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U.S. Industry and Trade Data and Analysis    (U.S. Department of Commerce)
This single-source, industry-by-industry overview of the U.S. economy offers: new macro forecast for U.S. industries, highlighting trends and top performers; historical data on shipments, imports, exports, and employment; discussions of industry trends, technology, and international competition; one-, two-, and five-year forecasts; recent trade patterns and major country markets; graphs highlighting domestic and international trends; expanded coverage of industries driving the information technology revolution as well as several other important industries; detailed discussions of E-commerce vis-a-vis specific industries; and reference lists for further research.
Note: Unrestricted access
UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive    (Donald C. Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara)
A digital collection of over cylinder recordings held by the Department of Special Collections, Donald C. Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Freely downloadable or may be streamed online.
Note: Unrestricted access
Ulrich's Serials Analysis System    (ProQuest)
Ulrichs Serials Analysis System is a tool for librarians who need to identify, analyze, evaluate and create reports about their print and electronic serials holdings.
ULRICHSweb Global Serials Directory    (ProQuest)
This directory identifies active and defunct periodicals of all types and can be used to identify: peer-reviewed publications, academic and journalistic writing outlets, and the universe of periodicals within subject areas.
Note: For information about the journals only. There is no linked access to Auraria Library content. To reach Auraria Library content search Skyline for the journal title.
UN Conference on Trade and Development    (United Nations)
Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.
Note: Unrestricted access
UN Data    (United Nations Statistical Division)
Since the foundation of the United Nations, the UN Statistical Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has been collecting statistical information from member states on agriculture, crime, education, employment, energy, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, tourism, trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators. Users can search and download the statistical resources of the UN system including the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (MBS) and the Demographic Yearbook System.
Note: Unrestricted access to non-subscription content.
UN Datasets Information.
UN Economic Commisssion for Europe, International Statistics    (United Nations)
Lists of and links to statistical agencies around the world created by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Note the link to statistical database which focuses on Europe and North America.
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UNBISnet    (United Nations)
The UNBISnet (UN bibliographic information system) is the catalogue of United Nations (U.N.) documents and publications indexed by the U.N. Dag Hammarskjold Library and the Library of the U.N. Office at Geneva.
Coverage: 1979 -
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Uniform Crime Reports    (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Includes several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted and special studies, reports, and monographs are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. In addition, information about the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is available.
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United Nations Economic Development Resources    (United Nations)
United Nations web resources related to world development issues including the Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Environment (UNEP), Human Settlements (UN-Habitat), Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Development Programme (UNDP).
United Nations Population Information Network    (United Nations)
Aguide to population information on the UN system websites.
Note: Unrestricted access
University of Chicago Press Journals    (University of Chicago Press)
Full text access to about 50 journals in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical sciences.Off campus users may not be able to see PDFs larger than 350kB. Use the full text link instead.
Note: Email yourself a copy of the article instead of a link.
US Code / Law (2006 ed.)    (U.S. Government Printing Office)
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. Since 1926, the United States Code has been published every six years. The U.S. Code does not include regulations issued by executive branch agencies, decisions of the Federal courts, treaties, or laws enacted by State or local governments.
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USA Spending    (Office of Management and Budget (OMB))
The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006, full text of the Transparency Act (PDF File), requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) establish a single searchable website, accessible to the public at no cost. Updated in October 2010 to display of first-tier sub-award data (subcontracts and subgrants). Sub-award information shown on the website is provided by FSRS (see Sources of Data). The latest guidance documents pertaining to sub-award reporting can be found under News. Includes interactive awards by state graphic.
Note: Unrestricted access
USA Trade Online    (U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau)
The USA Trade Online (UTO) section of the Census Bureau website provides detailed statistical import/export data by country for 18,000 commodities.
Note: Unrestricted access. To access the UTO, please sign up for a subscriber account.
USAGov    (U.S. General Services Administration)
A new address and a new name for is now the official U.S. gateway to all current government information. FirstGov en Espanol.
Coverage: Current websites only. For government sites that are no longer live try the Wayback Machine or the CyberCemetary
Note: Unrestricted access    (Jakob Nielsen)
Website on useability and web design, includes original papers and collected links to articles on the web.
Note: Unrestricted access
USGS National Geologic Map Database (NGMD)    (U.S. Geological Survey)
The National Geologic Map Database contains digital copies of recent and historic geologic maps of the United States and its territories. Features include an advanced search, an index of geologic terms, information about current geologic mapping projects, and MapView, a map-based visual browsing interface.
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Using English    ( is a general English website, specializing in English ad a second language (ESL) with resources for learners and teachers.
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Using Primary Sources on the Web     (RUSA, ALA)
Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past. When used with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research.
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