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January 6, 2012

The Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture, part of the Sage Reference Online Collection, covers consuming societies around the world, from the Age of Enlightenment to the present, and shows how consumption has become instrinsic to the eworld's social, economic, political, and cultural landscapes.  This reference work is a useful resource for researchers in sociology, political science, consumer science, global studies, comparative studies, business and management, human geography, economics, history, anthropology, and psychology.

Edited by Dale Southerton and others and published by Sage in 2011, this resource is available in electronic format and can be located by doing a title search in the Auburn University Libraries online catalog available via the Libraries' homepage.

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December 9, 2011

 

RAND Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Data Core Series:  Decennial Census Abridged, 1990-2010 [United States]

The RAND (Research and Development )Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Data Core Series is composed of a wide selection of analytical measures, encompassing a variety of domains, all derived from a number of disparate data sources. The CPHHD Data Core's central focus is on geographic measures for census tracts, counties, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) from two distinct geo-reference points, 1990 and 2000. The current study, Decennial Census Abridged, has two cross-sectional datasets, one longitudinal (interpolated) dataset, and one longitudinal (extrapolated) dataset containing a large number and variety of population and housing characteristics-related measures. These data are summarized at five different geographic levels: tract, county (FIPS), county (Geographic), MSA (Geographic), and state. The following types of measures constructed from the Census Bureau Population and Housing Characteristics data are included in the data for this collection: housing characteristics (stock, quality, ownership, costs, expenditures, occupancy, etc.), crowding (housing and population density),urbanicity, racial and ethnic composition, language, nationality, and citizenship. Further measures cover family/household structure, transportation, educational attainment, labor force, employment status, disabilities, income, poverty, and demographics (e.g., age, gender, and race).

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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December 9, 2011

RAND Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Data Core Series:  Pollution, 1988-2004 [United States]

   The RAND (Research and Development) Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Data Core Series is composed of a wide selection of analytical measures, encompassing a variety of domains, all derived from a number of disparate data sources. The CPHHD Data Core's central focus is on geographic measures for census tracts, counties, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) from two distinct geo-reference points, 1990 and 2000. The current study, Pollution, comprises data for three criteria pollutants, Particulate Matter 10 ug3 (PM 10), Particulate Matter 2.5 ug3 (PM 2.5), and Ozone (O3), each with two different geo-references (1990 geo-reference and 2000 geo-reference), with aggregations made either to quarterly/annual (PM*) or monthly/summertime (O3), each at three different geographic levels of summary (tract, county (geographic), and MSA (geographic)). All data sets in the series are longitudinal, though with different periods of coverage, depending upon the pollutant. The specific available measures vary depending upon the geographic level of summarization.

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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December 9, 2011

Edited by George Ritzer and J. Michael Ryan and published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2011, this volume is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of fthe Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HM 425 .C66 2011.

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November 22, 2011

By Dennis R. Heldman and and Carmen I. Moraru, this is the Second Edition.  This two-volume set was published by CRC Press in 2011 and is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number TP 368.2 .E57 2011.

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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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