Archive for the 'Resources' Category

July 11, 2013

Green Building Product Certifications, Getting What You Need

By Jennifer Atlee and others and published in 2011 by Building Green, Inc., this book is available in electronic format.

Described as “ a no-nonsense guide to the world of green building product certifications to help designers, purchasers, manufacturers and others in the industry to focus on what is significant and relevant so that market focus can work and the industry can focus on bigger issues," this title covers standards pertaining to Energy Performance, Water Efficiency, Embodied Carbon, Forestry Certification, and more.

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June 27, 2013

Edited by William H. Dutton 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 HM 851 .O94 2013.

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June 27, 2013

Edited by Virginia P. Studdert and others and published by Elsevier Saunders in 2012, this massive volume (1325 pages) is located in the Charles Cary Veterinary Medical Library (Greene Hall) under call number SF 609 .B566 2012.   This is the Fourth Edition of the title.

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June 14, 2013

Through the generosity of the College of Business, a Bloomberg Terminal has been installed in the Learning Commons located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The terminal is a 24-hour, global financial services system that provides financial, economic and government information covering all market sectors. It features company financials, market data spanning more than 20 years, charts, statistics and current news reports

The Bloomberg Terminal is a dedicated computer terminal for accessing financial data electronically. It seamlessly integrates real-time and historical information on about 5 million bonds, equities, commodities, currencies and funds. It also comprises data on almost every publicly traded company and biographies of more than 1 million people. It has financial, political, and business news as well.

The Bloomberg Terminal is especially useful to researchers in the following disciplines:  Business, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Agriculture (Agricultural Economics), Journalism, Law, and Public Policy (Political Science).

Bloomberg provides free online training resources through their “Bloomberg University” which include both video tutorials and tests.  Free 24/7 online live support integrated into the Bloomberg software.

Please NOTE:   The Bloomberg Terminal is available to Auburn University faculty, staff, and students only.  You must create a log in. A cell phone number will be necessary to authenticate a new user.

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June 14, 2013

The Design Alabama Newsletters Collection is now available online via the Auburn University Digital Library .

Design Alabama is a publication focusing on architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, and urban design and community planning in the State of Alabama.  The years currently available include 1988-2009.

 

The Design Alabama Newsletters Collection  is located by visiting the Auburn University Libraries homepage and then clicking on the Digital Collections link located in the lower central part of the homepage under the "Quick Links" heading.  Click on the Browse Collections link to then get to the Design Alabama Newsletters Collection .

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May 31, 2013

Over 200 new titles are arriving this year as part of the Auburn University Libraries Juvenile Award Winner Approval Plan.  Many of these titles are now on display in the New Books shelf located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  the New Books shelf is located in front of the Caribou Coffee cafe.

These books represent the following awards, medals, and honors:

  • American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
  • Caldecott Medal and Honors
  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award - Children
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Top Ten (YALSA)
  • Green Earth Book Awards
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • Michael L. Printz Award/Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
  • Newbery Medal and Honors
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award/Honors for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
  • Pura Belpré Award and Honors
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award/Honors
  • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
  • USBBY: Outstanding International Book List
  • YALSA Award and Finalists for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

For more information concerning the Juvenile Literature Collection, please see the Juvenile Literature Subject Guide .  A direct link to the list of awards is available here .

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May 31, 2013

The Confederados Digital Collection  is now available online via the Auburn University Digital Library .

In 1868, a number of families from former Confederate states in the South fled the Reconstruction policies for Brazil. The family of Colonel William H. Norris was the first to arrive from Alabama. His son Robert C. Norris and daughter-in-law Martha Temperance [Patti] Steagall as well as his own daughter Angela Norris accompanied the Colonel.

This collection contains correspondence from the Norris family [1861-1909] and John R. Buford [1862-1876] as well as early Southern Methodist-Episcopal Mission Reports about the Confederados community [c. 1867-1874], and memoirs of some of the descendants [1970s-1988]. Transcripts are provided for all but the letters written in old Portuguese.

The Confederados Digital Collection   is located by visiting the Auburn University Libraries homepage and then clicking on the Digital Collections link located in the lower central part of the homepage under the "Quick Links" heading.  Click on the Browse Collections link to then get to the Confederados Digital Collection  .

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May 31, 2013

The Architecture Watercolors Digital Collection  is now available online via the Auburn University Digital Library .

This collection contains architectural renderings in watercolor created by students of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). Some were prepared as class assignments, while others were entered into competitions. Some images depict historic buildings of Alabama and Georgia, many of which have been included in the Historic American Buildings Survey.

The  Architecture Watercolors Digital Collection   is located by visiting the Auburn University Libraries homepage and then clicking on the Digital Collections link located in the lower central part of the homepage under the "Quick Links" heading.  Click on the Browse Collections link to then get to the Architecture Watercolors Digital Collection   .

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May 31, 2013

Edited by J. Gail Beck and Denise M. Sloan, and published by Oxford University Press in 2012, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number RC 552 .P67 O94 2012.

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May 31, 2013

RIBA:  British Architectural Library Catalogue is a citation index of journal articles in architecture, construction, design, landscape, and planning from 300 journals worldwide. Coverage: 1980s-present (selective coverage for earlier articles). Predominantly European. Includes books, manuscripts, drawings, and photos in British Architectural Library collections.

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