Hidden Info Gems: Open Access Report Roundup

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 11/7/18 9:00 AM

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news-1Below, you’ll find a curated selection of new reports available for free on the open web. Your users will find this content useful in starting and expanding their research. You’ll also find an open access database that allows users to spot trends and identify sources as to news coverage.

2018 National Drug Threat Assessment
Source: U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Keywords: Drugs, United States, Opioids, Gangs, Statistics

Terrorist Attacks Against Religious Targets in the United States, 1970 — 2017
Source: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

Keywords: Terrorism, United States, Statistics, Religion

2017 Data Mining Report to Congress (via Dept. of Homeland Security)
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Keywords: Data Mining, Information Technology, Statistics, Data

The Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons on the Dark Web: A Study Disarmament Office)
Source: United Nations Disarmament Office

Keywords: Arms, Weapons, Military, National Security, Dark Web, Information Technology

At a Glance: Computational Propaganda Techniques
Source: European Parliament Research Service (EPRS)

Keywords: Fake News, Media, Social Media, Information Technology

World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work
Source: The World Bank

Keywords: Development, Statistics, Indicators, Economics

Database of the Week: wikistream

Source: Wikimedia Labs

About wikistream:

  • A real time stream of all updates (edits, changes, etc.) made to all versions of Wikipedia.

  • Click any entry to see the actual edit

  • Numerous ways to limit the scroll by checking the boxes and using the drop-down menus near the top of the page. For example, only see edits made by registered users of the English version of Wikipedia.

  • Interesting to view but also useful for discussions and papers on information literacy, credibility, etc.

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