Archive for the 'Resources' Category

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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August 10, 2012

Edited by Michael L. Wehmeyer and Kristine W. Webb and published by Routledge in 2012, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number LC 4031 .H358 2012.

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August 10, 2012

University of Washington - Beyond High School

The UW-BHS (University of Washington-Beyond High School) project began in 1999 as a study of the impact of I-200 (the referendum that ended Affirmative Action) on minority enrollment in higher education in Washington State. Following a successful pilot survey in the spring of 2000, the project eventually included baseline and one-year follow-up surveys of almost 10,000 high school seniors in five cohorts across several school districts in the Pacific Northwest. The research objectives of the project were to: (1) describe and explain differences in the transition from high school to college by race and ethnicity, socioeconomic origins, and other characteristics, (2) evaluate of the impact of the Washington State Achievers Program, and (3) explore the implications of multiple race and ethnic identities.

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 10, 2012

The Communication Yearbook, published by the International Communication Association since 1977, is now available in electronic format for the years 2001-2005 and 2007 onward.  Available for most years between 1977 and 2011 in print format on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number P 87 .C5974, this title will be available as an e-book only from 2012 onward.

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July 27, 2012

At least 22 databases to which the Auburn University Libraries subscribe are in the process of migrating to a new platform created by the ProQuest company which, in turn, is in the process of taking over some of these databases from the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and Chadwyck-Healey companies.  A list of 22 databases is included below.

Databases Affected:  ABI Inform, Aerospace Database, ASFA:  Aquatic Sciences and fisheries Abstracts, BioOne Abstracts & Indexes, Dissertations & Theses@ Auburn University, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, ERIC, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, GeoRef, Hoover's Company Profiles, Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), New York Times, PILOTS:  Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I, ProQuest Historical Newspapers:  The New York Times (1851-2008), Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, The Wall Street Journal, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts,  and Zoological Record Plus.

The new platform presents the researcher with a number of search options including federated searching (i.e., the ability to search through all 22 databases at once), selecting one or more specific databases for a search, as well as more specific limiters such as type of publication, date, etc.  To assist researchers in making efficient use of this radical redesign, the affected databases are also being grouped together into (so far) five major subject areas:  Business , Science & Technology , Social Sciences , News and Newspapers , and Dissertations and Theses .

If you need assistance with using these databases or have any other research-related questions, please see us at the Reference Desk on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library or in the two branch libraries (the Cary Veterinary Medical Library and the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction).  We can also be reached by telephone, e-mail, computer chat service, and cell phone text (click here for details ) and you can seek subject specialist expertise (click here for details ).

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July 27, 2012

By Meherwan P. Boyce and published by Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann in 2012, this is the Fourth Edition.  This massive volume (956 pages) is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number TJ 778  .B67 2012.

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