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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Nonprofit Explorer: Research Tax-Exempt Organizations

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Taxes

http://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/

Collection of information from the tax returns of more than 600,000 tax-exempt organizations including revenue, expenses, executive compensation and more.  From Internal Revenue Service filings posted by ProPublica

 

Collection of Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs. 5th edition

Categories: Children,Mental Health,Virginia Issues,Youth

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD72013/$file/HD7.pdf

Summarizes current research on those mental health treatments that have been proven to be effective in treating children and adolescents.  From the Virginia Commission on Youth

 

Visualizing Virginia’s Changing Electorate: Mapping Presidential Elections from 2000 to 2012

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Maps/Geography,Presidency,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202013%20Vol.%2089%20No%202.pdf

Maps the changing geography of support for Republicans and Democrats by use of population cartograms to better identify the new political battlegrounds.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2012 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm85/8593/8593.pdf

Describes what the British government is doing to protect and promote human rights, identifies 27 countries of concern where rights are being violated, and offers 13 case studies for closer detail.   Parlimentary Paper Cm 8593

 

Groundwater Depletion in the United States: 1900-2008

Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Statistics

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5079/SIR2013-5079.pdf

Evaluates long-term cumulative depletion volumes in 40 separate aquifers in the U.S. Finds the rate of groundwater depletion has increased markedly since about 1950 with maximum rates occurring during the most recent period.   From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Characteristics of Women Farm Operators and Their Farms

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics,Women

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1093194/eib111.pdf

Describes the rise in women-owned farms since 1978, the types of farms that women operate, characteristics of the women operators, and government payments to them.  From the  Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Mental Health Surveillance Among Children: United States, 2005-2011

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/other/su6202.pdf

First federal report which tracks the number of U.S. children (age 3-17) who have specific mental disorders.  Summarizes information about federal surveillance systems that provide estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders among children.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

World Health Statistics 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/EN_WHS2013_Full.pdf

Annual health data for 194 countries and progress report on meeting health-related Millennium Development Goals.  Also discusses the extent to which the health gap between the most-developed and the least-developed countries has been narrowed.  From the World Health Organization

 

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