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NAFTA renegotiations: Stress relief through research

Published September 29, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

I'm sure you've been following the news about the NAFTA discussions, right? 

As with most negotiations, these early stages are full of drama and posturing, so it can be hard to avoid getting emotional about the whole thing.  This may be a librarian thing, but when I'm stressed, I seek out more information. Here's a quick run through a few resources that might help:  <Read on for more!>

Beyond barcharts: Topline and outlook reports in Statista

Published September 13, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

Most of my posts about our Statista database have focused on the thousands of barcharts on topics ranging from airlines to zoos -- over 1.5 million such charts, in fact -- but I've given far less space to the other formats in which you can find Statista's information.

No more!  Today I'm going to highlight a couple of the more interesting ways that Statista packages their wealth of information: Outlook Reports and Toplists.     <Read on for details!>

We're seen as green! Statista's Made-In-Country-Index

Published June 22, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

image of the front cover of the MICI 2017 report from StatistaI see that Statista has just published a new edition of their Made-In-Country-Index (MICI), and, as subscribers to the Statista database, SFU researchers have full access to the entire 127-page MICI report!

Non-subscribers can still download a free summary, an interview with the study author, and several infographics highlighting key trends in the MICI data, but you'd have to go to the full report via the SFU Library site to find out that...    <Read on for details...>

    Crunch Time! Time, space, advice & resource support via the SFU Library

    Published March 16, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

    From the expressions of many of the people using our libraries these last few days, it's clear that we have hit Crunch Time...

    "Crunch Time" definition: that wonderful time of term when paper deadlines that seemed far away in January now loom so close that they cast a shadow over you. That time when exam study habits vie with procrastination habits for your attention... when you just want a quiet study spot, a word of encouragement, and maybe one last bit of information to cement your argument. 

    We're here for you!  ... <more>

    On cheese and taste tests... (for BUS 345 researchers)

    Published January 15, 2017 by Mark Bodnar

    Our BUS 345 students are going to be doing some taste tests again this semester, and this time the focus is on cheese!

    If you're in that class, see below for some initial thoughts on resources to help you understand the cheese market and consumers, especially in Canada.  Also be sure to check out my earlier blog post -- On taste tests and primary research (redux)  -- for a list of resources and search strategies that may help you as you design your taste test methodologies and evaluate... <more>

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