Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 National Incident-Based Reporting System

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Details on more than 5.4 million crimes. Provides greater depth of detail about crimes than the Uniform Crime Reports series. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


2015 National Film Registry

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

Agency press release with titles of the latest 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry for 2015. Selections include Ghostbusters, Top Gun, and Being There. From the Library of Congress


North Carolina Becomes Ninth State with 10 Million or More People

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Agency press release on growth of population in North Carolina as annual population estimates for the U.S. are released. Includes information about states with highest population gains, highest percentage gains, and leaders with overall population. From the Census Bureau


Women and the Selective Service

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Women

Examines in brief how the recent Defense Department decision to open all combat jobs to women could affect the Selective Service Act. Examines current law and regulations relating to military registration and the background of past legal challenges based on issues of gender. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


What is “Building Partner Capacity?” Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,Iraq,Korea,Pakistan,Vietnam

Examines past efforts to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives through strengthening foreign security institutions in countries that share those interests. Explores 20 case studies since World War II according to one of seven strategic U.S. goals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists