As of December 20, 2010, FDsys has become the Government Printing Office’s official system of record for online Government information.
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. Through FDsys, you are able to
- Search for documents and publications
FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need.
- Browse for documents and publications
FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, and date.
- Access metadata about documents and publications
FDsys presents information about Government publications in standard XML formats.
- Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats
With FDsys, download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.
During Intersession (December 23 through January 17th), Lehman Social Sciences Library will be open 9am-5pm weekdays and will be closed weekends. In addition the library will be closed to celebrate Christmas and New Years on these dates: Dec. 24th, 27th, 31st, and Jan. 3.
Enjoy the holiday season!!
The State Department unveiled its first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) today. The report "Leading Through Civilian
Power" is intended to guide reform throughout the Department of State itself and its operations worldwide.
This new State Department publication was inspired by the Defense Department’s Quadrennial Defense Review.
This is a reminder that until December 22 Lehman library is open until 4am. Study Hall Hours:
The Census Bureau has released the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates which are the first new socio-demographic data released for small geographic areas (less than 20,000 persons) since the 2000 Census.
- ACS 5-year estimates are NOT Census 2010 data.
- ACS estimates are based on data collected from
January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2009.
- Estimates are available for every state, county, city, town,
place, American Indian Area, Alaska Native Area, and Hawaiian
Home Land, as well as for census tracts and block groups.
The 5-year estimates are just one of three data products that will be produced annually from the ACS. The first release of 1-year estimates was for 2006 data and the first release of 3-year estimates was for data gathered from 2005-2007.
All three data products will be available via the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder web portal (the 2009 1-year and 5-year estimates are there; 2007-2009 3-year estimates are not yet available). The Bureau’s provides tips on When to use 1-year, 3-year, or 5-year estimates.
If you need help or have questions about the ACS or any of the Census Bureau’s data products, contact the staff in the DSSC’s Electronic Data Service (firstname.lastname@example.org) or come in to the EDS lab on the lower level of the DSSC in Lehman Library.
Today, December 10, 2010, is Human Rights Day. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, of the UN, promotes human rights throughout the world. To assist you in research in the field of human rights, Lehman Library has a subject guide, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs: Information Resources, which provides citations and links to library materials and databases relevant to the subject. The subject guide has sections on Finding Articles, Finding Books, Background Information, Annual Reviews, Organizations, and Primary Source Documents & Archives.
Govistics is a database that provides public expenditure information on 38,856 state, county, and local governments across the U.S.
Borrow Direct is the expedited (4 business days!) interlibrary loan service between the libraries of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Yale, for books only.
Features of borrow direct:
- Books can be borrowed for an initial 6-week loan period, plus one 6-week renewal
- Borrow Direct books are listed in My Library Account for easy renewal (however, Borrow Direct books will now be subject to fines)
- Search the combined catalog by title, keyword, author, or subject
- Books can be delivered to the following libraries on campus: Butler, Burke, Business, Engineering, Lehman, Social Work, Health Sciences, and Barnard
- If an item is not available through Borrow Direct, use the Interlibrary Loan link in Borrow Direct and the ILL form will be filled out for you