ProQuest® Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013
New! ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013
Enhanced access to key government and industry data.
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. You’ll find it behind nearly every reference desk in U.S. libraries as the authoritative go-to source. Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book (“How much corn is grown in Iowa?”) and a guide to statistical sources (“What organization has the most authoritative data on foreclosures?”). As a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people.
In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense. Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical Abstract was eliminated in November. Its elimination resulted not from a decline in popularity or perceived value, but from the need to reduce agency spending while supporting new and existing data collection efforts.
ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries. We bring to this task 35 years of experience in acquiring, abstracting, and indexing Federal Government statistical publications and tables.
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract will be available in both print and online versions. The print version will resemble past editions and contain roughly the same number of tables, detailed bibliographic documentation, the back-of-the-book index, and updated introductory sections. ProQuest is co-publishing the book with Bernan Press, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc, which is printing, marketing, and distributing the book.
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013 online edition is a significant enhancement over the Census Bureau’s online version:
- Line-item access to tables
- Updated monthly instead of annually
- Table-specific capabilities for narrowing results by source, data date, subject, type of data breakdown
- Available as a stand-alone or as a fully integrated part of ProQuest Statistical Insight—with discounts available to current customers
- Edited by ProQuest’s team of statistical experts
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013 hardcover print edition resembles the Census version that users know and love, plus more with:
Thousands of tables from hundreds of sources and valuable, detailed bibliographic documentation (also in the online edition)
Updated introductory sections and back-of-the-book index
- Co-published by ProQuest and Bernan Press