As of May 22, 2014 Curry doctoral candidates uploaded 129 dissertations into the UVa institutional repository, Libra. We want to give a special shout out to Sheila Sprouse who helped implement the transition of dissertations into Libra. Wahoowa!
Many of the doctoral candidates opted to make their dissertation open access immediately, thus allowing people world wide to access the full text of those dissertations. Some candidates needed to embargo their dissertations for a set number of years, but those, too, will be open access. Thank you all for contributing your scholarship to Libra!
CURRY’S BIG READ BOOK
Curry has selected the book Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language, as a common reading experience for the coming 2014/15 school year. That said, summer is a great time to read! The UVa Library provides e-book and print copies of this book for you.
Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language (click here to read)
E-BOOK copy that you can read both on-Grounds and off-Grounds
Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language (click here to view location and status)
3 hardback copies you can check out from the library.
When you are supplied a citation for an article, book, or other source in a bibliography or a professor’s syllabus, you may want to read it. To do so, you will need to be able to understand the parts of that citation, for example, the citation above is to a journal article and below, we have labeled the component parts of a journal citation.
- Authors: Cabell, Sonia Q., Jamie DeCoster, Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Bridget K. Hamre, and Robert C. Pianta
- Publication date: 2013
- Article title: Variation in the Effectiveness of Instructional Interactions Across Preschool Classroom Settings and Learning Activities
- Journal title: Early Childhood Research Quarterly
- Volume number 28, Issue number 4, page range 820-830
- Digital object identifier: 10.1080/03075079.2011.592937 (not all articles have DOIs)
To determine if you have access to the journal, you could use the Journal Finder and enter the title of the journal into the second search box to see if it is available online. If the article is not online, enter the title in the first box to find out if it is in paper format here at UVa. If it is not available online or in print, you could submit an Interlibrary Loan Request and the library will get a digital copy and email it to you.
If you prefer, you could use VIRGO to determine availability. In this case, you could enter the title of the article. Be sure to look in the right column as articles appear on that side with a link to the full text.
LUNCH ON-GROUNDS THIS SUMMER
If you are on-Grounds, here is a list of restaurants that will be open this summer and their hours. The list includes: Alderman Cafe, Einstein Bros. Bagels, West Range Cafe, Starbucks (South Lawn), Poolside Cafe, and Observatory Hill Dining.
If you regularly eat at the Pav, the Nood, or the Castle during the Fall and Spring semesters, please note they will be closed for the summer and will reopen in August.
Title: Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
Editor: Olivia N. Saracho with Bernard Spodek
Location: CLIC Handbook Area, Call number: LB1119.H25 2013
Table of Contents
Overview: This 3rd edition addresses critical, cutting edge research on curriculum, policy, child development, and research and evaluation strategies.
Title: Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 2014, Volume 29 (Volumes 1-28 of this handbook series are housed in Alderman Library at the same call number.)
Editor: Michael B. Paulson
Location: CLIC Handbook Area, Call number: LB2300.H54
Table of Contents Vol. 29 includes Power and Latino Postsecondary Opportunity; The Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model: A New Theory of Success among Racially Diverse College Student Populations; Student Ratings of Instruction in College and University Courses; Toward a Better Understanding of Equity in Higher Education Finance and Policy; and Changing Nature of Cultural Capital.
Tables of Content for volumes 1-28 in the series, Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research.
Title: Routledge International Handbook of Innovative Education
Editor: Larisa V. Shavinina
Location: CLIC Handbook area: Q181.R846 2013
Table of Contents
Overview: ‘This handbook provides the first and most comprehensive account available of what should be done in order to develop innovators and how to do it successfully. It includes chapters by leading specialists from around the world responsible for much of the current research in the fields of innovation, gifted education, scientific talent, science education, and high ability studies. Based on the latest research findings and expert opinion…” Publisher
NEW ONLINE BOOK
TITLE: Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth: An Evidence-based Approach to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2013
EDITORS: James Hale, Adam Weisman, & Linda Reddy
OVERVIEW: This comprehensive text translates basic brain science into empirically-supported clinical assessments and interventions for children….” Publisher
BOOK NOW ONLINE
TITLE: That’s So Gay!: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community, 2013
AUTHOR: Kevin L. Nadal
OVERVIEW: “People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) experience subtle forms of discrimination, also known as microaggressions. Microaggressions are commonplace interactions that occur in a wide variety of social settings, including school or the workplace, among friends and family, and even among other LGBT people.” Publisher
TITLE: Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation 2013
EDITOR: Paul T. Sindelar, Erica D. McCray, Mary T. Brownell, and Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft
OVERVIEW: “The purpose of this seven-part handbook is to expand our knowledge of teacher education broadly by providing an in-depth look at the most up-to-date research on special education teacher preparation….” Publisher
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.
JOB POSTING: Senior Research Data Scientist
The University of Virginia Library’s Research Data Services seeks a Senior Research Data Scientist. The Senior Research Data Scientist will guide the Library’s efforts to broadly serve the data-oriented research needs of science, engineering, and medicine, and will provide leadership to the Library’s university-wide efforts to curate and preserve research data. Interested in applying? View the job posting!
S-PLUS/TIBCO SPOTFIRE SOFTWARE UPDATE
After several years of low usage, the UVa Site-License Committee has decided not to renew the S-Plus site license, and on or about August 18, 2014, S-Plus will be removed from the classroom build, the Hive and the directory.
The open-source package “R” has nearly identical functionality to S-Plus, and most S-Plus users will not have trouble or experience downtime when they make the switch. The Research Data Services group in the Library can provide assistance as needed.
NEW DATA CENTER @ STANFORD
A new center at Stanford University aims called Scholars at the Meta-Research Innovation Center (METRICS) to transform research practices to improve the reproducibility, efficiency and quality of scientific investigations. Barbara Spellman from UVa is a guest on a podcast that discusses the new data center. There is a blog post about the center, too.
Credit: Image of 2 stick figures by Harry Collins, Cardiff School of Social Sciences
NCES RELEASES PISA 2012 U.S. PUBLIC-USE DATA FILES NCES has released the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 U.S. public-use data files. PISA is a system of international assessments of 15-year-olds in mathematics, science, and reading literacy that is conducted every 3 years. In 2012, the primary focus of PISA was on mathematics, with science and reading literacy as minor domains. Learn how to access the PISA 2012 public-use data file.
ICPSR recently announced a 4-part webinar series dedicated to Understanding the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB). More information including the broadcast dates and registration links for each webinar may be found on the webinar series website. (Attendees will need to register for each webinar.) These webinars are free and open to the public.
The first webinar, Using the MET LDB Video Data: Access, scoring, and linking, will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Registration Link The remaining webinars will be held May 28, June 2, and June 4. Times will vary.
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.