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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Oil and Gas Resources: Actions Needed for Interior to Better Ensure a Fair Return

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Laws/Regulations

Reports that the U.S. government receives one of the lowest percentages of value for oil and gas extracted from its lands in the world and examines the steps the Interior Department has taken since 2007 to ensure that the public receives a fair return.  From the Government Accountability Office


Census Explorer

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Map neighborhood changes to the Census Tract level with this tool.  Choose from  different topics including median household income, labor force participation and per cent of population over 65.  Compare current American Community Survey data with 1990 and 2000 Censuses to show changes over time.   From the Census Bureau.


Germany’s 2013 Election: Shaping the Future

Categories: European Union,Germany,Great Britain

Following the September 2013 elections, this research paper speculates on what lies ahead for Germany and the government led by Angela Merkel with its new centre-left coalition partner.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/73


The Consumer Price Index and the Median CPI

Categories: Business/Economics,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Discusses an alternative to the CPI-U index, the Median CPI, which is designed to correct for short term fluctuations in food and energy prices.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Health Insurance Coverage and Adverse Experiences with Physician Availability: United States, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Focuses on concerns about physician and specialist availability for individuals with private or public health insurance coverage.  Less than 75% of providers accept new patients with public health insurance coverage.  This report examines the percentage of people who had each of three adverse experiences with physician availability in the past year by age group and health insurance status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Constitutional Database

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,United Nations,Women

A project of the United Nations, this website examines the constitutions of UN member countries through a gender lens to see what they say about women’s rights.  From the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


Working with Big Data

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes what big data is, how it is used for research and analysis, the challenges it entails, and how to prepare for working with it.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Study of Victim Experiences of Wrongful Conviction

Categories: Crime/Justice

Over the past 3 decades the rate of exonerations has more than doubled.  While attention has been rightly focused on the fate of those who were wrongfully convicted, this study looks at the impact of wrongful conviction on the crime victims.  From the National Institute of Justice


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