Volume 63 - Number 2 - Summer 1997

Q. Bibliographies, Directories, and Other Information Services

Bibliographies, catalogs, dictionaries, directories, thesauri, and other information services of general demographic concern, except for those bibliographies coded under the specific topic discussed and cross-referenced to this heading.

63:20481 Armstrong, C. J.; Fenton, R. R. World databases in social sciences. ISBN 1-85739-116-0. 1996. xiii, 793 pp. Bowker-Saur: London, England. In Eng.
This publication provides evaluative and comparative information on a wide range of electronic databases in the social sciences. It covers databases available worldwide in many languages and electronic formats, including Internet, CD-ROM, online, realtime, diskette, or tape. The information provided includes name and type of database, years of coverage, number of records, geographical coverage, language, description, search software, search aids and manuals, and comments from or references to reviews of the database. "This directory is divided into eleven sections, starting with Social Science/Sociology (databases covering all aspects of the topic), moving through Social Science General and followed by the nine specific areas: ethnic studies; urban and rural studies; women, children and the elderly; social medicine; substance abuse; demography; psychology; social policy; and opinion polls."
Correspondence: Bowker-Saur, Maypole House, Maypole Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1HU, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:20482 Pizzorusso, Giovanni; Sanfilippo, Matteo. Roman ecclesiastical sources for the study of Italian emigration to North America (1642-1922). [Fonti ecclesiastiche romane per lo studio dell'emigrazione italiana in Nord America (1642-1922).] Studi Emigrazione/Etudes Migrations, Vol. 33, No. 124, Dec 1996. 547-738 pp. Centro Studi Emigrazione: Rome, Italy. In Ita.
This special issue describes church sources in Rome containing information on migration between Italy and North America from 1642 to 1922. There are separate sections on the secret Vatican archives, the Apostolic Vatican Library, and other ecclesiastical archives. An index of names and authors is included.
Correspondence: Centro Studi Emigrazione, Via Dandolo 58, 00153 Rome, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:20483 Shiel, Suzanne. Annotated bibliography of Canadian demography: 1996 update. 1997. [82] pp. University of Western Ontario, Population Studies Centre: London, Canada. In Eng.
This is the continuation of an annotated bibliography of Canadian population studies, updating it through December 1996. It is arranged alphabetically by author; subject and author indexes are provided.
For a previous publication in this series covering the literature published in 1995, see 62:30792.
Correspondence: University of Western Ontario, Population Studies Centre, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:20484 Vogel, Friedrich; Grünewald, Werner. Concise encyclopedia of population and social statistics. [Kleines Lexikon der Bevölkerungs- und Sozialstatistik.] ISBN 3-486-21680-5. 1996. viii, 423 pp. R. Oldenbourg Verlag: Munich, Germany. In Ger.
This work defines and explains in German more than 1,000 terms, concepts, and methods of interest to those working with population and social statistics. Appendices contain German data collection and census laws, the publication list of the German government's statistics office, and 1986/88 life tables for West Germany.
Correspondence: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, Postfach 801360, 81613 Munich, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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