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Aug 14 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

World War One: The British Library

The British Library has gone above and beyond with this multimedia collection of materials related to World War One. Offered as a form of scholarly rumination and educational resource, the site examines key themes in the history of the Great War, along with 50 newly commissioned historical articles, teachers’ notes, and much more. First-time visitors might look over the Explore area to find manuscripts, illustrations, letters, maps, and other items contributed by several dozen European institutions. The Teaching Resources includes 40 different items that cover topics such as aerial warfare, propaganda, and bombing raids. The Articles section is a masterstroke and it covers the lives of soldiers, civilians, and colonial troops.

Chicago Fed Blogs

The Chicago Federal Reserve has distilled some of its more academic works into this series of informative musings. The Community Development & Policy Studies (CDPS) blog brings together commentaries from staff members as well as guest commentators. CDPS is actually a division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that helps support the System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community development. On the blog, visitors can look over meditations on recent conferences dealing with city revitalization in the Rustbelt, along with musings on home ownership, urban infrastructure projects, and much more. Visitors can search through all of the posts or also navigate to a story of interest via the word cloud.

From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese American Students in World War II

This remarkable collection brings together video oral histories of Japanese Americans students during World War II. Created by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, these interviews document the impact that students’ wartime experiences had on their college years as well as the rest of their lives. All told, there are eighteen oral histories here and visitors can learn about the lives of Gordon Sato, Frank Inami, and Rose Yamaguchi, among others. Visitors may especially be interested in learning about the students’ time in the relocation centers and internment camps scattered around the United States. All told, it’s a moving and thoughtful collection that will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in American history.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 30, August 8, 2014]

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Aug 13 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1. Is Musical Talent Rooted in Genes?

2. Losing Weight Won’t Always Make You Happy, Researchers Say

3. Risk-Glorifying Video Games Tied to Smoking, Delinquency

4. Midlife High Blood Pressure Linked to Later-Life Mental Decline

5. Intelligence As We Age Linked to Spotting Things Quickly

6. Teen Insomnia Linked with Depression, Anxiety

7. Dyscalculia Linked to Difficulties in Reading and Spelling

8. Scientists Discover Why Some Thrive on Less Sleep Than Others

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/

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Aug 06 2014

Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance Notice Aug 9, 2014

There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library at 17:00 Hong Kong time for up to 4 hours on Aug 9, 2014. Access to both sites will be disrupted during this period.

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Aug 01 2014

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com unavailable starting 4 August, 2014

Starting August 4, the websites of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com will begin migrating to another platform. This migration process may take a few days to complete and the site will be unavailable during this time. The publisher will inform its subscribers when the site is available again.

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Aug 01 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

Turkey’s Evolving Migration Identity
Turkey’s migration identity has shifted from being principally a country of emigration and transit to becoming a destination for immigrants and people fleeing conflict. In response, Turkish policymakers recently enacted a comprehensive migration and asylum law that took effect in April 2014. This article examines the new law, which is intended as a significant step toward managing both legal and irregular migration to Turkey, including humanitarian migration.

Spotlight

Immigrants from the Dominican Republic in the United States
The Dominican-born population in the United States has grown rapidly since 1960, and today, the United States is home to 960,000 immigrants from the Dominican Republic. This article provides up-to-date demographic information for Dominican immigrants in the United States, including statistics on distribution by state and metro area, educational and professional attainment, income levels, health care coverage, and more.

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Temporary Protected Status in the United States: A Grant of Humanitarian Relief that Is Less than Permanent
From a massive typhoon in the Philippines last November to the ongoing civil war in Syria, recent global events demonstrate that natural disasters and political strife occur suddenly and often without warning. This article examines the U.S. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that grants humanitarian relief to nationals of certain countries embroiled in violent conflict or recovering from natural disaster.

[Source: Migration Information Source July 28, 2014]

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Jul 28 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, Sao Paulo, and Beijing

Are we in the age of the smart city? Will everyday existence be transformed by big data and its broad scale application to a range of public services and other central issues? This thoughtful set of meditations was released in June 2014 by scholars at the Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory. The cities profiled in this report are New York, Ahmedabad, Sao Paulo, and Beijing, and scholars with first-hand knowledge of each metropole present their own findings in this 24-page report. There’s much to think about here as the scholars make reference to public space transformation, urban agriculture, and economic development strategies of note.

Everett Massacre Collection

The Everett Massacre on November 5, 1916 was a tragic end to weeks of social unrest and general upheaval between labor and management around the world. This digital collection from the University of Washington Libraries documents labor’s perspective on the event, also known as Everett’s Bloody Sunday, through newspaper articles, postcards, photographs, and fliers. First-time visitors might wish to start with the essay titled, “What Happened That Day in Everett.” Visitors can browse the complete collection or check out the sample searches, such as “Everett Defense Newsletters” and “Seattle Union Record.”

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 27, July 18, 2014]

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Jul 28 2014

Emerald migration in August

In August 2014, Emerald will migrate its research content to Atypon’s Literatum. Content will remain accessible via and Emerald (http://library.hku.hk/record=b1812913) and Emerald Management First (http://library.hku.hk/record=b4859116) and the visual design of the sites will stay the same. The only change you will experience is the way you login to the online profile area. Please note that all user profiles are now frozen until the launch, and the platform will require you to carry out some simple checks and updates on, or after the launch. More information at http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/read/archive?id=11464&e=libser%40hku%2ehk&x=f5f16293

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Jul 14 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Demos: Publications: Scouting for Skills

What’s a nation to do when the service sector continues to rise? How can various institutions respond to increased employer emphasis on “character” and “employability skills?” A number of political leaders have called for schools to change the way they approach this issue and this working paper from the Demos group (produced with the support of The Scout Association) suggests that participation in certain key extracurricular activities might be the answer. The study notes that “participation in Scouts provides a range of soft skills, opportunities and networks that improve young people’s employment prospects in later life.” Visitors will find much to enjoy in this paper and it’s worth sharing with folks in the fields of public policy, human development, and workforce training.

 

Papers of Governor C. Farris Bryant

Florida Governor C. Farris Bryant was an intriguing post-World War II politician who also served in the state legislature in the 1950s and 1960s. This digital collection brings together a range of his personal papers courtesy of the University of Florida Digital Collections Initiative. There are over 280 items here, including a fascinating 1962 video, Adapting the Atom to Florida Progress, and a range of campaign correspondence and promotional materials. Visitors can perform an advanced search across the materials or perform a full-text search. Interested visitors can also read through the complete finding guide for his papers.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 26, July 11, 2014]

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Jul 11 2014

CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.

Due to system maintenance, the download function on the CNKI Beijing site will be suspended during 0-6 AM on 12th July, Saturday. Readers can still search and access the abstracts but they will not be able to download any full-text during that period.

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Jun 25 2014

BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014

BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting June 28, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable.

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