POSTED: 2:58 PM, September 13, 2013

By Clay Spinuzzi and published by Cambridge University Press in 2008, this book is available in both electronic format and in print.  The print copy is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HE 7661 .S66 2008.

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POSTED: 2:54 PM, September 13, 2013

The Use of Historical Analogies to Make Sense of Novel Events (832 B.C. - 2012)

The Use of Historical Analogies to Make Sense of Novel Events contains 4 parts: (1) Speeches, (2) Meetings, (3) Newspapers, and (4) Statements. The data consist of Excel data files with multiple spreadsheets, and Word and PDF documentation files which represent the various sources (speeches, articles, books, meetings notes) from which the data were collected. Book sources are not included in this release, but are referenced. Part 1 (Speeches) contains Excel data files and corresponding documentation files by historical speakers, such as Winston Churchill, President Barack Obama, and Thucydides' Brasidas and Nicias. Part 2 (Meetings) contains Excel data files and corresponding documentation files (transcripts) by historical meetings, such as the Watergate affair, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iraq War. Part 3 (Newspapers) contains one Excel data file for each event: the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the terrorist assault on Mumbai, India in November, 2008, and the demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square (starting in January 2011, which aimed to overthrow Egyptian President Mubarak); these Excel files have corresponding folders with documentation files that were compiled from various newspaper/online news article sources. Part 4 (Statements) contains one Excel data file, which corresponds to a book source of Osama bin Laden statements.

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: 2:49 PM, September 13, 2013

By Ghada Talhami and published by Scarecrow Press in 2013, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HQ 1726.5 .T35 2013.

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POSTED: 11:24 AM, September 9, 2013

Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series

Brutes or Angels:  Human Possibility in the Age of Biotechnology

James Bradley, author of Brutes or Angels, discusses the impact of biotechnologies having an impact on humans including stem cell research, embryo selection, and more.  He also discusses ethical issues including identity, privacy, discrimination, and more, as well as the significance of mortality in the human life cycle.

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 12 at 3 p.m.

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

Click here for more information about the Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series.

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POSTED: 1:03 PM, September 6, 2013

Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series

Dealing with Diversity by Celebrating Differences (The Janet and John Stone Lecture for Multicultural Understanding, Equality and Justice)

Richard Penaskovic, Professor of Religious Studies, Auburn University.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 11.  Reception at 3:30 p.m. and lecture at 4:15 p.m.

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

The reception and lecture will be hosted by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.  The Janet and John Stone Lectureship and Award honor individuals who provide outstanding service in promoting cultural and racial understanding, equality and justice, and to promote such work by Auburn University.

Click here for more information about the Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series.

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POSTED: 1:31 PM, August 30, 2013

The Tiger Advisor service is now open in newly renovated quarters located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library adjacent to the dark wood panelled walls of the Reference Department offices.

Tiger Advisor is open Monday - Thursday from 3 - 8 p.m. to assist students with locating resources to answer general advising questions and inquiries related to their academic progress.  No appointment is necessary for students to stop by for assistance.  Tiger Advisor provides guidance on university policies and procedures, and provides training and assistance in negotiation the Tigeri registration system, the DegreeWorks online degree audit system, the Auburn Bulletin, and the Policy eHandbook.

Tiger Advisor does not replace a student's academic advisor, but the service helps students learn how to find the information they need through existing online resources or directs students to the proper campus office that can address their concern or need.

For more information, visit the Tiger Advisor web site.

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POSTED: 1:20 PM, August 30, 2013

Please be sure to click on the Hours link located center bottom of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to check library hours of operation on home football game days.  Days affected include the following Saturdays:  August 31; September 7 and 14; October 5 ,12, and 26; and November 16 and 30.

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POSTED: 1:16 PM, August 30, 2013

Be sure to click on the Hours link located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to find out library hours of operation during the Labor Day holiday period, August 31 - September 2.  Regular hours of operation begin on September 3.

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POSTED: 1:14 PM, August 30, 2013

Seminars on EndNote, Zotero, and Advanced EndNote software citation programs are being offered by librarians during the Fall 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:

EndNote:  Saturday, December 14:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, December 14:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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POSTED: 1:10 PM, August 30, 2013

Seminars on  Zotero, a software citation program, are being offered during the Fall 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:  Tuesday, November 19:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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