September 21, 2019

Collection Development: Reference Resources Roundup #15 (A Curated Collection of Recently Published or Updated Data-Rich Reports Available on the Web)

The following curated selection full text documents and other reference material is updated daily. Please bookmark this page and visit again. All of the linked items are free to access and download.

This roundup began on August 8, 2019.

14 previously released curated roundups featuring hundreds of reports, datasts, etc. can be accessed online

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September 20, 2019

Emerging Trends in Real Estate United States and Canada 2020 (via PWC and Urban Land Institute)
107 pages; PDF.

WARNING SIGNS: The Future of Privacy and Security in an Age of Machine Learning (via Future of Privacy Forum)
10 pages; PDF.

Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks United States, 2017: Annual Report
15 pages; PDF.

September 19, 2019

EU Guidelines on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence: Context and Implementation (via EPRS)

The Homework Gap: Teacher Perspectives on Closing the Digital Divide (via CommonSense Media)
20 pages; PDF. ||| Infographic

ICE Detainer Usage Declines in 2019, Trends Vary by State (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

The Role of Intellectual Property in U.S. Homeland Security (via RAND)
Summary ||| Full Text (150 pages; PDF)

Teen E-Cigarette Use Doubles Since 2017 (via NIH)

Trends in Maternal Mortality: 2000 to 2017 (via UNICEF)
14 pages; PDF.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2017 Economic Census First Look Estimates

Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power and Responsibility (via Pew Research)


September 18, 2019

Data Analysis: Male Couples Make up Majority of Same-Sex Households in Large Cities But Not Nationwide (via U.S. Census)

New Data From Glassdoor

Immigration Court’s Active Backlog Surpasses One Million (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

Kids’ Share 2019: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2018 and Future Projections (via Urban Institute)
Also Available: Data Appendix to Report

Medicare’s Oversight of Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Data Brief (via OIG/HHS)
27 pages; PDF.

Nearly 8 in 10 Immigrants Who Entered the U.S. Without Legal Permanent Resident Status Have At Least One Characteristic That Could Count Against Them under the New “Public Charge” Rule (via KFF)

The Next Decade of Open Data: 2019 Open Data for All Report (via New York City Open Data Team)
99 pages; PDF.

U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Reaching Historic Low in 2017 (via Guttmacher Institute)
Note: Multiple Resources Available

WorldRisk Report/World Risk Index 2019 (via Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft)

World: Top Airports for Passenger Traffic, Cargo, And Aircraft Movements (2018) & Top Five Fastest Growing Airports for Passengers and Cargo (2018) (via ACI)

September 17, 2019

Bipartisan Corporate Crime Fighting by the States: How Blue And Red State Attorneys General Cooperate In Addressing Big-Business Misconduct (via Good Jobs First)
See Also: List of Multistate AG Cases

Commercial Aviation: Information on Passenger Assaults Against Airline Customer Service Agents at Airports (via GAO)
28 pages; PDF.

Drug Caused Deaths in the LA Field Division (via Drug Enforcement Agency)
32 pages; PDF.

The Global Learner Survey: A First of its Kind Study of How Learners Around the Globe Seek Education (via Pearson)
Full Text (49 pages; PDF) ||| Summary/News Release

Number of Migrants Now Growing Faster than World Population, New UN Figures Show (via UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs)
Summary/News Release ||| Summary #2 ||| Data Files

U.S. Health Care Markets Becoming More Highly Concentrated (“Hospital Concentration Index: An Analysis of U.S. Hospital Market Concentration” via Health Care Cost Institute)

2019 DIAGRAM Center Report: Key Technologies and Trends Having the Biggest Impact of Potential For Impact on the Education of Students with Disabilities in the United States

September 16, 2019

Assessing the Global Climate in August 2019: Second Warmest August and June–August For Globe (via NCEI/NOAA)

EIA Releases First-Annual Plant-Level U.S. Biodiesel Production Capacity Data (via EIA)

Four New Sci-Tech Explainer Briefs From GAO
All docs are 4 pages; PDF.

Glossary for Transport Statistics (5th Edition; via ITF, UN, Eurostat)
154 pages; PDF.

