Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Education,Public Works,Statistics

Provides nationally representative data on the condition of public schools in the U.S. including condition of buildings, use of portable or temporary structures, and total cost of needed repairs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


New College Graduates at Work: Employment Among 1992-93, 1999-2000, and 2007-08 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 1 Year After Graduation

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Tracks employment problems for recent college graduates, finding that compared to early 2000 graduates the more recent graduates earn less, have higher unemployment, and work in jobs outside their college field of study. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Algae’s Potential as a Transportation Biofuel

Categories: Energy,Natural Resources,Science/Technology,Transportation

Discusses the relationship between algae and the Renewable Fuel Standard, provides technical background on algae-based biofuel, and reviews legislative activity related to algae-based biofuels. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library


Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Categories: Arms Control,Asia,Korea,Nuclear Arms

Discusses the military threat posed by North Korea due to its nuclear weapons development program and its provocative and destabilizing behavior in an annual report mandated by Congress.  From the Defense Department


Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 State Data Tool

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics

Compare state performance on a variety of science and engineering measures. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunamis: A Modern Perspective and Enduring Legacies

Categories: Geology/Mining,History,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

Recalls the worst earthquake to ever strike the U.S. and examines advances in knowledge and technology that have helped to improve earthquake preparation and response.  From the U.S.Geological Survey


The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Information Warfare

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

Explains how the Chinese Army is revising its operational doctrine to meet what it sees as the new mode of integrated operations and information warfare in the modern world.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College


Making Health Care Safer: Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution

Categories: Health/Medical

Warning of overuse of antibiotics in hospitals which can lead to deadly diarrhea infections in patients, this Vital Signs report urges hospitals to adopt a 7 point antibiotic checklist to prevent overuse.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention