Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #8 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)
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This roundup began on November 11, 2018
TAKE A LOOK!
December 27, 2018
Annual Ranking: Most Admired Man and Woman, 2018 (via Gallup)
Counting the Cost: A Year of Climate Breakdown (via Christian Aid)
14 pages; PDF.
Federal Funding for Rural America: The Role of the Decennial Census #3 (via GW Institute for Public Policy)
23 pages; PDF.
December 26, 2018
“Tops of 2018” (U.S.) Rankings From Nielsen
December 24, 2018
Exploring Health Tourism (via World Tourism Organization)
16 pages; PDF.
State of the Beach Report Card 2018 (via Surfrider Foundation)
92 pages; PDF.
December 21, 2018
Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans (via U.S. Commission on Civil Rights)
314 pages; PDF.
Criminal Victimization, 2017 (via BJS)
Report, summary, data files.
Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2013–2017 (via MMWR/CDC)
Initial Findings Regarding the 2018 Nationwide Tests of Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System (via FCC)
5 pages; PDF.
NHTSA Releases End-of-Year Update on Takata Air Bag Recalls
54 pages; PDF
The Role of Sub-State and Non-State Actors in International Climate Processes: Financial Institutions (via Chatham House)
19 pages; PDF.
The State of Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements 2018 (via Global Shelter Cluster)
244 pages; PDF.
10 New and Recently Updated Reports from the Congressional Research Service
Reports via EveryCRSReport.com
- Government Expenditures on Defense Research and Development by the United States and Other OECD Countries: Fact Sheet
December 20, 2018
Australia: State of the Climate 2018 (via Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO)
24 pages; PDF.
Average Charitable Tax Deduction (Map) (via Tax Foundation)
Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan (via U.S. Dept. of Defense)
124 pages; PDF. “Report to Congress In Accordance With Section 1225 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (P.L. 113-291), as amended.”
Europe: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Statistics 2018 Edition (via Eurostat)
200 pages; PDF.
New Study Finds Higher than Expected Number of Suicide Deaths Among U.S. Veterinarians (via CDC) ||| Direct to Full Text Article (via JAVMA; pages; PDF)
Potential Impact of Texas v. U.S. Decision on Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (via KFF)
Transparency at CBO: Future Plans and a Review of 2018 (via CBO)
32 pages; PDF.
Updated Household Growth Projections: 2018-2028 and 2028-2038 (via Joint Center for Housing Studies/Harvard U.)
24 pages; PDF.
December 19, 2018
The Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts (Action Plan) (via Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children)
24 pages; PDF.
Juvenile Arrests in 2016 Lowest Since 1980: “Juvenile Arrests, 2016” (via Office of Justice Programs/DOJ)
12 pages; PDF.
National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Releases First-Year Report for Geo-Enabled Elections Project, Including First Draft of Best Practices for Implementing GIS in Elections ||| Report (9 pages; PDF.)
Scrutinizing Attorney Fee Awards in FOIA Litigation (via The FOIA Project)
Tech Assessment: Protecting the Electric Grid from Geomagnetic Disturbances (via GAO)
55 pages; PDF.
See Also: Protecting and Preparing the Homeland Against Threats of Electromagnetic Pulse and Geomagnetic Disturbances (via DHS)
23 pages; PDF.
To Walk the Earth In Safety (via U.S. Dept. of State)
17th Edition. “Summarizes the United States’ CWD (Conventional Weapons Destruction) programs in 2017. “
December 18, 2018
A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0 (via U.S. Navy)
20 pages; PDF.
Agencies Need to Improve Implementation of Federal Approach to Securing Systems and Protecting against Intrusions (via GAO)
86 pages; PDF.
A Look at Postsecondary Students’ 3-Year Persistence and Attainment Rate (via NCES)
Also Available: PDF Version (2 pages)
Annual Report on Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (via SEC)
33 pages; PDF.
2018 Summary Report Of Commission Staff’s Examinations Of Each Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (via SEC)
33 pages; PDF.
Atlas of Migration 2018 (via European Joint Research Center)
196 pages; PDF.
