9 January 2014, Volume 7, Number 17

 Sample of a search in PsycInfo using Boolean Operators. PsycINFO: IMPORTANT NEWS
If you have been searching the PsycINFO database and you did not enter Boolean operators (or & and) in uppercase, your search did NOT retrieve all of the articles it would have had you entered the Boolean operators in uppercase. In fact, you may want to redo your search. We ran a sample search using lowercase a month ago and got 34 results. When we ran it using uppercase for Booleans, we got 4,230!

This week, APA has changed that requirement so you will now get all the articles whether you use uppercase or lowercase with Boolean operators. Below is a search showing how to enter your search terms using Boolean operators.

apabooleanlower

 

 

dissertationprep
DOCTORAL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN MAY 2014
TOPIC:  Submitting Your Dissertation into Libra
LOCATION: The CLIC, Room 306, Bavaro Hall
TIME:  Thursday, January 15, 2014, Noon-1:00pm
PRESENTER: Ellen Ramsey, Institutional Repository Services Librarian
DESCRIPTION:  Doctoral students who will graduate in May 2014 and beyond are required to upload their dissertations into UVa’s institutional repository, Libra.   This session will provide information about the process. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers about open access, copyright and the repository.    REGISTER.

 

 

 Dialogue bubble with the following text: How to Format a Block Quote in APA style
In addition to providing guidance on creating citations for your papers, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides valuable information on how to format your paper and the items in your paper.  For example, if you need to use a block quote in an upcoming paper, you can find that information in section 4.08, page 92 and section 6.03, page 171 in the print version of the Publication Manual of the APA.   You can also check out the APA Style Blog entry on formatting a block quote in APA Style.

 

Born Digital (adjective) Digital information originally created in digital formDIGITAL STEWARDSHIP @ UVA 
Definition: Born digital resources are items created and managed in digital form. They can include web pages, books, photographs and more. The UVa Library is leading the way in addressing the digital stewardship challenges such as preservation.

“The technological advances that make digital-humanities work possible also put it at risk of obsolescence, as software and hardware decay or become outmoded. Somebody—or a team of somebodies, often based in academic libraries or digital-scholarship centers—has to conduct regular inspections and make sure that today’s digital scholarship doesn’t become tomorrow’s digital junk,” wrote Jennifer Howard in this Chronicle of Higher Education article titled, “Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive.

 

 

Cover of The Handbook of Educational TheoriesNEW HANDBOOK
Title: The Handbook of Educational Theories
Editors: Beverly J. Irby, Genevieve Brown, Rafael Lara-Alecio, and Shirley Jackson
Location:  This handbook is located in the CLIC’s Handbook Area, room 306, Bavaro Hall
Call Number: LB 14.7 .H3636 2013
Table of Contents 

Overview: “Although educational theories are presented in a variety of textbooks and in some discipline-specific handbooks and encyclopedias, no publication exists which serves as a comprehensive, consolidated collection of the most influential and most frequently quoted and consulted theories.” — publisher

 

 

Cover of the International Handbook  of Reserach on Children's Literacy, Learning, and CultureNEW HANDBOOK
Title: International Handbook of Research on Children’s Literacy, Learning, and Culture
Editors: Kathy Hall, Teresa Cremin, Barbara Comber, and Luis C. Moll
Location:  This handbook is located in the CLIC’s Handbook Area, room 306, Bavaro Hall
Call Number: LB 1528 .I58 2013
Table of Contents 

Overview: “Presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies. Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research.  Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy. Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures.” — publisher 

 

 

Cover of the Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in EducationNEW HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education
Editors: Barbara Kelly and Daniel F. Perkins
Location:  This handbook is located in the CLIC’s Handbook Area, room 306, Bavaro Hall
Call Number: LB 1051 .H2355 2012
Table of Contents 

Overview: “Implementation Science is the science of the effectiveness of research for real-world practitioners. This book is an indispensable, highly innovative, and evidence-based resource aimed at utilizing research in psychology to improve all aspects of education, from individual teaching programs to organizational development. It addresses the widespread confusion and disappointment about the lack of effectiveness of real-world psychology and provides twenty-seven chapters offering proven policies, strategies, and approaches for designing, supporting, and improving interventions in schools.” — publisher

 

 Cover of the 1st edition of the Handbook of Psychology, Volume 7, Educational PsychologyNEW LOCATION FOR 1ST EDITION OF A HANDBOOK
Title: The Handbook of Psychology, Volume 7 Educational Psychology, 1st ed.
Editors: William M. Reynolds, Gloria E. Miller
Location:  This handbook is located in the CLIC’s Handbook Area, room 306, Bavaro Hall
Call Number: BF 121 .H1955 2003 vol. 7
Table of Contents 

 

 The Incredible shrinking public domainCOPYRIGHT CORNER: PUBLIC DOMAIN
What books COULD have been freely available without charge through Public Domain on January 1, 2014?  Duke University’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain has a Public Domain Day 2014 website that can answer that question for you.

