Current Index to Statistics

What Is It?

According to the CIS homepage, “The Current Index to Statistics (CIS) is a bibliographic index of publications in statistics, probability, and related fields. It includes data from approximately 160 core journals, 1,200 additional journals in related fields, and 11,000 books. The bulk of the content in CIS is from 1975-2017. CIS was developed by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association.” It’s an ideal resource for finding statistics articles and books.

How To Access

You can access the Current Index to Statistics here. You can also access it through the Math Library’s website. Start at the Math Library homepage, then click on “Find Journals, Articles & Websites.” It will be listed under “Databases and Indexes.”

How To Use

With CIS, you can search by keyword, title, author, journal, or other search terms. You can keyword search by putting your search terms directly into the search bar, like the example below.



You can also use specify your search terms by using search field abbreviations like AU for author or Y for year. You can find the full list of search field abbreviations by clicking “Search Tips” in the upper right corner. Specifying your search fields is useful if you want results from a specific journal, author, or year. Here’s an example of a search limited by author and journal.

Clicking “Refine Results” will also give you the option to narrow down your results by author, journal, volume, etc. Click on the terms you want limit your search to, then click “Apply filters.”

To access the full-text of an article through CIS, click “Article.” This should take you directly to the publisher’s page for that article using the article’s DOI.

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