Database of the Constitutions of Sub-Saharan Africa

By Bob Burns|March 7, 2014|Africa, Law|0 comments

The Database of the Constitutions of Sub-Saharan Africa, containing constitutional documents for 52 Sub-Saharan countries since their independence is now available online. The collection contains constitutions, as well as amendments and constitutional bills. The documents are provided in their original language, and, if available, in their English translation. The database was set up with support of the German Foundation for Peace Research (Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung) for the research project “Traditional

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CKNI Trial: longer and off-campus enabled!

By Victoria Bird|March 7, 2014|China and Inner Asia, Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The trial for CKNI’s databases Chinese Yearbook Full-text database and the China Statistical Yearbooks (National Level resource) has been extended- you can now get access until 15 April. You can also now access the trial off-campus. Enjoy! Chinese Yearbook: Off campus access Chinese Yearbook is the largest, continuously updated yearbooks full-text database in China. It collects various type of yearbooks including national, regional, industry, enterprise yearbooks and so on. China Statistical Yearbooks

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New international law databases available at SOAS

By Bob Burns|February 27, 2014|Law|0 comments

We now have access to two additional major international law e-resources. Hague Academy Collected Courses Searchable full text of all volumes from the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. Coverage back to 1923 with several new volumes added each year. Please note this database is not yet configured for use on tablets or smartphones. To view full documents, save and print use a PC, laptop or Mac.

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UK Data Service External Training courses

By Victoria Bird|February 13, 2014|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Struggling with locating and utilising the data for your PhD? Stumped by missing values? Unbalanced by attempts to weight your data? Help is available. On 6-7 March, UK Data Service are running two day-long workshops looking at secondary data analysis. They are charging £30 per UK student, £60 for UK Academic staff (including research centres), and ESRC researchers. Day 1: Finding and evaluating data for your research, where the focus will

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Mapping your statistical information

By Victoria Bird|January 30, 2014|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

Want to do something a bit special with your research data? Here are some suggestions of sites that allow you to map it- so you can have a pictorial representation, or cartogram. Cartogrammer: An EDINA site, Cartogrammar contains resources (digital images etc), shared on a worldwide basis under the terms of a Creative Commons (CC) licence. You can also create your own cartograms.

North Korea in the news

By Victoria Bird|January 21, 2014|Politics and International Relations, South East Asia|0 comments

The British Library is currently trialling NK News (North Korea News).  From 13th January to 12th February 2014 users onsite in British Library reading rooms will be able to access the site from BL computer terminals. User feedback is welcomed and will be used to determine the business case for taking out a subscription to the site, so get yourselves down there if you are interested! Further information can be found

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Compustat training: one for researchers

By Victoria Bird|January 21, 2014|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

Jaismine from S&P Capital IQ will present an overview on the use of Research Insight (Compustat) on Wednesday 29 January, 1-2pm in E17. Please sign up here: This is a great opportunity to get first-hand training on this financial modelling tool that allows you to evaluate company performance, perform in-depth peer analysis, and conduct long-term backtest research. Suggested audience: staff and research students conducting in-depth financial research on companies worldwide. If

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International data in the UK Data Service: free webinar

By Victoria Bird|January 13, 2014|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

On Wednesday 15 January 2014, 2-3pm, the UK Data Service is holding a webinar on the structure, content and research potential of the international databases accessible through the service. The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.  Here you will find a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including

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UK Data Service training: your source of international data

By Victoria Bird|November 28, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Join the UK Data Service for an hour-long webinar on 5 December 2013 showcasing the data available from the Service. The webinar will give an overview of the types of survey data available and how they can be accessed. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about the range of data available from the UK Data Service and why these datasets are useful. There will

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Round-up of recent web resources on Byzantium

By Mary Fisk|August 14, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, Gender, History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

Siege of Constantinople (1453) from a manuscript in the Bibliotheque Nationale (France) (image from: ; [this file is in the {PD-US} domain in the United States] Portail des resssources Byzantines (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland) The public part of this portal includes Project Typika (a database of terms relating to artifacts and raw materials mentioned in Byzantine documents), an interactive guide to web resources on Byzantium and a traditional bibliography Dumbarton Oaks Resources

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