7:35 AM, May 13, 2011

Beginning May 2, users of the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database will have additional options for logging in.  Researchers wishing to download data or access other ICPSR functions that require authentication will be able to use their Google or Facebook account.  The new log-in screen will look like this .

Benefits of making third party authentication available:  users will not have to remember yet another log-in/password combination.  If users are logged into their Google or Facebook account and then go to ICPSR , they will already be logged in.

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database 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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