TITLE: Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders
EDITORS: Jack S. Damico, Nicole Müller, Martin Ball
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library presents a new exhibition, Beyond Words: The Writer’s Art. "Some pieces show a little whimsy. Thomas Wolfe, author of "Look Homeward, Angel," drew a map of his native North Carolina and marked locations such as "World's Largest Underwear Factory." In a richly illustrated letter to an ill child in which he wrote about the rainy weather, Dos Passos drew giant tadpoles," wrote Rob Seal.The exhibition is on display in the first floor exhibit gallery through March 13, 2012.
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Google Scholar Citations is a new tool for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time.
With Google Scholar Citations (GSC) you set up a profile. Google Scholar will provide you with a list of articles and you identify which articles are yours. GSC then collects citations to your articles, graphs them over time, and computes a variety of citation metrics for your work-like the h-index; the i-10 index, and the total number of citations to your articles. Each metric is computed over all citations and also over citations in articles published in the last five years.
The citation metrics may be updated automatically or, manually. If you choose to make your profile public, it can appear in Google Scholar search results when someone searches for your name, making it easier for colleagues to follow your work.
We are always scouring the web for online children's books. Today, we found online TumbleBooks offered through the Jefferson Madison Regional Library's site. The categories are: Read Alongs, Non Fiction, and Learning Language. Once you select a category, you can then click on iPad books icon! Note: to see all of the iPad books, look for this following at the bottom of the page as there are many more iPad books than those on the first page. MORE>> 5-L | L-P | P-T | T-Y
PHANTOM The phantom library sculptor has returned. Somebody has been dropping glorious little paper sculptures into libraries and museums all over Edinburgh, Scotland, and more just turned up. View these amazing works of art.
TEST INSTRUMENT TIP
Should you include in your dissertation the full text of the test instrument you used in obtaining your research data, especially one you did not create? Should you append the instrument? Does it make a difference if the instrument is commercial or not? First, ask yourself whether it is necessary to append instruments that are readily available from a primary source, such as a journal article.
It may be you may need to only append instruments that you authored or revised or adapted in some way with permission from the original author. Instruments found in published literature would be cited in the text of the dissertation. For instruments acquired in other ways, you should check with your advisor on the best way to handle your specific situation.
When the dissertation is submitted to ProQuest Dissertation Publishing, written permission to reprint copyrighted material will need to be submitted with the manuscript. For more information, see http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/submitted_authors.shtml
CHARLES M. HEUCHERT
Friends and family of Dr. Charles (Chuck) Melvin Heuchert, Professor Emeritus will gather on Thursday, December 8th in the Curry Library Innovation Commons to celebrate his life. The gathering begins at 1:00pm in room 302, Ruffner Hall.
Click here to read the current and previous issues of the Education Services newsletter produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman to support digital scholarship and research. All back issues are archived here.
TITLE: APA Educational Psychology Handbook
EDITORS: Karen R. Harris, Steve Graham, Tim Urdan
LOCATION: Online all 3 volumes
volume 1 Theories, Constructs, and Critical Issues
volume 2 Individual Differences and Cultural and Contextual Factors
Application to Teaching and Learning
BOOKS AS ART
The New Haven, Connecticut art exhibit," Library Science, contemplates our personal, intellectual and physical relationship to the library as this venerable institution—and the information it contains—is being radically transformed by the digital era. Through drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, painting, web-based projects and works sited at New Haven libraries, the artists in Library Science explore the library through its unique forms, attributes and system."
MAPPING AND DATA
Here is a great article that illustrates an effective use of statistical data and maps in research!
American History in Video provides a online collection of video available for the study of American history— 5,000 titles on completion.
Historical coverage in the collection ranges from the early history of Native Americans, to the lost colony of Roanoke, to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf.
Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century figures such as Benedict Arnold and Daniel Boone to modern day figures such as Thurgood Marshall and Helen Thomas.
Several types of video footage have been chosen to provide a well-rounded collection for historical study:
Documentaries from key partners: The History Channel, PBS, Bullfrog Films, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Media Rich Learning (forthcoming), Newsreel Films, Pennebaker Hegedus Films , and others provide long-term perspectives on historical events, historical people, and key turning points in American history.
You will find a link to this in the library's A-Z list of databases.
TWO IES STUDIES: K-PAVE
The original IES study "The Effectiveness of a Program to Accelerate Vocabulary Development in Kindergarten,” study examined whether exposure to the vocabulary program Kindergarten PAVEd for Success improved expressive vocabulary of kindergartners. The researchers found that kindergarten students in schools using Kindergarten PAVEd for Success as a supplement to regular literacy instruction performed better on expressive vocabulary than kindergarten students in control schools.
This follow-up IES study, "Effectiveness of a Program to Accelerate Vocabulary Development in Kindergarten (VOCAB): First Grade Follow-up Impact Report and Exploratory Analyses of Kindergarten Impacts," tracked students who were part of the 2010 study’s sample of kindergarten children to determine whether there were sustained effects on student vocabulary and early reading skills one year later when students were in first grade. The follow-up study found no statistically significant impacts of K-PAVE at the end of first grade on any of three outcomes examined—expressive vocabulary, academic knowledge, and passage comprehension.
There was a positive and statistically significant impact of K-PAVE on academic knowledge in schools that were not receiving Reading First funding relative to schools with Reading First funding, but there were no other statistically significant differences in kindergarten impacts between subgroups of students or schools.
'TIL NEXT YEAR!
This will be the final Education Services newsletter of 2011. Your librarians would like to wish all of you productive exam sessions, a safe journey on your travels, and a very wonderful holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in 2012. The photo of the Dell last winter is courtesy of Mary Hanna.