12 December 2013, Volume 7, Number 15

here-today-gone-tomorrowJOURNAL CONTROVERSIES
Two articles about publishing in journal articles caught our attention this week. The first article is titled, Nobel Winner Declares Boycott of Top Science Journals in which Randy Schekman who won the 2013 Noble prize for physiology or medicine  says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process.

The second article is from the Chronicle of Higher Education and is titled. Posting Your Own Article, You May Have To Take It Down” in which a professor received a “Take Down” notice from Elsevier after he posted a copy of his journal article (the PDF copy as published in an Elsevier journal) to a website that was open to the public.*

And should you crave even more food for thought, Science devoted its October 4, 2013 issue to the subject of Communication in Science Pressures and Predators including the article titled, Who’s Afraid of Peer Review, a spoof paper concocted by Science reveals little or no scrutiny at many open-access journals.

 *NOTE: UVa authors who write journal articles can deposit copies of their articles in the UVa institutional repository, Libra.  To determine which copy can be deposited, check the journal publisher’s web site and your publication contract. In many instances, you will be able to display the preprint or postprint copy and in some cases after you negotiate an author’s addendum with the publisher, you will be able to  link to the PDF copy published by the journal after an embargo period or right away depending on the agreement. Questions? Ask the CLIC Librarians!


 gender-and-literacyNEW HANDBOOK
Title: Gender and Literacy: A Handbook for Educators and Parents 
Author: Karen A. Krasny
Location:  This handbook is located in the CLIC’s Handbook Area, room 306, Bavaro Hall
Call Number: LC212 .K73 2013
Table of Contents

 OVERVIEW. To the degree that gender is socially constructed and performative, language remains a primary means through which individuals conceive of themselves as gendered beings, and through which each person structures and performs gendered relations with others. This handbook provides a critical review of contemporary and foundational studies in gender and literacy to uncover how human potential is determined by our habits and assumptions regarding gender—and how our literacy practices often work to maintain those habits of action.



 handbook-of-language-NEW EBOOK
Handbook of Language and Literacy 2014
by C. Addison Stone

 OVERVIEW. Much has been learned in recent years about the close connections among language and literacy processes, both typical and atypical. Filling a significant gap in the literature, this comprehensive volume brings together leading authorities in communication sciences and disorders, learning disabilities, and literacy education to present current knowledge in this area. Reviewed are the latest advances in theory, research, and practice in language and literacy development, including the impact of specific language-related processes on literacy learning and ways to achieve optimal learning outcomes with diverse students. –provided by the publisher


 handbook-institutionalNEW EBOOK
Handbook of Institutional Research 2012
by Richard D. Howard, Gerald W. McLaughlin, William E. Knight & associates.

OVERVIEW. As the demand for accountability grows, institutions are under pressure to improve their ability to report a wide variety of data to various stakeholders. The Handbook of Institutional Research offers institutional researchers and all college and university administrators the most current and comprehensive overview of theory and practice in the field. The volume covers the areas of research as well as methodologies, tools, and techniques. The book covers topics including The History, Practice, and Theory of Institutional Research; Institutional Research Support of Institutional Functions; Building and Using External and Internal Data Sources; and Institutional Research Tools and Techniques.–provided by the publisher


DocuTicker is a database of reports published by government agencies,  non government organizations,  think tanks,research institutes and other public interest groups. You can browse the DocuBase by date, topic, source or type of source, or subscribe to the free DocuTicker Newsletter.

This report, “An Avalanche is Coming: Higher Education and the Revolution Ahead” by Barber, Donnelly, and Rizyi and forward by Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard is a report in DocuTicker.


 handbook-for-teaching-leadershipNEW HANDBOOK @ DARDEN
Handbook for Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing and Being

Check the online catalog, VIRGO, for availability.

