Archive for the 'Resources' Category

January 8, 2016

Everyday Life and Women in America, c. 1800-1920

Provides access to rare primary source material on American social, cultural, and popular history from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It comprises thousands of fully searchable images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes, emphasizing conduct of life and domestic management literature, the daily lives of women and men, and contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures.
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Everyday Life and Women in America, c. 1800-1920 was acquired with support of the University Provost.

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December 11, 2015

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

This collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries, with 16 areas of focus: slavery in the early Americas; African coast; the Middle Passage; slavery and agriculture; urban and domestic slavery; slave testimony; spiritualism and religion in slave communities; resistance and revolts; the Underground Railroad; the abolition movement and the slavery debate; legislation and politics; freed slaves, freedmen and free black settlements; education; slavery and the Islamic world; varieties of slave experience; slavery today and the legacy of slavery. Also includes case studies from North America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice was acquired with support from the University Provost.

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December 11, 2015

Debates: The Public View

From the primaries to the general election, debates play a central role in American presidential campaigns. The Roper Center’s data offer insights into public attitudes on presidential debates, from the first modern debate between Kennedy and Nixon to the 2016 race.

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

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December 11, 2015

Polls of Future Past: Public Expectations for the Future of Science

Science fiction sometimes barely beats out science fact, as technological advancements rapidly transform the world. But the changes that are anticipated aren’t always the ones that arrive. A look back at what the polls tell us the public has expected for the future of science – and how often they’ve been disappointed.

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

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November 24, 2015

African American Communities

This database contains pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, photographs, and oral histories focusing on African American culture, social conditions, and identity in Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina. Includes papers of Austin T. Walden, Herbert T. Jenkins, Thomas J. Pearsall, James B. McMillan, Algernon Lee Butler, and the Chicago Urban League papers, c1916-1985.

African American Communities was acquired with support from the University Provost.

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November 24, 2015

American Indian Histories and Cultures

This resource focuses on interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. It contains material from the Newberry Library's extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection and also includes manuscripts, artwork, rare books, photographs and newspapers, treaties, speeches and diaries, historic maps and travel journals.

American Indian Histories and Cultures was acquired with support from the University Provost.

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November 24, 2015

Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology:  From Genome to Environment

Edited by Anthony P. Farrell and others, and published by Academic Press in 2011, this three-volume set is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number QL 639.1 .E53 2011.

It is also available in electronic format via a title search in the Catalog located on the Auburn University Libraries homepage .

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November 24, 2015

Huddled Masses: Public Opinion and the 1965 U.S. Immigration Act

The Roper Center at Cornell University has produced a report concerning public opinion about the 1965 U.S. Immigration Act which shifted the criteria for admission of immigrants from a system of country quotas to the prioritization of family reunification and occupational skills.   This report is timely considering the ongoing controversies surrounding the Syrian refugee crisis, terrorism, and the decision by many American state governors to refuse to accept Syrian immigrants.

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

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November 12, 2015

The Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, has recently acquired the papers of Mr. Larkin Wade, Emeritus Professor of Forestry and Retired Extension Specialist.

Wade, an Auburn alumnus (BS and MS degrees) joined the Alabama Extension System (ACES) in 1965.   Mr. Wade worked as an extension forester, was promoted to head of the natural resources staff, and later was named W. Kelly Mosley Environmental Professor in the Auburn University School of Forestry.

Starting in 1965 ACES underwent several major reorganizations in order to comply with civil rights legislation.  Ultimately, extension staff specialists were merged in several academic departments in the late 1980's.

The Larkin Wade Papers provide information concerning the work of an extension specialist during an era of multiple reorganizations of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service.   Included in the collections is an oral interview with Wade.

This collection is now available to researchers in the Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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November 12, 2015

SAGE Knowledge (Social Sciences Reference E-Books)

This database now has a new platform.  Patrons will have access to both the old site and the new one through December 16.   After that date, all links will redirect automatically.

SAGE Knowledge (Social Sciences Reference E-Books) is a database of reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences. Auburn University Libraries subscribes to only some of the eBooks available in the areas of Anthropology, Business & Management, Communication and Media Studies, Psychology, Research Methods & Evaluation, Social Issues, and Sociology.

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