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American Statistics Index

Microform Collection


How to search the collection


Location:  Microfiche Cabinet 1, Drawer 1 - Cabinet 2, Drawer 7

Scope:   American Statistics Index (ASI) is a comprehensive guide and index to the statistical publications of the U. S. government.  The library has the printed index and much of the microfiche collection to go with it.  Other documents listed in the index may be found in the U. S. documents collection or in the Library's general collection.  ASI has two parts, the INDEX volume and the ABSTRACT volume located at Micro Reference HA 1 A54.

How to search the collection:  Look in the index and then in the abstract volume.  Follow these steps:
1.  In the INDEX volume, find the subject you are interested in, such as "alcohol abuse"

            Alcohol abuse and treatment
Employee drug abuse, work effects, and
            employer testing and aid costs and
            effectiveness, 1983-88, compilation of
            papers, (90) 4498-62

2.  After the keywords describing the document is a number (see above).  Look up this number in the ABSTRACT volume:
            (90) indicates the 1990 volume
            4498-62 is the entry number

3.  The entry in the abstract volume will look similar to this:

            4498-62        DRUGS IN THE WORKPLACE:
                                Research and Evaluation Data
                                1989. vi+340 p.
                                ADM 89-1612
                                NIDA Res. Mono. 91
                                Item 831-C-8
                                GPO $10.00.  ASI/MF/6
                                S/N 017-024-01384-6
                                MC 90-3871.  LC 89-603051
                Compilation of 19 papers on drug use among
                 employed persons, effects on work productivity
                 and stability, and costs and effectiveness of employer
                  prevention and treatment programs, various...

4.  Read the abstract (summary) and decide if the document provides the information you need.  If it does, there are several places it might be.

            a)  Check Microfiche Cabinet 1, Drawers 1 - Cabinet 2, Drawer 7.  Fiche is filed by year, then number.
            b)  If the fiche is not there, do a title search for the item in Truman's Library Catalog.
            c)  If you still cannot find it, check with a Reference Librarian who will look for it in the Government Documents using the
                   SuDoc number from the reference.
                  The SuDoc number is the number with the small circle in front of the letter. (See above example.)

Note:  The library does not receive everything indexed by ASI, but we will have most of it.

American Statistics Index  issued in two parts:  Part 1: Index and Part 2: Abstract. (Micro Reference HA 1 A54)

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

United States -- Statistics -- Bibliography.
United States -- Statistics -- Abstracts.

Time Period:  20th Century

Subject keywords: U. S. History

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