Course Guides
Agricultural and Resource Economics Honors (ARE 194)

2010

Philip Martin — plmartin@ucdavis.edu;

Librarian Subject Specialists

Adam Siegel
apsiegel@ucdavis.edu — (530) 754‑6828 — Research Support Services
Juri Stratford
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Online Data Resources

ProQuest Statistical Insight (http://web.lexis-nexis.com/statuniv) [Restricted] VPN
ProQuest Statistical Insight combines Index and abstract records previously available from print indexes: American Statistics Index (ASI) from 1973, and Index to International Statistics (IIS)from 1980. ProQuest Statistical Insight enables searching indexes and tables for statistics produced by the U.S. government and major international organizations. The database includes some statistical tables as well as abstracts, or summaries, of statistical publications. The Library has many of the publications indexed in print or electronic format.
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  • LexisNexis Insight User Guide (http://library.lexisnexis.com/ksc_assets/subscriber_resources/lnsi_guidebook.pdf)PDF
  • Youtube tutorial on how to use LexisNexis Statistical Insight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ocGiw20rDc)
  • Guide to government statistical resources online (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/govinfo/guides/statistics.php)
  • American statistics index (ASI) indexes and abstracts the contents of federal government statistical publiscations. The print index is located in Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Information Services.
  • Index to international statistics (IIS)indexes and abstracts statistical publications of international organizations such as the U.N., UNESCO and IMF. The print index is located in Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Information Services.
Data.gov (http://www.data.gov/catalog)
Data.gov provides public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Data.gov has descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov.
FedStats (http://www.fedstats.gov/)
FedStats is a gateway to statistics from over 100 United States Federal government agencies. Link directly to statistical data from agencies, for example, the Census Bureau, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Access statistics by topics or subjects like crime, education, etc. Search across Federal government agencies using words or phrases to find agencies with statistics. Data sets vary by agency and format.
Data.CA.GOV - State of California Data (http://www.data.ca.gov/)
Includes links to numeric and geographic data covering a variety of topics including demography, health statistics, state contracts, traffic records. Statistics and data sets are available from state agencies and links are provided to other data sources - local, federal and other sources.
ICPSR Social Science Data Holdings (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/index.jsp) [Restricted] VPN
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of digital social science data. ICPSR acquires, preserves, and distributes original research data. This site links to training and curricular material, and a database which provides access to publications based on ICPSR data holdings (see More Info.)
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World Bank Open Data (http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog)
The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. This listing will continue to be updated as additional data resources are added. These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search. Those search results can be exported in different formats. Users can also choose to download the entire database directly from the catalog.
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UNdata (http://data.un.org/)

UNdata is an internet-based data service which brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System.

IPUMS USA (http://usa.ipums.org/usa/)

IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data.

Coverage: 1850-present
OECD iLibrary (http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/) [Restricted] VPN
OECD iLibrary is OECD’s Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaces SourceOECD, and hosts all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters.
Coverage: 1998-present, plus retrospective statistical data
Asian Development Bank (http://www.adb.org)
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
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  • ADB Database and Development Indicators (http://www.adb.org/statistics/)
    The ADB Economics and Research Department disseminates recent key economic, financial, and social indicators compiled from developing member countries and other international sources.

News Resources

LexisNexis Academic (http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic) [Restricted] VPN
One of the largest web-based full-text databases for current news, business and legal information, supporting a broad range of interdisciplinary research, LexisNexis Academic provides full-text access to nearly 6,000 individual titles. Includes a wide range of U.S. and foreign newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs. Business resources include business articles, accounting literature, company financial information. Legal resources include state and federal laws and regulations, a full range of case law, and law review articles.

Congress

Proquest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional) (http://uclibs.org/PID/6941) [Restricted] VPN

Provides detailed indexing from 1789 forwards for publications of Congress: documents, reports, hearings. Modules licensed include: Proquest Congressional digital U.S. Congressional hearings collection from 1824-1979. Full text for congressional committee documents and reports is included from 1990 to current. Selected hearing testimony and transcripts are available from 1988. Congressional Research Service Reports module included from 2004-2010.

For full text historical serial set (committee documents & reports) from 1817-1980 see U.S. Congressional Serial Set by Readex.

Formerly titled LexisNexis Congressional.

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CQ Electronic Library (http://library.cqpress.com/) [Restricted] VPN

Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Electronic Library includes many resources for the study of current and historical congressional and American government issues. The CQ Researcher is an invaluable source of background information on topical issues since 1991. The Global Researcher is similar to CQ Researcher but with an international orientation. CQ Weekly Report, available starting in 1983, reports in depth on congressional activities and political developments.

Search from the CQ Electronic Library home page, where you may register a user profile in order to save documents and search strategies, or search in each online edition separately. See similar entry "CQ Press Electronic Library" for individual titles as related listings.

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CQ Press Electronic Library (http://library.cqpress.com/index.php) [Restricted] VPN
Author: Congressional Quarterly Press
Online versions of popular CQ publications for congressional and government research. Our subscription includes the resources listed below and more titles recently added.
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