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From the Databases: Susan G. Komen Foundation

From the Databases: Susan G. Komen Foundation

We all know that the AU Library has a lot of databases — but how well do YOU know them and the types of information they contain?  Enter our new  “From the Databases” feature, where I highlight facts & snippets pulled exclusively from the Library’s online electronic resources. It’s good for your brain, and good … Continue reading

Research Case Studies: SOPA/PIPA “Blackout” Protest

Research Case Studies: SOPA/PIPA “Blackout” Protest

Today, January 18, is the official SOPA/PIPA “blackout” day — a voluntary protest in which various websites are censoring all or part of their online content in order to express their strong opposition to two pieces of proposed anti-piracy legislation: the Senate’s “Protest IP Act” (PIPA) and the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Prominent … Continue reading

Twitter Feeds for Communication Majors

Twitter Feeds for Communication Majors

To librarians at academic institutions across the country, it’s increasingly clear that microblogging tools like Twitter are changing the ways that people consume and communicate scholarly and professional information. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than in the realm of communication studies— where scholars and practitioners alike are turning regularly to Twitter for everything from … Continue reading

Cool Tool: Google Public Data Explorer

Cool Tool: Google Public Data Explorer

Data visualization is a popular topic of conversation within the world of higher education, and a fast-growing area of research within (and across) several seemingly disparate disciplines. Within communication, for example, data visualization brings together issues highly relevant to familiar topics of visual communication, political communication, film studies, journalism, and mass media history — and … Continue reading

SOC Graduate Student Orientation: Welcome!

SOC Graduate Student Orientation: Welcome!

Today is the SOC’s new graduate student orientation — and I am, as luck would have it, 2600 miles and several time zones away, attending a friend’s wedding in my Southern California hometown. This isn’t to say I’m not planning to participate. On the contrary — I’m almost participating more this way, what with the … Continue reading