August 14, 2018

Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

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This roundup began on June 23, 2018.

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August 13, 2018

Underwater on Student Debt (via Urban Institute)

A quarter million federal direct student loan borrowers see their loans go into default for the first time every quarter, and an additional 20,000 to 30,000 borrowers default on their rehabilitated loans. Previous research shows that the likelihood of default is higher for certain borrowers, particularly black borrowers, borrowers who go to for-profit schools, those who leave school without a degree, and those from low-income households. This report provides the first look at the relationship between a borrower’s credit history and her probability of default.

August 10, 2018

2018 National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities

2018 National Directory of Mental Health Treatment Facilities (via SAMSHA)

2017 Digest of United States Practice in International Law (via U.S. Dept. of State)

August 9, 2018

Bibliography: Humanitarian Health Digest: 2nd Quarter 2018

Humanitarian Health Digest—a quarterly bibliography of published peer-reviewed journal articles on humanitarian health. The Digest is compiled by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and The Lancet.

Examination of the 2016 Electorate, Based on Validated Voters (via Pew Research) |||
PDF Version (34 pages) ||| .csv Data Tables (.zip)

Final Report on Organizational and Management Structure for the National Security Space Components of the Department of Defense (via DOD)
15 pages; PDF.

Record Number of Women Nominated for Governor and U.S. House in 2018 (via Center for Women in American Politics/Rutgers)

August 8, 2018

2016 State Traffic Data (via NHTSA)
11 pages; PDF. ||| See Also: 2016 Traffic Safety Facts (via 216 pages; NHTSA)

Buprenorphine and the Opioid Crisis: A Primer for Congress (Congressional Research Service via

Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2016 (via U.S. Census)

National Climate Report – July 2018 (via NCEI)

Proposals to Impose Sanctions on Russian Sovereign Debt (Congressional Research Service via

Radical Islamist English-Language Online Magazines: Research Guide, Strategic Insights, and Policy Response (223 pages; PDF; via SSI/U.S. Army War College)
Executive Summary also available.

Reality Check: Deadly Crashes Show Need for Caution on Road to Full Autonomy  (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety | Highway Loss Data Institute)
12 pages; PDF

August 7, 2018

Cyber Security Assessment Netherlands 2018 (via National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV)/Ministry of Justice)
Full Text Report (60 pages; PDF) ||| Infographic

August 6, 2018

EIA Electricity Sales Data For Puerto Rico Show Rate Of Recovery Since Hurricanes (via Energy Information Agency)

Most European Students are Learning a Foreign Language in School While Americans Lag (via Pew Research)

Southwest Border Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] is Evaluating Designs and Locations for Border Barriers but is Proceeding Without Key Information (via GAO) ||| Highlights (1 pages; PDF)

U.S. Military: New DoD Policy Prohibits GPS-Enabled Devices in Deployed Settings (via Assistant Sec. of Defense) ||| DOD Announcement

August 4, 2018

Financial Flows from Human Trafficking (via Financial Actions Task Force (FATF)) ||| Executive Summary
74 pages; PDF.

August 3, 2018

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Criminal Investigative Report of the 1 October Mass Casualty Shooting (Final Report; via LVMPD)
187 pages; PDF.

August 2, 2018

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office’s Fiscal Year 2018 Semiannual Report to Congress (via DHS)
23 pages; PDF.

August 1, 2018

28th Annual State of the Climate Report Published (2017 Third Warmest Year on Record, Record High Greenhouse Gases; AMS and NECI)

Crisis Watch, July 2018 (via International Crisis Group)

Economic Returns to Farming for U.S. Farm Households (via ERS/USDA)
34 pages; PDF.

Global Terrorism in 2017 (via START) ||| Direct to 2017 Global Terrorism Dataset
3 pages; PDF.

Media: Nielsen Total Audience Report (Q1, 2018)
Highlights ||| Direct to Full Text (34 pages; PDF)

The Future of Work: A Literature Review (via ILO)
62 pages; PDF.

US National Trends in Violent and Unintentional Injuries, 2000 to 2016 (via JAMA Surgery)

July 31, 2018

Nation’s Top Consumer Complaints: 2017 Consumer Complaint Survey Report (via Consumer Federation of America)

Federal R&D Obligations Increase 3% in FY 2017: Research Obligations Decrease Slightly While Those for Development Increase 7% (via NSF)

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Academic Institutions Reach $31.6 Billion in FY 2016; Support to HBCUs Declines for the Second Year in a Row (via NSF)

Our Nations Air: 2018 Air Trends Report (via EPA)

July 30, 2018

Malaysia Airlines (MH 370) Safety Investigation Report (July 2018; via Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team)

National Archives (NARA) Posts 19 files (1,025 pages) From the Attorney Work Files of Brett Kavanaugh in the Records of Independent Counsel Kenneth Staff

QuickStats: Number of Homicides Committed, by the Three Most Common Methods* — United States, 2010–2016

July 29, 2018

Disinformation and ‘Fake News’: Interim Report Fifth Report of Session 2017–19 Report, Together With Formal Minutes Relating to the Report (via Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, UK House of Commons)

Patterns and Trends in Cancer Screening in the United States (via CME Activity/CDC)

July 26, 2018

2018 Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace Report (via DNI)
2o pages; PDF.

