Archive for the 'Resources' Category

February 18, 2011

The Integrated Fertility Survey Series (IFSS) project at ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) is pleased to announce the release of its second harmonized dataset, which updates the first release and adds variables related to union history, cohabitation and husband/partner sociodemographics.  The dataset combines information from 10 surveys and over 71,000 respondents spanning 1955 to 2002 into harmonized variables for easy analysis.

The harmonized data are available for download on the "Data and Documentation" page, and can be explored and extracted from the Harmonized Data Extracts page.  Online analysis via SDA (Survey Documentation and Analysis) is coming soon.

Please note that all IFSS data releases are "beta" versions provided for users to begin using the data before the final version is released in Spring 2012.  As such, they are subject to change and may contain small inconsistencies.  If you notice any problems with the data, please contact the IFSS team at IFSSGroup@umich.edu so that we may fix them.

This document is part of the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)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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February 18, 2011

Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens:  A Handbook for Gardeners, Homeowners, and Professionals

By Gil Nelson and published by the University Press of Florida in 2010, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number SB 439.24 .S66 N45 2010.

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February 4, 2011

Most recently known as Lexis Nexis Statistical Insight, this database has undergone several name changes.  However, despite the new name and redesigned search screen, the information provided remains the same.  ProQuest Statistical Insight provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from over 100,000 U.S. government publications from 1973 onward, state and private sources from 1980 onward, and approximately 2000 documents from international organizations from 1983 onward.  ProQuest Statistical Insight incorporates ASI (American Statistical Index) subject and keyword searching.  Full-text or web links are provided for many citations retrieved.

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February 4, 2011

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) has released the NCAA Division I and II Graduation Success Rate, 1995-2002 dataset.

The release is the second from ICPSR's NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive established in 2010 to make data available to the public that has been collected by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  The NCAA's goal in providing the data is to help answer research questions posed by college presidents, athletics personnel, faculty, student-athlete groups, the media, and others in the higher education community.

The newly released dataset contains measurements of federally defined graduation rates; Division I Graduation Success Rates (GSR) for student-athletes who transfer in to a given institution, discounting those who separate from that institution  who would have been academically ineligible if they had returned; and Division II Academic Success Rates (ASR), which is identical to GSR except that it also includes freshmen who did not receive athletic aid but participated in athletics.

The federal and NCAA measures of academic success for student-athletes are presented side-by-side with similar data for the student body as a whole to aid in analytic comparisons within and across each population.  The first dataset released by the NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive was the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate, 2009.

This document is part of the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) .  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 regarding ICPSR .

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January 21, 2011

Edited by Susan T. Fiske and others, this is the Fifth Edition.  This two-volume work, published by Wiley in 2010, is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HM 1011 .H37 2010.

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January 21, 2011

NAHDAP Disseminating Restricted-Use Data on Acquisition and Transmission of HIV

NAHDAP, the National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program , is pleased to announce the release of its first restricted-use databaset on HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), The Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program (SATHCAP), 2006-2008 (click here ).

   SATHCAP is a multisite study designed to assess the role of drug use in the sexual transmission of HIV from high-risk groups, such as gay men and drug users, to lower-risk groups, such as non-drug-using sexual partners.

The dataset is the second restricted-use release by NAHDAP, which archives and disseminates data from research funded by the national Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

To access the data, users must first set up a "My Data" account and then fill out a Restricted Use Contract Data application .  Please contact Sabrina Bauroth at savripas@umich.edu or (734) 615-7827 if you have any questions about the SATHCAP Restricted Use Contract application

This document is part of the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) .  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 regarding ICPSR .

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January 7, 2011

American Mosaic Project, 2003

The survey is from the American Mosaic Project, a multipyear, multimethod study of the bases of solidarity and diversity in American life.  The survey contains items measuring the place of diversity in visions of American society and in respondents' own lives; social and cultural boundaries between groups and dimensions of inclusion and exclusion; racial and religious identity; belonging and discrimination; opinions about sources of advancement for Whites and African Americans; opinions and immigration and assimilation; diversity in respondents' close-tie network; political identity and demographic information.  The survey also includes oversamples of African American and Hispanic respondents, allowing for comparisons across racial/ethnic categories.  Demographic variables include race, age. gender, religion, level of education, United States citizenship status, partisan affiliation, and family income.

This document is part of the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research).  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data by clicking here .

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information regarding ICPSR .

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January 7, 2011

By Robert C. Hyman and published by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight tManagement and Operations in 2010, this government publication is available in electronic format through a link in the catalog.  Click here for access as well.

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December 17, 2010

Effective December 10, 2010, Auburn University has migrated from the SciFinder Scholar database to the SciFinder Web database.

SciFinder Web is a Web-based Chemistry database that searches the same data as SciFinder Scholar.  First-time users must create a user name and password.

SciFinder Web is the most important database for Chemistry.  SciFinder Web covers articles, patents, book chapters, conference proceedings, and dissertations that have been indexed by Chemical Abstracts Service from 1907 to the present. Search by keyword, structure, reaction, chemical name or CAS Registry Number. SciFinder Web  indexes articles in the publications of many fields in addition to chemistry if they describe new chemistry. These fields include agriculture, biology, engineering, medicine, physics, textiles, and veterinary medicine.

Please use either of these access points below for more information about and access to SciFinder Web:

SciFinder Web or

Chemistry =. The links are prominent on the Chemistry LibGuide.

Please NOTE:  due to licensing restrictions, only SEVEN simultaneous users may have access to this database at one time.

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December 17, 2010

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) now has the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2009 (NSDUH)  series data available.  Formerly known as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, the surveys look at the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in U.S. household members 12 and up.  It covers abuse treatment history and perceived need for treatment, and includes questions from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders that allow diagnostic criteria to be applied.  There are quick tables that require no log-in along with online analysis and data downloads that do require logging in.

This Archive is part of the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research) membership for Auburn University.  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data by clicking here.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information regarding SAMHDA or ICPSR.

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