Tuesday, November 20, 2007

STAT-USA : Business Database at Main Library

STAT-USA is one of a few databases with Main only access for CCPL users. This database covers economics and trade primarily in two parts.
(1) State of the Nation has economic indicator data to specific sectors like: housing and construction; employment; manufacturing and industry; monetary statistics; economic policy and productivity. As a side note, you may find Federal Reserve Board (FRB) speeches entertaining to read. :) (2) Globus & NTDB component has country overviews; economic data; export/import stats and potential international trade leads.

Bottom line, much of the same or similiar content is available buried in various government websites; however, this database does maintain unique content not found elsewhere online.