Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New Book: RMA 2017-2018 Annual Statement Studies Volume Two

RMA's Annual Statement Studies® is the only source of comparative industry benchmark data that comes directly from the financial statements of small and medium-size business clients of RMA’s member institutions.
For over 98 years, RMA has been the leader in providing the industry with reliable, and accurate financial benchmarking figures including standards for balance sheet and income statement line items, and 18-classic industry average ratios such as the current ratio, quick ratio, and turnover ratios.

If you are a finance major or are interested in viewing Volume two of the 2017-2018 Financial Ratio Benchmarks, stop by the library today!

New Book: RMA 2017-2018 Annual Statement Studies - Volume 1

RMA's Annual Statement Studies® is the only source of comparative industry benchmark data that comes directly from the financial statements of small and medium-size business clients of RMA’s member institutions.
For over 98 years, RMA has been the leader in providing the industry with reliable, and accurate financial benchmarking figures including standards for balance sheet and income statement line items, and 18-classic industry average ratios such as the current ratio, quick ratio, and turnover ratios.

If you are a finance major or are interested in viewing Volume One of the 2017-2018 Financial Ratio Benchmarks, stop by the library today!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Explore the Great Courses Collection on Kanopy!



If you every wanted to develop a skill, pick up a new hobby, or learn more about why the world is the way it is then the Great Courses series may be for you! The Great Courses are a series of lectures presented by people selected not only for their expertise on a particular topic but also their ability to convey that topic in an interesting and understandable way. The lecture series are designed for the curious life long learner who want to learn at their own pace without the pressure of assignments and final exams. The goal here is to enjoy, learn, and grow.

UNT Dallas students, faculty, and staff can browse the many available series through our library site.

Below are some suggested courses to get you started! Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Immigration Statistics Resources

Below you will find a brief review of sources for current data on immigration numbers and reports generated by governmental agencies and non-partisan research organizations. These sources are intended to provide you with accurate data for your academic research.

State Statistics

1. Texas Demographic Center
The Texas Demographic Center functions as a focal point for the production, interpretation, and distribution of demographic information for Texas. The Texas Demographic Center produces and disseminates population estimates and projections for Texas, as well as other demographic information. Special emphasis is placed on data that may be useful to policy makers in dealing with issues regarding the demand for State services.

Origins of Immigrants to Texas  [Report]

National Statistics

1. US Census: Foreign Born
The foreign-born population includes anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes those who have become U.S. citizens through naturalization. Everyone else constitutes the native-born population, composed of anyone who is a U.S. citizen at birth, including people born in the United States, in Puerto Rico, in a U.S. Island Area (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), or abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents.

2. Immigration Statistics - Annual Population Estimates
These reports provide estimates of the size of various immigration-related populations residing in the United States by period of entry, region and country of origin, state of residence, age, and sex. The estimates were obtained using the “residual” methodology employed for previous estimates of the types of immigration-related populations.

3. Homeland Security: Immigration Data & Statistics 
Since the passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) has responsibility to carry out two statutory requirements: 1) to collect and disseminate to Congress and the public data and information useful in evaluating the social, economic, environmental, and demographic impact of immigration laws; and 2) to establish standards of reliability and validity for immigration statistics collected by the Department’s operational Components.

Yearbook of Immigration Statistics [Report]

4. US Citizenship and Immigration Services: Immigration and Citizenship Data
These reports generally provide summary data on the number of applications or petitions received, approved, denied and pending. In addition, certain tables list the USCIS office responsible for the adjudication. For Information on the number and characteristics of persons granted LPR and citizenship status, please refer to data and reports published by the DHS Office of Immigration Statistics at http://www.dhs.gov/Immigration-statistics. Additionally, see the Electronic Reading Room for frequently requested statistics.

5. Bureau of Justice Statistics: Immigration And Customs Enforcement 
BJS collects data on both noncitizens held in state or federal prison or local jail, and on persons held by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Note - there is an important difference between the terms noncitizens and inmates held by or for ICE. See Terms and Definitions for more information.

6. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
In addition to its criminal investigative responsibilities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shares responsibility for enforcing the nation's civil immigration laws with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). ICE's role in the immigration enforcement system is focused on two primary missions: (1) the identification and apprehension of criminal aliens and other removable individuals located in the United States; and (2) the detention and removal of those individuals apprehended in the interior of the U.S., as well as those apprehended by CBP officers and agents patrolling our nation's borders.

7. Bureau of Consular Affairs: Monthly Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Issuances Data
The Report of the Visa Office is an annual report providing statistical information on immigrant and non-immigrant visa issuances by consular offices, as well as information on the use of visa numbers in numerically limited categories.

8. U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Southwest Border Migration
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saw a 22 percent increase in apprehensions and inadmissible persons at ports of entry along the Southwest Border in August.
However, these numbers represent a 41 percent decrease as compared to August of 2016, and year-to-date totals for FY 2017 are 24 percent lower than the same period in FY 2016.

General Statistics  

1. Data and Statistics about the United States [General Statistics]
Find data about the U.S., such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.

2. Center for Immigration Studies [Research Organization]
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization. Since our founding in 1985, we have pursued a single mission – providing immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Book:Field Operations Guide for Disaster Assessment and Response


The Field Operations Guide for Disaster Assessment and Response has been created as a reference tool for individuals sent to disaster sites to undertake initial assessments or to participate as members of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). It contains information on general responsibilities for disaster responders, formats and reference material for assessing and reporting on populations at risk, DART position descriptions and duty checklists, descriptions of OFDA stockpile commodities, information for working with military in the field, and much more.   
Its myriad resources, extensive information, and handy compact format make this field guide a necessary companion for those participating in a variety of disaster assessment and response field operations.


If you are interested in this book, click here!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

New Issue: Young Children


The November 2017 issue of Young Children is now available here at the UNT Dallas library! This issue is primarily focused on art and promoting creativity within early childhood students. In the article "Art at the Heart", Kelly J. Massey talks about the importance of allowing students to create what they want to create during art activities. Instead of always specifically giving the students direct and explicit instruction on what to draw or create, allow them to use their imagination and creativity to develop their own demonstration of art. When you allow children to create from the heart, you are opening up a whole new world for them.


This journal is published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), so if you are a childhood development or early childhood education major, this magazine would be perfect for you!

If you are interested in this journal, come visit the UNT Dallas Library! We also have the online version available here!

New Book: The City


The City, first published in 1925 and reprinted here in its entirety, is a cross-section of concerns of the Chicago urban school during the period of its most intense activity. Park and Burgess realized that ecological and economic factors were converted into a social organization by the traditions and aspirations of city dwellers. In their efforts to achieve objectivity, these sociologists never lost sight of the values that propel human beings.


If you are interested in reading this book, click here!

Monday, November 20, 2017

New Book: American Apartheid


American Apartheid is a powerful and up-roaring book that shows how the black ghetto was created by whites during the first half of the twentieth century in order to isolate growing urban black populations. It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies. In some urban areas the degree of black segregation is so intense and occurs in so many dimensions simultaneously that it amounts to "hypersegregation."
The authors demonstrate that this systematic segregation of African Americans leads to the creation of underclass communities during periods of economic downturn. As residents adapt to this increasingly harsh environment under a climate of racial isolation, they evolve attitudes, behaviors, and practices that further marginalize their neighborhoods and undermine their chances of success in mainstream American society. This book is a sober challenge to those who argue that race is of declining significance in the United States today.

If you would like to read this book, click here!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New Book: First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants

Culture. Hardship. Family. These are the some of the major themes of First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants. This book features many different teenagers from different countries and showcases their background stories on how and why they came to the United States. Whether their transition is from Mexico to the United States or from Palestine to New Mexico, the characters in this anthology have all ventured far and have faced countless challenges. Each of these stories is unique, and each one has something to say to all of us.

If you are interested in reading this book, you can check it out here!


Native American Heritage Month 2017



Thursday, November 9, 2017

New Book: The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America


 

In this classic work, sociologist Stephen Steinberg rejects the prevailing view that cultural values and ethnic traits are the primary determinants of the economic destiny of racial and ethnic groups in America. He argues that locality, class conflict, selective migration, and other historical and economic factors play a far larger role not only in producing inequalities but in maintaining them as well, thus providing an insightful explanation into why some groups are successful in their pursuit of the American dream and others are not.

If you are a Stephen Steinberg fan, or if you would like to check this book out, click here!

Native American History Month 2017 - Quote


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Book: Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture


Ariel Levy’s debut book is a bold, piercing examination of how twenty-first century American society perceives sex and women. Writing vividly, she brings her readers to places she visited to make her assessment; the elevator of Playboy Enterprises with women auditioning to be Playmates in the fiftieth anniversary edition, a Florida beach where sunbathers urge a woman to take off her bathing suit for the camera crew of Girls Gone Wild, a San Francisco Italian restaurant where a lesbian worries she’s not dressed up enough for her date, and outside a juice bar in Oakland where a beautiful high school student shares disappointment at her experiences with sex.
Levy cleverly leads us to explore the role models women aspire to emulate. We are not pursuing the confident, self-determined, powerful, free ideal the women’s liberation movement would have dreamed for its daughters. Instead, our icons are porn stars and strippers and prostitutes. Paris Hilton and Jenna Jameson flaunt their successes in the pornography industry, and in doing so seem to earn our adulation. This book is also accompanied with an Afterward and a Reading Group Guide.

If you are interested in learning about feminism and would like to read this book, click here!

Native American Heritage Month 2017 - Documentary


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Book: The Art of Computer Programming: Fundamental Algorithms


 

This book is perfect for math majors or anyone who is interested in Computer Programming/ Computer Science! The Art of Computer Programming: Fundamental Algorithms is filled with timeless mathematical equations and proofs used in algorithms by mathematical induction. The first section of this book offers a good grounding in a variety of useful mathematical tools: proof techniques, combinatorics, and elementary number theory. In the second section, the author covers data structures--stacks, queues, lists, arrays, and trees-- along with techniques for manipulating these structures. 

If you would like to check out this book, click here!

Native American Heritage Month 2017



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Native American Heritage Month 2017


The month of November is Native American Heritage Month in which we celebrate the generations of Native Americans, the First Peoples, who have influenced and enriched our nation and society. We will be posting eBooks, documentaries, movies, and quotes throughout the month that delve into the history, issues, and contributions made by Native Americans.