Archive for the 'Resources' Category

November 22, 2013

By Andrew Hadfield and published by Oxford University Press in 2013, this large volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number PR767 .O94 2013

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

November 8, 2013

The National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Monitoring the Future data for the 8th / 10th grade and 12th grade studies. Both studies are now available for download. As normal the Core Data file (Part 0001) of the 12th grade study is available for online analysis through ICPSR's [Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research] SDA [Survey Documentation and Analysis] system.

Two exciting changes occurred this year for the 8th / 10th grade study. The first change is the concatenation of the file. Previously the 8th / 10th grade were separated out by grade and the four forms used. Now all eight parts are merged together to create one complete file. This was done in an effort to enhance and simplify analysis. The other change is that the 8th / 10th grade file is now available on the SDA system for the first time. 

Since 1976, Monitoring the Future is an annual, national survey sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and conducted by the University of Michigan. Each year nearly 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th graders complete surveys to explore changes in drug use, educational aspirations and attitudes, personal values and behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of youth across the United States.

More information about Monitoring the Future can be found on their web site.

These datasets are 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 .

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

November 8, 2013

Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization:  Exploring the Fandemonium

By Adam C. Earheardt et al. and published by Lexington Books in 2012, this resource is available in electronic format.

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

November 8, 2013

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

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

October 25, 2013

 The Social Justice Sexuality Project (SJS) is one of the largest national surveys of Black, Latina/o, Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. With over 5,000 respondents, the final sample includes respondents from all 50 states; Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico; in rural and suburban areas, in addition to large urban areas; and from a variety of ages, racial/ethnic identities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

The purpose of the SJS Project is to document and celebrate the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color. All too often, when we think about LGBT people of color, it’s from a perspective of pathology. In contrast, the SJS Project is designed and dedicated to describing a more dynamic experience. It's a knowledge-based study that investigates the sociopolitical experiences of this population around five themes: racial and sexual identity; spirituality and religion; mental and physical health; family formations and dynamics; civic and community engagement.

Demographic variables include: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, religion, household, income, height, weight, location, birthplace, and political affiliation.

Additional information about the SJS Project can be found on the Social Justice Sexuality Project Web site.

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 .

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

October 25, 2013

NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate, 2013

This study was created by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide public access to team-level Academic Progress Rates (APRs), eligibility rates, retention rates, and penalty and award information on Division I student-athletes starting with the 2003-2004 season through the 2011-2012 season, as well as to provide efficient analysis and linking of these data to other educational data. 

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 .

 

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

October 25, 2013

Auburn University Libraries has recently acquired more than 40 e-books containing industry reports and international market research data from publishers Euromonitor International, Plunkett Research and Gale Cengage.   All titles are in e-book format and most are also accessible to multiple users simultaneously.  These titles were chosen to address an increasing trend in demand for information about international industries, companies, and consumers.  For a list of all books purchased with this one-time money, go here: http://libguides.auburn.edu/basicstats/ebooks

 

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

October 10, 2013

Politics and the Twitter Revolution:  How Tweets Influence the Relationship between Political Leaders and the Public

By John Parmalee and Shannon L. Bichard and published by Lexington Books in 2012, this title is available in electronic format.

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

October 10, 2013

By Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver, and published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number Z 286 .S37 B467 2013.

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off

September 27, 2013

Auburn University new has access to all journal articles online from the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Digital Collection from 1960 through the present.  These are some of the most important journal articles in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Gas Turbines, Manufacturing Science, Solar Energy, and Nanotechnology.  These papers may be access via the Articles and Databases tab located in the upper left side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage .

Contact the Engineering Subject Specialist, Andrew Wohrley, at wohrlaj@auburn.edu if you have any questions or would like some promotional materials describing this collection further.

Posted by Auburn Libraries | in Resources | Comments Off