May 21, 2022

Collection Development Roundup: 21 Full Text Reports with Research, Reference Value

Many of these reports include data visualizations, data files, etc. Consider these reports for local cataloging, email newsletters, or simply passing along in an email with those who might them useful.


Crop Prospects and Food Situation (March 2016)
Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the U.N.

Estimated 12.6 Million Deaths Each Year are Attributable to Unhealthy Environments
Highlights/News Release/Infographics ||| Resources (Including Report, Infographics, and Data Files)
Source: World Health Organization

Global Defence Spending 2015: The Big Picture
Source: EU Institute for Security Studies

The Origins of the Superrich: The Billionaire Characteristics Database (Working Paper/Database)
Source: Peterson Institute For International Economics

International Survey on Private Copying
Summary ||| Full Text
Source: WIPO and Stichting de Thuiskopie (Dutch Collecting Society For Private Copying Remunerations)

Trends in Armed Conflict 1946-2014
Source: Peace Research Institute Oslo

U.S. Extends Lead in International Patent and Trademark Filings
Source: WIPO

International patent applications filed under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) grew by 1.7% to 218,000 in 2015, setting a new annual record. Innovators based in the U.S. have filed the largest annual number of international patent applications for 38 years running. Still, large increases in patent-filing activity by China-based innovators accounted for much of the overall growth.

Telecoms companies head the list of top PCT filers in 2015, with Huawei Technologies leading for the second consecutive year with 3,898 published PCT applications, or an additional 456 applications over 2015.  U.S.-based Qualcomm Incorporated was the second largest applicant in 2015, with 2,442 published applications, while China’s ZTE Corporation ranked third with 2,155 PCT applications.

Eight U.S. universities are among the top 10n educational institution filers. The University of California led with 361 published applications, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (213), Johns Hopkins University (170), the University of Texas System (163) and Harvard University (158). China’s Tsinghua University came in 8th place, followed by Japan’s University of Tokyo.

Direct to Data File (PDF)

WHO Estimates of the Global Burden Of Foodborne Diseases
Source: World Health Organization
Note: Inaugural edition of this report


Wildlife Crime
Source: European Parliament Research Service

Geo Blocking Practices In E-Commerce ||| Fact Sheet ||| Mystery Shopping Service Report
Source: European Commission

United States

FY 2016 Weapon Systems Factbook
Source: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

2015 North American Freight Numbers
Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Annual Report the the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2012, Featuring the Increasing Incidence of Liver Cancer ||| Highlights/Charts ||| News Release/Infographic
Source: Centers for Disease Control

Seven Recently New or Updated Reports from the Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists)

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Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.