POSTED: 1:26 PM, February 5, 2016

Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Polls 1970-2000

 

In 1970 with the Women’s Movement well underway, Virginia Slims began commissioning surveys about the role of American women in society. As those roles continued to change through the late 20th century, Philip Morris USA, makers of Virginia Slims, continued to collect data on the topic. The poll was conducted in 1970, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000. Many of the questions remained the same, while others explored the specific topics of the period. Thus, this collection has become not only “a barometer for social changes but a time capsule evoking another era.

This report can be found in the iPoll Databank,  the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource for US public opinion poll data. iPOLL is also the best finding aid to locate US national opinion poll questions rich in a particular subject, with direct links into the catalog of datasets and survey questionnaires.

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POSTED: 1:18 PM, February 5, 2016

Seminars on  Zotero, a software citation program, are being offered during the Spring Semester .  Click on the Seminars link located under the "Services"  link located in the upper left hand side of the screen of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following seminars are on the schedule:

Zotero:  Wednesday, April 13:  5 - 6 p.m.

Zotero:  Monday, April 25:  5 - 6 p.m.

 

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POSTED: 1:13 PM, February 5, 2016

Seminars on  EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley, software citation programs, are being offered by librarians during the Spring Semester .  Click on the Seminars link located under the "Services"  link located in the upper left hand side of the screen of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following seminars are on the schedule:

Mendeley:  Tuesday, April 12:  4 - 5 p.m.

Zotero:  Wednesday, April 13:  5 - 6 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, April 14:  3:30 - 5 p.m.

Zotero:  Monday, April 25:  5 - 6 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, April 30:  10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mendeley:  Wednesday, May 4:  4 - 5 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, May 12:  3:30 - 5 p.m.

Mendeley:  Thursday, May 26:  4 - 5 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, May 28:  10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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POSTED: 2:35 PM, January 22, 2016

Discover Auburn Lecture Series Book Talk

The Badia of Florence:  Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery

Anne Leader, Ph.D.

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 4 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Reception and book signing to follow!

In The Badia of Florence:  Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery, Anne Leader explores the relatively unknown fresco cycle that adorns the second story of the main cloister at the Florentine Badia, an ancient, powerful, and wealthy Benedictine monastery that underwent a thorough institutional reform in the early fifteenth century.  Despite their important stylistic, inspirational, and symbolic features, the Badia frescoes remain unfamiliar to scholars and tourists alike.  Leader's book introduces the murals to a wider audience through exploration of how they formed a crucial part of the Badia's reform program.

Anne Leader holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.  She is currently researching tomb monuments and burial practices in Renaissance Florence.   She edits IASblog for the Italian Art Society.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 2:27 PM, January 22, 2016

In addition to the RBD Book Shift & Construction Updates Link  described in the January 8 update of What's New, there is now a Mell Street Classroom construction project link located in the scrolling yellow banner near the top of the Auburn University Libraries homepage .  This latter link provides maps, questions and answers, and book shifting updates.

This is a major construction project and it will extend physically into the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.   Consequently, there has been some significant shifting of the book collections.

Library patrons are also reminded that the Mell Street entrance to the Ralph Brown Draughon Library will be closed for construction for the duration of the Mell Classroom project.

The First Floor Parking Deck entrance will be the main library entrance and exit until the project's completion in August 2017.

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POSTED: 2:17 PM, January 22, 2016

Published by Cambridge University Press in 2015, this nine-volume set is located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number D 20 .C195 2015.

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POSTED: 2:09 PM, January 22, 2016

Understanding Network Hacks:  Attack and Defense with Python

By Bastian Ballmann and published by Springer in 2015, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number TK 5105.59 .B36513 2015.

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POSTED: 2:06 PM, January 22, 2016

EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements

Abstracts of environmental impact statements submitted to the United States federal government from roughly 1985 to the present. Areas include natural resources, energy, defense, transportation systems of all kinds, cities, and social programs. Updated bimonthly.

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POSTED: 9:12 AM, January 8, 2016

A new drive-up book drop has been installed on the Third Level of the Parking Deck.  The old drive-up book drop near the loading dock is closed for the duration of the construction (December 2015 - August 2017).

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POSTED: 9:07 AM, January 8, 2016

The construction of the Mell Street Classroom building started on December 14, 2015 with an estimated completion date of August 2017.  Library patrons might want to consult the RBD Book Shift & Construction Updates link .   The link is located through the Auburn University Libraries homepage by clicking on the Subject Guides tab and then the All Guides link and then by scrolling down the list and clicking on RBD Book Shift & Construction Updates link .

This is a major construction project and it will extend physically into the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.   Consequently, there has been some significant shifting of the book collections.

Library patrons are also reminded that the Mell Street entrance to the Ralph Brown Draughon Library will be closed for construction for the duration of the Mell Classroom project.

The First Floor Parking Deck entrance will be the main library entrance and exit until the project's completion in August 2017.

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