June 27, 2013

New Released from Statistics Canada (2011 National Household Survey (NHS) - Education and Labour)

JUNE 26, 2013 RELEASE: 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) - Education
and Labour

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 8:30 a.m. (Ottawa time), sees the official
release, via the Internet, of the second set of data and analyses
from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). 

Today's release focuses on education, labour, place of work, commuting to work,
mobility and migration, and language of work.

These data and analyses can be accessed through a variety of gateways:

Users can enter through The Daily.

Users can click on the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) link in the
'Features' section of the Statistics Canada web site home page
(bottom-right corner) or enter through the various postings within
'NHS news' or directly from the variety of links on the 2011 NHS
web site home page.

Information within the web site is organized into broad display/product
categories, featuring analytical, data and reference product
headings in the centre. The right-hand side of the home page presents
NHS by geography (ability to search the NHS Profile), NHS by topic
and the NHS video centre.

Analytical products offer links to the two analytical documents
(Education in Canada: Attainment, Field of Study and Location of Study
and Portrait of Canada's Labour Force) and the three NHS in Brief
articles (The educational attainment of Aboriginal peoples in Canada;
Commuting to work and Language use in the workplace in Canada).
The topic of mobility and migration is not covered in the analytical
products being released today with the exception of a section on
mobility of the workforce in the Portrait of Canada's Labour Force
analytical document. Information on mobility and migration is,
however, available within data products.

NHS Focus on Geography Series also provides data and highlights on key
topics found in the 2011 NHS analytical documents and NHS in Brief
articles for various levels of geography.

Thematic maps are also available with this release for various levels
of geography and present information for education and commuting
to work.

Data products offer education and labour information for a wide range
of standard geographic areas, available in the NHS Profile, NHS Data
Tables and the NHS Focus on Geography Series.

Please note that data at the census tract (CT) level of geography
are now available within the NHS Profile (only) for content
associated with the first NHS release (May 8 - Immigration and
Ethnocultural Diversity and Aboriginal Peoples) and today's
release (June 26 - Education and Labour).

Users can access XML versions of the NHS Profile and NHS Data Tables
from the Treasury Board's 'Open Data Portal,' along with the
provision of the additional XML file download option available
within the NHS web site.
Reference products and other reference materials cover various
aspects of the NHS and are intended to support the use and
understanding of NHS data and analyses. Specifically with this
release, reference products include the updated National Household
Survey Dictionary and four reference guides: labour; education;
journey to work and mobility. In addition, the Languages Reference
Guide, Catalogue no. 99-010-XWE2011007 (released May 8, 2013), has
been updated to include language of work. Please note that the
geographic area suppression lists have also been updated to
include census tracts (CTs) and all lists now reflect the
'reason(s) why' an area was suppressed (i.e., data quality,
confidentiality, incompletely enumerated Indian reserves
and settlements, etc.).

The 2011 NHS web site home page also promotes/presents:

. 'Did you know...' rotating highlights featuring the release (based on the analytical documents).

. Promotional link within 'NHS news' to the upcoming 'Chat with an expert' 
live chat session scheduled forJune 28, 2013.

. Video centre - contains links to the brief national
portrait videos for this release.

. 'Stay connected' - links to Statistics Canada's social
media initiatives.

June 21, 2013

Access to ERIC Full Text - June 2013 Update

Access to ERIC Full Text

Issue 16 - June 2013

Access to full text in the ERIC Collection continues to increase as restricted PDFs are cleared and restored online on a weekly basis, and newly indexed full-text materials are added daily. As of May 30, 2013 nearly 71,400 PDFs were available online for download, including all releasable materials published from 2005-forward and peer-reviewed full-text materials. 

ERIC will continue to accept requests to restore access to older materials via the online form, and maintain the updated list of released documents. The Spotlight and alert areas on the ERIC home page at eric.ed.gov are kept up-to-date to keep you informed of the latest developments. 

New Topics Added to Collection Highlights
Visitors to ERIC’s Collection Highlights area can review the latest literature in 27 topics, including one recent addition to the website: Common Core Standards. Click the RSS icon 
() to view the most recently indexed titles and obtain the feed address for the reader of your choice.  Alternatively, selecting the Search icon () will retrieve all related records.

ERIC Top Search Terms
Curious about what others are searching for in ERIC? Here are the top 10 most frequently search terms entered into the ERIC website search engine during April 2013:
  1. Autism
  2. Bullying
  3. Mathematics
  4. Special education
  5. Motivation
  6. Classroom management
  7. Assessment
  8. Technology
  9. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  10. Inclusion
The term “autism” was searched 658 times on the ERIC website at eric.ed.gov in April, and “inclusion” was searched 309 times. ERIC does not have access to search term statistics from commercial vendors and other ERIC information providers.

Did You Know?
ERIC currently indexes grey literature content published by 1,057 selected centers, agencies, programs, associations, non-profit organizations, and initiatives. This is up from 1,030 beginning in January. To find out which sources are included in ERIC, see the recently updated Non-Journal Source List at: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/journalList/nonJournalProvidersList.jsp.

June 10, 2013

New Online Resources Added

Oxford Reference online titles:

The latest release updates and expands Oxford Reference’s coverage of economics, English literature, music, Shakespeare studies, and rhyming language with the addition of six new titles to the Oxford Quick Reference collection. It also sees thousands of all new entries added to the subject areas of social work, social care, and law.

New Oxford Quick Reference titles (authentication may be required):

The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture series:
Football (i.e, soccer) is the world's most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent experts in the field, scholars and journalists, this Companion covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football. It examines the game's oft-disputed roots and traces its development through Europe, South America and Africa, analysing whether resistance to the game is finally beginning to erode in China, India and the United States. It dissects the cult of the manager and how David Beckham redefined sporting celebrity. It investigates the game's followers, reporters and writers, as well as its most zealous money makers and powerful administrators. A valuable resource for students, scholars and general readers, The Cambridge Companion to Football is a true and faithful companion for anyone fascinated by the people's game.