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Sites Unseen, new ebook on Philadelphia toxic sites

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Could a toxic site be on your Philly block?”, reports on a new book, Sites Unseen : uncovering hidden hazards in American cities / Scott Frickel and James R Elliott (Russell Sage Foundation, 2018). Sites Unseen, available to Penn readers as a JSTOR ebook and in print (although you may need … Continue reading

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Philadelphia beverage tax studied in new NBER working papers

Two recent working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research report on Philadelphia’s beverage tax. This tax, implemented in January 2017, added $0.015 per ounce to the price of sweetened beverages in Philadelphia. The beverage tax is levied on distributors, not retail vendors; it is levied on both regular (caloric) and diet (noncaloric) sweetened … Continue reading

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TRAC Judge Information Center – timely info on immigration courts … and more

FLASH!! See TRAC Judge Information Center in action! The Philly.com website reports today (August 1) that a Philadelphia immigration court judge has been removed from a case by the US Justice Department. See the judge’s caseload profile here in TRAC Judge Information Center. TRAC Judge Information Center joins TRACFED as Penn Libraries databases reporting on … Continue reading

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Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive now online

One of “the 70 online databases that define our planet” (MIT Technology Review), the Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive is now available for Penn readers to download and use in MS Excel spreadsheet format. CNTS provides annual time-series spanning 1815 to the present for 244 current and former countries worldwide. Devised in 1968 by Arthur S. … Continue reading

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LexisNexis Academic becomes Nexis Uni

UPDATE, 8/6/2018. Nexis Uni has been fully operational for months, but LexisNexis Academic has not ceased … for now. We recommend making the switch: use Nexis Uni! During the next few weeks, the popular Penn Libraries fulltext news, legal, and business research database LexisNexis Academic will become Nexis Uni. This change is more than a … Continue reading

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Gallup Analytics – public opinion poll data for the U.S. and the world

The Penn Libraries have started a new subscription to Gallup Analytics, the interactive web tool for analyzing and visualizing Gallup public opinion data. Gallup Analytics provides tables and charts for three Gallup poll series: Gallup World Poll, conducted annually since 2005 in 160+ countries. Gallup U.S. Dailies, conducted daily since 2008. Gallup Poll Social Series, … Continue reading