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Access to LSE & SOAS libraries

By Kieron L Jones, on 27 March 2015

LSE:

Access to the LSE Library will be restricted during the examination period from Monday 30 March to Sunday 7 June 2015 inclusive.

Staff and research degree students (MPhil, PhD) who have applied through the existing reciprocal schemes (University of London, SCONUL Access and M25) will not be affected.

Membership for all other visitors, including undergraduates and Masters students from University of London and SCONUL institutions, will be suspended from Monday 30 March to Sunday 7 June 2015.  These restrictions will also apply to visitors issued cards before 30 March.

In special cases, temporary access for a day may be provided if visitors can show a genuine need to access our collections specifically at this time.  Provision will also be made for visitors wishing to consult archives and other special collections.

SOAS:

We will be restricting access to some users from Monday 13th April to Wednesday 3rd June due to high demand for study spaces by SOAS students during deadline and exam times.  Also during this period, we will be changing the system that we use to manage library user information, so there may be some impacts to services that we deliver.

During the third term the SOAS Library can become very busy and there may be occasions when we have to restrict visitor access in order to ensure that SOAS students can find a study space.  If you come as a visitor to the Library at a busy time, please do not be offended if we ask you which of our research materials or special collections you need to see.  The afternoons are particularly busy so it may make your visit easier if you come to the Library as early as possible in the day.

So –

UG and TPG students: No new membership

PhD/MPhil/Staff: as normal

Trial access to all Palgrave Macmillan journals

By Kieron L Jones, on 10 March 2015

UCL has a month’s trial access to the entire Palgrave Macmillan portfolio of journals. The collection spans across the areas of business, social sciences, and the humanities. Access will be available until 9th April 2015. To begin accessing this content, please click here: Palgrave Macmillan Journals.

New library acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 9 March 2015

Van Lear, William, author. The social effects of economic thinking / William Van Lear. Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
ECONOMICS B 10 VAN

Tapscott, Don, 1947-, author. The digital economy : rethinking promise and peril in the age of networked intelligence / Don Tapsco New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
ECONOMICS N 44 TAP

Corporate social responsibility and trade unions : perspectives across Europe / edited by Lutz Preus London : Routledge, 2015.
ECONOMICS V 145 PRE

Aligică, Paul Dragoș, author. Capitalist alternatives : models, taxonomies, and scenarios / Paul Dragos Aligica and Vlad Tarko. London : Routledge, 2015.
ECONOMICS Y 70 ALI

Dimier, Véronique, author. The invention of a European development aid bureaucracy : recycling empire / Véronique Dimier. Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
PUBLIC POLICY HC 241 DIM

Farrelly, Michael, 1974-, author. Discourse and democracy : critical analysis of the language of government / Michael Farrelly. New York : Routledge, 2015.
PUBLIC POLICY JC 423 FAR

Adams, Jad, author. Women and the vote : a world history / Jad Adams. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 851 ADA

Behan, Cormac, author. Citizen convicts : prisoners, politics and the vote / Cormac Behan. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2014.
PUBLIC POLICY JN 1541 BEH

European Sources Online (ESO)

By Kieron L Jones, on 3 March 2015

European Sources Online (ESO) has been a free access information service since 2014

(Previous to that ESO had been a subscription service from ProQuest (until 2006) and published directly by Cardiff University (since 2006)).

European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on issues of importance to European researchers, citizens and stakeholders.

  • Keep up to date with developments in the European Union and the rest of Europe. ESO is updated daily with the latest information.
  • Search the ESO database to find an expert selection of information on European topics from a very wide range of information sources – primary and official sources of information plus commentary, analysis, summaries, news and academic literature from a wide range of European perspectives – in most cases offering immediate full text access.
  • Browse a unique collection of ESO Information Guides to EU Institutions, EU Policies and fifty European countries
  • You can receive a weekly email of new information added to ESO in topics of relevance (RSS feed also available)

http://www.europeansources.info/

Routledge Handbooks Online

By Kieron L Jones, on 24 February 2015

UCL has trial access to Routledge Handbooks Online until 31st March 2015. For off-site access, please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCLAnywhere.

