POSTED: 9:46 AM, December 19, 2014

Edited by Thomas Riggs and published by St. James Press in 2013, this is the Second Edition.  This five-volume set is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number E 169.1 .S764 2013.  It is also available in electronic format.

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POSTED: 9:35 AM, December 19, 2014

http://icpsr.blogspot.com/2014/11/icpsr-introduces-new-archive-of-data-on.html

 

ICPSR Introduces New Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and Research (ADDEP)

ICPSR is happy to announce the creation of its new archive on disability. The Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP, pronounced like adept without the 't') will include longitudinal datasets that make it easier to follow the onset of disability and changes in functional status that occur over time. ADDEP will increase discovery about and understanding of people living with disability in the US, aiding researchers, policy makers, and others. 

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database 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 abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories..  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

 

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POSTED: 2:08 PM, December 10, 2014

Faculty and students wishing to obtain Interlibrary Loan services between the dates of December 12, 2014 and January 5, 2015 should take note of the following deadlines and plan research materials requests accordingly. The Interlibrary Loan and AUBIExpress offices will be closed December 22, 2014 through January 5, 2015. Book requests submitted after December 12th may not be processed until after January 5, 2015. Article requests submitted after December 15th may not arrive until after January 5, 2015.

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POSTED: 10:18 AM, December 5, 2014

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams December 8 - 12 by clicking on the Hours link located in the top central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Special hours will be in place also for December 5-7 for classes ending and for Study/Reading days.  Intersession Hours will be in effect December 13 - 20.

 

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POSTED: 10:12 AM, December 5, 2014

The Bloomberg Terminal, located in the Learning Commons area on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, will be out of service starting Friday, December 5 for most of the following week due to an upgrade.

Since June 2013, through the generosity of the College of Business, a Bloomberg Terminal has been installed in the Learning Commons located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The terminal is a 24-hour, global financial services system that provides financial, economic and government information covering all market sectors. It features company financials, market data spanning more than 20 years, charts, statistics and current news reports

The Bloomberg Terminal is a dedicated computer terminal for accessing financial data electronically. It seamlessly integrates real-time and historical information on about 5 million bonds, equities, commodities, currencies and funds. It also comprises data on almost every publicly traded company and biographies of more than 1 million people. It has financial, political, and business news as well.

The Bloomberg Terminal is especially useful to researchers in the following disciplines:  Business, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Agriculture (Agricultural Economics), Journalism, Law, and Public Policy (Political Science).

Bloomberg provides free online training resources through their “Bloomberg University” which include both video tutorials and tests.  Free 24/7 online live support integrated into the Bloomberg software.

Please NOTE:   The Bloomberg Terminal is available to Auburn University faculty, staff, and students only.  You must create a log in. A cell phone number will be necessary to authenticate a new user.

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POSTED: 10:03 AM, December 5, 2014

December 7 - 11

SGA (Student Government Association) Study Break

Free doughnuts, juice, and scantrons at 12 midnight, December 7 - 11, in the Newspaper Reading Room, First Floor.

 

Stress Management

Monday, December 8, 1 - 5 p.m. next to Caribou Café, Second Floor.  Wellness-promoting activities and stress-management tips.

 

Caribou Coffee Café Extended Hours

Located on the Second Floor, the café will offer extended hours of operation during Final Exams.

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POSTED: 9:56 AM, December 5, 2014

Fundamental Concepts of Architecture:  The Vocabulary of Spatial Situations

By Alban Janson and Florian Tigges, and published by Birkhauser in 2014, this volume is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction in  143 Dudley Commons under call number NA 31 .J36 2014.

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POSTED: 9:43 AM, December 5, 2014

Primacy in the Effects of Face Exposure: Perception is Influenced More By Faces That Are Seen First  (ICPSR 35518)

 

Principal Investigator(s): Little, Anthony, University of Stirling; Jones, Benedict, University of Glasgow; DeBruine, Lisa, University of Glasgow

 

Summary:

Exposure to faces biases perceptions of subsequently viewed faces. In literature on memory, there are prominent effects of primacy, whereby people remember things better if they are at the beginning of a list. Here we tested for primacy in face exposure by exposing people to faces that had been transformed in opposite directions twice. In one condition, for example, we exposed people to "plus" faces and measured how much they though "plus" faces appeared normal and then exposed them to "anti" faces and again measured how much they though "plus" faces appeared normal. A primacy effect would be seen if after the second measurement, judgments of "plus" faces were unchanged from the first measurement whereas a recency effect would be seen if after the second measurement, judgments of "plus" faces were lower than from the first measurement. We found no change in normality judgement between first and second judgments supporting a primacy effect. Our results indicated a primacy effect in adaptation whereby faces seen first affected perception more than faces seen later. This primacy effect could lead to long lasting effects of exposure to faces.

Access Notes: One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database 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 abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories..  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

 

 

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POSTED: 3:22 PM, November 20, 2014

Be sure to check the Hours link located in the top central portion of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to see library hours of operation during the Thanksgiving holiday period.  Dates affected are Saturday, November 22 through Saturday, November 29.  Regular hours resume on Sunday, November 30 at 1 p.m.

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POSTED: 3:18 PM, November 20, 2014

Assessment of Defense and Prosecutorial Strategies in Terrorism Trials in the United States, 1980-2004 (ICPSR 26241)

 

 

Principal Investigator(s): Smith, Brent L., University of Arkansas; Shields, Christopher A., University of Arkansas; Damphousse, Kelly R., University of Oklahoma

 

Summary:

This study created a flat-file database of information regarding defendants who were referred to United States Attorneys by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following official terrorism investigations between 1980 and 2004. Its ultimate goal was to provide state and federal prosecutors with empirical information that could assist federal and state prosecutors with more effective strategies for prosecution of terrorism cases. The results of this study enhanced the existing 78 variables in the AMERICAN TERRORISM STUDY, 1980-2002 (ICPSR 4639) database by adding the 162 variables from the Prosecution and Defense Strategies (PADS) database. The variables in the PADS database track information regarding important pleadings, motions, and other key events that occur in federal terrorism trials; the PADS variables measure the strategies used by legal counsel as well as other legal nuances.

Access Notes: One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions 

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database 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 abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories..  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

 

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