Renewals Due for BCR Annual
UniverseTM Group Subscription
By James Speed Hensinger
It's time to renew BCR's annual group subscriptions to the UniverseTM databases. The
subscriptions, for Congressional Information Services/Lexis-Nexis, Inc., databases run
from July 1 through June 30.
BCR member libraries can choose from among a variety of databases instead of just
the four that were available last year. When this newsletter went to press, BCR had
listed only the guaranteed ceiling prices for each database. Final prices depend on the
total number of libraries that subscribed to the databases by May 28. The final prices
for this year's subscriptions will be listed on BCR's web site as soon as
they are available.
UniverseTM databases available with BCR's group subscription are:
To subscribe or renew, go to BCR's web site, click on Reference
Databases and then on CIS, Lexis-Nexis or Universe and complete the online
subscription form. The databases are available only to academic institutions, public
libraries and state libraries. Other restrictions also may apply.
For questions, please contact Jim Hensinger.
- CIS/Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.
- CIS Congressional Universe.
- CIS State Capital Universe.
- CIS Statistical Universe six options.
- Option 1: Statistical Universe (A): Federal Service Research Collection
includes the complete American Statistics Index Abstract and Index.
Sixteen optional full-text modules available.
- Option 2: Statistical Universe (B): Federal Service Essential Research
includes abridged American Statistics Index Abstract and Index Data.
- Option 3: Statistical Universe (C): State and Private Service, includes
Statistical Reference Index Abstract and Index data for state and private
source statistical publications since 1980. Ten optional full-text
- Option 4: Statistical Universe (D): International Service, includes Index
to International Statistics Abstract and Index Data for international and
intergovernmental statistical publications from 1983 to the present.
- Option 5: Statistical Universe (E): Federal Collection full-text option.
- Option 6: Statistical Universe (F): State Collection full-text option.