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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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July 27, 2012

NCAA Division I and II Graduation Success Rate and Academic Success Rate, 1995-2003 [United States]

This study includes the federal graduation rate for all NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)  member institutions who participated in Division I or Division II sports from 1995 through 2003. It also describes the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for all Division I institutions and the Academic Success Rate (ASR) of all Division II institutions over the same period.

At their core, all three measures are based on a comparison of the number of students who entered a college or university in a given year and the number of those who graduated within six years of their initial enrollment, though each measure has a slightly different cohort definition. Federal graduation rates are based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Graduation Rates (IPEDS-GRS) which is defined as a six-year proportion of those student-athletes who graduated versus those who entered an institution on institutional aid. Federal graduation rates are included for both an institution's student-athletes and its general student body. In addition to the student-athlete data in the graduation-rates data, the Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) accounts for student-athletes who transfer into an institution while discounting student-athletes who separate from the institution and would have been academically eligible to compete had they returned. The definition of the Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) cohort is identical to that of the GSR with the exception that it also includes freshmen who did not receive athletics aid, but did participate in athletics.

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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July 13, 2012

Material ConneXion is a resource for all disciplines of design development, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, textile design, and landscape architecture. The materials in its collection are categorized based on their chemical composition: Polymers, Naturals, Metals, Glass, Process, Ceramics, Cement-based, Carbon-based. It also includes descriptions and photographs of the materials and manufacturer's contact information.

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July 13, 2012

Edited by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino, and published by Sage Publicaitons in 2011, this eight-volume set is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number JA 61 .I58 2011.

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