Key Facts About U.S. Hispanics and Their Diverse Heritage (via Pew Research)

Multi-Agency Definitions of Mass Care Terms September 2019 (via National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters)
9 pages; PDF.

Religious Freedom in China’s High-Tech Surveillance State (via United States Commission On International Religious Freedom)
6 pages; PDF.

September 14, 2019

Top 10 U.S. Counties with Worst Foreclosure Rates in August 2019 (Attom Data Solutions)

September 13, 2019

Building a 21st Century Congress: Improving Congress’s Science and Technology Expertise (via Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs)

Disaster Response: Federal Assistance and Selected States and Territory Efforts to Identify Deaths from 2017 Hurricanes (via GAO)

Fast Facts: Wildfires in the U.S. (via USGS)

Understanding Sea Level Rise (via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)
10 pages; PDF.

What Percentage of Americans Owns Stock? (via Gallup)

September 12, 2019

44.6 Percent of High School Dropouts and 72.3 Percent of College Graduates Employed in August 2019 (via BLS)

Age-Adjusted Rates of Suicide, by State— National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

Antitrust and “Big Tech” (via Congressional Research Service)
39 pages; PDF.

Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies 2019 (via Canadian Business)

CDC, States Update Number of Cases of Lung Disease Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping (via CDC)

Internal Displacement From January to June 2019 (via Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)
16 pages; PDF.

State of the Internet / Security: Media Under Assault (via Akamai)
Vol. 5, Special Edition.
20 pages; PDF

September 11, 2019

15 Pupils Per Teacher in EU Primary Schools (via Eurostat)

Atlas of Surveillance: Southwestern Border Communities (via EFF)

Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050 (via International Atomic Energy Administration)
154 pages; PDF.

September 10, 2019

The American Veteran Experience and the Post-9/11 Generation (via Pew Research)

Career and Technical Education Coursetaking in 2013, by Locale (via NCES)

Criminal Victimization, 2018 (via BJS)

GAO Reports

DOD Needs to Fully Implement Program for Piloting Open Source Software

Review of Report on Agency Estimates of Foreign Nationals Unlawfully Residing in the U.S.

U.S. Assistance to Mexico: State and USAID Allocated over $700 Million to Support Criminal Justice, Border Security, and Related Efforts from Fiscal Year 2014 through 2018

Infographic: Canada: Educational Experiences For Youth With Disabilities

OECD Releases “Education at a Glance 2019”

USGS Estimates 53.8 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Hydrate Resources in the Alaska North Slope

September 9, 2019

Canada: Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree from a Community College: Earnings Outlook and Prospects for Graduate Studies (via Statistics Canada)

September 8, 2019

Supporting Late-Shift Workers: Their Transportation Needs and the Economy (via American Public Transportation Association)
Press Release/Summary ||| Full Text Report (56 pages; PDF) ||| Infographic

September 7, 2019

Disaster Reporting in the U.S. (via Urban Institute)
19 pages; PDF.

September 6, 2019

100 Largest Private Landowners in the U.S. (via Bloomberg)

Dorian Ties as Strongest Landfalling Atlantic Storm on Record (via Aon)
13 pages; PDF.

The Future of Space 2060 and Implications for U.S. Strategy (via Air Force Space Command (AFSPC, Politico)
32 pages; PDF.

January Through August 2019 was Wettest on Record for U.S. (via NOAA)
Highlights ||| Direct to Full Text “Assessing the U.S. Climate” (August 2019) Report

New Jobs by Major Occupational Group, Projected 2018–28 (via BLS)

New Reports From the National Center For Health Statistics

Trends in Graduate Student Financing: Selected Years, 2003–04 to 2015–16 (via NCES)
94 pages; PDF.

September 5, 2019

Canadian Health Indicators (September 2019; via Statistics Canada)

Creating Safe Schools: Examining Student Perceptions of Their Physical Safety at School (via ACT)
13 pages; PDF.

Drug Use: Marijuana Use Among US College Students Reaches New 35-Year High (Monitoring the Future Report 2018) (via U. of Michigan/ISR)

Microbusinesses Spent $4.8 Billion on R&D Performance in the United States in 2016, According to New NSF Survey
Data Tables are also available.

