Archive for the 'Resources' Category

November 22, 2011

Assessing the Consequences of Politicized Confirmation Processes, 2005-2006

The data collection represents a loose collaboration between Georgetown University’s Center for Democracy and Civil Society (CDACS) and the European Social Survey (ESS). These data contain responses from three separate interviews referred to as Wave One (t1), Wave Two (t2), and Wave Three (t3). Wave One data are from the United States Citizenship, Involvement, Democracy (CID) Survey, and consisted of in-person interviews with a representative sample of 1,001 Americans. The CID survey is a study of American civic engagement, social capital, and democracy in comparative perspective, and it provides perspective on citizen participation in both the public and private realms. The CID survey is integrated with several elements of a module from the 2002 version of the ESS, which was administered in 22 European countries

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 10, 2011

Southern Agricultural Households in the United States, 1880

This data collection describes the organization of agriculture and the operation of the Southern economy following the Civil War, with emphasis on the relationship between race and tenure status of farm operators. Economic and agricultural data were compiled from the 1880 Census of Agriculture. Information provided includes the location of the farm (region, state, county, and enumeration district), tenure of the farm operator, number of acres in tillage, meadows, woodland, and other uses, type of crops being farmed and production figures, and the number of various livestock (horses, mules, oxen, cows, sheep, and swine). Additionally, data are presented on the value of the farm, farm implements, livestock, and farm products, and costs associated with fences, fertilizer, and wages. Demographic information drawn from the 1880 Census of Population includes the race, literacy, age, and birthplace of the farm operator, number of people living in the house, and number of people working on the farm.

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 10, 2011

BIM Handbook:  A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

By Chuck Eastman et al, this volume is the Second Edition and it was published by Wiley in 2011 and is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (LADC) in Dudley Hall under call number TH 437 .B53 2011.

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October 27, 2011

Transatlantic Trends:  Immigration, 2009 examined attitudes and policy preferences related to immigration in Europe, Canada, and the United States.  The survey concentrated on issues such as:  general perceptions of immigration and immigrants, perceptions of legal and illegal immigrants, the impact of immigration on society, admittance of immigrants, immigration policies, immigration and integration, decision-making level, socio-political rights, welfare, government evaluation and number of immigrants, interaction with immigrants, and economic crisis.

In addition, a list experiment was implemented in this survey.  Several questions were also asked pertaining to voting and politics including vote intention, political party attachment, whether candidate parties' agendas on immigration will influence their vote, and left-right political self-placement.  Demographic and other background information includes age, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, origin of birth (personal and parental), religious affiliation, age when stopped full-time education and stage at which full-time education was completed, occupation, 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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October 27, 2011

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences

Edited by Andrei D. Polyanin and Alexei I. Chernoutsan and published by Chapman & Hall/CRC in 2011, this massive volume (1097 pages) is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number QA 40 .C65 2011.

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October 14, 2011

Edited by Spencer C. Tucker and others, and published by ABC-CLIO in 2011, this two-volume set is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number E 591 .C53 2011.

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October 14, 2011

General Social Survey, 1972-2010 [Cumulative File]

The General Social Surveys (GSS) were designed as part of a data diffusion project in 1972. The GSS replicated questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. The latest survey, GSS 2010, includes a cumulative file that merges all 28 General Social Surveys into a single file containing data from 1972 to 2010. The items appearing in the surveys are one of three types: Permanent questions that occur on each survey, rotating questions that appear on two out of every three surveys (1973, 1974, and 1976, or 1973, 1975, and 1976), and a few occasional questions such as split ballot experiments that occur in a single survey. The 2010 surveys included four topic modules: quality of working life, science, shared capitalism, and CDC high risk behaviors. The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) module included in the 2010 survey was environment. The data also contain several variables describing the demographic characteristics of the respondents.

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 29, 2011

Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-2009

This data collection provides annual data on prisoners under a sentence of death and prisoners whose offense sentences were commuted or vacated during the period 1973-2009. Information is supplied for basic sociodemographic characteristics such as age, sex, education, and state of incarceration. Criminal history data include prior felony convictions for criminal homicide and legal status at the time of the capital offense. Additional information is available for inmates removed from death row by year-end 2009 and for inmates who were executed.

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 29, 2011

This is a 13-reel set on microfilm that documents the history of the Army Air Forces policy governing race and the combat histories of the 99th Fighter Squadron and other units in the records of the Army Air Forces.  This collection is located in the Microfilm Collections under call number D 810 .N4 R43 2005.  The microfilm collections are located in the Media and Digital Resources Lab, First Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  Be sure to consult theRecords of the Tuskegee Airmen microfilm collection guide, compiled by Daniel Lewis, located in the Microfilm Guides section of the Media and Digital Resources Lab under call number D 810 .N4 R43 2005 Guide.  An online copy of the collection guide is also available (click here ).

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September 29, 2011

Animal Behavior Desk Reference:  A Dictionary of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution

By Edward M. Burrows and published by Taylor & Francis in 2011, this is the Third Edition.  This volume is located in the Cary Veterinary Medical Library under call number QL 750.3 .B37 2011.

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