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June 15, 2012

Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006 - Concatenated Data [United States]

The Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) was administered for the first time in 1997 by the United States Bureau of the Census, for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). CJRP replaced the Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities, also known as the Children in Custody (CIC) census, which had been conducted since the early 1970s. The CJRP differs fundamentally from CIC in that the CIC collected aggregate data on juveniles held in each facility (e.g., number of juveniles in the facility) and the CJRP collects an individual record on each juvenile held in the residential facility to provide a detailed picture of juveniles in custody. The CJRP, which is conducted biennially, asked juvenile residential custody facilities in the United States to describe each youth assigned a bed in the facility on a specified reference date. For 1997, the reference date was the fifth Wednesday in October. For 1999 to 2003, the reference date was the fourth Wednesday in October. For 2006, the reference date was the fourth Wednesday in February. Characteristics of the facility, treatment services, and facility population were also collected. Each record in the data that provides information about a juvenile also includes the characteristics of the facility in which the juvenile was held. Therefore, the CJRP data can be analyzed at the juvenile or facility level. Some state and regional agencies provide CJRP data for more than one facility under their jurisdiction. The census was not sent to adult facilities or to facilities exclusively for drug or mental health treatment or for abused or neglected children. The concatenated data include the five years of CJRP data in one file. Data were harmonized so that variables present across years are identically named to facilitate analysis

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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June 15, 2012

The National Journal Group's Policy Central database has changed its name to NationalJournal.

Despite the name change, NationalJournal continues to be a comprehensive resource on politics and policy for the academic community and it includes access to National Journal, National Journal Daily, National Journal Hotline, National Journal Almanac, and National Journal Live.

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June 1, 2012

Edited by Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu and Armido Studer and published by John Wiley & Sons in 2012, this four-volume set is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number QD 471 .E55 2012.

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June 1, 2012

Transatlantic Trends Survey, 2010

 

The aim of this survey was to identify the attitudes of the public in the United States and in 12 European countries towards foreign policy and transatlantic issues. This survey concentrated on issues such as: United States and European Union (EU) leadership and relations, international relations, the likelihood of strong leadership from the United States, the EU, Russia, China, and India five years from now, respondent assessment of the current United States President on various issues such as climate change and stabilizing Afghanistan, which issues should be priorities for United States and EU leaders in the next five years, favorability towards certain countries and institutions, international cooperation, international conflict, the role of China in international issues, Turkey and Turkish accession to the EU, the international economic crisis, economic versus military power, Turkey and Cyprus reunification, political party attachment, vote intentions in the next national elections, and left-right political self-placement. Demographic and other background information includes age, gender, race, age when finished full-time education and stage at which full-time education completed, occupation, type of phone line, household composition, type of locality, and region of residence.

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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June 1, 2012

Transatlantic Trends: Immigration, 2010

 Transatlantic Trends: Immigration, 2010 examined attitudes and policy preferences related to immigration in Europe, Canada, and the United States. The survey concentrated on the most important issues facing the respondent's country, general perceptions of immigration and immigrants, perceptions of legal and illegal immigrants, the impact of immigration on society, conditions for citizenship, policies on legal and illegal immigration, access to social benefits, government evaluation, decision-making level, socio-political rights, consequences of an aging society, immigration and integration, economic evaluation, vote intention, and political party identification. Demographic and other background information includes gender, age, age when stopped full-time education and stage at which full-time education was completed, religious affiliation, ethnicity, citizenship, origin of birth (personal and parental), type of locality, region of residence, and language of interview.

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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May 18, 2012

The Civil War Diaries and Letters Collection is now available online via the Auburn University Digital Library .

This collection consists of diaries and collections of letters from the Civil War era found in the Special Collections and Archives, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The diaries offer a unique look into the lives of common soldiers, spies and even a bodyguard of Abraham Lincoln. Letters include both private and official correspondence. Correspondents in the latter group include Rufus King and Ulysses S. Grant. Transcripts are provided for each handwritten page.

The Civil War Diaries and Letters 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 Civil War Diaries and Letters Collection .

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May 18, 2012

Census of Population and Housing, 2010 [United States]: Summary File 1

Summary File 1 (SF1) contains summary statistics on population and housing subjects derived from questions on the 2010 Census questionnaire. Population items include sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship, household type, household size, family type, family size, and group quarters. Housing items include occupancy status, vacancy status, and tenure (whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied). The summary statistics are presented in 331 tables, which are tabulated for multiple levels of observation (called "summary levels" in the Census Bureau's nomenclature), including, but not limited to, regions, divisions, states, metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas, counties, county subdivisions, places, congressional districts, American Indian and Alaska Native area and Hawaiian home lands, ZIP Code tabulation areas, census tracts, block groups, and blocks. There are 177 population tables and 58 housing tables shown down to the block level; 82 population tables and 4 housing tables shown down to the census tract level; and 10 population tables shown down to the county level. With one variable per table cell and additional variables with geographic information, the collection comprises 2,544 data files, 48 per state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, plus 48 for the National File which contains summary levels not included in the state files (e.g. regions and divisions).

SF1 is supplied in 54 ZIP archives. There is an archive for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the National File. The last archive contains the codebook, other documentation files, and a Microsoft Access database shell.

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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May 4, 2012

BuildingGreen Suite is intended to help building-industry professionals and students design and build construction projects that minimize ecological impact and maximize economic performance. Includes access to Environmental Building News articles, lists for GreenSpec products and specification guidelines, and detailed project case studies of high-performance buildings.

 

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May 4, 2012

Edited by George C. Edwards III and William G. Howell, and published by Oxford University Press in 2011, this large volume is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number JK 516 .O94 2011.

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April 20, 2012

 UNComtrade is the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database. Over 170 reporter countries provide the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) with their annual international trade statistics data detailed by commodities and partner countries. Data goes back to the early 1960s. Note that data may not be available for all commodities for all countries for all years.

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