Library today: New database on Historical Statistics of the United States

Library today: New database on Historical Statistics of the United States

The library's new database, Historical Statistics of the United States, presents the numerical history of the United States. This definitive reference work contains more than 37,000 annual time series of quantitative historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history: population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations, all from the earliest times to the present. Each series is fully documented and placed in historical context by a recognized expert. This database will be a valuable resource for libraries, students, scholars and journalists.

Database of the week

As UST Libraries continues to add new electronic resources, it will highlight them along with some "classic" databases over the next several weeks in the Bulletin Today. This week's featured database is ProQuest Newsstand Complete.

This column already has highlighted the electronic collections of historic newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post, but UST Libraries also subscribes to a database where users can read or search through current newspapers. ProQuest Newsstand Complete offers the full text of 300+ United States and international news sources.

Read all of the current articles and columnists in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Christian Science Monitor without setting up accounts or paying a fee for current news. This database includes the Star Tribune going back to 1986 along with hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Articles include top news stories as well as arts, sports, opinions and entertainment stories. Users can choose to search one newspaper title or multiple titles by keywords, authors, sections or choose to browse specific publication titles by date. 

For more information on how to access ProQuest Newsstand Complete or any other library database, please contact a UST reference librarian at either (651) 962-5001 or (651) 962-4664.