Survey of Current Business

Guide to Survey of Current Business on Cd-rom

Published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Survey of Current Business is one of the most important research tools disseminating significant economic indicators for business use. The Survey contains national income and product statistics, including the Gross National Product, the GNP implicit price deflator and corporate profits and articles about trends in industry, the business situation, and outlook.

The Survey is also available in paper from 1921 (Law Library began recieving The Survey in 1978) to the present at C 59.11:vol. in the Documents Collection and on the Internet (1998-1999 only).

BASIC SEARCHING:

The Screen:

There are three components to the screen: the overview area in the left frame, the document area in the main window and the toolbar which spans the top margin of the document frames.

The Toolbar:

Select an action by clicking on the appropriate button/icon:

Click the Page Only button to view the document in a single window.
Click the Bookmarks and Page button to view the overview and document windows. "Bookmarks" is a term in Adobe Acrobat that refers to the content categories.
Click the Thumbnails and Page button to display small images of each document page in the overview window. Click on the "thumbnail" image to go to that page of the document.
Select the Hand button to move a document to within the document window. Use the Hand to "grab" the document page and drag as needed.
Select the Zoom buttons to magnify or reduce the page image.
Use the Select Text button to mark text that will be cut and pasted into a word-processing program.
Click the First Page or Last Page button to advance to the first or last page of a document.
Click the Previous Page or Next Page button to move through the document one page at a time.
Click the Go Back or Go Forward buttons to retrace your path used in searching.
Click the Actual Size button to display the document image at 100% of its actual size.
Click the Fit Page button to fit the whole document image within the document window.
Click the Fit Width button to make the width of the document image fit within the document window.
Use the Find tool to search for terms or phrases within a document. A box will appear in which the terms may be entered.

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