Archive for the 'Resources' Category

October 19, 2007

Published in 2004 in 17 volumes, and edited by Michael Hutchins et al, this is the Second Edition of the original work published in Germany in 1960.  It is completely revised and updated and incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

This title is part of The Gale Virtual Reference Library:  a database of 18 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multi-disciplinary research published by Thomson Gale.  These works fall under the subjects of Business, the Environment, History, Literature, Medicine, the Nation and the World, Science, and Social Science.  Additional individual works will be profiled in forthcoming What's New library updates.

This title is also available in print in the Cary Veterinary Medical Library (Greene Hall) in the Reference Collection under call number QL 7 .G7813 2004.

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October 5, 2007

ProceedingsFirst (OCLC) 

Contains over 19,000 citations to proceedings of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library from October 1993 to the present.

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October 5, 2007

Presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1200 species identified by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service as endangered or threatened.  Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.  Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America can be accessed by clicking on The Gale Virtual Reference Library link and then the "Environment" link located in the lower left hand side of the screen.  This six-volume work is also available in print in the Reference Collection located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number QH 77 .N56 B43 2001.

This title is part of The Gale Virtual Reference Library:  a database of 18 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multi-disciplinary research published by Thomson Gale.  These works fall under the subjects of Business, the Environment, History, Literature, Medicine, the Nation and the World, Science, and Social Science.  Additional individual works will be profiled in forthcoming What's New library updates.

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September 21, 2007

Accounting Research Manager is a comprehensive database of expert-written analytical accounting, auditing, government, and SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) information as well as full-text access to the primary source data used by accountants and auditors on a daily basis.

It includes original pronouncements, statements, opinions, and guides from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Association of Independent Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Official rules and orders from the Public Company Auditing Oversight Board (PCAOB) are also included.

Please note:  due to licensing restrictions, access to this database is provide to only ONE user at a time.

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September 21, 2007

Pro & Con Online provides access to the archives of the journals Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates from 1921 onward.  Its aim is to provide an "impartial view of controversial issues."  It is searchable by subject, journal title, or most recent issues of each journal title.  Note:  due to licensing restrictions, access to this database is available on campus only.

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September 7, 2007

Edited by Fred Skolnik and Michael Berenbaum, this 22-volume set, published by Macmillan Reference USA in association with the Keter Publishing House in 2007, is the Second Edition.  The First Edition was published in 1972 and is 16 volumes long.  The Second Edition is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number DS 102.8 .E496 2007.

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September 7, 2007

Online access to this database has been greatly improved recently:  instead of requiring the assistance of a Reference Librarian to log in, Valueline.com now is available to an unlimited number of simultaneous users (must be an Auburn University student, faculty, member or staff member to use off campus). 

Like the print publication, Valueline.com provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.  Effective 2008:  the print subscription to The Value Line Investment Survey located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library in the Reference Collection under call number HG 4501 .V26, will be replaced by the online version profiled here with the exception of the "Selection and Opinion" section of which the Library will retain only the current year.

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September 7, 2007

This is the Second Edition, published in 2002.  It contains 600 detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners, including financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, and human resource issues.  The Encyclopedia of Small Business can be accessed by clicking on The Gale Virtual Reference Library link and then the "Business" link located in the lower left hand side of the screen.

This title is part of The Gale Virtual Reference Library , a database of 18 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research published by Thomson Gale.  These works fall under the subjects of Business, the Environment, History, Literature, Medicine, the Nation and the World, Science, and Social Science.  Additional individual works will be profiled in forthcoming What's New library updates.

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August 17, 2007

ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, established in 1962, provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction and offers training in quantitative methods.  All staff, students, and faculty have access to the extensive ICPSR Web site by going through the Auburn University Libraries' homepage ( click on the Databases by Title link located under the Articles and Databases link on the A.U. Libraries' homepage ).  First-time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account; thereafter, you will need your e-mail address and password to download data.  Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu for help or more information.

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August 17, 2007

Find publications based on ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) data via the Bibliography of Data-Related Literature, a searchable database that contains over 41,000 citations of known published and unpublished works from analyses of data held in the ICPSR archive.

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