Archive for the 'Resources' Category

October 26, 2012

Business Insights:  Essentials is a database for researching all business and management topics. It includes directory listings for over 300,000 companies as well as company profiles, industry rating, product brands, company performance ratings, investment reports and ratings, industry statistics, financial overviews, financial ratios, etc.

 

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October 26, 2012

Edited by Garrett A. Sullivan and Alan Stewart, and published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012, this three-volume set is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number PR 411 .E53 2012.

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October 12, 2012

ICONDA:  the International Construction Database

ICONDA is the  bibliographic database of the International Council for Building Research, Studies and Documentation (CIB) and it covers worldwide technical literature on all fields of building construction, civil and construction engineering, architecture and town planning.

ICONDA contains references taken from sources in more than 20 different countries. Sources include periodicals, books, research reports, conference proceedings, business reports, theses, and non-conventional literature that is normally outside the public domain, with coverage dating back to the launch of the database in 1976.

Please NOTE:  access is limited to ONE simultaneous user.

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October 12, 2012

Edited by David Levi-Faur and published by Oxford University Press in 2012, this massive volume (803 pages) is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number JA 71 .O946.

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September 28, 2012

American Colonial Wealth Estimates, 1774

This study was the outcome of an extensive research project that cataloged and analyzed the various types of wealth that existed in the American colonies in 1774, just before the Revolution. Data about 919 decedents having resided in 21 colonial counties in both rural and urban settings were collected from county probate records in the New England colonies, the Middle Colonies, New York, and the South. WEALTH OF A NATION TO BE: THE AMERICAN COLONIES ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION (see Related Literature associated with this study) discusses the entire project, providing tables, graphs, summaries, and conclusions. AMERICAN COLONIAL WEALTH, DOCUMENTS AND METHODS includes some documentation for the codes used as well as the verbatim listings of the probate files of the 919 persons studied.

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 28, 2012

PILOTS includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health manifestations of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations. It also covers literature on the provision of mental health services to a traumatized population or a population at risk of experiencing traumatic events and issues of professional ethics, scientific methodology, or public policy relating to traumatized populations.

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September 10, 2012

By Gordon Martel and published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012, this five-volume set is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number U 27 .E48 2012.

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September 10, 2012

Measures of Effective Teaching: Section-Level Analytical Files, 2009-2011

The MET project is based on two premises: First, a teacher's evaluation should depend to a significant extent on his/her students' achievement gains; second, any additional components of the evaluation (e.g., classroom observations) should be valid predictors of student achievement gain.

Student achievement was measured in two ways—through existing state assessments, designed to assess student progress on the state curriculum for accountability purposes, and supplemental assessments, designed to assess higher-order conceptual understanding. The supplemental assessments used were Stanford 9 Open-Ended Reading Assessment in grades 4 through 8, Balanced Assessment in Mathematics (BAM) in grades 4 through 8, and the ACT QualityCore series for Algebra I, English 9, and Biology.

Panoramic digital video of classroom sessions were taken of participating teachers and students, teachers submitted commentary on their lessons (e.g., specifying the learning objective) and then trained raters scored the lesson based on classroom observation protocols using the following five observation protocols:

  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), developed by Robert Pianta, University of Virginia
  • Framework for Teaching, developed by Charlotte Danielson
  • Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI), developed by Heather Hill, Harvard University, and Deborah Loewenberg Ball, University of Michigan
  • Protocol for Language Arts Teaching Observations (PLATO), developed by Pam Grossman, Stanford University
  • Quality Science Teaching (QST) Instrument, developed by Raymond Pecheone, Stanford University

A subset of the videos also are being scored using an observational protocol developed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Close to 3,000 teacher volunteers from across the following six, predominantly urban, school districts participated in the MET project: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Dallas Independent School District, Denver Public Schools, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Memphis City Schools, and the New York City Department of Education. Participants teach math and English language arts (ELA) in grades 4–8, Algebra I, grade 9 English, and high school biology.

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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August 24, 2012

The National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)  has released datasets from four important addiction and HIV studies. These datasets are from subcontracts that NAHDAP awarded to the institutions in 2011. NAHDAP is a program of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) through a contract with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

The newly available datasets are:

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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August 24, 2012

By Suzanne Bell and published by Oxford University Press in 2012, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HV 8073 .B4246 2012.

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