Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Librarians and researchers rely on the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. as a trusted and in-depth look at the wealth of data collected by the federal government and other sources. Law students are always surprised to discover that their "impossible" questions about education spending, for example, can be answered with the Statistical Abstract. Due to federal budget cuts, though, the Statistical Abstract is unlikely to continue. What are the alternative sources? James Shaw, in his LLRX article, offers some suggestions.