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Trust Law Enforcement to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly (via Pew Research)

Ninth SG Report States ISIL Maintains Significant Residual Wealth (via UN)
Direct to Full Text Report (17 pages; PDF)

September 4, 2019

2019 Global Liveability Index: Vienna Remains The World’s Most Liveable City (via Economist Intelligence Unit) ||| Video ||| Complete Summary (11 pages; PDF)

Canada: Higher Education: Tuition Fees for Degree Programs, 2019/2020 (via Statistics Canada)
See Also: Tuition Fees for Degree Programs: Interactive Tool

Canadian Cancer Statistics (Government of Canada and Canada Cancer Society)
96 pages; PDF.

Cybersecurity: A State-of-the-Art Review (via RAND Europe and National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, Netherlands)

Elementary School Teachers Had Median Annual Wage of $58,230 in 2018 (via BLS)

HHS Reports

Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody
48 pages; PDF.

Unaccompanied Alien Children Care Provider Facilities Generally Conducted Required Background Checks but Faced Challenges in Hiring, Screening, and Retaining Employees
69 pages; PDF.

Higher Education in Science and Engineering

Elementary and Secondary Mathematics and Science Education

Recent Trends in Child and Family Policy in the EU (via European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC), European Commission)
60 pages; PDF.

The Work of the Future: Shaping Technology and Institutions (via MIT Work of the Future)
60 pages; PDF.

Your Mental Health for Sale: How Websites About Depression Share Data with Advertisers and Leak Results (via Privacy International)

September 3, 2019

Apartments: Real Estate: Zumper National Rent Report: September 2019

Average U.S. Construction Costs for Solar Generation Continue to Decrease (via EIA)

CrisisWatch 2019: August Trends & September Alerts (via International Crisis Group)

Factbox: Recent U.S. Corporate Responses to Gun Violence (via Reuters)

Hurricane Dorian: FEMA and Additional Storm-Related Resources (via CRS) ||| Archived Versions of this Report

Disinformation and the 2020 Election: How the Social Media Should Prepare (via NYU Stern School of Business)

Managing California’s Cash (via LAO, State of California)

September 1, 2019

Drug Demand and Use in Africa: Modelling Trends to 2050 (via ENACT)
24 pages; PDF.

A Path to Employment for Veterans with Disabilities (via NCSL)
23 pages; PDF. ||| HTML Version

August 30, 2019

FY 2019 Domestic Terrorism Prosecutions Twice Number for International Terrorism (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) Releases UK Cyber Incident Trends Report

Trends in Ratio of Pell Grant to Total Price of Attendance and Federal Loan Receipt (via NCES)
2 pages; PDF.

The U.S. Land-Grant University System: An Overview (via CRS) ||| Archived Versions of this Report

August 29, 2019

Future of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids (via RAND)
265 pages; PDF.

Life Science Outlook 2019 (via JLL)
84 pages; PDF.

Protecting Elections From Social Media Manipulation (via Science Magazine)

Public Opinion on Abortion 1995-2019 & U.S. Public Continues to Favor Legal Abortion, Oppose Overturning Roe v. Wade (via Pew Research)

Safe Cities Index 2019 (via Economist Intelligence Unit)
64 pages; PDF. ||| Infographic

Three New Reports from the George Washington University Program on Extremism 

August 28, 2019

40+ Corporations Working on Autonomous Vehicles (via CB Insights)

Canada: Air Fares, 2018 (via Statistics Canada)

College Towns with The Fastest Growing Rents (via Zumper)

2019 Midyear Security Roundup: Evasive Threats, Pervasive Effects (via Trend Micro)

Government Ransomware Attacks (via Barracuda)

Map: What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas? (Tax Foundation)

Study: A Profile of Businesses in Indigenous Communities in Canada (via Statistics Canada) ||| PDF Version (43 pages)

U.S. Dept. of Defense 2019 Caregiver Resource Directory

August 27, 2019

Gaps in the Wealth of Americans by Household Type: Many U.S. Households Do Not Have Biggest Contributors to Wealth: Home Equity and Retirement Accounts (via U.S. Census)

New U.S. Data Available from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 (via NCES)

Not All Protected Bike Lanes are the Same: Infrastructure and Risk of Cyclist Collisions and Falls Leading to Emergency Department Visits in Three U.S. Cities (via IIHS)

August 26, 2019

Building an Inclusive Canada: National Disability Summit, May 9 to 10, 2019. What We Learned Report (via Employment and Social Development Canada)
24 pages; PDF.

