POSTED: 9:15 AM, December 6, 2013

December 8 - 12

SGA (Student Government Association) Study Break:  Free doughnuts, juice, and Scantrons. 12 midnight December 8 - 12 in the Newspaper Reading Room, First Floor.

Stress Management:  Tuesday, December 10, 1 - 5 p.m. next to Caribou Coffee, Second Floor.  Wellness-promoting activities and stress-management tips.

Sponsored by:  Student Counseling Services, Caribou coffee, Panera, Earthfare, Kroger's, Winn Dixie, Southern Union Community College Massage, and Auburn University Health and Wellness Service.

Get a JOLT at Caribou Coffee.  Extended hours during Final Exams!

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POSTED: 9:09 AM, December 6, 2013

American College Catalog Study Database, 1975-2011

 The American College Catalog Study Database (CCS) contains academic data on 286 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. CCS is one of two databases produced by the Colleges and Universities 2000 project based at the University of California-Riverside. The CCS database comprises a sampled subset of institutions from the related Institutional Data Archive (IDA) on American Higher Education (ICPSR 34874). Coding for CCS was based on college catalogs obtained from College Source, Inc. The data are organized in a panel design, with measurements taken at five-year intervals: academic years 1975-76, 1980-81, 1985-86, 1990-91, 1995-96, 2000-01, 2005-06, and 2010-11.

The database is based on information reported in each institution's college catalog, and includes data regarding changes in major academic units (schools and colleges), departments, interdisciplinary programs, and general education requirements. For schools and departments, changes in structure were coded, including new units, name changes, splits in units, units moved to new schools, reconstituted units, consolidated units, departments reduced to program status, and eliminated units.

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: 9:03 AM, December 6, 2013

Edited by Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru, and Lucy Chambers, and published by O' Reilly in 2012, this title is available in electronic format.

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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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