America’s Counterterrorism Gamble (via CSIS)
9 pages; PDF.

Hispanic and African American News Media Fact Sheet (via Pew Research Center)

Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 (via DHS)
28 pages; PDF.

July 25, 2018

European Defence – A Year on From the Global Strategy  (via EPRS)

Federal Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Up 89% (via TRAC)

Female HVEs Likely to Play Supportive Role for ISIS (via Office of Homeland Security and Preparadness, State of New Jersey)

National Security Agency (NSA) Inspector General Publicly Releases First Unclassified Version of  Semi-Annual Report to Congress  Semi-Annual Report to Congress (1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018)
41 pages; PDF.

Number of Foreign College Graduates Staying in U.S. to Work Climbed Again in 2017, But Growth Has Slowed (via Pew Research)

Sexual Victimization Reported By Adult Correctional Authorities, 2012-15 (via BJS)
Report and data tables. 

Urgent Actions are Needed to Address Cybersecurity Challenges Facing the Nation (via GAO)
41 pages; PDF.

July 24, 2018

International Energy Outlook 2018 (via EIA)
Infographics, reports, data tables, etc.

Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018: Growth, Jobs and Inequalities (via African Union and OECD)
257 pages; PDF.

A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping (via U.S. DOJ)
100 pages; PDF.

Seattle, San Jose and Fremont, Calif., are the Most Competitive U.S. Housing Markets (via RedFin)

The Trump-Putin Summit (via EveryCRSReport)

July 23, 2018

Sanction Evasion Tactics Being Used by North Korea (via U.S. Dept. of State, U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), DHS/CBP and DHS/ICE)
12 pages; PDF.

State of Mobile Networks: USA (via Open Signal)
July 2018

July 20, 2018

Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation (via Computational Propaganda Research Project/Oxford)
28 pages; PDF.

Online Consumer Electronics Shoppers Are Buying More Frequently, Spending Less Per Purchase, Reports NPD’s Checkout (via NPD)

Slang Terms and Code Word [For Drugs]: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel (via DEA/National Drug Early Warning System/UMD)
125 pages; PDF.

The Use of Social Media by United States Extremists (via START)
11 pages; PDF.

July 19, 2018

Cyber Attacks Spike in Finland Before Trump-Putin Meeting (via F5)

Management Weaknesses Delayed Response to Flint Water Crisis (via EPA OIG)
Summary ||| Report at a Glance (PDF) ||| Full Report (PDF) ||| Video Summary

Map: The Gas Transmission System in Russia’s East (via Center for Security Studies)

Robust Outlook For Residential Remodeling Through Mid-Year 2019 (via Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies)

July 18, 2018

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide For Preventing Targeted School Violence (via U.S. Secret Service/DHS)
32 pages; PDF ||| Summary (2 pages; PDF)

Global Climate Report – June 2018 (via National Center for Environmental Information/NOAA)

Official Programme of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (via IOC) ||| Highlights/Infographic
ee Also: Official Programme Of The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Smart Audio Report” Released by NPR and Edison Research (Smart Speakers, Voice Assistants)

July 17, 2018

Thumbs Down 2018: Film Critics and Gender, and Why It Matters (via Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego St. University)

First conducted in 2007, Thumbs Down is the most comprehensive and longest-running study of women’s representation and impact as film reviewers available. This report considers individuals working for print, broadcast, and online outlets during spring 2018. The study is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.

UK: AI Will Create as Many Jobs as it Displaces By Boosting Economic Growth (via PWC) ||| UK Economic Report July 2018 (via PWC)

July 16, 2018

Human Rights & Democracy: The 2017 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report (via UK FCO)
72 pages; PDF.

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2018 (via Tax Foundation) ||| PDF Version

July 13, 2018

2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2016 (via BLS)

The EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement: Progress to Date and Remaining Difficulties (via EPRS and GlobalStat)
36 pages; PDF.

Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development Fiscal Years 2016–17 (via NSF)

July 12, 2018

Attempts to Lose Weight Among Adults in the United States, 2013–2016 (via NCHS/CDC) ||| PDF Version (8 pages)

BGOV200: Top Federal U.S. Government Contractors FY 2017 (via BGov)

Business Email Compromise Contributes to Large Scale Business Losses Nationwide ||| Statistical Data (via IC3/FBI)
Note: Between December 2016 and May 2018, there was a 136% increase in identified global exposed losses.

Democracy Disrupted? Personal Information and Political Influence via Information Commissioners Office, UK)
60 pages; PDF.

The EU in the World — 2018 Edition (Statistical Abstract via EUROSTAT)
160 pages; PDF.

Facebook Releases 2018 Diversity Report

Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Rising Most Rapidly Among Asians (via Pew Research) ||| PDF Version (63 pages)

July 11, 2018

10 Useful Facts to Know on World Population Day

Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends (via National Assoc. of Realtors)

National Housing Market Indicators, June 2018 (via HUD)
7 pages; PDF.

New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2017 (via BEA)

Not Educating Girls Costs Countries Trillions of Dollars, Says New World Bank Report (via World Bank)
||| Full Text Report (64 pages; PDF)

UK: BBC Annual Report
272 pages; PDF. ||| Additional Resources

ITU Working Group on Broadband for the Most Vulnerable Countries: Broadband For National Development in Four LDCs: Cambodia, Rwanda, Senegal and Vanuatu
71 pages; PDF.

July 10, 2018

Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship in EU Member States Key Tends and Issues
12 pages; PDF.

China is a Key Destination for Increasing U.S. Energy Exports (via EIA)

EU Population up to Nearly 513 Million on 1 January 2018: Increase Driven by Migration (via EuroStat)
5 pages; PDF.

Employment in Wineries Up 153 Percent From 2001 to 2017 (via BLS)

Food Outlook: Biannual Report On Global Food Markets (via FAO)
169 pages; PDF,

Global Innovation Index 2018 (via WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD)
430 pages; PDF ||| News Release ||| Direct to Rankings and Infographic

Growth in Interracial and Interethnic Married-Couple Households (via U.S. Census)

Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A Global Review of the Emerging Evidence Base (via IOM)
228 pages; PDF; See Also: Vol. 1 (2014)

UK Trade, 1948-2017: Statistics (via UK House of Commons Library)
1o pages; PDF. ||| Data File (.xls)

July 9, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and International Security (via CNAS)

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2018 (via NCEI)
See Also: Global Temperature Report (via Earth System Science Center The University of Alabama in Huntsville; June 2018) ||| Map ||| Graph

Canada: 2017 Broadcasting Financial Summaries Highlights (via CRTC)

Indiana’s Elderly Population Projected to Climb Sharply (via InContext)

New Report Examines Public 2-year Students Working Before, During, and After Beginning at a Public 2-Year Institution (via NCES)

July 8, 2018

Aviation: On-Time Performance Ratings  “Airport and Airline Star Ratings” (June 2017-May 2018; via OAG)

Aviation: Top 10 Commercial Airline Routes (Global, by Revenue; via OAG)

July 7, 2018

Child Poverty Heavily Concentrated in Rural Mississippi, Even More So Than Before the Great Recession (via Amber Waves/ERS/USDA)
See Also: Rural Poverty and Well Being (via ERS/USDA)

July 6, 2018

QuickStats: Percentage of Injury Deaths That Occurred in the Decedent’s Home for the Five Most Common Causes of Injury Death — United States, 2016 (via MMWR/CDC)

The State of the World’s Forests 2018 (via FAO)

Uber Releases 2017 Transparency Report

US: Economic Indicators and Trade with EU (Infographic via EPRS)

July 5, 2018

Cubs in the Lions’ Den: Indoctrination and Recruitment of Children Within Islamic State Territory (via International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London)
40 pages; PDF.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Issues Fact-Finding Mission Reports on Chemical Weapons Use Allegations in Douma, Syria in 2018 and in Al-Hamadaniya and Karm Al-Tarrab in 2016
News Release ||| Douma Interim Report (26 pages; PDF) ||| Al-Hamadaniya and Karm Al-Tarrab Report (72 pages; PDF)

U.S. Health Statistical Briefs (via AHRQ)

July 4, 2018

Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of the Nexus between Organised Crime and Terrorism: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Practitioners (via International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT))

OECD‑FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018‑2027
112 pages; PDF ||| Read Online

OECD Employment Outlook

July 3, 2018

DHS Privacy Impact Statement: Insider Threat Unit Database
12 pages; PDF.

“Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan.” (via U.S. DOD)
“Semiannual report to Congress”; 125 pages; PDF.

