4/F Main Library

Nov 15 2011

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  • Community Oriented Policing Services
  • The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that “advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.” COPS was created in 1994, and since then it has worked to provide technical and practical assistance to thousands of law enforcement partners across the country. First-time visitors may stop by the “About” section to learn a bit more about their work and to view practical documents like “Burglary at Single-Family House Construction Sites” and “2011 Electronic Control Weapons Guidelines”. Scholars and policy folks shouldn’t miss the “Resources” area. Visitors will find the COPS Media Center and the archives of the “Geography & Public Safety” newsletter, which focuses on how GIS is being used to assist law enforcement activities…
    [Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 44, November 4, 2011]


  • Digital Dictionaries of South Asia 
  • Based at the University of Chicago, the Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (DDSA) project was funded with monies provided by the Office of International Education and Graduate Programs at the US Department of Education. The goal of the project was bring together a range of South Asian dictionaries for scholars and others working with documents of all types. Currently, there are over 25 dictionaries available on the site, and visitors can look over a list of available titles on the homepage. Some of the languages covered here include Gujarati, Marathi, Sanskrit, and Urdu. It’s a remarkable collection, and for those doing work in a range of fields (such as linguistics and comparative literature) it will be a resource they will want to share with others…

    [Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 45, November 11, 2011]


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