Archive for October, 2012

Library skills training for undergraduates

By Kieron L Jones, on 29 October 2012

Want to know more about finding books, journal articles and more for your essays?

We’re offering the following training during reading week.  No need to book, just turn up.

  • Tuesday 6th Nov, Science Library, ground floor cluster
    1-2pm Searching Explore – Basic Session
    2pm-3.30pm Legal Resources for Non-lawyers
  • Wednesday 7th Nov, Science Library, ground floor cluster
    1-2pm Searching Explore – Basic Session
  • Thursday 8th Nov, Foster Court Cluster
    1-2pm Searching Explore – Basic Session
    2pm-3.30pm Resources for Arts and Humanities
  • Friday 9th Nov, Foster Court Cluster
    11am-12.30pm Resources for Social and Historical Sciences

Please note that places will be allocated on a first come basis, but if demand is high we will run further sessions.

ABI/INFORM and Amadeus

By Kieron L Jones, on 24 October 2012

Launched more than 40 years ago, ABI/INFORM remains the gold standard when it comes to business research databases. Its massive content set includes important full-text journals and much sought-after titles from the business press as well as key trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings, and market reports.

A database of comparable financial information for public and private companies across Europe. Amadeus contains comprehensive information on around 19 million companies across Europe. You can use it to research individual companies, search for companies with specific profiles and for analysis


Trial of UKPress Online

By Kieron L Jones, on 22 October 2012

UCL has a trial of UKPress Online until 16th November.

Our trial includes the Daily Mirror, the Daily Express and the World War II collection.  The latter includes wartime editions of the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Fascist Week, Action!, Blackshirt, Yorkshire Post and Daily Worker.

Please send feedback on this trial to ejournals@ucl.ac.uk

Recently acquired books

By Kieron L Jones, on 4 October 2012

Dogra, Nandita. Representations of global poverty : aid, development and international NGOs / Nandita Dogra ; forewo London : I.B. Tauris, 2012.

Bilakovics, Steven, 1974- Democracy without politics / Steven Bilakovics. Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2012.

Knill, Christoph. Public policy : a new introduction / Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Functional and territorial interest representation in the EU / edited by Michèle Knodt, Christine Q London : Routledge, 2012.

Godley, Wynne. Monetary economics : an integrated approach to credit, money, income, production and wealth / by Wyn Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Silvestre, Joaquim. Public microeconomics : efficiency and equity in public policy / Joaquim Silvestre. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2012.

García Alcubilla, Raquel. Credit rating agencies on the watch list : analysis of European regulation / Raquel García Alcubill Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.

Capitalisms and capitalism in the twenty-first century / edited by Glenn Morgan and Richard Whitley. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.

Poacher turns gamekeeper as first issue from ‘gold’ open access publisher Social Sciences Directory is launched

By Kieron L Jones, on 2 October 2012

Just nine months after its creation, UK-based ‘gold’ open access publisher Social Sciences Directory announces the publication of its first issue on September 24th 2012. Social Sciences Directory is a multi-disciplinary journal that is published online-only.

It brings together both scholarly peer-reviewed research and additional value-added content (such as case studies, presentations, reports and conference proceedings), on a platform that is easily navigable and responsive to changing user behaviour. A central concept is that most research is now carried out online using keyword searches, and Social Sciences Directory simplifies the process by: removing individual journal titles in favour of a large repository; and by making the resulting content freely available. Submissions have been received from the UK, Australia, France, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, India and Kenya, whilst editors and reviewers from all over the world have offered their services, demonstrating an appetite and widespread support for the initiative.

The first issue will contain papers on:

Introduction to OECD iLibrary

By Kieron L Jones, on 2 October 2012

New support material now available on the OECD iLibrary YouTube channel – http://www.youtube.com/OECDiLibrary:

  • We have posted updated thematic videos providing Key Facts on thematic content available on OECD iLibrary. The playlist is available  here.
  • The first video tutorial providing an Introduction to OECD iLibrary is now also posted. It outlines the main elements of OECD iLibrary and explains the various content items and features in an overview. Follow the direct link to view it.  We will post soon more tutorials exploring the various features of OECD iLibrary in greater detail.

You will also find links to all support material on the Help page of OECD iLibrary.

OECD iLibrary Customer Services – Publishing Division
Public Affairs & Communications Directorate