Brexit: The Impact On The Audiovisual Sector (via European Visual Observatory)
80 pages; PDF.
Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety (via Federal Commission on School Safety/U.S. Dept. of Education)
180 pages; PDF.
Growth in the Immigration Court Backlog Continues in FY 2019 (via TRAC/Syracuse University)
Privacy Impact Assessment: Update for the Central Index System 2 (via U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)/Department of Homeland Security)
11 pages; PDF.
Review of the Department of Justice’s Implementation of the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (via Office of the Inspector General/U.S. Department of Justice)
60 pages; PDF.
December 17, 2018
2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (via HUD)
100 pages; PDF. ||| Summary/News Release ||| Data Files
International Rescue Committee 2019 Emergency Watchlist
48 pages; PDF.
The IRA, Social Media and Political Polarization in the United States, 2012-2018 (via Computational Propaganda Research Project/Oxford Internet Institute)
47 pages; PDF. ||| Appendices (32 pages; PDF)
National Adolescent Drug Trends in 2018 (Monitoring the Future Study)
- Summary and Links (via U. of Michigan)
- “Teens Using Vaping Devices In Record Numbers” (via NIH)
- Data Tables and Figures
- Monitoring the Future Website
Tactics and Tropes of the Internet Research Agency (via New Knowledge)
101 pages; PDF. ||| Also Available: Slide Deck (138 slides; PDF) ||| Blog Post
Top TV Programs of 2017 (Multiple Categories) (via Nielsen)
December 16, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Index: 2018 Annual Report (via Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute)
96 pages; PDF. ||| 2017 Annual Report
Gun Law Trendwatch 2018 Year-End Review (via Giffords Law Center)
3 pages; PDF. ||| See Also: States Passed 67 New Gun Control Laws in 2018 (via Stateline)
Population Estimates: Illegal Alien Population Residing in the United States: January 2015 (via DHS)
December 15, 2018
Full-Time Teaching Staff at Canadian Universities, 2017/2018 (via Statistics Canada) ||| Report (11/2018)
HTML or PDF infographic.
Global Gender Gap Report 2018 (via World Economic Forum)
Full Text Report ||| PDF Version (367 pages) ||| Interactive Data Explorer ||| Infographics, Key Findings and Other Resources
Official Statement: New Era of Global Climate Action To Begin Under Paris Climate Change Agreement (via UNFCC)
See Also: COP 24 Documents
Work Experience of the Population — 2017 (via BLS)
December 14, 2018
Death Penalty Usage Stays Near Generational Lows/The Death Penalty in 2018: Year End Report (via Death Penalty Information Center)
Report, Visuals, Data File.
Fisheries of the United States, 2017 (via NOAA Fisheries)
169 pages; PDF. ||| Infographics and Other Resources
Fisheries Economics of the United States, 2016 (via NOAA Fisheries)
264 pages; PDF. ||| Infographics and Other Resources
Frequency of Use Among Middle and High School Student Tobacco Product Users — United States, 2015–2017 (via MMWR/CDC)
Seven New and Recently Updated Reports from the Congressional Research Service
Reports via EveryCRSReport.com
- Amazon HQ2 and Federal Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives
- Buprenorphine and the Opioid Crisis: A Primer for Congress
- Cryptocurrency: The Economics of Money and Selected Policy Issues
- Heroin Trafficking in the United States
- Sharing the Colorado River and the Rio Grande: Cooperation and Conflict with Mexico
- Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects
- Venue: An Abridged Legal Analysis of Where a Federal Crime May Be Tried
Security Controls at DoD Facilities for Protecting Ballistic Missile Defense System Technical Information (via Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense)
44 pages; PDF.
Ships: Domestic Vessel & Offshore Annual Report (via U.S. Coast Guard/DHS)
December 13, 2018
2020 Census: Potential Impacts on California (via State of California Legislative Analyst Office)
PDF Version (28 pages)
America’s Health Rankings 2018 Annual Report (via United Health Foundation)
- Interactive Report
- Full Text Report (188 pages; PDF) ||| Summary Report (11 pages; PDF)
- 2018 Health Of Those Who Have Served Report
- 2018 Senior Report
Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 (via CBO)
326 pages; PDF.
