STAT 1004: Learning From Data: Getting Started

This is a LibGuide for STAT 1004, the First Year Experience in Learning from Data

VT Libraries Statistics Journals

Evidence Synthesis Librarian

Tips for Using Library Resources

This guide will walk you through the process of searching for, selecting, accessing, and using the research resources that you need for STAT 1004 and beyond!  

A few tips to get you started:

1.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  Simply contact your librarian, Cozette, directly! 

2.  Use the library's search engine, Discoveryto find most of our resources. This is not a disciplinary database, like the ones that I recommend to you on this guide. But using Discovery can help you gain a broad perspective of a particular research topic or question.  

3.  When searching Discovery, Google Scholar, or any of the databases that I recommend, break your research question into keywords, rather than typing in the entire sentence or question.  Click here to read more about strategies for creating good keyword searches.  

4.  Use subject guides to identify relevant databases. 

5.  When trying to access articles and other resources, look for the Get VText box:


NEW! If you use Chrome, you can also download the LibKey Nomad browser extension and access articles via this button:

LibKey Button - click for access to articles

6. If you are off campus, and having trouble accessing articles try searching through Discovery or Google Scholar (if you have connected it to "Get VText"). Click here for more help.