Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-053-003-1-1-United States-USCEN-1998

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Statistical abstract of the United States, 1998.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: Statab98

Date Accessioned: 8/2/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are in spreadsheet format and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed for viewing and searching the tables. Some tables have links to Internet source and the spreadsheets. Visit Census Bureau Web site for online access to the Statistical Abstract. Users can copy the spreadsheet files directly from this CD-ROM. To view the data, change to the CD-ROM drive at the DOS prompt and type LAUNCH. Then select launch reader button. The data will be displayed by the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 6/15/1999

Documentation: Machine-readable and 1 volume printed user's guide stored in the CD-ROM caddy.

Abstract: The Statistical Abstract is the most popular source of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This CD-ROM contains over 1,500 tables from over 250 different governmental, private and international organizations. This 1998 CD-ROM has 93 new tables on such subjects as family planning, women's health, health insurance coverage, public library of the Internet, computer shipments, foreign stock market indices and so on. The Adobe Acrobat Reader included on this CD-ROM allows users to view, navigate, search and print on demand any of the pages from the book. Users can go to the spreadsheet files (Lotus or Excel format) via the linking buttons next to the tables. Some even have an Internet link to the agencies for the most current statistics. There are a number of tables which are subject to copyright restrictions. The restrictions are indicated in the source notes below each table. The file names correspond to the table numbers in the Statistical Abstract.

Media/File Reports:

7232 (CD-ROM)