Archive for the 'Resources' Category

June 11, 2009

The Turfgrass Information Center (TIC) is a repository of publicly available and selected professional, trade, and scholarly information on turfgrass.  The Turfgrass Information File is a searchable database of over 140,000 records of information sources on turfgrass.  About one-third are available in full-text format.  The Turfgrass Information File includes some full-text electronic books, conference papers and reports such as those by the United States Golf Association (USGA).  Coverage is 1968 onward.

Subjects include grasses and grass-like ground covers in golf course, parks, sports fields, lawns, sod farms, roadsides, institutional grounds, and for other utility, recreational or aesthetic purposes.  Additional subjects include turfgrass seed production, breeding, biology of turfgrass species, culture methods and techniques, weeds, pest and diseases, water use, sod production, lawn design, landscape, sports facilities, equipment use and maintenance, environmental concerns, and business and industry trends.

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June 11, 2009

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Edited by John L. Esposito and published by Oxford University Press in 2009, this six-volume set is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number DS 35.53 .O96 2009.

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May 29, 2009

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a database of works of art from around the world contributed and described by leading museums which provides high-quality art images for education, research, and enjoyment.  All content is rights-cleared for educational use.  CAMIO includes photographs, prints, sculpture, paintings, decorative arts and utilitarian objects, drawings and watercolors, costume and jewelry, architecture, textiles, and more.

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May 29, 2009

Constructing Architecture:  Materials, Processes, Structures:  A Handbook

Edited by Andrea Deplazes and translated by Gerd H. Soffker and Philip Thrift, and published by Birkhauser in 2008, this is the Second Edition.  This volume is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction under call number TA 403.4 .C65 2008.

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May 15, 2009

The MLA International Bibliography is now part of the EBSCOhost family of databases and has, consequently, changed its interface.  Originally available as a print index, this database is produced by the Modern Language Association of America, and consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore, and includes coverage from 1926 to the present.  The MLA International Bibliography provides access to scholarly research in over 3000 journals and series, and covers relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats.  Please NOTE:  due to licensing restrictions, this database is limited to five simultaneous users.

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May 15, 2009

Published by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Standards Service in 2008, this resources is available in both electronic format and in print.  The print copy is available in the Government Documents Collection on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number TD 4.8/2:8083-9A.

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May 1, 2009

Encyclopedia of Alabama

This online-only encyclopedia covers the state's history, culture, geography, and natural environment.  It also offers video, audio, and graphics that can be updated and expanded.  The Encyclopedia was listed in the "Best of Free Reference" category for 2008 by Library Journal (April 15, 2009).

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May 1, 2009

Alabama Guide to Family and Community Services 2009

By Glenda Riddick-Norton and published by Options for Hope in 2009, this is the Second Edition.  It is located in the Special Collections and Archives Department Reference Collection under call number HV 40 .R53 2009.  The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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April 17, 2009

If you are interested in a quick guide for locating information on international topics, one handy resource is the newly-created International Resources subject guide .  It features a basic listing of books, journals, library databases, reference works, free Internet sources, and links to Auburn University resources pertaining to these continents:  Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.

The International Resources subject guide is located under the Subject Guides link located on the left hand side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage and then the All Guides link located in the upper left hand side of the Subject Guides page.

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April 17, 2009

The AUETD (Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations) database has been redesigned for more convenient access.   It currently provides access to over 1600 Auburn University theses and dissertations, most produced from 2004 ownard.  In addition to advanced search capabilities, the AUETD database allows one to browse by iddue date, authors and advisors, titles, and department.

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