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SOCI 312: Population and Society

Special Notes on  How to access or locate Texas Almanac

To access it online, click here: Texas Almanac
(optional: see a video demo)

We have also three copies of
Texas Almanac in print.

1) The 2006-2007 edition is on Course Reserve. Please go to Library Annex to get it. If you have any questions about this
    copy or how to use Course Reserve, please call Media & Reserve at 845-2316

2) The 2010-2011 edition is on the ASK US desk (the main service desk) Evans Library, first floor.

3) Map department (Evans 2nd floor) has also a copy of
Texas Almanac.

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I. - FINDING BOOKS  

II. FINDING ARTICLES

    Regional

    How do I know a source is scholarly?

  • 1) Look for - Peer reviewed or Referred or Scholarly or Academic Journals
  • 2) Use the "Find Text at tamu" link [ see an example here ]
  • 3) Use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to find out.  [In Quick Search, enter journal title. See
        an example here]   
   How to cite my sources?  Recommended - RefWorks and Write N Cite


III. FINDING FACTS, FIGURES OR OTHER DATA

  • World population, health, and the environment with four core themes: Reproductive Health and Fertility; Children and Families; Population and the Environment; and Population Futures Aging, Inequality and Poverty, Migration and Urbanization, and Gender.

    Use its DATAFINDER to find US data or World Data. Useful topics:

    - Population characteristics, health, family structure..   [U.S.]
    - Pop. trends, health, HIV, reproductive health ...  [World ]

    Use its Search to locate documents - e.g. migration [one search results link ]

    Useful documents from PRB:
    - 2010 World Population Data Sheet (PRB)
    - World Population Highligths: Key Findings (PRB)
  • The World Factbook (also known as CIA Factbook)
    Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

    Choose either WORLD or a COUNTRY
    Example:    Under "Select a Country or Location" > Australia > People

    [will find - population, age, growth rate, birth/death rate,migration rate, urbanization, sex ratio, infant mortality rate, life expectancy, fertility rate, HIV/AIDS, ethnic groups, literacy, education expenditure etc..]

IV. MORE - BY TOPIC
   
      MORTALITY & HIV/AIDS

  • The Population Reference Bureau
    DataFinder > Browser by Topic > World Topics > HIV/AIDS

    Document: Facing the HIV//AIDS Pandemic (PRB)
  • The World Factbook / CIA Factbook
    Select a country (from the drop-down box) > Australia > People > See HIV categories.  [TPIS: Use the "country comparison to the world: 92 link to see ranking]
  • Proquest Statistical DataSets
    library.tamu.edu>Databases>LexisNexis Statistical DataSets> Accept the Java run > Health and Vital Statistics (US) > AIDS or death.. birth, life expectancy...    [TIPS: choose the variables such as age, race, regions etc, export the report to PDF]

    International Data (LexisNexis Statistical Datasets]
    > Browser by Subject > International > Population Change >
    [TIPS: HIV/AIDS can be found under several categories]

  • UNSD Statistical Databases
    HIV/AIDS  | Maternal mortality and infant mortality |

    AGE & SEX COMPOSITION/ FERTILITY /CONTRACEPTION /BIRTH CONTROL

  • The World Factbook / CIA Factbook
    Select a country (from the drop-down box) > Australia > People > See Age Structure ..Sex Ratio..Infant Fertility ..Total Fertility Rate ... Birth/Death Rate....  To see countries comparison, select World > People > choose a category (infant fertility) > "Country Comparison" if available.
  • The Population Reference Bureau
    Keywords: family planning, fertility and demography, birth control, women and fertility
  • UN Social Indicators
    Fertility Rate | Maternal mortality and infant mortality | Population Growth & Distribution

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    Poverty & Inequality | Hispanic Resource | Political Science | Africana Studies Latin American Politics in the US |   

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