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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POSTED: 1:57 PM, September 27, 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: 1:18 PM, September 27, 2013

Humans versus Zombies

Fight the Horde!

Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Registration at Parking Deck Entrance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Game starts at 8:00 p.m.

NO late admittance!

You must have a Tiger Card to play.

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POSTED: 1:11 PM, September 27, 2013

Discover Auburn Lecture

Self-Portraits in Nature:  William Bartram and the Art of Flowers

Dr. Tom Hallock, Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar Chair, College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University

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

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, College of Liberal Arts

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POSTED: 12:50 PM, September 27, 2013

Auburn University new has access to all journal articles online from the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Digital Collection from 1960 through the present.  These are some of the most important journal articles in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Gas Turbines, Manufacturing Science, Solar Energy, and Nanotechnology.  These papers may be access via the Articles and Databases tab located in the upper left side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage .

Contact the Engineering Subject Specialist, Andrew Wohrley, at wohrlaj@auburn.edu if you have any questions or would like some promotional materials describing this collection further.

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POSTED: 12:38 PM, September 27, 2013

Edited by Garrett Oliver and published by Oxford University Press in 2011, this resources is available in electronic format.

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POSTED: 12:35 PM, September 27, 2013

Improving Deliberative Environmental Management under Uncertainty, 2009-2010

Improving Deliberative Environmental Management Under Uncertainty examined similarities and differences between expert and public understanding of uncertainty. This collection directly compares expert and layperson interpretations and understandings of different expressions of uncertainty, in the context of evaluating the consequences of proposed environmental management actions that influence economic, social, or health concerns. Data were collected via a Web-based survey where respondents were asked a series of questions after they were given four hypothetical scenarios on the following topics: wind farms, vegetation management, superfund site, and salmon. Each scenario described an environmental proposal along with pros and cons then respondents selected a response option with costs and benefits of the proposal in mind.

Participants responded to hypothetical but realistic scenarios involving trade-offs between options presented and other objectives, and were asked a series of questions about their comprehension of the uncertainty information, their preferred choice among the alternatives, and the associated difficulty and amount of effort. Respondents were asked general questions which ranged from how they felt about a particular issue to how easy or difficult it was to answer the questions associated with each scenario. Demographic information includes gender, age and education level.

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: 12:08 PM, September 23, 2013

Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series

Open-Access Scholarly Publishing:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Bryn Geffert, Librarian of the College, Amherst College and Founder, Amerst College Press

Mr. Geffert will talk about the crisis in scholarly publishing, the open-access publishing movements, and the challenges and opportunities of starting an all-digital library-based publishing venture.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, September 24 at 3 p.m.

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

 

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