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Earl Gregg Swem Library

WORLD FACTBOOK 2005

Categories: Foreign Affairs

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

Latest annual edition of the handbook on the countries of the world from the Central Intelligence Agency. The 2005 issue features new material on infectious disease threats in entries for countries which pose risk for travelors and information on refugees/displaced persons by country.

WOMEN IN THE LABOR FORCE: A DATABOOK

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook2005.htm

Offers statistics on the demographic, social and economic characteristics of women in the labor force. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

WHO’S REALLY IN PRISON FOR MARIJUANA?

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/whos_in_prison_for_marij/whos_in_prison_for_marij.pdf

Argues that most convictions for marijuana involve trafficking crimes and not mere use or possession. From the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

THE VIETNAM COLLECTION

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,History,Spying/Intelligence,Vietnam

http://www.foia.cia.gov/nic_vietnam_collection.asp

A collection of nearly 200 National Intelligence Estimates relating to Viet Nam up to 1975 from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Electronic Reading Room of Freedom of Information Act declassified documents. Also available in paper under title: ESTIMATIVE PRODUCTS ON VIETNAM 1948-1975. National Intelligence Council. 2005. PREX 3.21:
V 67 Government Information Stacks.

VACCINE POLICY ISSUES

Categories: Business/Economics,Health/Medical

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31793.pdf

Reviews policy issues relating to vaccine development, production, safety, and access. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

U.S. VOTER TURNOUT UP IN 2004

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/voting/004986.html

Press release which reports that 64% of citizens age 18 and over voted in the 2004 presidential election, up from 60% in 2000. Also covers voter turnout by demographic characteristics and state. See also: VOTING AND REGISTRATION IN THE ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 2004: DETAILED TABLES. From the Census Bureau.

U. S. MILITARY AND IRAQI CASUALTY STATISTICS: ADDITIONAL NUMBERS AND EXPLANATIONS

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS22126.pdf

An attempt by the Congressional Research Service to provide estimates of Iraqi civilian and security force casualties as well as broader estimates of the loss of life from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY 2003 TRI DATA RELEASE

Categories: Environment,Statistics

http://www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/tri03/index.htm

Reports from nearly 24,000 U.S. facilities on the disposal of 4.44 billion pounds of 650 tracked toxic chemicals. Provides overview and detailed releases by state. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

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