Statistical DataSets for Empirical Research

To provide a useful tool for empirical legal research scholars, the Brooklyn Law School Library has enhanced its subscription to LexisNexis Statistical Universe aka Statistical Insight. This database, avalable on the BLS Library A to Z list, will now provide access to 12 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets. Much of the new coverage allows for searching the database so that each entry in a result list will be accompanied by a new PDF icon when applicable. LexisNexis Statistical DataSets is a module within Statistical Insight that provides Web-based research solutions for fast and easy access within an easy-to-use interface. This tool permits scanning the contents of the collection, selecting subjects of interest, and viewing data in side-by-side tables and charts. The product is completely interactive and results are instantaneous. Each time a user clicks on a new element, the elements that are shown in the display area are updated, and a new table, chart, and/or map appear. When looking up statistical information, this database may be the ideal starting point.

Other components of LN Complete Statistical Package include:

  • LexisNexis Statistical Insight Tables
  • American Statistics Index (ASI)
  • ASI Online with PDFs from 2004 forward- Full Text Statistical Reference Index (SRI)
  • SRI Online with PDFs from 2008 forward- Full Text
  • Index to International Statistics (IIS)
  • IIS Online with PDFs from 2007 forward-Full Text

LexisNexis has created a number of useful resources to help answer questions about the product including a libguide, a wiki and a guide book. This video is one of several that LexisNexis created to explain the product: