This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.
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In Case You Missed It: New Open Resources
These helpful sources are open and offer background on current events of global importance.
Data about complaints regarding consumer issues filed with the Federal Trade Commission:
Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2018 (plus: data visualizations)
Source: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Keywords: Legal, Complaints, FTC, Consumers
Information about birthright citizenship around the world:
Birthright Citizenship Around the World
Source: Law Library of Congress
Keywords: Legal, Citizenship, Country Reports
Insights into biodiversity and establishing sustainable and resilient food sources:
State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Keywords: Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity
New infographics on the opioid epidemic and death by overdose in the United States:
50-State Analysis of Drug Overdose Trends: The Evolving Opioid Crisis Across the States
Source: State Health Access Data Assistance Center
Keywords: Drugs, Health, Medical, Opioids
New report analyzing online violent extremism and terrorism in 2018:
Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online in 2018: The Year in Review
Keywords: Terrorism, Extremism, Online, Internet
Updated report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides trends and stats on immigration and treatment of undocumented immigrants in the US:
The Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Enforcement Policy
Keywords: Immigration, Migrants, Central America
Did You Know: Open Resources to Bookmark
National Inventory of Humanities Organizations (NIHO): This new database (free) from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences includes information about nearly 47,000 humanities-related organizations.
Keywords: Humanities, Organizations, Directories