Archive for the 'Resources' Category

November 20, 2012

American Time Use Survey (ATUS) 2009 

  • The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) collects information on how people living in the United States spend their time. Data collected in this study measured the amount of time that people spent doing various activities in 2009, such as paid work, child care, religious activities, volunteering, and socializing. Respondents were interviewed only once about how they spent their time on the previous day, where they were, and whom they were with. Part 1, Activity File, includes additional information on activities in which respondents participated, including the location of each activity and the total time spent on secondary child care. Part 2, Call History File, gives information about each call attempt. Part 3, Case History File, contains information about the interview process. Part 4, ATUS-CPS 2009 File, contains demographic and occupational data on respondents and members of their household collected during their participation in the Current Population Survey (CPS). Part 5, Respondent File, contains demographic information about respondents. Part 6, Roster File, contains information about household members and non-household children under the age of 18. Part 7, Activity Summary File, contains a summary of the total amount of time they spent doing each activity that day. Part 8, Trips File, provides information about the number, duration, and purpose of overnight trips away from home for two or more nights in a row in a given reference month. Part 9, ATUS 2009 Replicate Weights File, contains base weights, replicate base weights, and replicate final weights for each case that was selected to be interviewed for the ATUS. Part 10, Who File, includes data on who was present during each activity. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, ethnicity, marital status, education level, income, employment status, occupation, citizenship status, country of origin, labor union membership of household members, and household composition.

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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November 20, 2012

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science Collection One is a digital library of 50- to 225-page electronic books that synthesize important research or development topics, each authored by a prominent contributor to the field. These e-books provide introductions to new areas for researchers, developers and students.

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November 20, 2012

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science Collection Two is a digital library of 50- to 225-page electronic books that synthesize important research or development topics, each authored by a prominent contributor to the field. These e-books provide introductions to new areas for researchers, developers and students.

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November 8, 2012

The Fine Arts and Music Collection is a database of 285 full-text journals and magazines in dance, art, film, architecture, music, and other fine arts. Also includes video and audio resources, along with indexing for many more journals in the arts.

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November 8, 2012

Edited by Charles M. Morin and Colin Espie and published by Oxford University Press in 2012, this very large volume (890 pages) is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number RC 547 .O94 2012 .

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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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