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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Role of Formal Education in Work Experience Programs

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines the extent to which work experience programs, such as apprenticeships and internships, are connected with formal education programs and the characteristics of such programs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics.


Public School Principals’ Perceptions of Influence by School Level and Community Type

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

Surveys the perceptions of principals about their role in establishing the curriculum and influencing the budget for their schools.  From the National Center for Education Statistics.


Top Ten Baby Names of 2017

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics

Liam is the top male name beating out Noah and Emma is the leading female name for the 4th consecutive year.  From the Social Security Administration


Global Debt Database

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

Covers total gross debt of the private and public nonfinancial sector of nearly 200 countries including 4 indicators of public debt and 6 indicators of private debt.  From the International Monetary Fund


Woodrow Wilson Papers

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,History,Presidency

Claims to be the largest collection of original Wilson documents in the world.  Swem also has the Papers of Woodrow Wilson, Digital Edition, a database from the University of Virginia.  From the Library of Congress


How CBO Defines and Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Describes how the agency defines health insurance coverage for those under age 65, explains how estimates of those with and without coverage are calculated, describes the source of the data used for these estimates, the limitations of that data and how the estimates are adjusted because of those limitations.  From the Congressional Budget Office

(govt finance     health insurance     Medicare/Medicaid     statistics)

A Historical Survey of Ship Reactivations

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,History

Describes ways the size of the Navy’s fleet could be enlarged by reactivating decommissioned ships.  Draws on examples of past reactivations from the WWII period to the 1980s.  From the Congressional Budget Office


The Integration of the Humanities and the Arts with the Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

Examines a trend in higher education to bring together the knowledge and types of inquiry from different disciplines within a single course or program of study.  Requires the creation of a free account.  From the National Academies Press


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