Unintentional Drug Poisoning (Overdose) Deaths in New York City in 2018 (via NYC Health)
12 pages; PDF. See Also: New York City Health Department Announces Drug Overdose Deaths Decreased in 2018 for the First Time in Eight Years Following Historic Investments

Increasing Numbers “Remain in Mexico” Awaiting Immigration Court Hearings (via TRAC/Syracuse University)

Political Intelligence: 2020 Primaries August 26, 2019 Issue (via Morning Consult)
11 pages; PDF.

August 24, 2019

Apartment Construction in 2019 Marks Second Year of Slowing Trend (via RentCafe/Yardi Matrix)

The Synthetic Opioid Surge in the United States: Insights from Mortality and Seizure Data (via RAND)

Top 202 Convenience Stores of 2019 (via CSP)

Wildfire Smoke A Guide for Public Health Officials Revised 2019 (via EPA)
88 pages; PDF.

August 23, 2019

2018 Distributed Wind Market Report Overview (52 pages; via U.S. Dept. of Energy) ||| Summary (2 pages; PDF)

August 22, 2019

Anti-Disinformation Initiatives (via OxTec/BBC Monitoring)
28 pages; PDF.

Bargaining On and Off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban
61 pages; PDF.

Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Principals in the United States (via NCES)
63 pages; PDF.  See Also: Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: Strategic Intent (via (CISA/DHS)
16 pages; PDF.

In Emerging Economies, Smartphone and Social Media Users Have Broader Social Networks (via Pew Research)

Infrastructure: The 24th Annual Highway Report (via Reason Foundation)

Microplastics in Drinking-Water (via WHO)
124 pages; PDF.

August 21, 2019

2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (via Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) ||| Direct to Key Indicators Document

21st Century Drug Trafficking Advisories on Fentanyl and Other Synthetics (Summary; ONDCP)

Analysis: Two-Thirds of U.S. Internet Users Do Not Participate in the Sharing Economy (via NTIA)

Interactive Data Visualization: Trends in Higher Education in the United States, Adults 18-34 (via U.S. Census

Hazardous Materials Incidents Guidance for State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Private Sector Partners (via FEMA)
30 pages; PDF.

Healthcare Facilities and Power Outages (via FEMA)
44 pages; PDF.

Mapping the Hispanic Homeownership Gap (via Urban Institute)

August 20, 2019

Antibiotic Use in the United States:  Progress and Opportunities, 2018 Update (via CDC)
24 pages; PDF.
See Also: 2017 Report: Antibiotic Use in the United States, 2017: Progress and Opportunities

Are Women Really Opting Out of Work After They Have Babies?; Among Recent Moms, More Educated Most Likely to Work (via U.S. Census)

Juvenile Arrests, 2017 (via Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention/US DOJ)
16 pages; PDF.

National Review of Opioid Prescribing in Medicaid Is Not Yet Possible (via Office of Inspector General, HHS)
6 pages; PDF.

Online Grocery Shopping Still Rare in U.S. (via Gallup)

Towards a Framework for Post-Terrorist Incident Communications Strategies (via ICCT)
16 pages; PDF.

U.S. Leads Global Petroleum and Natural Gas Production With Record Growth In 2018 (via EIA)

What America’s Users Spend on Illegal Drugs, 2006–2016 (via Rand)

August 19, 2019

Chart: Maternal Mortality in the U.S. (via Pew Research)

FY 2018: Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Annual Report to Congress (via OMB)
137 pages; PDF.

…agencies still endured 31,107 cybersecurity incidents in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. This is a 12% decrease over the 35,277 incidents that agencies reported in FY 2017. However, FY 2018 marked the first year since the creation of the major incident designation that no incidents met the threshold.

Growing Partisan Divide in Views of Higher Education (via Pew Research)

Report: December 27, 2018 CenturyLink Network Outage Report (via FCC)
15 pages; PDF

Seven Years of Terror: Jihadi Organisations’ Strategies and Future Directions  (via ICCT)
47 pages; PDF.

