POSTED: 8:41 AM, October 25, 2013

NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate, 2013

This study was created by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide public access to team-level Academic Progress Rates (APRs), eligibility rates, retention rates, and penalty and award information on Division I student-athletes starting with the 2003-2004 season through the 2011-2012 season, as well as to provide efficient analysis and linking of these data to other educational data. 

This dataset is 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: 8:34 AM, October 25, 2013

Auburn University Libraries has recently acquired more than 40 e-books containing industry reports and international market research data from publishers Euromonitor International, Plunkett Research and Gale Cengage.   All titles are in e-book format and most are also accessible to multiple users simultaneously.  These titles were chosen to address an increasing trend in demand for information about international industries, companies, and consumers.  For a list of all books purchased with this one-time money, go here: http://libguides.auburn.edu/basicstats/ebooks

 

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POSTED: 8:25 AM, October 25, 2013

Starting with this edition of the What's New library update, we will begin featuring database trials as they become available. This does not mean that the library currently owns the product or that the library intends to buy the product, however, we do appreciate your comments and questions regarding our test products and each listing includes a comment contact so that you can tell us your opinion.
Please note that most test products are not available off-campus.

ENGnetBASE Collection

Since 1999, this eBook collection has grown to include over 2310 cutting-edge and bestselling references. With access to the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, the Engineering Collection is sure to power your patrons’ research to the next level.

Organizations may subscribe to the entire Engineering Collection which includes each of the following Signature netBASE titles or any the following separately:

CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE
Electrical EngineeringnetBASE
GeneralENGINEERINGnetBASE
IndustrialENGINEERINGnetBASE
MechanicalENGINEERINGnetBASE
MiningENGINEERINGnetBASE

The ENGnetBASE Collection trial runs through December 15th, 2013.

Please send comments concerning the ENGnetBASE Collection trial to the Engineering Subject Specialist, Andy Wohrley, at wohrlaj@auburn.edu .

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POSTED: 7:41 AM, October 23, 2013

Rip, Mix, Burn?  Exercise your Copy Rights for Multimedia Learning Projects

A lecture by Brandon Butler,

practitioner-in-residence, Glushko - Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, Washington College of Law, American University; formerly, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries; and formerly, Attorney at Law, Media and Information Technologies, Dow Lohnes, PLLC.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 23 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Office of University Writing, ePortfolio Poject, and Auburn University Libraries

For more information on ePortfolios, visit

https://fp.auburn.edu/writing/eportfolio-project/

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POSTED: 2:09 PM, October 21, 2013

As the Affordable Care Act, the nation's most sweeping overhaul of health care since the mid-nineteen sixties gets implemented, many will have questions about how this may affect them.  For your convenience, a link to HealthCare.gov has been mounted on the Government Documents online subject guide .

The link can be found by taking the following steps:  Click on the Subject Guides tab located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Next, click on the Subject List link and then click on the Government Documents link .

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POSTED: 2:07 PM, October 18, 2013

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Enslavement, Community Building, and the Emergence of an Afro-Influenced Vernacular:  The Case of the Danish West Indies

Dr. Robin Sabino, Department of English, Professor and Director of Africana Studies

Date and Time:  Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn Connects!

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POSTED: 7:31 AM, October 10, 2013

Africana Lecture Series

Sugar and Slavery in the British West Indies:  A Bioarchaeological View

Dr. Kristrina Shuler, Associate Professor and Director of Anthropology, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 17 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University College of Liberal Arts

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POSTED: 7:25 AM, October 10, 2013

Politics and the Twitter Revolution:  How Tweets Influence the Relationship between Political Leaders and the Public

By John Parmalee and Shannon L. Bichard and published by Lexington Books in 2012, this title is available in electronic format.

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POSTED: 7:22 AM, October 10, 2013

By Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver, and published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number Z 286 .S37 B467 2013.

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POSTED: 1:21 PM, October 3, 2013

The recent federal government shutdown is affecting access to government supported databases and research information usually available through Auburn University Libraries. While some sites are completely down, such as the National Science Foundation’s NSF.gov, FastLane and Research.gov, other sites may provide limited access. For help or more information go to Government Shutdown and Your Research.

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