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Student barometer – give your views!

By Polly Geater, on 15 November 2013

All UCL students are invited to give their views in a student survey with the chance to win an iPad or £1,000 in cash/donation to charity.

The Student Barometer should take less than ten minutes to complete. Take part by clicking the link in the Student Barometer email you will have received.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Institutional Repository

By Polly Geater, on 13 July 2011

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) – the regional branch of the UN-  has established an institutional repository. This will hold  journal articles,  flagship publications and other reports and grey literature about the economic and social development of Africa.

UCL Bloomsbury Project

By Polly Geater, on 20 April 2011

The Leverhulme funded Bloomsbury Project researched the development of the Bloomsbury area of London from swampy marshland in 1800 to a centre of intellectual life by 1904.  The website hosts material about Bloomsbury institutions, people and streets and squares in the area.

British Society for Population Studies conference

By Polly Geater, on 15 April 2011

The British Society for Population Studies conference will be held from Wednesday 7th September to Friday 9th September 2011 at the University of York. There will be sessions on population and the environment, migration, historical demography, health and mortality and more.  See the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) website for more information about the organisation and other events.

Stats and Data from the OECD iLibrary

By Polly Geater, on 1 April 2011

OECD logoUCL has a subscription to the OECD iLibrary (replacing SourceOECD) which hosts all the publications and datasets released by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). Search for books, journals,  papers and statistics by theme, country or by keyword and download tables and data – over 6,200 ebook titles, 21,000 chapters and articles and over 14,000 tables and graphs.

Eldis for Development Research

By Polly Geater, on 1 April 2011

WheatIf you haven’t already seen Eldis, it’s a very useful website for information about developing countries, development policy, practice and research.  There are detailed country profiles to view and subject-focused resource guides to download on topics such as climate change and aid. It’s maintained at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, Brighton.  You can set up newsfeeds from the site and subscribe to regular email updates.