February 2010 Archives

Roper Poll Data - Register for Full Access

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research was founded in 1947 as an archive to preserve data from surveys of public opinion conducted by many leading survey organizations. Most of the surveys in the Roper Center are national samples, but there are also some state and local surveys, as well as a number of surveys of special populations of interest.

Students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges can access Roper Center data via the library web site. On the Databases page, look for Roper Center in the alphabetical list R.

The Roper Center has recently changed access to some of its resources, now requiring users to register an account. Access to basic search tools is available without registering; however, registering allows you to download data, link to reports, and access more information from Topics at a Glance. Even if you registered in the old system, you will still need to register in the new one to access these features.

To Register:
Look for the link to register at the top of the iPoll and RoperXpress pages. When you register, you will create your own username and password.

Need help using data?
Contact one of the librarians who works with data sources: Sheree Fu or Mary Martin.

Korean and Japanese News Sources (3 Trial Subscriptions)

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Try out these Korean and Japanese language news sources and let us know what you think. ChosunIlbo Archive and DongaIlbo Archive are available until Mar. 4, and Asahi Kikuzo II Visual will be available until Feb. 28.

Please send any feedback or questions to Grace Chen, Asian Studies Librarian

Libraries Are Open on Presidents Day

Honnold/Mudd and Denison Libraries will be open normal hours on Mon, Feb. 15.

RefWorks Workshops

RefWorks allows you to create and manage your own personal citation database for articles, web pages, and other types of information valuable for your research. In this workshop you will learn the basics of RefWorks for creating your database and importing information. You will also learn how to use your database to format notes and bibliographies in the appropriate style (MLA, APA, etc.) for your papers.

Workshops are held in the Keck Learning Room, Honnold/Mudd Library. You are welcome to bring your own laptop.

The workshop schedule can be found on the library web site. To register for one of these workshops, email Gale Burrow with a subject line of RefWorks workshop.

iGoogle Gadgets Make Research More Convenient

With Claremont iGoogle gadgets you can search library resources from your iGoogle page. There are gadgets for Blais, the Discovery Beta search tool, for Academic Search Premier, and to make a custom list of favorite databases.

FMI, or to add a gadget to your iGoogle page

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