POSTED: 9:01 AM, December 6, 2013

The Chicken Handbook:  A Practical Guide to Keeping Hens and Other Fine-Feathered Friends

By Vivian Head and published by Fox Chapel in 2012, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number SF 487 .H4177 2012.

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POSTED: 9:52 AM, November 22, 2013

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 23 through Saturday, November 30.  Regular hours resume on Sunday, December 1at 1 p.m.

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POSTED: 9:49 AM, November 22, 2013

A football signed by the players on Auburn's 1957 national championship football team is on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

A recent gift to the library from David Housel, the football is a rare piece of Auburn football history that will be on display for only a short time.  The Special Collections and Archives Department will be open on Game Day on Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. so fans attending the Auburn University - University of Alabama football game can view this unique item.

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POSTED: 9:41 AM, November 22, 2013

Faculty and students wishing to obtain Interlibrary Loan services between the dates of December 6, 2013 and January 6, 2014 should take note of the following deadlines and plan research materials requests accordingly.

Book requests submitted after December 6, 2013 may not be processed until January 6, 2014. Article requests submitted after December 13, 2013 may not be processed until January 6, 2014. The Interlibrary Loan and AUBIExpress offices will be closed December 20, 2013 through January 6, 2014.

Please direct questions to Auburn University Libraries Interlibrary Loan, (334)-844-1728 or illhelp@auburn.edu.

Interlibrary Loan and AUBIExpress will resume normal operations on January 6, 2014.

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POSTED: 9:35 AM, November 22, 2013

Evaluation of Less-Lethal Technologies on Police Use-of-Force Outcomes in 13 Sites in the United States, 1992-2007

The study examined how law enforcement agencies (LEAs) manage the use of force by officers. It was conducted to produce practical information that can help LEAs establish guidelines that assist in the effective design of Conducted Energy Device (CED) deployment programs that support increased safety for officers and citizens. The study used a quasi-experimental design to compare seven LEAs with CED deployment to a set of six matched LEAs that did not deploy CEDs on a variety of safety outcomes. From 2006-2008, data were collected on the details of every use of force incident during a specified time period (1992-2007), as well as demographic and crime statistics for each site. For the agencies that deployed CEDs, at least two years of data on use of force incidents were collected for the period before CED deployment and at least two years of data for the period after CED deployment. For the agencies that did not deploy CEDs, at least four years of data were collected over a similar period.

These datasets are available through the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database which 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: 9:29 AM, November 22, 2013

Unveiling Fashion:  Business, Culture, and Identity in the Most Glamorous Industry

By Frederic Godart and published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012, this work is available in electronic format.

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POSTED: 9:26 AM, November 22, 2013

By Andrew Hadfield and published by Oxford University Press in 2013, this large volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number PR767 .O94 2013

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POSTED: 2:47 PM, November 8, 2013

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

Whispers of Freedom:  Exploring Laura Beecher Comer's Diary through the Prism of the Comer Slaves' Resistance

Dr. Carol Ann Bachl Dennis, an Assistant Professor of History at Alabama State University, received her Ph.D. from Auburn University in 2012 where she also taught in the Africana Studies Program.

   In 1862, Laura Beecher Comer, cousin of Harriet Beecher Stowe, emphatically described in her diary those she enslaved as "certainly, not more than half civilized."  Departing from past practice of mining Comer's diary for insight into the attitudes of the plantation elite, Dr. Dennis considers how Comer's diary testifies to resistance, disruption, and sabotage in anticipation of freedom and the coming of a great day of jubilee.

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 21 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

   Reception to follow.

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POSTED: 2:36 PM, November 8, 2013

The National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Monitoring the Future data for the 8th / 10th grade and 12th grade studies. Both studies are now available for download. As normal the Core Data file (Part 0001) of the 12th grade study is available for online analysis through ICPSR's [Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research] SDA [Survey Documentation and Analysis] system.

Two exciting changes occurred this year for the 8th / 10th grade study. The first change is the concatenation of the file. Previously the 8th / 10th grade were separated out by grade and the four forms used. Now all eight parts are merged together to create one complete file. This was done in an effort to enhance and simplify analysis. The other change is that the 8th / 10th grade file is now available on the SDA system for the first time. 

Since 1976, Monitoring the Future is an annual, national survey sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and conducted by the University of Michigan. Each year nearly 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th graders complete surveys to explore changes in drug use, educational aspirations and attitudes, personal values and behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of youth across the United States.

More information about Monitoring the Future can be found on their web site.

These datasets are available through the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database which 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: 2:26 PM, November 8, 2013

Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization:  Exploring the Fandemonium

By Adam C. Earheardt et al. and published by Lexington Books in 2012, this resource is available in electronic format.

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