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CIS Statistical Universe Workshops

Learn How To Best Use
An Exciting New Libraries' Resource:
STATISTICAL UNIVERSE

The Libraries recently acquired Statistical Universe, an online research tool from the Congressional Information Service that unifies indexing previously available through the American Statistics Index, the Statistical Reference Index, and the Index to International Statistics. Statistical Universe offers indexing and abstracts of U.S. government statistical publications from 1973 forward. It provides detailed abstracts, indexing, and locator information for all statistical reports of general research value issued by the federal government with some reports as far back as the early 1960's. In addition, Statistical Universe provides indexing for approximately 2000 documents from international governmental organizations, e.g. the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, etc. since 1983.

Beth P. Bigman Esq. and Judy Matz MLS, professional trainers from the Congressional Information Service, will lead workshops for faculty and students on how to use this resource most effectively. These workshops will be held:

CAMDEN
Wednesday March 22, 2000 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
Rooms A & B, Basement, Paul Robeson Library

NEWARK
Tuesday March 21, 2000 - 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library

NEW BRUNSWICK
Tuesday March 21, 2000 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4th floor, Archibald S. Alexander Library

To make a reservation for any of these workshops, please call 732/932-7505 or send email to Janie Fultz fultz@rci.rutgers.edu

Seating is limited. A minimum of 20 attendees per session are needed to conduct these workshops. RSVPs would thus be greatly appreciated.

Statistical Universe was acquired as part of the Libraries implementation of A Bridge to the Future: The Rutgers Digital Library Initiative, the Libraries' long-range plan. You may access Statistical Universe from the Libraries' Web site, either from within IRIS or by following the path Indexes/Indexes by Title/Statistical Universe.

Posted Feb. 28, 2000