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Oct 29 2010

The Latest Publications in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD) is the leading peer-reviewed, scholarly periodical focusing on all aspects of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities.

JADD is committed to advancing the understanding of autism, including potential causes and prevalence; diagnosis advancements; and effective clinical care, education, and treatment.

Impact factor:
2009: 3.063
5 year: 4.400
Ranked 11 of 59
Subject category “Psychology, developmental”

Browse latest Issue volume 40, number 10 / October 2010 freely until mid-November.

  1. Behavior Problems, Psychiatric Symptoms, and Quality of Life for Older Adults With Intellectual Disability With and Without Autism – Vasiliki Totsika, David Felce, Michael Kerr and Richard P. Hastings
  2. Multirater Congruence on the Social Skills Assessment of Children with Asperger Syndrome: Self, Mother, Father, and Teacher Ratings – Efrosini Kalyva
  3. Punishment and Sympathy Judgments: Is the Quality of Mercy Strained in Asperger’s Syndrome? – Shelley Channon, Sian Fitzpatrick, Helena Drury, Isabelle Taylor and David Lagnado
  4. Optimism, Social Support, and Well-Being in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Naomi V. Ekas, Diane M. Lickenbrock and Thomas L. Whitman

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via https://library.hku.hk/record=b2234800

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Oct 29 2010

Efforts to Address Gender-Based Violence: A Look at Foundation Funding

Efforts to Address Gender-Based Violence: A Look at Foundation Funding

Contributing organization(s): Ms. Foundation for Women. Gender-based violence is one of the most insidious and pervasive problems affecting women. Throughout the world, it is estimated that one in three will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. While foundation support of work to address gender-based violence has existed for many years, little research has been conducted on the level or type of funding in the United States. Spurred by this paucity of data…

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Oct 29 2010

Trial access to Criminal Justice databases

Three criminal justice abstracting and full-text databases are now available for trial access:

Click here for access. Comments should be directed to the Reference Department or Social Sciences Faculty Librarian

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Oct 28 2010

InTech – Open Access publisher in the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine

InTech Open Access has been launched so that scientists, engineers and students around the world can freely access relevant publications covering books and journals through this site.

Most of the publications are in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Manufacturing, Operations Research, Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology, Computer Science, Renewable Energy and Electrical Engineering. Since 2010 InTech expanded the publishing program to General and Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Sciences, Medicine, Biology and Biotechnology.

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Oct 28 2010

Social Research Networks Spawn New Tools

Have you thought of incorporating reference management tools with social-networking aspects? Now, you can connect with worldwide researchers through reference management tools such as Mendeley, ResearchGATE, Academia.edu, CiteULike,  and BibSonomy.

Click here for more details.

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Oct 27 2010

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  1. National Resources Inventory Map Room
  2. The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides a range of documents and materials to stakeholders from the private sector, government agencies, journalists, and scholars. One of their projects is the National Resources Inventory (NRI), which produces maps and charts based on their surveys. On this site, visitors can look over these documents, which are divided into eleven different themes, including “Soil Erosion”, “Wetlands”, and “Land Capability”. Each thematic area contains several dozen maps, and a brief description of what each map illustrates. Much of the data is static, and derived from historical data from the late 20th century, but that doesn’t detract from their relevance or usability. The site is rounded out by a “Help” area, and information on some of their other resources.

  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation: White Collar Crime and Fraud [pdf]
  4. The term “white-collar crime” was reportedly coined in 1939 by Professor Edwin Sutherland, and today it can refer to anything from elaborate health care frauds to government contracting scams. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a keen eye in tracking such matters, and this website provides ample information on their activities. The first thing visitors should check out is the “Don’t Be Cheated” area. Here visitors can take a test of their fraud awareness and also learn about common frauds. Moving along, the site also contains a “Quick Facts” area, and a section of “Interesting Cases”. For journalists, the “Cases in the News” area will be particularly noteworthy, as they feature links to recent white-collar crime cases from around the country. The site is rounded out by the “Get Our News” area, where visitors can sign up for their RSS feed and email updates.