December 12, 2018
Drugs Most Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths: United States, 2011–2016
Federal Prosecution Levels Remain at Historic High (via TRAC/Syracuse University)
How Far Americans Live From the Closest Hospital Differs by Community Type (via Pew Research)
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Index: Grading U.S. Global Health Assistance (via Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) and Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University)
December 11, 2018
2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada (via Public Safety Canada)
37 pages; PDF.
Artificial Intelligence: How Knowledge is Created, Transferred, and Used Trends in China, Europe, and the United States (via Elsevier)
Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2018 (via Statistics Canada)
ICE Worksite Enforcement Investigations in FY18 Surge
National Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (via WhiteHouse.gov)
22 pages; PDF.
Persistent Antisemitism Hangs Over EU (via EU Fundamental Rights Agency) ||| Direct to Report
December 10, 2018
2017 National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Data Released (via FBI)
Claims of Credible Fear Increase in Fiscal Year 2018 (via U.S. Customs and Border Protection/DHS) ||| Data
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Searches of Electronic Devices at Ports of Entry (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/via DHS)
24 pages; PDF.
Equifax Data Breach Report (U.S. House Oversight Committee)
SIPRI Top 100 Arms‑Producing and Military Services Companies, 2017
12 pages; PDF.
December 10, 2018
Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage: How to Strengthen the Capabilities of the Nation, Draft (President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC)/DHS)
December 9, 2018
USDA School Meal Programs: How and Why the Cost of Food Purchases Varies Across Locales (via USDA)
45 pages; PDF. ||| Summary
December 8, 2018
Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From January-June 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NCES/CDC)
Report on FINRA Examination Findings
Women More Likely Than Men to Have Earned a Bachelor’s Degree by Age 31 (via BLS)
December 7, 2018
Assessing the U.S. Climate (November 2018; via NCEI)
Europe: Guide to Eurostat Culture Statistics — 2018 Edition
128 pages; PDF.
Global Status Report On Road Safety 2018 (via WHO)
Report, summary, infographics, etc.
December 6, 2018
AI Now Report 2018 (via AI Now Institute at NYU)
63 pages; PDF. ||| Highlights: “After a Year of Tech Scandals, Our 10 Recommendations for AI” (via Medium)
California: CalFacts 2018 (via State of California Legislative Analyst’s Office)
56 pages; PDF.
Coming of Age: Developments in Digital-Born News Media in Europe (via Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism)
26 pages; PDF.
EU: Record Number of Air Passengers Carried at More Than 1 Billion in 2017: Around 71 Million More Than in 2016 (via Eurostat)
2 pages; PDF.
International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers
78 pages; PDF. ||| News Release
Last Month in Internet Intelligence: November 2018 (via Oracle)
National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2018 (via FTC)
Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future (via Transportation Research Board/NASEM) ||| News Release ||| Interactive Summary ||| Highlights (4 pages; PDF)
Revenues and Expenditures for Public K-12 Education Increase for Third Consecutive Year (via NCES)
56 pages; PDF.
December 5, 2018
Global Carbon Budget 2018 Report (via Global Carbon Project)
Highlights ||| News Releases ||| Report ||| Data, Visualizations/Video, Presentation Slides and Additional Materials
Global Terrorism Index 2018 (via Institute for Economics and Peace)
90 pages; PDF.
Internal Facebook Documents Released by UK House of Parliament
250 pages; PDF. ||| Facebook Response (via FB Newsroom)
December 4, 2018
2018 Global Ocean Health Scores (Via Ocean Health Index)
Canada: National Cyber Threat Assessment 2018 (via Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity)
32 pages; PDF.
