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November 3, 2009

EU Diplomacy Papers

EU Diplomacy Papers: The College of Europe "publishes a series of working papers dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the European Union’s external relations and external aspects of EU internal policies." Recent titles include: "The EU within the G8:A Case of Ambiguous and Contested Actorness," "Tackling Today's Complex Crises: EU-US Cooperation in Civilian Crisis Management," and "A Misleading Promise? Rethinking European Support for Biofuels."

2008 U.S. primary and general election datasets available

Yale students, faculty and staff now have access to several datasets from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections:


These datasets complement those already available by POLIDATA for earlier years.


November 4, 2009

Nominate a "notable" government publication!

Please help librarians and library users by nominating outstanding government publications for inclusion in Library Journal’s notable documents column.

Each year the Notable Documents Panel of the American Library Association's Government Documents Round Table selects about 40 titles issued by international governmental organizations (IGOs) and governments at all levels (foreign national and U.S. federal, state, and local). Works in all formats are fair game, as are items published for IGOs and governments by private publishers. What’s the main point of all this? To raise the profile of government information.

The nomination form takes just a few minutes to fill out and submit.

November 17, 2009

Search government and political blogs in LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic now makes it easy to focus a search within government and political blogs, including Twitter. This collection includes blogs by commentators as well as many elected officials.

You can locate this group file in the source directory in LexisNexis Academic by doing a Find on the word blogs. Or you can use this direct link.

Once you have selected this source, you can filter for a specific blog using the PUBLICATION segment, for example: PUBLICATION(cantor) returns posts from Rep. Eric Cantor’s Twitter blog.

UN Member States on the Record - new research tool

The United Nations' Dag Hammarskjöld Library has just launched a new research tool, UN Member States on the Record, which will facilitate research on the work and actions of each Member State, making information more accessible and easy to find.

Information available for each Member State includes: the key documents related to its membership in the UN, statements made before the principal organs, draft resolutions sponsored, periodic reports submitted on human rights conventions, and more.

Running behind this new research tool are pre-set searches on multiple databases maintained by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. A single click links to the most accurate, up-to date results, and yet also includes extensive historic coverage. Full text documents are linked in all official languages of the UN.

November 19, 2009

Atlas of Canada: new national and regional maps from 2006 Census

The Atlas of Canada, produced by Natural Resources Canada, in partnership with Statistics Canada, presents a series of maps and accompanying analysis of national and regional data results from the 2006 Census. This second release focuses on languages, the labour force, housing and shelter costs.

November 20, 2009

Supreme Court Database - in all your favorite stat packages

The Supreme Court Database contains more than two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1953 and 2008 terms. Examples include the identity of the court whose decision the Supreme Court reviewed, the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the justices. Both "Case Centered Data" and "Justice Centered Data" are available in a variety of file formats, such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, R, and Excel.

November 24, 2009

World Bank data now in Google search results

"Now, a special Google public data search feature will show numeric results for 17 World Development Indicators (WDI) reliably sourced to the World Bank. [Full WDI subscription database is available to current Yale affiliates.] For example, a Google search for GDP features a box at the top of the page highlighting Bank data and linking to Google's public data graphing tool. Google's graphing tool lets users see and compare country-by-country statistics and offers customized graphs with a ‘link’ or web address that can be easily embedded and shared in other websites."

Read more....

November 25, 2009

The Soviet Origins of Helmut Kohl's 10 Points: new from National Security Archive

"Washington, D.C., November 18, 2009 - Secret messages from senior Soviet officials to West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl after the fall of the Berlin Wall led directly to Kohl's famous '10 Points' speech on German unification, but the speech produced shock in both Moscow and Washington, according to documents from Soviet, German and American files posted today on the Web by the National Security Archive." - read more, including the documents

World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change

"The World Development Report 2010 explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed." read more, including the full text of the report

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