Archive for the 'Resources' Category

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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January 31, 2014

By Debra Archer and published by Elsevier Saunders in 2013, this volume is located in the Charles Cary Veterinary Medical Library located in Greene Hall under call number SF 778 .A73 2013.

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January 31, 2014

 General Election Data for the United Sates, 1950-1990

This data collection consists of national files containing county-level returns for elections to the offices of president, United States senator and representative, and governor. Also included are returns for one additional statewide office (usually attorney general or secretary of state) for those states that elected state offices in 1970 through 1990.

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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January 10, 2014

Feminism in Cuba: Nineteenth through Twentieth Century Archival Documents

This collection is the online edition of the Scholarly Resources microfilm collection entitled The Women's Movement in Cuba, 1898-1958: the Stoner Collection on Cuban Feminism.

Click on the Articles and Databases tab located in the upper left side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for access.

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January 10, 2014

Edited by Gautam Mitra and Leela Mitra, this title was published by Wiley in 2011 and is available in electronic format.

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January 10, 2014

Edited by J. John Mann and others and published by Cambridge University Press in 2013, this work is available on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number RC 537 .C55 2013.

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December 6, 2013

American College Catalog Study Database, 1975-2011

 The American College Catalog Study Database (CCS) contains academic data on 286 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. CCS is one of two databases produced by the Colleges and Universities 2000 project based at the University of California-Riverside. The CCS database comprises a sampled subset of institutions from the related Institutional Data Archive (IDA) on American Higher Education (ICPSR 34874). Coding for CCS was based on college catalogs obtained from College Source, Inc. The data are organized in a panel design, with measurements taken at five-year intervals: academic years 1975-76, 1980-81, 1985-86, 1990-91, 1995-96, 2000-01, 2005-06, and 2010-11.

The database is based on information reported in each institution's college catalog, and includes data regarding changes in major academic units (schools and colleges), departments, interdisciplinary programs, and general education requirements. For schools and departments, changes in structure were coded, including new units, name changes, splits in units, units moved to new schools, reconstituted units, consolidated units, departments reduced to program status, and eliminated units.

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 .

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December 6, 2013

Edited by Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru, and Lucy Chambers, and published by O' Reilly in 2012, this title is available in electronic format.

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December 6, 2013

The Chicken Handbook:  A Practical Guide to Keeping Hens and Other Fine-Feathered Friends

By Vivian Head and published by Fox Chapel in 2012, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number SF 487 .H4177 2012.

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November 22, 2013

Evaluation of Less-Lethal Technologies on Police Use-of-Force Outcomes in 13 Sites in the United States, 1992-2007

The study examined how law enforcement agencies (LEAs) manage the use of force by officers. It was conducted to produce practical information that can help LEAs establish guidelines that assist in the effective design of Conducted Energy Device (CED) deployment programs that support increased safety for officers and citizens. The study used a quasi-experimental design to compare seven LEAs with CED deployment to a set of six matched LEAs that did not deploy CEDs on a variety of safety outcomes. From 2006-2008, data were collected on the details of every use of force incident during a specified time period (1992-2007), as well as demographic and crime statistics for each site. For the agencies that deployed CEDs, at least two years of data on use of force incidents were collected for the period before CED deployment and at least two years of data for the period after CED deployment. For the agencies that did not deploy CEDs, at least four years of data were collected over a similar period.

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 .

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