Vaping Craze Prompts New State Taxes (via Stateline)

August 17, 2019

America’s Migratory Routes Reach Grim Milestone: Over 500 Deaths So Far in 2019 (via IOM)

Escalating U.S. Tariffs: Affected Trade (via CRS)

August 16, 2019

Army Is Preparing for Cyber and Electronic Warfare Threats, but Needs to Fully Assess the Staffing, Equipping, and Training of New Organizations

Global Warming and Hurricanes: An Overview of Current Research Results (via GFDL/NOAA)
August 2019 Revision

U.S. Dept. of State 2019 Fiscal Transparency Report

What Percentage of Americans Own Guns? (via Gallup)

August 15, 2019

Bringing the Reporters Committee’s List of Unauthorized Media Disclosures To Life (via RCFP)

Canada: National Cannabis Survey, Second Quarter 2019 (via Statistics Canada)

Chart: Average Age at Death by Race/Hispanic Origin and Sex —  United States, 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

Chart: Percentage of Deaths from External Causes, by Age Group — United States, 2017 (via MMWR/CDC)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Impact Assessment: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Information Data Share
16 pages; PDF

August 14, 2019

Electronic Cigarettes: U.S. Imports, 2016-2018 (via GAO)
20 pages; PDF.

New Analysis: Young Americans are Less Trusting of Other People – and Key Institutions – Than Their Elders (via Pew Research)

Prescription Drug Use Among Adults Aged 40–79 in the United States and Canada (via NCHS/CDC)

Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts For 2018 Released (via NCHS/CDC)

This month’s release provides estimated data on overdose deaths for the 12 month period ending in January 2019, marking the first 2019 release of this data.  Final data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Trends in Undergraduate Nonfederal Grant and Scholarship Aid by Demographic and Enrollment Characteristics: Selected Years, 2003–04 to 2015–16 (via NCES)
49 pages; PDF.

August 13, 2019

Billion Dollar Air Route (LHR-JFK) (via OAG)

Convergence of Cyberspace Operations and Electronic Warfare (via CRS)
3 pages; PDF.

Drug Enforcement Agency

Total Household Debt Climbs for 20th Straight Quarter as Mortgage Debt and Originations Rise (via Federal Reserve Bank of New York) ||| Direct to Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit (Q2 2019) ||| Direct to Data (.xls)

Words Taken Down: Calling Members to Order for Disorderly Language in the House (via CRS)
26 pages; PDF.

August 12, 2019

Domestic Terrorism: (via CRS)
3 pages; PDF.

Few Federal Hate Crime Referrals Result in Prosecution

Men Who Do Not Work During Their Prime Years: What Do the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth Data Reveal? (via BLS)

Religion and Drinking Alcohol in the U.S. (via Gallup Poll)

Student Privacy Report Gives Guidance on Algorithms in K-12 Education (via CDT)

August 11, 2019

World’s Best-Selling Travel Retailers (via CEOWorld)

August 10, 2019

China Economic Outlook in Six Charts (via IMF)

Success of Opt-In Organ Donation Policy in the United States & Table: International Organ Donation Performance… (via JAMA)

United States Of Venture Capital: The Most Active VC In Each State (via CB Insights)

August 9, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Prediction and Counterterrorism (Research Paper; via Chatham House)

EPA Exceeded the Deregulatory Goals of Executive Order 13771 (via OIG/EPA)

Global Dairy Top 20 Companies (via Rabobank)
4 pages; PDF.

Media Nations 2019 (via OFCOM)
“The report reviews key trends in the [UK] television and video sector as well as the radio and audio sector.

Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place Guidance for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Partners (via FEMA/DHS)
64 pages; PDF.

Shanghai Tops Ranking Of World’s Best-Connected Ports (via UNCTAD)

August 8, 2019

46% of U.S. Social Media Users Say They are ‘Worn Out’ by Political Posts and Discussions (via Pew Research)

Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystem (via Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)

Global Tobacco Control: U.S. Efforts Have Primarily Focused on Research and Surveillance (via GAO) 

Injured Workers More Likely to Die from Suicide or Opioid Overdose (via NIOSH/CDC)

The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) (26 pages; PDF; via UN Development Program)
Table 1: Multidimensional Poverty Index Developing Countries  ||| XLS

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