New Year And Welcome Back!

Welcome Welcome Back to UNB Libraries for Winter Term!

Check out our services, resources, and spaces for group study and quiet study. All our libraries offer expert assistance in developing research strategies, finding the best search tools, and using our extensive print and online resources.

Come in and meet the staff at the research help desks in any of our libraries. We’re waiting for you!


You can Ask Us for help in person, by phone (506-453-3546), by email, by Instant Message, or by Text (506.800.9044).

Winter Term Hours For Archives & Special Collections

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Please note UNB Archives & Special Collections’ hours for the Winter term:

Book Retrieval:

10am-12pm, Tuesday to Thursday

1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday

Consultation of Archival Manuscript Collections:

By appointment only (archives@unb.ca | 506-453-4748).


For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections (archives@unb.ca | 506-453-4748).

Free Film Series: The French New Wave And Its Influences

Thursdays @ 6pm, HIL Milham Room

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Schedule:

  • Jan 5: Les 400 Coups
  • Jan 12: Journey to Italy
  • Jan 19: La Pointe Courte
  • Jan 24: Bob le flameur
  • Feb 2: Les Amants
  • Feb 9: Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Feb 16: Le Beau Serge
  • Feb 23: Lola
  • Mar 2: Paris Nous Appartient
  • Mar 16: Le Signe du Lion
  • Mar 23: Vivre sa Vie
  • Mar 30: Paris vu par

Imposter Syndrome Party – Jan. 26th

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are welcome to the I.U.C. Building Atrium outside the Science & Forestry Library for an opportunity to get to know other graduate students in an inclusive and positive environment. Discover each other’s strong points and give encouragement!

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Thursday, January 26th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
IUC Building, Science Concourse

Fundamentals Of Digital Scholarship Workshop – Feb. 4th

Can words and numbers get along? An introduction to computer-assisted textual analysis

Instructor: Dr. Chantal Richard

Date: 4 February 2017, 1pm – 4:00pm

Location: Harriet Irving Library, Data/GIS Lab (HIL 310)

This workshop is useful to researchers in the humanities who would like to explore new ways to analyze large bodies of text using computer-assisted textual analysis. During the first portion, Dr. Chantal Richard, associate professor in the Department of French, will go over some basic foundations in text analysis such as word frequencies, collocation (co-occurrence of words), semantic association, morphological, and content (thematic) analysis. Examples of recent research will show results created with tools available from software programs Hyperbase, Sphinx, Iramuteq, and Tropes. The second portion of the workshop will be hands-on, and will entail manipulation of these programs by participants.

To register, visit //www.unbtls.ca/events/

Fundamentals in Digital Scholarship is a new series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship, and aimed at introducing the UNB community to current topics, tools, and techniques in digital scholarship. For more information on the series, please contact Erik Moore (ecmoore@unb.ca).