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LexisNexis Statistical includes all statistics issued by the U.S. government back to 1973 through CIS' American Statistics Index. It has some 1,000 of the best statistical publications of private and state government sources from 1980 forward through CIS' Statistical Reference Index. It also includes approximately 2,000 indispensable titles from some 100 international intergovernmental organizations, all published annually since 1983 through CIS' Index to International Statistics.
- Data in tables are frequently truncated to three or four digits for presentation purposes. If the figure appears to be wrong, look at the top and bottom of the table to see if there is an explanation that the data are presented in either thousands, millions, or billons. If so, you will need to multiply the data point by the appropriate number to get the correct size.
- One of the most aggravating aspects of using government statistical data is locating the most current material. The reality is: it takes considerable time for an agency to gather data, analyze it, write a report, and then publish the data in a usable form. Consequently, it is not unusual to find that the data published in a report are actually three to four years old.
- SearchTables provides an excellent place to begin research or obtain quick statistics on a topic. If your data needs are greater than what is reported in the table you retrieve click the "More Info." link to the abstract of the statistical publication from which the table was derived. You can also check the footnotes provided with the table for information about the source of data. If the source is a federal agency, the publication title cited will be in Abstracts and will be a source of additional information.
Where is it :
Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter S and select Statistical Universe.