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Archive for July, 2013

Public Information Online

By Kieron L Jones, on 18 July 2013

We have a trial to the Public Information Online database, until 18th August.

“Public Information Online is brought to you by Dandy Booksellers and The Houses of Parliament Shop, specialists in the supply of Parliamentary material.
The aim is to increase awareness of, and access to, Parliamentary publications, and to encourage best practice in the procurement, dissemination and use of public information.

Public Information Online contains All material from 2006/07 Parliamentary session onwards. The site is updated daily with fully searchable PDFs that are available on the day of publication.

One stop shop for PDFs of ALL:

  • House of Commons Papers
  • House of Lords Papers
  • Command Papers
  • Bills and Bill Amendments
  • Explanatory Notes for Bills
  • Standing and Public Bill Committees
  • Acts and Explanatory Notes
  • House of Commons and House of Lords Daily Hansard
  • House of Commons Weekly Information Bulletin
  • Votes & Proceedings”

Friday 19th July

By Kieron L Jones, on 12 July 2013

Owing to the annual staff conference, the Main Library will be closed all day on Friday 19th July.

The Science Library will be open for reference only 08:45-00:00.  Self-service machines will be available on the ground floor for Science users and on the 2nd floor for Cruciform users.

World News Connection

By Kieron L Jones, on 12 July 2013

World News Connection is providing access to their full range of translated world news.   Regions include:

  • Africa—North, Sub-Saharan, Western
  • Asia—East, South, Near/Middle
  • Central Asia/Caucasus
  • Europe—Western, Central/Eastern
  • Latin America/Caribbean
  • Southeast Asia/Oceania

WNC is “a powerful online subscription service bringing news from around the world, translated into English, typically within 24-72 hours from the time of the original publication or broadcast.  The information is obtained from newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports.”

Global corruption data

By Kieron L Jones, on 12 July 2013

Find information on the extent of government and political corruption worldwide.  Transparency International publish an annual corruption perceptions index which charts opinion on levels of corruption.

New acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 11 July 2013

McMenamin, Iain. If money talks, what does it say? : corruption and business financing of political parties / Iain Mc Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 2112 MCM

Buonanno, Laurie. Policies and policy processes of the European Union / Laurie Buonanno and Neill Nugent. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
PUBLIC POLICY JN 30 BUO

Young, John W., 1957- International relations since 1945 : a global histoy / John W. Young and John Kent. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XA 5 YOU

Goldin, Ian, 1955- Divided nations : why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it / Ian Goldin. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XB 60 GOL

Andrews, Matt, 1972- The limits of institutional reform in development : changing rules for realistic solutions / Matt An Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
ECONOMICS D 30 AND

Macroeconomics and human development / edited by Deepak Nayyar. London : Routledge, 2013.
ECONOMICS D 30 NAY

Foucault, Thierry. Market liquidity : theory, evidence, and policy / Thierry Foucault, Marco Pagano, Ailsa Roëll. New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
ECONOMICS J 10 FOU

Boyce, James K. Economics, the environment and our common wealth / James K. Boyce. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2013.
ECONOMICS N 35 BOY