Archive for the 'Resources' Category

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.

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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.

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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.

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September 27, 2013

Edited by Garrett Oliver and published by Oxford University Press in 2011, this resources is available in electronic format.

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September 27, 2013

Improving Deliberative Environmental Management under Uncertainty, 2009-2010

Improving Deliberative Environmental Management Under Uncertainty examined similarities and differences between expert and public understanding of uncertainty. This collection directly compares expert and layperson interpretations and understandings of different expressions of uncertainty, in the context of evaluating the consequences of proposed environmental management actions that influence economic, social, or health concerns. Data were collected via a Web-based survey where respondents were asked a series of questions after they were given four hypothetical scenarios on the following topics: wind farms, vegetation management, superfund site, and salmon. Each scenario described an environmental proposal along with pros and cons then respondents selected a response option with costs and benefits of the proposal in mind.

Participants responded to hypothetical but realistic scenarios involving trade-offs between options presented and other objectives, and were asked a series of questions about their comprehension of the uncertainty information, their preferred choice among the alternatives, and the associated difficulty and amount of effort. Respondents were asked general questions which ranged from how they felt about a particular issue to how easy or difficult it was to answer the questions associated with each scenario. Demographic information includes gender, age and education level.

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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September 13, 2013

By Clay Spinuzzi and published by Cambridge University Press in 2008, this book is available in both electronic format and in print.  The print copy is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HE 7661 .S66 2008.

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September 13, 2013

The Use of Historical Analogies to Make Sense of Novel Events (832 B.C. - 2012)

The Use of Historical Analogies to Make Sense of Novel Events contains 4 parts: (1) Speeches, (2) Meetings, (3) Newspapers, and (4) Statements. The data consist of Excel data files with multiple spreadsheets, and Word and PDF documentation files which represent the various sources (speeches, articles, books, meetings notes) from which the data were collected. Book sources are not included in this release, but are referenced. Part 1 (Speeches) contains Excel data files and corresponding documentation files by historical speakers, such as Winston Churchill, President Barack Obama, and Thucydides' Brasidas and Nicias. Part 2 (Meetings) contains Excel data files and corresponding documentation files (transcripts) by historical meetings, such as the Watergate affair, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iraq War. Part 3 (Newspapers) contains one Excel data file for each event: the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the terrorist assault on Mumbai, India in November, 2008, and the demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square (starting in January 2011, which aimed to overthrow Egyptian President Mubarak); these Excel files have corresponding folders with documentation files that were compiled from various newspaper/online news article sources. Part 4 (Statements) contains one Excel data file, which corresponds to a book source of Osama bin Laden statements.

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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September 13, 2013

By Ghada Talhami and published by Scarecrow Press in 2013, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HQ 1726.5 .T35 2013.

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August 30, 2013

Encyclopedia of Assassinations:  More than 400 Infamous Attacks that Changed the Course of History

By Carl Sifakis and published by Skyhorse Publishing in 2013, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HV 6278 .S54 2013.

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August 30, 2013

By Ron Scollon, Suzanne Wong Scollon, and Rodney H. Jones, and published by Wiley Balckwell in 2012, this is the Fifth Edition.  This work is available in electronic format.

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