We recently heard from the Library Systems Office (LSO) that after June 30, we would no longer have access to the Statistical Reference Index (SRI) module of Lexis Nexis Statistical. ASI and IIS modules remain. For this “Tip of the Week” I will focus on the three CIS products that contribute to the LexisNexis Statistical database: the American Statistics Index (ASI), the Index to International Statistics (IIS) and the Statistical Reference Index (SRI). I will also tell about the microfiche sets that accompany these three index products, and explain how to use them in cases where we do not own the referenced sources in print.
What do ASI, IIS and SRI cover?
What should we use now that SRI is not part of our LN Statistical subscription?
We still have print volumes for 1980-2002 on the DOCS-REF shelf (see MERLIN record for the printed volumes.) The paper subscription was cancelled in 2002, so we have a gap for coverage for 2003 to the present. As an alternative, if you need state or local government statistics, I suggest you use our Government Documents web pages with links for Missouri statistics and statistics for other states. I don’t know of a good alternate way to get indexing for statistics reported in private sector publications.
How do I access our fiche sets?
They used to be in Documents Cave. Now the ASI and SRI fiche collections are in offsite storage (UMLD) and requestable at the piece level through patron-initiated loan. To request fiche, you will need the fiche number. There are a couple of ways to get it. It is shown in LexisNexis Statistical when you click to view the “Full Record” for any table you bring up Big hint: the fiche number will always begin with SRI, ASI or IIS. The other way to get a fiche number is to use the printed index/abstract volumes. When requesting fiche, it will be necessary to indicate the year and the fiche number.
Contains microfiche copies of the Serial Set from 1789 – 1969. Includes:
and others, organized in roughly chronological, sequential order. Later volumes are available in print.
This set includes full-text copies of transcripts of Senate and House hearings from the 1830s to the 1930s.
This microfiche series offers full-text copies of selected unpublished senate committee hearings transcripts not available elsewhere. 18th to 90th Congress.
This set contains committee prints intended primarily for use internal to congressional committees from the 1830s to 1969. These include:
For prints from 1970 onward, use the CIS Index and the CIS Microfiche Library.
Consists of selected United Nations documents made available in microfiche. Includes certain yearbooks, Official Records, sales publications and other documents.
Full-text copies of house bills, resolutions, joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions.
Full-text copies of senate bills, resolutions, joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions.
Includes reports from various governmental advisory organizations covering various topics. Sporadic coverage to 1987.
This microfiche collection contains the full-text of declassified U.S. government documents from the years immediately following World War II to the present.
There is no single MERLIN record for this collection because it comprises many titles.
This microfiche collection focuses on basic economic, demographic, industrial and social statistics of general research value, national or international in scope. Included are:
Years up to 2007 are at UMLD and requestable by fiche number. 2008 to the present is located in cabinets outside the north side of the Documents office. The drawers are labeled “IIS.”
This microfiche collection contains virtually all the statistical publications indexed by ASI from 1974 to 2007. These include most publications from the major US statistical agencies:
as well as some smaller statistical agencies, program-specific statistical publications and special studies. For more see the print version.
Located at UMLD, requestable by fiche number. See Merlin record.
Provides access to business, financial and social statistical data.
At UMLD, requestable by fiche number