What’s new?

August 10, 2016

Our collection of screening and assessment measures (a.k.a. Kits) have been in the library catalog for some time, but there was much to be desired in terms of searching the collection by specific test-related data points. Well, desire no more! Our former library science graduate student intern/current part-time employee Kindra Morelock has created a web-based solution that allows for specific searching of the library’s test/measurement collection. Users can search by assessment name or acronym, filter the list by development area, age range, etc., or browse the collection alphabetically.

Click here to learn more about using this great new search tool, or go directly to the Screening & Assessment Measures database if you are eager to start your search.

Let us know what you think by emailing us at [email protected].

June 10, 2016

Check out our new subscription to PolicyMap, an online U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform. PolicyMap can be used for teaching, learning, and research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography. Users can leverage thousands of US data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group (in many cases) up to the national level. PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts, and pre-built reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs, and websites; users can also download data from PolicyMap for use in other tools. In addition, students can upload unlimited amounts of their own address-based data for use in PolicyMap and can share these maps with others.

Just click on the PolicyMap link to start working with this great research tool. And please let us know what you think – as always, we’re at [email protected].