December 14, 2017

Collection Development Roundup: New Full Text Research Reports, Data Files, and Reference Resources (39 Items)

Our latest resource roundup features a number of recently published full text reports, data files, and other reference materials from governments, think tanks, and other sources. All of the items below are free to access and download. At the bottom of this post you’ll also find links to other resource roundups.

Brexit

Brexit: Implications for the Housing Market And Construction Industry (UK House of Commons Library)
6 pages; PDF.

Brexit Reading List: Legal and Constitutional Issues (via UK House of Commons Library)
14 pages; PDF.

The UK Trade Landscape After Brexit (via UK Trade Policy Observatory/Chatham House)
16 pages; PDF.

Business, Economics and Finance

Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013; New Data for Metropolitan Areas Available

Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 (via World Economic Forum)
Additional Resources: Interactive Heatmap ||| Top 10 Most Competitive Economies

Global Financial Stability Report (October 2016; via IMF)
Includes access to charts and data files (.xls).

Offshore Shell Games 2016: The Use of Offshore Tax Havens by Fortune 500 Companies (via Public Interest Research Group)
58 pages; PDF.

Survey of Consumer Expectations — October (via Federal Reserve Board)
Report and downloadable data files.

The World Economic and Social Survey 2016 – Climate Change Resilience: an opportunity for reducing inequalities (via United Nations)
177 pages; PDF.

China

Chinese Public Sees More Powerful Role in World, Names U.S. as Top Threat (via Pew Research Center)
29 pages; PDF.

Climate Change

Research Briefing: Paris Climate Agreement Ratified (via UK House of Commons Library)
7 pages; PDF.

Demographics

Nearly 27 Million People Aged 80 or Over In The European Union (via Eurostat)
6 pages; PDF.

Education

The Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 (via UNESCO)
The title of this year’s report is: Gender Review: Creating Sustainable Futures for All
55 pages; PDF.

The Heart of Great Teaching: Pearson Global Survey of Educator Effectiveness (via Pearson)
45 pages; PDF.

Revenues and Expenditures Increase in Public K-12 Schools (2013-14) (via NCES)

Selected Statistics From the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2014-15 (via NCES)

Elections

Hacking Elections is Easy! Part 1: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (via ICIT)
24 pages; PDF.

Hacking Elections is Easy! Part 2: Psst! Wanna Buy a National Voter Database? Hacking E-Voting Systems Was Just the Beginning (via ICIT)
55 pages; PDF.

Health

Chartbook on Effective Treatment (via AHRQ)

HIV Official Statistics Overview: 2016 (UK, via Public Health England)
Report and data files.

Identifying Future Disease Hot Spots: Infectious Disease Vulnerability Index (via Rand Corporation)
96 pages; PDF ||| Key Findings

Public Health Emergencies & the Media: How Non-Scientists Can Spot the Hype in Media Coverage on Public Health Emergencies via The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues)
1 page; PDF.

Infographic: : Vsualizing Health Policy: Intersection of State Abortion Policy and Clinical Practice (via Kaiser Family Foundation and JAMA)

Internet

Broadband Coverage in Europe 2015 (via European Commission)
213 pages; PDF.
Also Available: Executive Summary ||| Dataset

Iraq and Syria

What Has Been Happening on the Ground in Iraq and Syria? (October 2016; via UK House of Commons Library)
14 pages; PDF.

Labor

Employment Outlook for Engineering Occupations To 2024 (via BLS)

Insurance Industry Employment Trends: 1990-2016 (via Insurance Information Institute)
Intro/Summary

Spotlight on Employer Costs for Workers’ Compensation (via BLS)
10 pages; PDF.

Spotlight on Labor Force Projections to 2060 (via BLS)
12 pages; PDF.

Mental Health

Briefing: Spotlight on Mental Health In Europe (via European Parliament Research Service)
2 pages; PDF.

North Korea

North Korea’s Propaganda Strategy (via European Parliament Research Service)
4 pages; PDF

Poverty

Briefing: Ending Extreme Poverty: a Focus on Children (via UNICEF)
8 pages; PDF.

Publishing

Top Ten Magazine Brands in U.S. (by Average Monthly Audience, August 2016 (via Assoc. of Magazine Publishers) ||| Additional Data

Refugees

U.S. Admits Record Number Of Muslim Refugees in 2016 (via Pew Research Center)

Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2016 Refugee Admissions, U.S. (via U.S. Dept. of State)

Religion

How Income Varies Among U.S. Religious Groups (via Pew Research)

Traffic Safety

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (Jan–Jun) of 2016 (NHTSA)
2 pages; PDF.

Transportation 

European Union: More Than 900 Million Air Passengers in 2015 (via Eurostat)
4 pages; PDF.

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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