 The Public Domain Day 2014 web pages are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

 

cover of the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards "Best Practices' reportREPORT ON LITERACY “BEST PRACTICES”
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards program, established in 2013 and announcing its first awards last September, has just published “Best Practices,” a review of the outstanding work in the field of literacy being done by the 26 semifinalists for the 2013 awards.  The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress administers the program.

According to John Y. Cole, chair of the Literacy Awards program and director of the Center for the Book, “Best Practices,” written by Maralita L. Freeny, “addresses the topic of literacy from the programmatic level and highlights the extraordinary efforts of the individuals, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations that applied for the awards.”

If you are interested in information on the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards program, sign up for emails at http://www.loc.gov/rss/ and choose “Center for the Book and National Book Festival.”

 

 

earth_wind_mapWIND VISUALIZATIONS
Science teachers, do you need something to jazz up your meteorology lesson on wind?  If so, there are some free,  interactive maps online that show wind patterns and additional information as well.  If you are interested in just the continental U.S., try Wind Map.  Its surface wind data come from the National Digital Forecast Database and are revised once per hour. 

The second map is just called earth and is a visualization of global wind conditions forecast by supercomputers and updated every three hours.  By using your mouse, you can rotate the virtual globe, zoom in and out to view specific areas of the world, and you can select different air pressures to see the wind patterns at different levels of the atmosphere.  Just click on the word, earth, to find out more information and to change the map.

 

 

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.

 

 

University of Virginia Library Research Data Services
SPRING WORKSHOPS
Interested in learning about statistical approaches, research software, data management plans, sharing research data, or geocoding data? Check out the Research Data Services spring lineup of workshops. Upcoming workshops in January include:
•    Using LaTex, Part 1, January 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Alderman 421
•    Graphing with Stata, January 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Alderman 421
•    Introduction to R, January 30, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Brown SEL 133

 

Logo for ProQuest International Datasets database trial
NEED DATASETS – TRY THIS
The U.Va. Library has a 30-day trial to ProQuest International DataSets, which contains aggregated data sets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms. In addition to providing multiple downloadable formats (excel, csv, etc.), it also provides images containing data. Please send your feedback about the usefulness of this database to your research or teaching needs to Summer Durrant, Data & Geographical Information Librarian.

 

Kelly Johnston and  Benjamin Akuetteh
NEED HELP FINDING DATA SETS?
We spotted this article about locating datasets for faculty and students in the UVa School of Architecture who are working with residents of Charlottesville’s sister city, Winneba.  Winneba is one of the cities selected for the School of Architecture’s interdisciplinary Resilient Communities project.  We wanted to highlight the article, as the story it tells nicely illustrates that the Library’s GIS experts will search throughout the world to help you and other researchers find the spatial datasets you need for your research!  

Above Photo:  Kelly Johnston, UVa Library GIS specialist, with Benjamin Akuetteh, Principal Applications Specialist, Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services at the University of Ghana, Legon

 

geocoding_map
PUT YOUR DATA ON THE MAP
Your research data mentions the locations of various schools across Virginia and you’d like to put these locations on a map for a presentation about your research, but you don’t have the longitude and latitude for the location. Consider consulting these instructions from School of Data outlining how to make a geocoded map of your dataset!

 

  Cover of the Digest of Education Statistics 2012DIGEST OF EDUCATION STATISTICS 2012
Recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES),  the Digest of Education Statistics 2012 provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.

 

 

Cover of the National Center for Education Research Publication HandbookPUBLICATIONS FROM NCER-FUNDED RESEARCH 
Since its inception in 2002, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has funded over 700 education research grants and over 60 education training grants.  An updated National Center for Education Research Publication Handbook is now available on the NCER website. This handbook includes publications related to these grants along with a full listing of all the projects funded through NCER’s education research grant programs from 2002 to 2013. Where applicable, related grant projects and project websites are noted and links to publications that are listed in the IES ERIC database are provided. You can follow the NCER on Twitter @IESResearch for additional information about NCER-funded research.

 

 

Cover of the 2013 Mathematics and Reading Trial Urban District Assessment2013 NAEP RESULTS FOR URBAN DISTRICTS
2013 assessment results for fourth- and eighth-graders in mathematics and reading are available for 21 urban districts around the country. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), in partnership with the National Assessment Governing Board and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), created the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) in 2002 to support the improvement of student achievement in the nation’s large urban districts. 

Find complete results and sample questions, and download the First Look at The Nation’s Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading Trial Urban District Assessment.

 

Cover of the IPEDS December 2013 First Look (Provisional Data) ReportNEW IPEDS DATA RELEASED 
The new data report released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2012; Graduation Rates, Selected Cohorts, 2004-2009; and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012 presents findings from the spring 2013 data collection of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

 

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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