Call Number: HD57.7 .H3562 2012
Location: Darden Library




  Creative Commons Licenses were updated this week. “The new 4.0 licenses — more than two years in the making — are the most global, legally robust licenses produced by CC to date. We have incorporated dozens of improvements that make sharing and reusing CC-licensed materials easier and more dependable than ever before.  They are now available for adoption worldwide.” –CC Blog

One way to increase visibility and access to your work is to share it with an existing community. You can affix a CC license to work you author and own and for which you own the copyright. Many content platforms have already enabled CC licensing, making it easy for you to indicate the license along with other information, such as who to attribute. In addition, search engines like Google and Yahoo! will index your work as CC licensed if the metadata is properly attached. Contact your friendly Curry Librarians if you have any questions!


advances-in-spedMYSTERY EXPLAINED
The journal, Advances in Special Education is published one time per year. While most people think of it as a book, it is a periodical, so even current volumes will be shelved in the Alderman Library stacks on the 2nd floor (new), mezzanine level. The call number is LC3950 .A36. Map

You can browse the Tables of Content for the journal, Advances in Special Education for all volumes to locate articles. You can also locate articles when you use the Ebsco Education databases found on our SPED Research Guide. Should you find an article that interests you, remember you can scan the chapter without charge using Alderman Library’s new scanner. The scanner is located on the “bridge” next to the circulation desk.


The Center for American English Language and Culture (CAELC) will be offering ESL 903, Academic Writing for Doctoral Students this spring semester. This is an advanced writing course for graduate students for whom English is a second language. Course topics include reporting research, critical analysis, and argumentation. Structures and vocabulary are addressed as needed. Individual consultations are an important part of the course. Enrollment is limited to students working on their thesis or dissertation. The class will meet on Thursday evenings from 4:30-7:30pm. 


HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.



why cite data WHY CITE DATA?
We believe that you should cite data in just the same way that you can cite other sources of information, such as articles and books. Data citation can help by:

  • enabling easy reuse and verification of data
  • allowing the impact of data (and you) to be tracked
  • creating a scholarly structure that recognizes and rewards data producers


If you are using a data set in your research, you’ll want to know how to cite it in the articles you write about that research.  This APA BLOG posting provides examples of how to cite data sets, how to write an in-text citation, and how to cite data sets that have other documents associated with them such as codebooks!

Here is how to cite a data set with a DOI. Note that you use the DOI instead of the URL from where you retrieved the data set.




Here is how to cite a data set without a DOI. Note that you use the URL from the web site from where you retrieved the data set as there is not a DOI.


icpsr_logoNEED DATA SETS?
If you are looking for data sets such as the one above, consider looking for one in the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)  a data set repository at the University of Michigan. Researchers from around the world deposit their data sets into ICPRS and while some of the data sets are open to the public, some are restricted to members. UVa is a member of ICPSR, so you will access to all of the data sets!

If you go to the ICPSR website, set up an account and login as that will give you access to all the data sets. You can browse by topic or search within a topic. Please set up your ICPSR account while you are either on-Grounds or already authenticated through NetBadge or VPN. Questions? Contact Summer Durant the ICPSR representative for UVa  434.243.1873.

UVa affiliates can also access data sets in the ICPSR collection through VIRGO. If you use this method, you are authenticated automatically. It is best to search using the title of the data set. If you do not know the title, it may be best to use the ICPSR interface at least until you find the correct title. Then, you could use VIRGO or the ICPSR site to access the data set.


APA Journals Pro app iconLINKS TO DATA SETS AND REPOSITORIES  This APA website features a selective listing of  “Links to Data Sets and Repositories in Psychology” that may be of interest to Curry researchers!


data-sets-statisticsDATA SETS AND STATISTICS
The CLIC Librarians’ have created a listing of Data Sets and Statistics Related to Education. All of our  LibGuides have the link, Data Sets and Statistics Related to Education


Need some data, stats and info about the financial aspects of university athletics? This database can help!

The Knight Commission believes a renewed commitment to sustained financial reform is necessary to maintain the health of college sports. As part of its efforts to improve transparency and accountability for athletics finances, the Knight Commission developed this database, Athletic and Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I, to show important trends.

Database Interface 1: How much do institutions spend on athletics per athlete and academics per student? Explore key measurements in this spending database by institution, conference and subdivision.

Database Interface 2:  Create your own snapshot of college sports spending compared to academic spending. Select different variables for comparisons or to adjust for inflation.


roturnda-dog Wahoowa!
photo courtesy of Dean J., UVa Office of Admission

We hope you have lots of fun and sleep during the winter break!
–Your Curry Librarians, Kay and Carole



This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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