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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Journalist’s Guide to the Federal Courts

Categories: Supreme Court/courts

A primer aimed at helping journalists understand how the federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts work.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts


Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes (Update): Executive Summary

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Adds new information to a systematic review of the scientific literature on vitamin D and calcium dietary intakes as related to status indicators and health outcomes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


The National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence

Describes the priorities, objectives, resources and strategic environment for the nation’s 17 intelligence community components.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence


2013 Interchange Fee Revenue, Covered Issuer Costs, and Covered Issuer and Merchant Fraud Losses Related to Debit Card Transactions

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

Summary information on the volume, value, and fraud losses related to debit card transactions in 2013.  From the Federal Reserve


The Nation’s Two Crime Measures

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Describes the two major statistical programs that measure the magnitude, nature, and impact of crime in the U.S: the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the Bureau of Justice Statistic’s National Crime Victimization Survey.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Criminal Victimization, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Records a total of 6.1 million violent victimizations and 16.8 million property victimizations in the U.S. in 2013.  Provides information on types of crimes, demographic characteristics of victims, rates of victimization, and crimes by region.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


State Transportation Statistics 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

A statistical profile of transportation in the 50 states and DC.  Covers freight movement, passenger travel, registered vehicles and miles traveled, safety, infrastructure, energy, and environmental topics.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Virginia’s Information Technology Governance Structure

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues

Criticizes muddled authority lines, especially between the Secretary of Technology and the Chief Information Officer, lack of clear responsibility for who secures the state’s data, lack of enforcement in procurement requirements and more.  Offers recommendations for legislative and executive action.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


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