May 25, 2022

Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #13 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

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This roundup began on May 29, 2019.


12 previously released curated roundups featuring hundreds of reports, datasets, etc. can be accessed online

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June 26, 2019

2019 Storm Surge Report (via CoreLogic)

Biodefense: The Nation Faces Long-Standing Challenges Related to Defending Against Biological Threats (Congressional Testimony; via GAO)
23 pages; PDF.

The Costs of Childcare: Results From the 2016 Early Childhood Program Participation Survey (via NCES)

Dollars Rule Everything Around Me: College-Bound Students’ Views on Paying for College (via ACT)
14 pages; PDF.

EU Artificial Intelligence Ethics Checklist Ready For Testing as New Policy Recommendations Are Published (via Europa)

Improving Intercity Passenger Rail Service in the United States (via CRS)
29 pages; PDF.

Map: How High Are Vapor Excise Taxes in Your State? (via Tax Foundation)

Northern Border Security: CBP Identified Resource Challenges but Needs Performance Measures to Assess Security Between Ports of Entry (via GAO)
82 pages; PDF,

On-Time Performance Star Ratings for the World’s Airlines and Airports (via OAG)

Privacy Impact Assessment: Rapid DNA Operational Use by ICE/DHS
17 pages; PDF.

June 25, 2019

2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook (via CBO)

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2017–18 Private School Universe Survey (via NCES)
63 pages; PDF.

Climate Change and Poverty — Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (via UN/OHCHR)

Federal Cybersecurity: America’s Data at Risk (via United States Senate: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 

Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) Cybersecurity Toolkit for Elections

ICE Focus Shifts Away from Detaining Serious Criminals (via TRAC/Syracuse University) ||| Interactive Detention Data Tool

Mining and Extractives/ South Africa’s Illegal-Mining Conundrum (via ENACT)

June 24, 2019

Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU 2018 (via European Asylum Support Office)
Full Text (272 pages; PDF) |||
Executive Summary (24 pages; PDF) |||
International Protection in the EU+: 2018 Overview

Canada at a Glance 2019 (via Statistics Canada) ||| PDF Version (27 pages)

Cloud Security Threat Report (CSTR) (Symantec)

Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol (CBD) and Related Hemp Extracts (via CRS)

June 22, 2019

International Religious Freedom Report for 2018 (via U.S. Dept. of State)

June 21, 2019

2019 State of Reliability Report (via North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

Canada: The Next Digital Economy (via Policy Horizons Canada/Government of Canada)

Canada: The Future of Work: Five Game Changers  (via Policy Horizons Canada/Government of Canada)

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Releases 2018 Public Report
Full Text (HTML)||| Full Text (52 pages; PDF)

The National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan: 2019 Update

New Web Report Provides International Comparisons of U.S. Teachers and Principals at Grades 7, 8, and 9 (via NCES)

June 20, 2019

Board Diversity: Strategies to Increase Representation of Women and Minorities (GAO Testimony)
22 pages; PDF.

Civil Antitrust Litigation Continues to Decline (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

Cigarette Consumption Estimates for 71 Countries From 1970 to 2015: Systematic Collection of Comparable Data…(via BMJ)

Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 – Status Report (via United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

June 19, 2019

CBO Releases Interactive Federal Budget Infographic (via Congressional Budget Office)

Giving USA 2019: Charity in 2018 Amid Complex Year For Charitable Giving (via Giving Institute)

Health Reports: Analysis of Trends in the Prevalence of Cannabis Use and Related Metrics in Canada (Statistics Canada) ||| PDF Version (13 pages)

Monetizing the Munchies: How Legal Marijuana Use Is Affecting The U.S. Snacking Industry (via Nielsen)

Wellcome Global Monitor 2018 (via Wellcome Foundation)
“The Wellcome Global Monitor is the world’s largest study into how people around the world think and feel about science and major health challenges. It surveys over 140,000 people from more than 140 countries.”

June 18, 2019

Best 20 US Cities for Startups and Entrepreneurs (via Commercial Cafe)

About 13 Million U.S. Workers Have More Than One Job, Women More Likely to Have Multiple Jobs (via U.S. Census)

Agencies Release List of Distressed or Underserved Nonmetropolitan Middle-Income Geographies (via Federal Reserve)

Federal R&D Obligations Increase an Estimated 2.7% in FY 2018 & Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development Fiscal Years 2017–18 (via NSF)

Global Climate Report – May 2019 (via NOAA)

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2018 (via UNHCR)
“Global forced displacement tops 70 million”  ||| Direct to PDF Version (76 pages)

Hong Kong’s Proposed Extradition Law Amendments  (via CRS)
3 pages; PDF.

Political Groups in the European Parliament Since 1979: Key Facts and Figures (via EPRS)
66 pages; PDF.

Suicide Rates Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2000-2017 (via JAMA) ||| Key Findings

What Will Russian Military Capabilities Look Like in the Future? (via RAND Corporation)? & The Future of the Russian Military (via RAND Corporation)

June 17, 2019

2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book: 2019 State Trends in Child Well-Being (via Annie Casey Foundation

2019 Revision of World Population Prospects (via UN Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs)
Report, interactive data tool, data files, etc.

BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019
64 pages; PDF. ||| All Data  (1965-2018); .xls ||| Additional Materials

CFC Rules Around the World (via Tax Foundation)
35 pages; PDF.

Not Fun For Young and Old Alike: How the Youngest and Oldest Consumers Have Fared in Recession and Recovery (via BLS)

SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Summary Version)
24 pages; PDF.

Timeline of Tensions Between Trump and Tehran (via USIP)

World’s Population is Projected to Nearly Stop Growing by the End of the Century (via Pew Research)

June 16, 2019

Unauthorized Immigrant Population Trends For States, Birth Countries and Regions (via Pew Research)

June 15, 2019

Ten Largest U.S. Markets by STEM Employment (via CBRE)

June 14, 2019

Action Plan Against Disinformation: Report on Progress (via European Commission)
4 pages; PDF.

Divided Responsibility: Lessons From U.S. Security Sector Assistance Efforts in Afghanistan (via SIGAR)
210 pages; PDF.

Federal Agencies Need to Strengthen Online Identity Verification Processes (via GAO)
57 pages; PDF.

The Impeachment Process in the House of Representatives (via CRS)

June 13, 2013

The Discovery of Fishwrap: A New Social Media Information Operation Methodology (via Recorded Future)
14 pages; PDF.

Extradition of U.S. Citizens (via CRS)

Farm Households Rely on Many Sources of Income (Infographic, via USDA)

Men’s Fertility & Fatherhood: 2014 (via U.S. Census)
21 pages; PDF.

More than Half of People Who Misuse Prescription Opioids Also Binge Drink (via CDC)

National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies (via Congressional Research Service)
3 pages; PDF.

Payday Lending 2019 Legislation (via NCSL)

Poofing, Truthing, And Social Proofing: Digital Influencing After Terrorist Attacks (via VOX-Pol)

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Prostate Cancer, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2017 (via CDC) \

June 12, 2019

Climate Resilience: DOD Needs to Assess Risk and Provide Guidance on Use of Climate Projections in Installation Master Plans and Facilities Designs (via GAO)
53 pages; PDF.

The Effect of Changing Canada–United States Border Costs on North American Trade Patterns and Expenditures (Portable Document Format (via Statistics Canada)

Final Brennan Center Analysis Shows Crime and Murder Rates Declined in 2018 (via Brennan Center/NYU)
10 pages; PDF.

Global Education Indicators 2019/SDG 4 Data Book .(via UN Institute of Statistics)
80 pages; PDF.

Motivations, Implications, and Approaches to State Postsecondary Attainment Goals (via Ithaka S+R) 

Review of the Online Learning and Artificial Intelligence Education Market (via Dept. of Education, UK)
102 pages; PDF. ||| Reaction from JISC

Web Attacks and Gaming Abuse (Akamai “State of Internet” Report)
30 pages; PDF.

June 11, 2019

A Garage in Chicago is Worth Nearly $47,000, More Than Any Other Metro (via RedFin)

Consumer Privacy: Changes To Legal Framework Needed To Address Gaps (via GAO)
18 pages; PDF.

European Union: 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)

Making Cities Resilient Report 2019 (via UN Office For Risk Reduction)

Real Estate: Yardi Matrix National Multifamily Report (Rental Prices) (24 Pages)
May 2019

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Annual Report 2018
46 pages; PDF.

World Agriculture Production (June 2019; via USDA)
31 pages; PDF.

June 10, 2019

Bringing Blockchain Into Government (via Data Foundation)

Death Penalty Prisoner Petitions Fall Sharply (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

Future of the Family: Trends in Consumer Spending (via Euromonitor)

UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework For Assessing Internet Development

June 7, 2019

Americans Still Can Meet Fruit and Vegetable Dietary Guidelines for $2.10-$2.60 per Day (via USDA)

Hyperloop: The Future of Intercity Transportation? (via Library of Parliament, Canada)

Number of Truckers at All-Time High (via U.S. Census)

Trends in Armed Conflict, 1946–2018 (via PRIO)

U.S. Sentencing Commission First Step Act of 2018 Resentencing Provisions Retroactivity Data Report
11 pages; PDF.

June 6, 2019

AMBER Alert Field Guide for Law Enforcement Officers (via OJJP/DOJ)
37 pages; PDF.

Data Analysis: Productivity Trends in the Wired and Wireless Telecommunications Industries (via BLS)

Encrypted Extremism Inside the English-Speaking Islamic State Ecosystem on Telegram (via GWU Program on Extremism)
62 pages; PDF.

European Elections: A Historical Perspective (via EPRS)
2 pages; PDF.

Global Catastrophe Recap May 2019 (via AON)
“U.S. impacted by most May tornadoes since 2015 as storms and floods leave costly financial toll…”

The Imperative of Climate Action to Protect Human Health in Europe (via European Academies’ Science Advisory Council)
76 pages; PDF.

National Climate Report (May 2019)(via NOAA)

Sobering Reality for News Outlets: Your Readers May Be Elsewhere 99% of the Time (via Medill Local News Initiative)

U.S. Dept. of Justice: Summary of Annual FOIA Reports for Fiscal Year 2018
22 pages; PDF.

June 5, 2019

From Battlefront to Cyberspace: Demystifying the Islamic State’s Propaganda Machine (via CTC at West Point)
32 pages; PDF.

Map: State Excise Beer Tax (via Tax Foundation)

Overview: Building Strong Cybersecurity in the European Union  (via European Commission)

The National Security of Climate Change: Statement For the Record by Peter Kiemel Counselor, National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Hearing Before the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House Of Representatives; 6 pages; PDF.

Top 100 Universities Granted U.S. Patents in 2018 (via Academy on Inventors)
4 pages; PDF.

Twitterbots: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign (via Symantec)

June 4, 2019

Crisis Watch (May 2019)
Outlook for June, Trends for May

Demographic Outlook for the European Union 2019 (via EU Parliament)
40 pages; PDF.

International Rescue Committee Releases 2018 Annual Report
37 pages; PDF. ||| Summary

New Report Documents Trends in Language Study (via Modern Language Association)
Blog Post ||| Direct to Data

Peace and Security in 2019: Overview of EU Action and Outlook for the Future
104 pages; PDF.

Peoples Under Threat 2019 (Minority Rights Group International)
News Release ||| Interactive Map ||| Full Text Report

TomTom Traffic Index: ‘Mumbai Takes Crown of ‘Most Traffic Congested City’ in World
Summary ||| Direct to Interactive Data Tools

U.S. Treasury and Commerce Implement Changes to Cuba Sanctions Rules
Fact Sheet |||  Updated FAQs

June 3, 2019

Caught in the Net: The Impact of “Extremist” Speech Regulations on Human Rights Content (via EFF, Syrian Archive, and WITNESS)

Data Analysis: Toronto Was the Second Fastest Growing Metropolitan Area and the Top Growing City in All of the United States and Canada (via Ryerson U. Center for Urban Research and Land Development)

St. Louis, Chicago and Cleveland Are the Most Affordable Areas for Construction Workers to Buy Homes (via Redfin)

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Semiannual Report to Congress October 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Zumper National Rent Report: June 2019

June 2, 2019

Enforcing Federal Privacy Law— Constitutional Limitations on Private Rights of Action (via CRS)

Opioids Prescribed at Discharge or Given During Emergency Department Visits Among Adults in the United States, 2016 (via NCHS/CDC)

Technological Convergence: Regulatory, Digital Privacy, and Data Security Issues (via EveryCRS)
27 pages; PDF.

June 1, 2019

2020 Census: Additional Actions Needed to Manage Risk (via GAO)
70 pages; PDF.

Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Semiannual Report to Congress
46 pages; PDF.

Indo-Pacific Strategy Report (U.S. Dept. of Defense)
64 pages; PDF.

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2019 (via UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) 2018 Statistical Annual Report
19 pages; PDF.

May 31, 2019

Dental Care Among Adults Aged 65 and Over, 2017 (via NCHS/CDC)
8 pages; PDF.

Practical Guide for Medical Management of Chemical Warfare Casualties: 2019 (via Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
164 pages; PDF.

Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from State Prison: A 9-Year Follow-Up (2005-14) (via BJS)

The Social Habit 2019 (via Edison Research)
42 pages; PDF.

May 30, 2019

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (via NIH, CDC, ACS, and NACCR)

Data Analysis: “College Degree Widens Gender Earnings Gap: Among the Educated, Women Earn 74 Cents for Every Dollar Men Make”

Few Prosecuted for Illegal Employment of Immigrants (via TRAC/Syracuse U.)

Food Availability in Canada, 2018 (via Statistics Canada)

Framing the Problem: Cyber Threats and Elections (via FireEye)

LGBTQ Workplace Survey 2019 (via Glassdoor/Harris)
See Also: Glassdoor Study Finds LGBTQ Harassment Pervasive in Workplace (via Glassdoor Blog)

Unbarring Access: A Landscape Review of Postsecondary Education in Prison and Its Pedagogical Supports (via Ithaka S+R)

May 29, 2019

Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2019 (via USDA)
142 pages; PDF.

2018 Terrorist Assets Report (via U.S. Dept. of Treasury)
“Calendar Year 2018 Twenty-seventh Annual Report to the Congress on Assets in the United States Relating to Terrorist Countries and Organizations Engaged in International Terrorism”; 22 pages; PDF. 

2019 Broadband Deployment Report (via FCC)
331 pages; PDF.

Measles Outbreaks, Vaccine Hesitancy, and Federal Policy Options (via CRS)

Projected Job Growth in Occupations with Large Shares of Older Workers (via BLS)

Study: Commuting Within Canada’s Largest Cities (via Statistics Canada)

Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2019 (via National Education Policy Center/U. of Colorado)
125 pages; PDF.

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