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BFI InView

By Kieron L Jones, on 10 October 2014

UCL now has access to BFI InView

BFI InView is an audio-visual database covering over 2,000 non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th century to the early 21st. InView is easily searchable, and clearly organised under six main Themes, each with an introductory essay by an academic historian.

The themes are:

  • Education
  • UK Industry & Economy
  • Health; Law & Order
  • Environment
  • Immigration, Race and Equality

Trial access to The Commonwealth iLibrary

By Kieron L Jones, on 1 October 2014

UCL has trial access to The Commonwealth iLibrary until 30th October 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

“Each year, The Commonwealth publishes around 30 new titles on a range of topics in which it has particular insight and expertise, especially concerning small states, including;

globalisation and multilateral trade issues

export and enterprise [...]

For further details, please view:

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/library-ejournal/2014/09/26/trial-access-to-the-commonwealth-ilibrary/

Restrictions to LSE Library

By Kieron L Jones, on 1 October 2014

“As the new academic year begins we will be concentrating our Library staff resources on newly registered LSE staff and students throughout October.

Regretfully, this means that access to the LSE Library will be restricted for new non-LSE taught course students from Monday 29 September 2014 to Monday 3 November 2014 inclusive.

Membership applications for new undergraduates and Masters students from University of London and SCONUL institutions will not be processed during this time. New applicants are still welcome to apply for Library membership through our online form, but will not be able to complete their registration at the Library’s Membership Desk until Tuesday 4 November.

Staff and research degree students (MPhil, PhD) who have applied through our existing reciprocal schemes (University of London, SCONUL Access, and M25) will not be affected and can continue to access the Library as usual, as can those using our Archives and Special Collections in the Women’s Library Reading Room.

I am grateful for your understanding during this busy period, and my colleagues look forward to welcoming your students who need to use this Library from 4 November 2014.”

Liz Chapman
Director of Library Services
Library
London School of Economics and Political Science

New books

By Kieron L Jones, on 4 July 2014

Carolan, Michael S. Cheaponomics : the high cost of low prices / Michael Carolan. London : Routledge, 2014.
ECONOMICS F 59 CAR

Wasik, John F. Keynes’s way to wealth : timeless investment lessons from the great economist / John F. Wasik. New York ; London : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
ECONOMICS D 20 WAS

Rhodes, David (Of Boston Consulting Group) Accelerating out of the great recession : how to win in a slow-growth economy / David Rhodes and Dan New York ; London : McGraw-Hill, c2010.
ECONOMICS F 11 RHO

Zinkin, John Rebuilding trust in banks : the role of leadership and governance / John Zinkin.
ECONOMICS F 14 ZIN

Disasters and politics : materials, experiments, preparedness / edited by Manuel Tironi, Israel Rodr Chichester : Wiley Blackwell/The Sociological Review, 2014.
PUBLIC POLICY HU 553 TIR

Lebow, Richard Ned. Constructing cause in international relations / Richard Ned Lebow. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XA 7 LEB

The crisis of the twenty-first century : empire in the age of austerity / edited by Russell Foster,
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XB 27 FOS

International organization and global governance / edited by Thomas G. Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XE 50 WEI

New databases

By Kieron L Jones, on 4 July 2014

Please note that we now have access to the following e-resources:

Economist Historical Archive

Financial Times Historical Archive

The Making of the Modern World

TRAC: Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium

By Kieron L Jones, on 13 June 2014

UCL has trial access to TRAC until 11 July 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere.

For further details please view the Electronic Resources Blog.

New Library books

By Kieron L Jones, on 8 May 2014

The theoretical evolution of international political economy : a reader / edited by Darel E. Paul an New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
PUBLIC POLICY HF 1359 PAV

Eriksen, Erik Oddvar, 1955- The normativity of the European Union / Erik O. Eriksen. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
PUBLIC POLICY HN 373 ERI

Cirincione, Joseph. Nuclear nightmares : securing the world before it is too late / Joseph Cirincione. New York : Columbia University Press, c2013.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XB 34 CIR

Routledge handbook of civil wars / edited by Edward Newman and Karl DeRouen, Jr. London : Routledge, 2014.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XE 15 NEW

Cooper, George. Money, blood and revolution : how Darwin and the doctor of King Charles I could turn economics into Petersfield, Hampshire : Harriman House, 2014.
ECONOMICS A 12 COO

Best, Jacqueline, 1970- Governing failure : provisional expertise and the transformation of global development finance / Jac Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
ECONOMICS D 30 BES

Deductive irrationality : a commonsense critique of economic rationalism / edited by Stephen McCarth Lanham, MD ; Plymouth : Lexington Books, c2008.
ECONOMICS R 40 MCC

Münch, Richard, 1945- Academic capitalism : universities in the global struggle for excellence / Richard Münch. New York ; London : Routledge, 2014.
ECONOMICS T 54 MUN

The UK Data Service – an introduction to data and resources for social scientists

By Kieron L Jones, on 7 May 2014

16 June 2014
Sussex University

This half-day workshop will introduce participants to the data available from the UK Data Service.

The workshop is aimed primarily at research postgraduates but will be of relevance to other social scientists, research methods teachers and librarians who wish to learn more about the resources and support offered by the UK Data Service.

It will involve a mixture of presentation, group work and hands-on computing sessions using the UK Data Service website to:

  • explore the range of datasets available for reuse including quantitative and qualitative data
  • demonstrate how data can be searched, accessed, browsed and analysed online using a variety of resource discovery and data analysis tools
  • showcase the wide variety of data support materials available, for example video tutorial guides and methodological guides
  • provide information on managing and sharing research data and available help and guidance
  • highlight further training events

http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=3743

BoB

By Kieron L Jones, on 2 May 2014

UCL now has a full subscription to BoB, the online TV and Radio resource:  http://bobnational.net

UCL students and staff can record and share broadcast material; they can also create clips to use in teaching.  The programmes are saved indefinitely on BoB and you can access the archived clips and programmes from other users.  There are some video tutorials on the BoB homepage, and De Montfort University have some BoB guidance that might be helpful (http://libguides.library.dmu.ac.uk/content.php?pid=479023&sid=3924522 ).

You can also link across to the programmes/clips from online reading lists.

Oxford Constitutions of the World

By Kieron L Jones, on 16 April 2014

UCL has a trial to Oxford Constitutions of the World until 8th May 2014. 

You may view the UCL Library Electronic Resources Blog post here: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/library-ejournal/2014/04/10/oxford-constitutions-of-the-world-trial/