The trial includes access to over 300 handbooks organized into 18 subject collections. Every chapter acts as a standalone piece of scholarship, complete with its own abstract and metadata, providing a useful research tool.

EThOS Share My Thesis competition

By Kieron L Jones, on 30 January 2015

“The British Library is currently running a Twitter based competition for all PhD authors and current doctoral students, inviting them to say why their doctoral research is/was important, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis.

Twitter competition – https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23sharemythesis&src=typd

Competition web page – http://www.bl.uk/share-my-thesis/

The competition aims to raise awareness of the importance of doctoral research and increase visibility of the PhD thesis as a valuable source of research information. It is generously supported by Research Councils UK and Vitae, and there are some great prizes.

The range and quality of doctoral research being tweeted in 140 characters is truly amazing. Entries are flooding in already, and you can see them all here https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23sharemythesis&src=typd.

The competition closes on 9 February, when eight entries will be shortlisted and invited to expand their tweet into a blog post.”

New library acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 23 January 2015

Micklethwait, John. The fourth revolution : the global race to reinvent the state / John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridg London : Allen Lane, 2014.
PUBLIC POLICY D 860 MIC

Policy change in the area of freedom, security and justice : how EU institutions matter / edited by London : Routledge, 2015.
PUBLIC POLICY JN 30 TRA

Regional and national elections in Western Europe : territoriality of the vote in thirteen countries
PUBLIC POLICY JN 94 DAN

Herro, Annie.  UN Emergency Peace Service and the responsibility to protect / Annie Herro.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XE 63 HER

Yuran, Noam. What money wants : an economy of desire / Noam Yuran.
ECONOMICS F 24 YUR

Engel, Eduardo.  The economics of public-private partnerships : a basic guide / Eduardo Engel, University of Chile, R
ECONOMICS J 36 GRI

Boland, Lawrence A. Model building in economics : its purposes and limitations / Lawrence A. Boland.
ECONOMICS R 15 BOL

Measuring economic sustainability and progress / edited by Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Steven Landefeld, a Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014.
ECONOMICS R 45 JOR

New library acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 17 December 2014

Easterly, William, 1957- author. The tyranny of experts : economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor / William Easte
ECONOMICS D 30 EAS

Sinn, Hans-Werner author. The Euro trap : on bursting bubbles, budgets, and beliefs / Hans-Werner Sinn.
ECONOMICS H 33 HAN

Spulber, Daniel F. author The innovative entrepreneur / Daniel F. Spulber.
ECONOMICS N 46 SPU

Robinson, William I. author Global capitalism and the crisis of humanity / William I. Robinson.
ECONOMICS Y 70 ROB

Majone, Giandomenico author. Rethinking the union of Europe post-crisis : has integration gone too far? / Giandomenico Majone.
PUBLIC POLICY HC 421 GIA

Sluga, Hans D. author. Politics and the search for the common good / Hans Sluga.
PUBLIC POLICY JC 330 SLU

Dickson, Del author. The people’s government : an introduction to democracy / Del Dickson.
PUBLIC POLICY JC 423 DIC

Peacemaking in the twenty-first century / edited by John Hume, T.G. Fraser and Leonie Murray.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XE 10 HUM

Articles added to the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

By Kieron L Jones, on 11 December 2014

Collection move

By Kieron L Jones, on 10 December 2014

Following consultation with the School of Public Policy Library Cttee. and SPP human rights students, the human rights collection in the Main Library has now been moved from the 2nd floor in the history corridor to the 1st floor in the corridor outside of the self-service issue area.

The aim of the move has been to create expansion space for the public policy and international relations collections, and make human rights easier to access. Also, it makes effective use of the shelves left empty after the reorganisation of the lending area, and brings the human rights material closer to the law collection.