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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POSTED: 2:23 PM, November 8, 2013

Edited by Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D' Augelli and published by Oxford University Press in 2013, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HQ 23 .H3296 2013.

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POSTED: 1:56 PM, November 8, 2013

Database trials are featured 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.

Birds of North America Online

BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.  The online version also includes audio, video, and the option to export entire bibliographies to EndNote citation software.

The Birds of North America Online trial runs through January 31st, 2014.

Please send comments concerning the Birds of North America Online trial to the Biological Sciences Subject Specialist, Patricia Hartman, at pjh0011@auburn.edu  .

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POSTED: 8:45 AM, October 25, 2013

 The Social Justice Sexuality Project (SJS) is one of the largest national surveys of Black, Latina/o, Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. With over 5,000 respondents, the final sample includes respondents from all 50 states; Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico; in rural and suburban areas, in addition to large urban areas; and from a variety of ages, racial/ethnic identities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

The purpose of the SJS Project is to document and celebrate the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color. All too often, when we think about LGBT people of color, it’s from a perspective of pathology. In contrast, the SJS Project is designed and dedicated to describing a more dynamic experience. It's a knowledge-based study that investigates the sociopolitical experiences of this population around five themes: racial and sexual identity; spirituality and religion; mental and physical health; family formations and dynamics; civic and community engagement.

Demographic variables include: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, religion, household, income, height, weight, location, birthplace, and political affiliation.

Additional information about the SJS Project can be found on the Social Justice Sexuality Project Web site.

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: 8:41 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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