Category: Census

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Hispanic and Latino American culture, heritage and contributions.
We have a recommended reading list for you, courtesy Diablo Valley College Library.
Full reading list:
Hispanic Heritage Month Website – history, fun facts, activities, educational resources, and much more:
Enjoy! ¡Unidos en Cultura!
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The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960 by David G. Gutiérrez (Editor)
Call Number: E184.S75 C644 2004
ISBN: 0231118082
Publication Date: 2004-07-20

En Aquel Entonces by Manuel G. Gonzales (Editor)
Call Number: E184.M5 E45 2000
ISBN: 0253337658
Publication Date: 2000-07-22

Five Hundred Years of Chicano History in Pictures by Elizabeth Martinez (Editor)
Call Number: E184.M5 A16 1991
ISBN: 0963112309
Publication Date: 1991-12-01

Forgotten Dead by William D. Carrigan
Call Number: E184.M5 C3675 2017
ISBN: 9780190610692
Publication Date: 2017-01-12

From Out of the Shadows by Vicki L. Ruiz
Call Number: E184.M5 R86 1998
ISBN: 9780195374773
Publication Date: 2008-11-05

Harvest of Empire by Juan Gonzalez
Call Number: E184.S75 G655 2000
ISBN: 0670867209
Publication Date: 2000-03-06

Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California by Jeanne Farr McDonnell
Call Number: F864.B76 M38 2008
ISBN: 9780816525867
Publication Date: 2008-09-15

Mexicanos by Manuel G. Gonzales
Call Number: E184.M5 G638 2009
ISBN: 9780253353689
Publication Date: 2009-08-01

Our America by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Call Number: E184.S75 F46 2014
ISBN: 9780393239539
Publication Date: 2014-01-20

Raza Si! !Guerra No! by Lorena Oropeza
Call Number: E184.M5 O77 2005
ISBN: 9780520225114
Publication Date: 2005-04-25

Youth, Identity, Power by Carlos Munoz
Call Number: E184.M5 M85 2007
ISBN: 9781844671427
Publication Date: 2007-08-17

¡Chicana Power! by Maylei Blackwell
Call Number: E184.M5 B55 2011
ISBN: 0292726902
Publication Date: 2011-08-01

 

 

 

 

Public Databases via Milne! Feed your urge to learn!

CIA World Factbook, PubMed, New York Public Library, WorldCat, ERIC — these are just a few of many databases freely available to the community. Use them for your research needs, or feed your desire to learn!  Visit our Alumni and Community Services page for more. As always, check out our complete A-Z Databases List at https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php

Databases freely available:

  • Agricola – Citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators.
  • ArXiv – Open access to e-prints in Physics, Math, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library – A consortium of natural history and botanical libraries, collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
  • BioMedCentral Open Access – A publisher of open access journals in the sciences and medicine.
  • CIA World Factbook – Information on the history, people, government, economy, etc… for world entities.
  • CiteSeerX – Public search engine and digital library for scientific and academic papers, primarily in the fields of computer and information science.
  • ERIC – ERIC The world’s largest digital library of education literature.
  • GPO Access – Official, full-text information from the three branches of the Federal Government.
  • Google Scholar – Search engine for scholarly information from institutional repositories, publisher websites, etc…
  • Library of Congress Virtual Reference Shelf – Online reference materials in all subjects.
  • New York Public Library  – Some New York Public Library databases can be remotely accessed. Check the website for latest access information.
  • NOVELny – New York Online Virtual Electronic Library – provides free access for NY residents to databases such as Business & Company Resource Center, ProQuest Platinum, Grolier Online, and Health & Wellness Resource Center. Check the website for latest access information.
  • PubMed – Provides access to the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE and other related databases.
  • SciElo – Scientific Electronic Library Online Agricultural Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Applied Social Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Health Sciences, Human Sciences, Odontology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health
  • Wellcome Library Major resource for medical history, contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society
  • Worldcat.org – Connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

US and Local History Resources via Milne!

Have a safe Fourth of July weekend! Historical map lovers, check out the U.S. Historical Maps Archive http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/states.html

govinfo.gov provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

New York State Historical Documents Inventory was created to make it easier for researchers to locate the primary source materials needed for the study of New York State’s history. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/hdi.htm

US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Requires Geneseo account sign-in.

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/americanstudies Milne Library’s American Studies LibGuide

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/localhistory Milne Library’s Local History LibGuide

https://libguides.geneseo.edu/history Milne Library’s History LibGuide

 

 

 

Data: What Do YOU Need in our Collection?

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Paul Scipione talks about his mentor and friend Dr. George Gallup, well know for developing the Gallup opinion poll.

The library held a successful Celebration of Data event last Wednesday (April 24, 2013) where Professor Emeritus Paul Scipione gave a lecture on the value of census data.

“Looking at census information, you are able to see not just statistics, but that there are stories in there…”.  The data provides “the very story of the United States,” giving us a historical picture of when Americans became affluent enough to afford a family car, televisions, college degrees or their own homes.  Scipione tells us how businesses saw the value of census information for market research and how technological advances impacted what and how much information could be collected and offered by the Census Bureau.  For more, watch the lecture online.

The event was part of the 2013 International Year of Statistics, an initiative of over 1900 participating organizations from all over the world who are holding events to celebrate data and promote the importance of statistics.

But we don’t want the conversations to end there!

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Tell us, what are your data needs?

It is most fitting that during this year of statistics, Milne is developing a census and data collection for Geneseo.  The purpose of the collection is to provide student, staff and faculty researchers easy access to data; and to provide area entrepreneurs and small businesses access to economic and demographic data for market research.

This collection will be most useful if folks like you have a hand in its development.  Let us know what resources you need in this collection.

Count yourself in. It’s important!

Do you know that it’s very important that you be counted here at SUNY Geneseo? It’s true! Even if you’ve been included in the census at home with your parents, it’s extremely important that you ALSO fill out the census forms here at school.

Why is it so important to participate in the census? Because Geneseo students reside in Geneseo, Livingston County, NY the majority of the year, like all other residents of Geneseo they utilize Livingston County resources. Accurate census data allow local, state, and federal government agencies to plan budgets and make allocations to serve everyone who lives in a particular area. Residence Life has a whole page explaining the details here and there’s a Facebook page for you to get all the latest updates!

If you’re looking for more information, the “Census Bureau Supplies Numbers America Needs” video explains how communities benefit from Census Bureau data collection efforts. Testimonials describe the importance of a complete count and why the 2010 Census will be the most important count in our nation’s history. So make sure you stand up and get counted!