Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Reference Titles

European Business Facts and Figures (REF HC241.2 .P313 2007)
The 2007 edition of this statistical yearbook from Eurostat features analysis of 23 industry sectors in manufacturing; mining, energy, water and recycling; construction; non-financial services and financial services. Chapters follow a standard format and include:
· Structural profile with data on number of enterprises, turnover, value added and employment
· Costs, productivity and profitability
· External trade
In most cases data is presented in the aggregate for the EU (not for individual member states). Statistics in this report are supplemented by free data on Eurostat’s website .

Health in the Americas (REF RA407.5 .L3P18 2007)
This two volume survey of the health situation in 46 countries in the American hemisphere is published every four years by the Pan American Health Organization. Each country profile includes data on demographics and mortality rates, identifies health conditions and problems, and surveys health policy, public health services and health sector spending. Essays on regional health issues including sustainability and environmental heath are covered in volume two.

The Real Deal Data Book 2008 (REF HD1393.55 .D50 2008)
This supplement to New York Real Estate News magazine covers both the residential and commercial real estate markets in New York City, the boroughs and northern New Jersey. Market surveys focus on data. There are lots of lists (new condo projects, major re-zonings) and rankings (top residential developers, top mortgage brokers, biggest office landlords, top building buys and buyers).

Economic Report of the President (REF HC106.5 .A272 2008)
Although this report is most often used for its economic data tables, don’t overlook the annual report of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. This year chapters are devoted to the credit and housing markets, the importance of health and health care, tax policy, the nation’s infrastructure and searching for alternative energy solutions.

The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research (REF H62 .H2455 2005)
The third edition of this handbook is an almost complete reworking of the previous editions (1994, 2000) with 42 new chapters/authors and 16 new chapter topics.

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