Charting A Course For Success: America’s Strategy For STEM Education a Report by the Committee on STEM Education of the National Science & Technology Council
48 pages; PDF)
Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2017 (New Report and Data via NSF)
Report ||| Data Tables ||| Interactive Data Tool
EU: How Much Are Households Spending on Food? (via Eurostat)
Global Climate Risk Index (via Germanwatch)
36 pages; PDF.
Transportation Security Administration Cybersecurity Roadmap 2018 (via TSA)
18 pages; PDF.
December 3, 2018
Crisis Watch: Tracking Conflict Worldwide
December 2018 ||| November 2018
Curbing Climate Change and Sustainably Supplying Food, Water, and Energy Among Top Challenges Environmental Engineering Can Help Address, New Report Says (via National Academies) ||| Direct to Full Text Report: Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges (2018)
Joint Statement on Innovative Efforts to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (via Federal Reserve, FDIC, FinCen, and Others)
Security Analysis of First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices (DRAFT)(via NIST)
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2017 (via U.S. Census)
Full Text Report (18 pages; PDF) ||| Direct to Tables and Estimates ||| Direct to News Release
December 2, 2018
FCC Communication Marketplace Report (via Federal Communications Commission)
182 pages; PDF. Topics: Wireless, Video, Audio, Fixed Broadband, Voice, Satellite, Broadband Deployment, International Broadband Data.
11 New/Recently Updated Reports from the Congressional Research Service
Reports via EveryCRSReport.com and Federation of American Scientists
- Administration of the House of Representatives: Actions Taken During a New Congress and Following a Majority Change
- Defense Primer: Congress’s Constitutional Authority with Regard to the Armed Forces
- Defense Primer: Legal Authorities for the Use of Military Forces
- Defense Primer: The Military Departments
- Iran Sanctions
- Right to Try: Access to Investigational Drugs
- Speakers of the House: Elections, 1913-2017
- Electing the Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frequently Asked Questions
- U.S. Sanctions on Russia
- U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues
- U.S. Tariff Policy: Overview
The UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement (via UK House of Parliament Library)
165 pages; PDF. ||| Summary
December 1, 2018
U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade (via Pew Internet)
PDF Version (78 pages:) ||| Interactive Charts
November 30, 2018
Backgrounder: Russia-Ukraine Conflict Flares Up in the Azov Sea (via EPRS)
Consumer FinancialProtection Bureau (CFPB) 2018 Ombudsman Report
Measles Cases Spike Globally Due to Gaps in Vaccination Coverage (via WHO/CDC)
Full Text Article (via WHO) ||| Full Text Article (via CDC)
Police-Reported Hate Crime Rises Sharply in Canada During 2017 (via Statistics Canada) ||| See Also: Hate Crimes Reached All-Time High in 2017, Statistics Canada Says (via CBC)
November 29, 2018
ADL Study Details How Extreme Anti-Immigrant Hate Has Been Thrust Into the Mainstream (via Anti-Defamation League)
Full Text Report ||| Executive Summary (2 pages; PDF) ||| News Release
Asylum Decisions and Denials Jump in 2018 (via TRAC/Syracuse University)
Data Briefs From National Center for Health Statistics/CDC
- Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999–2017
- Mortality in the United States, 2017
- Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999–2017
Discussion Paper: “Are Millennials Different? (via Finance and Economics Discussion Series
2018-080. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
56 pages; PDF.
Interagency Report on the Status of International Cybersecurity Standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT)
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) (via National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START))
3 pages; PDF. ||| See Also: Access Underlying Dataset
Time Served in State Prison, 2016 (via BJS)
Report and Data Tables.
November 28, 2018
75-80% Chance of El Niño Within Next 3 Months (via World Meteorological Organization)
Disparities Continue in Infant Mortality and Low Birth Weight (via AHRQ)
2 pages; PDF. ||| Infographic also available.
Privacy Impact Assessment: Facial Recognition Pilot (via DHS)
10 pages; PDF.
U.S. Dept. of Justice: Recommendations Issued by the Office of the Inspector General That Were Not Closed As of September 30, 2018 (via DOJ OIG)
303 pages; PDF.
