Sociology

27
Apr10

IRis Highlight: the Department of Sociology and Anthropology collection

Posted by: Kat Tibbitts

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The Sociology and Anthropology Department here at Northeastern University is staffed by the most amazing faculty on the planet, for example: Michael Brown Ph.D., Professor in Theory, Cultural Sociology, History of Sociology/Social Thought; and Jack Levin Ph.D., Professor in Criminology, Prejudice, Social Psychology, Aging/Social Gerontology.

It is no wonder that the graduates of this program mirror the excellence of their professors; for example, Katherine Rickenbacker, Stanislav Vysotsky, Peter P. Cassino, Janese Lynette, and Marci Lee Gerulis-Darcy. Check out their disserations and master’s thesis now easily viewable and readily available on IRis. Simply browse “collections,” scroll down to Department of Sociology and Anthropology, or click here.

Posted in: Anthropology, Information and Society, Library News and Events, Research Online, Scholarly Communications, Sociology

26
Mar10

New resource, Ageline, fills a niche

Posted by: Katherine Herrlich

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Interested in the future of Medicaid? Intergenerational issues? The health and psychology of aging?

Newly available from the Libraries is a search tool called Ageline. Ageline is produced by AARP and is now one of the Libraries’ best resources for coverage of social gerontology.

Particularly timely at this historic moment– in which we are witnessing the passage of the new Health Care Reform law– it covers public policy and the delivery of health care for the population aged 50+.

 A truly interdisciplinary database, it will prove useful to students of psychology, behavioral sciences, human services, geriatric nursing, anthropology, sociology, and business, as well as others.

An example of an article I found here (which happened to be full text, thanks to the Libraries’ subscription to the journal Social Science and Medicine) is “The influence of national policy change on subnational policymaking: Medicaid nursing facility reimbursement in the American states.

Those who are interested in Ageline might also want to check out the Geriatrics and Gerontology subject guide and Human Services subject guide.

For more information about Ageline and other library resources and how to effectively search and make use of them, please contact a subject librarian or request research assistance.

Posted in: Anthropology, Business, Economics, Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Research Online, Sociology

22
Mar10

Create High Quality Thematic Maps Using SimplyMap

Posted by: Emily Sabo

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From trial to subscription! The Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of SimplyMap, a web-based application that enables one to create high quality thematic maps, charts, and reports based on extensive demographic, business, marketing, and health data.

SimplyMap tools allow you to compare data across different geographical locations, down to the block group level. Included are variables such as ethnicity, transportation, language, housing, population, education, employment, and consumer expenditures. 

The data also includes estimates and projections so that you can analyze and plot current and future trends. SimplyMap also includes SimmonsLOCAL, a tool that tracks consumer behavior through over 200 media markets and includes over 450 product categories and 8,000 specific brands.

For the full press release, click here.

To get started with SimplyMap, click here.

Posted in: Anthropology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Information and Society, Library News and Events, Political Science, Research Online, Sociology