November 2, 1999 . The electronic newsletter of the University Library, University of South Alabama, published irregularly as a service to the University Community.
CIS Congressional Universe And Statistical Universe
by Vicki Tate
Why use CIS
CIS Congressional Universe?
And unlike other databases that cover just a few years of information, Congressional Universe gives you access through indexing and abstracts to almost 30 years of congressional information. You can perform in-depth legislative history research; see how congressional attitudes have evolved over time; and locate information on critical topics, both current and recent history. In addition, much of the information is also available in full-text. For example:
Congressional Universe has a multitude of access points to search from. Researchers can easily find information by:
What is CIS Statistical Universe?
Statistical Universe provides one of the world's most comprehensive access points to statistical information issued by the U. S. government. Included in this service are the following: the complete indexing and abstracting of the American Statistics Index(ASI) for over 100,000 documents from 1973 to the present; links to full-text U.S. government statistical documents on the web, when available; full text of the latest edition of the Statistical Abstract of the United States; and links to other non-governmental web sites with useful information about statistics.
With this service you can search an endless variety of topics. You can get statistics on national income and production statistics, retail and wholesale trade data, interest rates, economic indicators, a wide-range of social and demographic statistics, plus data on energy, environmental protection, agriculture and fisheries, crime and much more.
To make comments or suggestions, or to get more information, call (334) 460-6045 or e-mail Jan Sauer.
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