Archive for the 'Resources' Category

October 10, 2008

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

Edited by Joseph A. Demkin and published by Wiley in 2008, this is the fourteenth edition.  It is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (Dudley Hall) in the Desk Reference Collection under call number NA 1996 .A726 2008.

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September 26, 2008

Edited by Louis Kontos and David C. Brotherton and published by Greenwood Press in 2008, this work is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HV 6439 .U5 E53 2008.

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September 26, 2008

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Edited by Bonnie G. Smith and published by Oxford University Press in 2008, this four-volume set is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HQ 1121 .O93 2008.

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September 12, 2008

Serial Set Maps includes maps originally published in the U. S. Congressional Serial Set .  The maps are indexed by the geographic areas they depict, the subjects they represent, their titles, and the names associated with the maps either as cartographers, explorers, or in some other capacity.  The maps cover diverse subjects such as military history, agriculture, forestry, and transportation.

The U. S. Congressional Serial Set is a major collection of United States federal government documents, consisting of bound volumes of all reports, documents, and journals of the U. S. Senate and the House of Representatives.  The digitization of the Serial Set is being done in stages by the Readex NewsBank company and is part of the Archive of Americana series of databases and currently is available for the 15th. through 81st. Congress (1817-1952).  Eventually, the database will provide coverage through the 96th. Congress (1980).  This database can be searched and browsed.  PDF images of all documents are available for downloading and printing.

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September 12, 2008

Edited by Michel Hersen and Alan M. Gross, and published by J. Wiley and Sons in 2008, this two-volume work is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number RC 467.2 .H357 2008.

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September 12, 2008

This is the Fourth Edition and is edited by Steven D. Brown and Robert W. Lent, and published by J. Wiley and Sons in 2008.  This work is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number BF 637 .C6 H315 2008.

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August 29, 2008

Edited by Milton Berman and published by Salem Press in 2008, this three-volume work is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number E 876 .E347 2008.

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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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