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The statistics collection supports the teaching, research, and service activities of the entire university community. Its primary audience is the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Its primary focus is support for the undergraduate and graduate curricula for statistics; its secondary focus is support for research and teaching in biometrics and bioinformatics. Specific and transient research needs of statistics faculty and graduate students should be supplemented through Interlibrary Loan. Materials are not purchased for the general public, though they may benefit from the collection. While the collection focuses on works classified in Mathematics (QA), curriculum and research support is also provided by works classified as belonging to, for example, Statistics (HA), Industries, Land Use, and Labor (HD – notably, agricultural statistics), Natural history – Biology (QH – notably, bioinformatics and biometrics), Medicine (R – notably, medical informatics), Recreation and Leisure (GV – notably, sports statistics), Social History (HN – notably, survey statistics), and so forth. Works classified as belonging to Agriculture, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Information Science, Political Science, Sociology, Technology and Engineering, and so forth, will also be pertinent.