Archive for the 'Resources' Category

April 10, 2014

Auburn University Libraries' collection of available eBooks has grown by nearly 300% between 2006 and 2013:   from 215,041 in 2006 to 860,132 in 2013.

eBooks are searchable through the Auburn University Libraries' main catalog available on the Libraries' homepage and directly through the collection providers' catalogs listed below.   Information for new users of eBooks may be found in the Auburn University Libraries' guide to eBooks.   Click here for more information.

eBook providers.   All four below are also located under the Articles and Databases tab and then the Databases by Title link located on the Auburn University Libraries homepage .

EBL eBooks

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

Ebrary eBooks

Springer eBooks

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March 28, 2014

Edited by Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D' Augelli, this work was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.  It is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HQ 23 .H3296 2013.

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March 28, 2014

Edited by Elias G. Carayannis and published by Springer Dordrecht in 2013, this resource is available in electronic format.

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March 14, 2014

By Sally Morris et al, this book was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.  It is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number Z 286 .S37 H35 2013.

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March 14, 2014

Edited by Melvyn Dubovsky and published by Oxford University Press in 2013, this title is available in electronic format.

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March 14, 2014

 

Korean General Social Survey, 2010

The Korean General Social Survey (KGSS) is the South Korean version of the General Social Survey (GSS), closely replicating the original GSS of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Each round of the KGSS typically includes the topical module surveys of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), and/or the East Asian Social Survey (EASS), an international survey network of four GSS-type surveys from countries in East Asia (including China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea). Respondents were asked about their trust of people and institutions, government performance, health behaviors, chronic conditions, obstacles to obtaining health care, and physical pain. Additional questions were asked regarding family support, local issues, attitudes toward aging, addictive behaviors, environmental issues, and international migration. Demographic information includes age, sex, education level, household income, employment status, religious preference, political party affiliation, and political philosophy.

This dataset is available through the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database which provides search and browsing access to abstracts and data sets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories.  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

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February 28, 2014

Health Behavior in School-Aged Children, 2009-2010

Since 1982, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe has sponsored a cross-national, school-based study of health-related attitudes and behaviors of young people. These studies, generally known as Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC), are based on independent national surveys of school-aged children in more than 40 participating countries. The HBSC studies were conducted every four years since the 1985-1986 school year. The data available here are from the results of the United States survey conducted during the 2009-2010 school year. The files contain data on 12,642 students from 314 participating schools. Of the 314 participating schools a school administrator questionnaire was completed by 283 of them. The study results can be used as stand-alone data, or to compare with the other countries involved in the international HBSC.

 The HBSC study has two main objectives. The first objective is to monitor health-risk behaviors and attitudes in youth over time to provide background data and to identify targets for health promotion initiatives. The second objective is to provide researchers with relevant information in order to understand and explain the development of health attitudes and behaviors through early adolescence.

 The study contains questions dealing with many types of drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. Other topics include questions about family composition, the student's physical health, and other health behaviors and attitudes. Some of these topics include eating habits, dieting, physical activity, body image, health problems, and bullying. A school administrator also completed a survey concerning the school's programs and policies that affect students' health and the content of various health courses.

This dataset is available through the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database which provides search and browsing access to abstracts and data sets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories.  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

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February 28, 2014

By Frank B. Brown and published by Oxford University Press in 2014, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number NX 180 .R4 O94 2013.

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February 14, 2014

ASTM Digital Library is a collection of standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards.

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February 14, 2014

The iPOLL Databank is the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource for U.S. public opinion poll data. iPOLL is also the best finding aid to locate U.S. national opinion poll questions rich in a particular subject, with direct links into the catalog of datasets and survey questionnaires.

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