  5. European Economic and Social Committee
  6. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a “consultative body of the European Union.” The EESC is meant to serve as “a bridge between European and organized civil society”, and their work includes networking with other governmental organization, adopting policy resolutions and suggestions, and researching energy issues, among other things. The materials on the site are divided into seven primary sections, including “Documents”, “Themes”, and “Events & Activities”. A good place to get started is the “Themes” area, which features information about their recent activities in areas like civil society, consumers, economics, and agriculture and environment. Along the left-side of this page, visitors can look at the latest events and conferences related to each separate theme. Moving along, the “Documents” area includes opinion pieces and working papers such as “EU-Canada Relations” and “Higher Education and Entrepreneurship”. Lastly, the “Press & Media” area includes videos, interviews, and photo galleries.

  7. International Day of Non-Violence
  8. The International Day of Non-Violence is October 2nd, which coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. The Day was established by a United Nations resolution in 2007, and has the goal to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.” Visitors to the U.N. website can go to the “Background” link to read a brief summary of Gandhi’s philosophy, as well as the definition of non-violence, which includes the three main categories of non-violent action: “protest and persuasion, including marches and vigils”, “non-cooperation”, and “non-violent intervention, such as blockades and occupations”. Visitors interested in reading how the International Day of Non-Violence has been commemorated since 2007 should click on the “Commemoration” link on the left side menu. The 2009 commemoration involved the production of a $1.00 United Nations Postal Administration definitive stamp; visitors can see the colorful stamp featuring Gandhi by clicking on “commemorative stamp”. Finally those who are interested in other U.N. days of observance should click on the “U.N. Observances” link at the bottom of the left side menu.

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Oct 27 2010

Latest Articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. A Plan B for Obama
  2. A stagnant economy. Declining American influence. Dictators on the march abroad. And a more Republican Congress coming soon.
    R. James Woolsey, Robert Shrum, Joseph Cirincione, and more on what the president can do now to get off the ropes.

  3. Global Aging
  4. A gray tsunami is sweeping the planet — and the implications are frightening. How did the world get so old, so fast? – By Phillip Longman

  5. Inside Talibanistan
  6. From a distance, you might think the Taliban is a monolithic enemy. Far from it. – By Peter Bergen, Brian Fishman, Katherine Tiedemann

  7. The Tyranny of Metaphor
  8. Three historical myths have been leading American presidents into folly for nearly a century. Is Obama wise enough to avoid the same fate? – By Robert Dallek

  9. Plug and Play
  10. The fast, clean, green automobile is no longer a dream. It’s right around the corner, and coming soon to your driveway.

  11. The Great Battery Race
  12. A 19th-century technology could determine which nation triumphs in the 21st. Who’s winning the global competition to replace the combustion engine? – By Steve LeVine

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Oct 27 2010

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Hard Work in the Public Sector
  2. Contributing organization(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research. Recent economic turmoil has led state and local governments to seek new paths to offset budget shortfalls. Among other things, one widely discussed policy option is state employee pension reforms. These proposals seek to cut pension benefits, and, moreover, to increase the retirement age. State and local government employees generally are able to access full retirement benefits at a lower age than most other American…

  3. Executive Summary: A New Era in Education Reform: Preparing All Students for Success in College, Career and Life
  4. Contributing organization(s): Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. As society changes, the knowledge and skills required for citizens to navigate the complexities of life and work must also change. As a result, some argue that schools must provide students with a broader set of skills that will enable them to thrive in our increasingly diverse, rapidly evolving and globally-connected world. The intent is not to replace the traditional academic disciplines but to infuse them with…

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Oct 25 2010

New Multimedia Resources on AccessMedicine – October 2010

Highlights of updates on New Multimedia Resources in the October 2010 issue of AccessMedicine Newsletter:-

 

New Williams Obstetrics Clinical Pearl
  Placental Mesenchymal Hyperplasia

 

New Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas of Dermatology Gallery
  Cicatricial Pemphigoid
  Dermatitis Herpetiformis

 

Click here to see more multimedia resources on AccessMedicine

 

Click here to see the full October 2010 newsletter.

 

AccessMedicine is a repository of medical knowledge from internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more. Continuously expanding. The two libraries, namely clinical library and Lange educational library contain the latest editions of selected medical titles.

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Oct 22 2010

Read the latest issue from Sex Roles

Sex Roles: A Journal of Research is an interdisciplinary behavioral science journal offering a feminist perspective. 
Sex Roles publishes original research reports and review articles that illuminate the underlying processes and consequences of gender role socialization, gendered perceptions and behaviors, and gender stereotypes. Impact factor 2009: 0.928 , 5 Year: 1.345

HKUL users can access the journal via https://library.hku.hk/record=b1400182

From the Latest Issue: Volume 63, Numbers 7-8 / October 2010

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