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Feb 07 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

MPI Issues Handy Compilation of Sought-After Data on Immigrants in the U.S.

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released its annual compilation of statistics on immigrants in the United States, offering some of the most sought-after data on current and historical immigration trends, as well as the current size of the foreign-born population, employment rates, geographic concentrations and more. The U.S. immigrant population of 40.4 million in 2011 is the world’s largest immigrant population.


The data article in the Migration Information Source, MPI’s online journal, provides data to answer the following questions and more:

  • How many immigrants are in the United States today?
  • What are the historical numbers and shares of immigrants in the United States?
  • How many unauthorized immigrants are here? Where are they from?
  • What percentage of the immigrant population is college educated?
  • How many immigrants work in the labor force?
  • What kinds of jobs do they have?
  • What is the unemployment rate among immigrants?
  • Which states and counties have the largest and fastest-growing foreign-born populations?
  • Which states have the highest/lowest percentages of Mexican-born immigrants?
  • How many of the foreign born came as refugees and asylees?


The Spotlight draws on data from MPI, the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) and decennial Census, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information Technology.


The complete article can be found online at: http://my.migrationpolicy.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=7TwGVL8a5aoscMZQ%2BMRJG9lxoRE07hzO


MPI’s Data Hub offers significant current and historical demographic, educational, workforce, linguistic, and income and poverty data on immigrants nationally and by state. To access the data by state, visit: www.migrationinformation.org/DataHub/acscensus.cfm.


[Source: Migration Information Source]


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Feb 07 2013

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Live, from Beirut…
  2. Mali Is Not a Stan
  3. A Maritime Balkans of the 21st Century?
  4. The Contagion Effect
  5. Secretary of Schlep
  6. On the Warpath with France’s Avant-Garde
  7. Think Again: Immigration

[Source: Foreign Policy, 29th – 31st January 2013]


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Feb 07 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by under Dentistry

Orthodontic retainers and removable appliances: principles of design and use / Friedy Luther, Zararna Nelson-Moon.

D 617.644 L97

This book is a practical guide for both dental students and practitioners to designing, fitting and adjusting removable orthodontic appliances and retainers. The book offers step by step instructions with clear illustrations on the key areas of clinical practice. In each case, information is provided on indications for use, principles of design, fitting, activation and trouble shooting. Further chapters coach students to deal effectively with their patients and to manage the treatment plan in question.



A clinical guide to applied dental materials / Stephen J. Bonsor, Gavin J. Pearson ; [foreword by Trevor Burke].

D 617.6151 B72

Prepared by a practising dentist with teaching experience and an academic with clinical experience, A Clinical Guide to Applied Dental Materials places a strong emphasis on the practical usage of dental materials and is fully evidenced based throughout. Richly illustrated with over 1000 photographs, artworks and tables, the book will be the perfect companion for undergraduate students, postgraduate students preparing for exams as well as practising dentists treating patients in the clinic. Dental nurses, hygienists, therapists and technicians will also benefit from the many practical hints and tips contained within the volume which will be invaluable in their daily work.



Oral medicine: a color handbook / Richard C.K. Jordan, Michael A.O. Lewis.

D 617.66 J8

The book uses a symptom-based approach to assist the clinician in the diagnosis and management of those conditions that fall into the speciality of oral medicine. Dealing first with normal anatomy, physical examination and investigation particularly lesional biopsy, haematological assessment and microbiological sampling the authors cover all areas of those diseases, local and systemic, that manifest themselves in the lips and mouth. Conditions are grouped under their principal presenting sign blistering, white patches, red patches, swelling, pigmentation, pain, dry mouth, altered tasted and halitosis.


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Feb 07 2013

CityU promotes literary classics with US, Korean partners

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) announced the release of a online database for Korean classics written in Chinese. Korean Classics Indexing Project Database, created by researchers from CityU’s Run Run Show Library, the East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley, Jeju National University, and Kyungin Publishing Company, is a database of essay-level titles (about 1,060,000 entries) indexed for a collection of more than 3,000 classic anthologies written by more than 3,000 Korean writers from 7th century to early 20th century in Chinese characters.

[Source: ACCESS, Sep 2012 Number 82]


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Feb 07 2013

iPhone, iPad and Android apps to access CACM

ACM’s publication Communications of the ACM is now accessible as an mobile application for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. These new downloadable apps enable ACM’s members to access CACM’s information, insights, and ideas from distinguished columnists and industry luminaries in computing and information technology. They also offer personalized tools for sharing, searching, and storing important news stories.

For access to downloadable CACM apps for Android devices click on http://bit.ly/QythPc/. For access to downloadable CACM apps for iPhones, click on http://bit.ly/HWEAfw/. For iPads, click on http://bit.ly/MEa0JR/.

[Source: ACM news, July 26, 2012]


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Feb 07 2013

Wolters Kluwer Health announced the release of OvidOpenAccess

Wolters Kluwer Health announced the release of OvidOpenAccess, a new search feature that integrates thousands of Open Access (OA) resources within the OvidSP platform. OvidSP users can conduct a singer search query across subscribed and OA content.

[Source: ACCESS, Sep 2012 Number 82]


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