November 27, 2018
Emissions Gap Report 2018 (via UN Environment Program)
Summary ||| Direct to Full Text Report ||| Direct to Interactive Data Visualization
Ericsson Mobility Report November 2018
32 pages; PDF.
Online Sales Up 23% YoY This Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend (via Adobe Digital Insights (ADI)) & Adobe Analytics Data Shows Cyber Monday Broke Online Sales Record With $7.9 Billion
Student Loan Default Recovery Continues to Drop in FY 2018 (via TRAC)
Patent Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office 2018 Annual Report
105 pages; PDF.
November 26, 2018
November 24, 2018
Farm Labor Markets in the United States and Mexico Pose Challenges for U.S. Agriculture (via USDA)
46; PDF. ||| Summary
FEMA’s Oversight of the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) (via DHS OIG)
19 pages; PDF.
Landmine Monitor 2018 (via International Campaign to Ban Landmines)
118 pages; PDF.
November 23, 2018
Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (via U.S. Global Change Research Program) & 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2).
- Website and All Resources
- News Release
- Climate Assessment Vol. II Report (Read Online)
Global Trends to 2035: Economy and Society (via European Parliamentary Research Service)
160 pages; PDF.
Health at a Glance: Europe (via European Commission)
Report and interactive data tool.
November 22, 2018
Greenhouse Gas Levels in Atmosphere Break Another Record, UN Report Shows (via UN News) ||| World Meteorological Organization News Release ||| Full Text: WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin (GHG Bulletin) – No. 14: The State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Based on Global Observations through 2017 (9 pages; PDF)
Religion and Human Rights (via European Parliament Research Service)
Briefing (8 pages; PDF)
Terrorism: The 2017 Attacks: What Needs to Change? ||| News Release (via Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) (UK)
November 21, 2018
Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2015 (via MMWR/CDC)
Russia in the Middle East: From Sidelines to Centre Stage (via European Parliament Research Service)
Briefing (12 pages; PDF)
Sheltering in Danger: How Poor Emergency Planning and Response Put Nursing Home Residents at Risk During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (via U.S. Senate Committee of Finance)
84 pages; PDF.
November 20, 2018
Assessing the Global Climate in October 2018 (via NOAA) and Global Climate Report – October 2018 (via NCEI/NOAA)
National Science Foundation: Higher Education R&D Expenditures Increased 4.7%, Exceeded $75 Billion in FY 2017
November 19, 2018
International Debt Statistics 2019 (via World Bank)
101 pages; PDF.
NIH Medical Research Program Directed Against Chemical Threats 2017: Report on Research Progress and Future Directions
40 pages; PDF.
November 16, 2018
Number of International Students in the United States Reaches New High of 1.09 Million ||| 2018 Open Doors Report (via Institute of International Education)
November 15, 2018
Seven New/Updated Congressional Research Service Reports
- Brazil’s Presidential Election
- Eight Mechanisms to Enact Procedural Change in the U.S. Senate
- Introduction to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress
- Lame Duck Sessions of Congress Following a Majority-Changing Election: In Brief
- Presidential Proclamation on Unlawful Border Crossers and Asylum
- Supersonic Passenger Flights
- Types of Committee Hearings
Cyber Risks to Next Generation 9-1-1 (via DHS)
15 pages; PDF.
QuickStats: Birth Rates by Urbanization Level and Age Group of Mother — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)
Top 100 Independent Restaurants 2018 (by Sales; via Restaurant Business)
November 14, 2018
IRS Criminal Investigation Division Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report
127 pages; PDF.
The EU27: Internal Politics and Views on Brexit (via UK House of Commons Library)
178 pages; PDF.
November 13, 2018
2017 Hate Crime Statistics Report Released by FBI
November 12, 2018
2018 Phishing and Fraud Report: Attacks Peak During the Holidays (via F5)
November 11, 2018
Use of Yoga, Meditation, and Chiropractors Among U.S. Adults Aged 18 and Over & Use of Yoga, Meditation, and Chiropractors Among U.S. Children Aged 4–17 Years (via NCHS/CDC)
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