It's safe to say that the Statistical Abstract of the US has not only been a staple but also a favored and dependable resource for librarians and information seekers across the entire spectrum of library types for more than a century. ProQuest has made many happy by not allowing this trusted resource to cease publication. It has made some key improvements to the Web-based version of this iconic reference source by updating data more frequently, adding interesting tables, indexing the content, and making it searchable. The appendixes include a listing of new and deleted tables. Most of the deleted tables were replaced by new tables with similar -- and sometimes expanded -- content. Another considerable value-add is continual updating of tables as new data become available. The inability to readily obtain a PDF of an updated table is mitigated by the ease with which tables can be exported to Excel.
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