Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organizations of the United States. The 2014 edition is now available.
In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense. Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical Abstract was eliminated in November. Its elimination resulted not from a decline in popularity or perceived value, but from the need to reduce agency spending while supporting new and existing data collection efforts. ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries.
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Florida Atlantic University Libraries is proud to support Open Access by becoming a SCOAP³ (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) partner. On January 1, 2014, CERN announced the start of the SCOAP³ Open Access publishing initiative. Eleven publishers of high quality content, including Springer, Elsevier and IOP, are participating in this innovative open-access venture. Read more »
February 2014 Database of the Month
The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive contains every page of every copy of the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) published from 1902-2008. This easy-to-navigate, fully-searchable resource is a witness to the cultural revolutions of the last 100 years and offers opportunities for tracking the views of influential opinion-makers, the response of their peers, the controversies of the day and how they developed. The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive allows for extensive cross-disciplinary research, as the only literary weekly to offer comprehensive coverage of the latest and most important publications in multiple languages, across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Read more »
January 2014 Database of the Month
Mango Languages is an online self-paced language learning system covering over 40 languages and including 16 ESL classes taught in the native language, and four Religious and Scholarly language courses. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. Each Mango lesson is focused on practical, common conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, AND culture.
The FAU Libraries have added the ProQuest Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports archive to the ProQuest Congressional database. The CRS Reports, 1916-2013, include the full text of reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) which was established within the Library of Congress to provide members, committees, and congressional staff with nonpartisan and objective research and analysis on all public policy issues. Read more about the CRS.
ProQuest Congressional provides the tools for searching the Congressional Record, finding members of Congress, tracking proposed legislation by keyword and sponsor, searching Congressional hearings, the Federal Register, the U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection, Congressional committee schedules, Committee Prints & Misc. Publications and Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports.
December 2013 Database of the Month
Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries and 22 categories of interest to travelers, including business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. Read more »
Week of November 18, 2013
In the News: JFK Assassination 50 Years Later
November 23, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States. Browse through some of the titles that are available at the FAU Libraries.
Four Dark Days in History, November 22, 23, 24, 25, 1963: A Photo History of President Kennedy’s Assassination
Published by Jim Matthews. Special Publications, 1963
Call Number: E842.9 .F6 1963
Investigating History: The JFK Assassination (streaming video via American History in Video)
Produced by Sharon Barrett. Kurtis Productions, Ltd., 2004
Call Number: Available online
Directed by Oliver Stone. Warner Home Video, 2010 (released 1991)
Call Number: PN1997 .J45 2010 (Boca Raton Media Center)
JFK, Breaking the News (DVD)
Produced by Krys Boyd Villasenor. KERA, 2003
Call Number: E842.9 .J559 2003 (At Jupiter)
November 2013 Database of the Month
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. One of the primary partners for this collection is Frameline, a nonprofit media organization that produces the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the oldest film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programming currently in existence.
See a list of FAU Libraries’ streaming video collections.
October 2013 Database of the Month
Nineteenth Century Collections Online provides searchable content from a wide range of primary sources for the “long” 19th century. This is an international primary source collection of 19th century materials, such as monographs, personal diaries, manuscripts, photographs, and maps. Archives include: British Politics and Society; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and CORVEY Collection of European Literature (1790-1840). Read more »