New Documents for August

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Need information on the current health status of adolescents?  How about help navigating college admissions?  New federal and state publications have been received at the Library and are available for check out.  For complete lists of state publications received by month, see the doucments at  http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/state-documents-shipping-list/.  Highlighted documents include:

Living the Dream:  The African-American Presence at the University of South Carolina: 1873-1877 (The Reconstruction) and 1963-2000 (Reintegration).  USC College of Social Work

                This small publication seeks to provide visible evidence that African Americans were players in the history of USC during Reconstruction and during a period 90 years later.  It presents a brief history of the university, its faculty and students during the times listed.  Included in the text are photographs of many of the Afrrican Americans named.

 Planning for College: a comprehensive guide for South Carolina families.  Alliance for Research on Higher Education (Clemson University)

                The preface of this publication states, “This book is about educational choices.”  And then it proceeds to take a family, and particularly a student, through the choices and experiences of deciding on a college, applying to a college,  paying for college, and choosing careers.  The publication isn’t glossy or full of photos and pictures.  Rather, it is a well-planned and documented study of what our young people and our families face in pursuing higher education.

Annual Statistical Report Fiscal Year 2007.   SC Department o f Probation, Parole & Pardon Services.

                SCDPPPS continues to prepare this vital publication of their work in a print format that is easily read and copied.  It contains information on offender  admissions,  populations, violations, and more.

 Adolescent Health in the United States, 2007.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

                This publication from the National Center for Health Statistics describes the health of the population 10 to 19 years of age in many, many tables, charts, and diagrams.  Many measures are shown by singe year or 2 year age intervals to highlight the changes that occur as adolescents move through this important developmental period.  The report discusses racial and ethnic variations, socioeconomic status, and differences in life circumstances when the data sources allow for analysis.  Areas covered are population, health status, violence and victimization, reporductive health, risk behaviors, and health care acess and utilization. The publication is also online at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/adolescent2007.pdf.