National LGBT Survey: Summary Report and Data (via Government Equalities Office, United Kingdom)

The UK in the EU28 Audiovisual Market (via European Audiovisual Observatory)
25 pages; PDF.

July 2, 2018

Spending on Health: Latest Trends (via OECD)
4 pages; PDF.

The State of Internet Censorship in Egypt (via OONI/Tor) ||| Summary and Additional Info (Link to Report in Arabic, etc.)

UN Women Annual Report 2017-2018
PDF Version (52 pages)

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency 2017 Annual Report
37 pages; PDF.

July 1, 2018

Encouraging More High School Students to Consider Teaching (via ACT)
8 pages; PDF.

News and Political Information Consumption in Mexico: Mapping the 2018 Mexican Presidential Election on Twitter and Facebook (via Project on Computational Propaganda/University of Oxford) ||| Online Supplement (PDF)

Select National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)Resources Related To Traumatic Separation and Refugee & Immigrant Trauma
5 pages; PDF.

June 30

Conflict Trends in Africa, 1989–2017 (via PRIO)
27 pages; PDF. |||  Summary (4 pages; PDF)

Facebook Submits Responses to U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Written Questions ||| Direct to Responses (748 pages; PDF)

Federal Aid for Postsecondary Students (via Congressional Budget Office)
29 pages; PDF.

Federal Prosecution of Human-Trafficking Cases, 2015 (via BJS)

History of the Cold War (Thematic Bibliography; via NATO Multimedia Library)
56 pages; PDF.

How Changes in Economic Conditions Might Affect the Federal Budget (via Congressional Budget Office)
11 pages; PDF.

President’s Selection of a Nominee for a Supreme Court Vacancy: Overview (via CRS)

June 29, 2018

The 2018 PREDICT Key Facts Report. An Analysis of ICT R&D in the EU and Beyond (via EC JRC)
187 pages; PDF.

Key Findings From RAND Health’s Research on Opioid Policy
4 pages; PDF.

McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2018
27 pages; PDF.

Private Industry Workers Received Average of 15 Paid Vacation Days After 5 Years of Service in 2017 (via BLS)

Regulation of Air Pollution (via Law Library of Congress)
56 pages; PDF. Covered: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Israel, Japan,South Africa, Switzerland. United Kingdom

June 28, 2018

2017 Wiretap Report: Orders and Convictions Rise (via Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)

DHS Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Annual Report
80 pages; PDF.

Hotspot Analysis: Cyber Disruption and Cybercrime: Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea (via CSS Cyber Defense Project)
20 pages; PDF.

Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors and Conditions Among States and Selected Local Areas — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2015 (via MMWR/CDC)

Trafficking in Persons Report 2018 (via U.S. State Dept.) ||| State Dept. Media Briefing

Zumper National Rent Report (July 2018)

June 27, 2018

Basic Figures on the EU — Second Quarter 2018 (via Eurostat)
12 pages; PDF.

Employment of Workers With a Disability in 2017 (via BLS)

Mass Appeal: A Look at the Cross-Cultural Impact of On-Screen Diversity (via Nielsen)

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Statutorily Mandated Mid-Year Report to Congress (Objectives Report to Congress FY2019) ||| Summary/News Release 

New Details on Border Patrol Arrests (via TRAC/Syracuse University) ||| Interactive Data Tool

June 26, 2018

Employment in Private Gambling Industries, 2017 Annual Average (via BLS)

GAO Report: “Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for Policy and Research”

International Tourism Exceeds Expectations in the First Months of 2018 (via World Tourism Organization) ||| Additional Data in Excerpt from June 2018 World Tourism Barometer (5 pages; PDF)

June 25, 2018

Cultural Heritage in EU Policies (via European Parliament Research Service)

Federal Prosecution Of Human-Trafficking Cases, 2015 (via BJS)

GAO Report: “Freedom of Information Act: Agencies are Implementing Requirements but Additional Actions are Needed”

Regulation of Cryptocurrency in Selected Jurisdictions and Regulation of Cryptocurrency in Selected Jurisdictions (via Law Library of Congress)

Roadmap for Biosecurity and Biodefense Policy in the United States (via Gryphon Scientific; U.S. Air Force Academy & Defense Threat Reduction Agency Funded)
109 pages; PDF. ||| Executive Summary ||| Additional Materials

June 24, 2018

The Drug Situation in the New Jersey Division: January to June 2017 (via DEA)
9 pages; PDF.

Mexico 2018: Elections that Will Make History (via European Parliament Research Service)

June 23, 2018

Recent Violent Crime Trends in the United States (via Congressional Research Service)
39 pages; PDF.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 2017 Annual Report
Report is titled, “Services for Decision-Making”; 36 pages; PDF.

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