Archive for the 'Resources' Category

August 29, 2008

Edited by Ward Chesworth and published by Springer in 2008, this work is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number S 592 .E512 2008.

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August 15, 2008

Recently added to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) database is the data set, "Ithaka 2006 Survey of U. S. Higher Education Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors" (Study No. 22700).

This study was conducted in order to contribute to community understanding of the attitudes and behaviors of higher education faculty members regarding online resources, the library, and related topics.  This study, from 2006, builds upon similar studies performed in 2000 (by JSTOR) and 2003 (by Ithaka), and may be compared with data on many of the same topics gathered from librarians in 2006.  This survey covers a wide range of topics, including the relationship between faculty and their campus library, faculty dependence on electronic scholarly resources for research and teaching, the transition from print to electronic for scholarly journals, faculty publishing preferences, e-books, digital institutional repositories, and the preservation of scholarly journals.  This study also offers a descriptive overview of faculty attitudes, behaviors, perceptions, and preferences.  Demographic variables for faculty include age, gender, instititon size, discipline affiliation, and number of books published.

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, also known as ICPSR, 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 the abstract, or study number.  Browse major research categories.

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August 15, 2008

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) released a redesigned web site on August 3.  Highlights include:

1)  A major restructuring with clearer features, more intuitive paths to information

2)  A completely new and expanded Help section that includes brief tutorials, a glossary, and a searchable index

3)  Help tools have been integrated into the ERIC web site

4)  A new section, "For Librarians," consolidates information of interest to the library community into a single location.

5)  Lighter visual design, so pages load faster and new graphics refresh the site while retaining ERIC's look and feel.

In addition, ERIC has added more than 3600 new records from newly acquired journals (130 new journal titles) from 2004 onward.  Once these recent titles have been acquired and indexed, ERIC will acquire 2002-2003 electronic back issues of previously indexed titles to prevent gaps in journal coverage.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) provides free access to bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.  Coverage dates back to 1966 with some citations from earlier dates.

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August 1, 2008

OregonPDF in Health & Human Performance

This database collects and indexes graduate research studies (master's theses and doctoral dissertations) in physical activity, dance, play, sport, athletics and movement of individuals with disabilities.  It includes research from biomechanics, motor control and development, sports medicine, measurement and kinanthropometry and related fields, available on microfiche and in electronic format.

Coverage is from 1948 onward with over 10,000 dissertations and theses currently available.

Many of these documents covering the period 1950-2007 are also available in the Physical Education Microfiche Collection located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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August 1, 2008

Edited by John B. Dunning, Jr. and published by CRC Press in 2008, this is the Second Edition.  It is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number QL 697 .C73 2008.

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July 18, 2008

International Abstracts in Operations Research provides access to more than 59,000 articles published from 1989 to the present.  Covering fields from operations research to management science and all the subfields contained therein.  Searches may be done by keywords, journal information, or author name.  While some records contain links to full-text, most do not.

The corresponding print edition of this resource is available for the years 1961-2007 on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number Q 500 .I5.

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July 18, 2008

By Jeffrey Alan, this is the Fourth Edition and published by Academic Press/Elsevier in 2008.  It is located on the Fourth Floor under call number QA 47 .J38 2008.

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July 11, 2008

Recently added to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) database is the data set, "Pandemic Economics:  the 1918 Influenza and its Modern-Day Implications" (no. 22680).

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, also known as ICPSR, 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 the abstract, or study number.  Browse major research categories.

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July 11, 2008

Blackwell Synergy E-Journals Move to Wiley InterScience

Electronic access to journals published by Blackwell formerly available via the Synergy database, have now been transferred to the Wiley InterScience database.  1400 journals with 3,000,000 articles are affected.  This course of action is needed to prepare for the new combined Wiley-Blackwell service that will appear in 2009.

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July 11, 2008

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes through American History

Edited by Thomas W. Paradis and published by the Greenwood Press in 2008, this four-volume work is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (Dudley Hall) under call number NA 7205 .G745 2008.

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