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New database: Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The online version 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.

For more information on this database, please check the Quick Start guide.

Digital business workstations available!

IMAG0047Do you know there are 6 digital business workstations in the Watson library? Those workstations are located on the east side of the reading room on the first floor. Statistical packages such as R, Stata, and SPSS are installed on those workstations. In addition, Adobe suite applications including Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, and Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64bit) are also available on those workstations.

For a complete list of computing applications, please click here.

New databases from the International Monetary Fund

imf The Watson business library is pleased to announce that we now have access to three new databases from the International Monetary Fund.

Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS) “includes annual aggregate and detailed time series for balance of payments and international investment position for countries; provides world and regional tables of balance of payments components and aggregates; and descriptions of methodologies, compilation practices and data sources used by individual countries.”

Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) “Provides data on the country and area distribution of countries’ exports and imports by their partners. The DOTS yearbook gives seven years of data for about 186 countries. The DOTS quarterly covers data for the most recent six quarters and the latest year for about 156 countries, and ten quarters and five years for the world and area tables.”

Government Finance Statistics (GFS) “Contains detailed annual statistical data on revenue, expense, transactions in assets and liabilities, and stocks of assets and liabilities of general government and its subsectors as reported by member countries.”