Turner, Barry (Ed.). (2014) The Statesman’s Yearbook: The
Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World. New York: Palgra...
What is the source used for?
 Annually current information on
 World Organizations, such as the United Nations
 Area of...
Why should I use this
resource?
 The resource’s goal is to provide users with
“absolute correctness of the multiplicity o...
What Kind of Questions Can I
Ask?
 Where are all of the members in the European
Union located?
 What is the climate like...
Why Should I Trust this
Resource?
 The Statesman’s Yearbook has been
developing since 1864.
 This is the 150th edition.
...
Where Can I Find this Source?
 This source can be found in print at your local public
library. Most likely you will need ...
Example Question #1
Where can I find information on the
European Union’s parliament?
 There are many ways that you could...
Option #1
 First, you could begin your search by examining the
table of contents. The advantage of this approach is
that ...
Table of contents
As you can see, there are many entries that
are concerned with the European Union and
the organizations ...
Option #1
 As you can see there are a lot of options. From the
table of contents you can consider more specific
terms, su...
Example Question #2
 Where can I find information comparing the
governments of Canada and the United States?
 For this e...
Option #2
 Another way to find information in this source is to
use the index.
 The index is an alphabetical listing of ...
If you go to the first page numbers, you will find these images.
Option #2
 Because the index is arranged alphabetically, I
recommend writing down the pages numbers that
involve Canada f...
Additional Features
 Aside from specific questions, The Statesman’s
Yearbook is a wonderful source to consult with
questi...
Additional Features
 The Statesman’s Yearbook also includes
 Chronologies
 Facts from the previous 149 editions
 Origi...
Follow up
 If you need anymore assistance with this resource,
please do not hesitate to e-mail me directly, and I
will ge...
Works Cited
 Hoos, M. (Photographer). (2014). Canada [Photograph], Taken March 16, 2014,
from Turner, Barry (Ed.). (2014)...
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  1. 1. Turner, Barry (Ed.). (2014) The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Print.
  2. 2. What is the source used for?  Annually current information on  World Organizations, such as the United Nations  Area of influence, current members, official language, and website.  Countries of the world  Key historical events and figures, social statistics, climate, past and current governments, government figures, economy, provinces and republics within a country.
  3. 3. Why should I use this resource?  The resource’s goal is to provide users with “absolute correctness of the multiplicity of facts and figures”– David Bull, Preface  Updated every year.  Contains over 1,500 pages of factual information.  Is a reputable resource– 2014 is the 150thedition.  Concise summaries with materials for further reading.
  4. 4. What Kind of Questions Can I Ask?  Where are all of the members in the European Union located?  What is the climate like in Afghanistan?  Where are the United Nations headquarters?
  5. 5. Why Should I Trust this Resource?  The Statesman’s Yearbook has been developing since 1864.  This is the 150th edition.  The editor, Barry Turner, is a reliable source.  He has a doctorate in Political History and has worked a political journalist, also covering fields such as biography, travel, and education.
  6. 6. Where Can I Find this Source?  This source can be found in print at your local public library. Most likely you will need to ask the reference librarian to retrieve the book for you.  Often there you will need to leave some sort of photo ID while you look at the book.  This book is usually a reference book and may not leave the library.  Previous editions from 1986 and earlier can be searched online through HathiTrust.org  Later editions are not fully searchable.
  7. 7. Example Question #1 Where can I find information on the European Union’s parliament?  There are many ways that you could choose to begin this project, but I recommend that users choose one of two paths.
  8. 8. Option #1  First, you could begin your search by examining the table of contents. The advantage of this approach is that you can see how much information is listed for your area of interest.  The following slide contains photographs of the section related to the European Union in The Statesman’s Yearbook.
  9. 9. Table of contents As you can see, there are many entries that are concerned with the European Union and the organizations that are concerned with them.
  10. 10. Option #1  As you can see there are a lot of options. From the table of contents you can consider more specific terms, such as “EU Institutions,” “EU Structures,” or “EU Agencies.”  Under EU Institutions we find a subheading of “European Parliament.”  Your next step is to turn to that page (33) and see if that is enough information.
  11. 11. Example Question #2  Where can I find information comparing the governments of Canada and the United States?  For this example, we are going to use a less specific approach, which can be helpful when you’re looking for more general information.
  12. 12. Option #2  Another way to find information in this source is to use the index.  The index is an alphabetical listing of the information contained within the resource.  For this portion, I also recommend keeping a pencil and paper handy for writing down pages numbers.
  13. 13. If you go to the first page numbers, you will find these images.
  14. 14. Option #2  Because the index is arranged alphabetically, I recommend writing down the pages numbers that involve Canada first, and then finding the page numbers that are listed with the United States.  From the previous pictures, you can see that the subheadings will generally line up, allowing for a more direct comparison.
  15. 15. Additional Features  Aside from specific questions, The Statesman’s Yearbook is a wonderful source to consult with questions about various countries.  Examining this resource before travel can alert you to  Climate  Current Political Leaders  Type of goods common in a specific area.
  16. 16. Additional Features  The Statesman’s Yearbook also includes  Chronologies  Facts from the previous 149 editions  Original Statesman’s Yearbook 19th century maps of North American and Europs  Detailed maps of all listed countries (194!)
  17. 17. Follow up  If you need anymore assistance with this resource, please do not hesitate to e-mail me directly, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Mallory@library.org
  18. 18. Works Cited  Hoos, M. (Photographer). (2014). Canada [Photograph], Taken March 16, 2014, from Turner, Barry (Ed.). (2014) The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Print.  Hoos, M. (Photographer). (2014). Table of contents 1 [Photograph], Taken March 16, 2014, from Turner, Barry (Ed.). (2014) The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Print.  Hoos, M. (Photographer). (2014). Table of contents 2 [Photograph], Taken March 16, 2014, from Turner, Barry (Ed.). (2014) The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Print.  Hoos, M. (Photographer). (2014). United States [Photograph], Taken March 16, 2014, from Turner, Barry (Ed.). (2014) The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Print.  [Photograph of Barry Turner]. Retrevied March 16, 2014, from http://www.statesmansyearbook.com/resources/editor.html  Turner, Barry (Ed.). (2014) The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures, and Economies of the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Print.

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