Tuesday, March 03, 2009

New Reference Titles

Almanac of New York City (REF F128.3 .A455 2008)
Claims to be the first ever data book for New York City. Includes coverage of population, housing, public health, crime, business, arts, sports, politics, transportation, education, environment, religion and social services. Many historical tables but also rankings (of largest foundations and law firms, for example) and lists (public housing developments and principle bridges).

AICPA. Audit Risk Alert series
These reports provide an overview of industry developments for auditors and cover recent economic, regulatory and professional (auditing and accounting) developments. Students looking at risk factors in an industry would find these useful as they cover things like audit risks arising from current economic conditions; recent legislative and regulatory developments; industry trends and developments. Industries covered in 2008 include the Health Care Industry (REF HF5667 .A786) and Depository and Lending Institution Industry (REF HG1707.5 .D468)

American Generations: Who They Are and How They Live (REF HC110 .C6M545 2005)
This is one title in a series from New Strategist that profiles the generations in data and charts based in large part on Census statistics. Data covers ten areas including education, health, living arrangements, labor force participation, income, housing, population, spending, time use and wealth. The American Generations Series includes: The Millennials: Americans Born 1977 to 1994; Generation X: American Born 1965 to 1976; The Baby Boom: American Born 1946 to 1964; and Older American: A Changing Market.

Census Atlas of the United States (REF G1201 .E2U5 2007)
“The first comprehensive atlas produced by the Census Bureau since the early twentieth century.” Full color maps from the Census 2000 and earlier censuses are presented in topical chapters grouped into three themes: who we are, where we come from and what we do. Chapter 7 on Migration visualizes net flows of population. Chapter 8 on Language includes maps of New York and other large cities.

Housing NYC: Rents, Markets, and Trends 2008 (REF HD7288.85 .U62N7 2008)
A collection of reports from the New York City Rent Guidelines Board that includes their Housing Supply Report, Mortgage Survey, Income and Expense Study, Income and Affordability Study, and a Price Index of Operating Costs. This is an invaluable collection of data for anyone studying the rental real estate market in NYC.

Securities Law Handbook (REF KF1439 .B544 2008/09)
Annual update of new rules and regulations from the SEC as well as results of significant securities litigation during 2008.

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