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New Scholarly Databases at Sherman Library


The Alvin Sherman Library announces new databases available to help in your scholarly endeavors.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Database:

Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country, and perhaps, the world. It is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use this database as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. The curiosity about the social and economic conditions of the United States has led many people the world over to the Statistical Abstract

It has 1400 statistical tables from about 400 different sources, which are identified below each table, this is ready-reference answer book  (“How much corn is grown in Iowa?”) and the best guide to statistical sources (“What organization has the most authoritative data on foreclosures?”).

This database includes monthly updates to tables, deep searching at the line-item level, powerful facets for narrowing search results, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites.

You can login to the Statistical Abstract of the U.S Database using your Alvin Sherman Library Card or your SharkLink username and password.



Demographics NOW Library Edition Database:

Through this database you will be able to access demographics report on any geography – or compare multiple geographies – and information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more. Also you will gain access to a maps tab to view a simple map or use the advanced mapping tools for thematic coloring or additional customization of maps. You can find as well the 2010 census files as they are released by the U.S. Census Bureau, and easy access to other data files in the future.

Demographics now! is the interactive and simplest way to organize, prioritize and utilize unique data, all in one place. With Report Wizard that presents your geography selection with available data from the Census 2010 data release. Users select from the available 2010 geographies, or may choose to enter a potential site location by typing an address, city, state and ZIP Code; select a trade area size in miles or minutes.

Download, export, print or send your reports, data and maps! It is the most convenient database for any type of research. You can login to the Demographics Now Database using your Alvin Sherman Library Card or your SharkLink username and password.