UK Data Service 2016 training webinar programme

By Victoria Bird|January 18, 2016|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The UK Data Service has released its 2016 programme of free regular introductory webinars, which will be held throughout the year. These will introduce different aspects of the service and explain our key datasets. These webinars are repeated throughout the year so you can choose a webinar session which is convenient for you. These are free and easy to join without the expense and trouble of travel any further than to

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Company and Bank Databases Training

By Victoria Bird|January 11, 2016|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

Wednesday 27 January sees a special training session for SOAS students which looks at BankScope – which provides financial data for more than 29,000 banks worldwide, Oriana – which lists 10 million companies across the Asia-Pacific, and Zephyr- which contains M&A, IPO and venture capital deals. Session starts at 1.30pm and ends at 3.30pm in E17. Please book your place via EventBrite: For more information, or to find out about

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‘Global Environment’ Journal now available electronically!

By Farzana Whitfield|August 18, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, History, Unknown|0 comments

Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences is a half yearly periodical focusing on the environment and world history including economic development, social relations, production government, and international relations. One of the aims of the journal is to bring together a study of the natural and social sciences with history. This is reflected through peer reviewed research articles, interviews and other exciting features. Accessible through our database

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Anthropology and Sociology – Spring 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 27, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology|0 comments

Anthropology in theory: issues in epistemology / edited by Henrietta L. Moore and Todd Sanders Ruth Landes: a life in anthropology / Sally Cole The other face of the moon / by Lévi-Strauss, Claude The ground between: anthropologists engage philosophy / edited by Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, and Bhrigupati Singh Ethnographies of uncertainty in Africa / edited by Elizabeth Cooper and David Pratten After the ancestors: an anthropologist’s

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Try out Palgrave Connect: trial extended to 16th November

By Victoria Bird|October 9, 2014|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

The Library is currently holding a free trial of Palgrave Connect until 16th November. We can now access 602 of Palgrave’s most recently published titles in Economics, Finance, Business and Management, including the Palgrave Pivot imprint. The  acclaimed Economics & Finance Collections feature titles written by some of history’s foremost economists and modern day Nobel Prize winners, spanning some of the earliest ideas of economics and finance to how we tackle

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New tool to address rural poverty and rural development projects released

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 9, 2014|Development Studies|0 comments

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has recently announced its new multidimensional poverty assessment tool (MPAT) which combines 10 different indicators to measure rural poverty. Led by IFAD, MPAT has been collaboratively developed since 2008 and has been through extensive field testing in several countries, as well as independent validation and peer review. The website includes full background information, related reports and a downloadable guide as well as contact

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Guardian’s recommendation of global development tweeters

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 25, 2014|Development Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

This March saw eight years since Twitter came on to the scene and it has proved to be useful tool for both academic and professional networking. With that in mind Development Studies students and researchers might want to take a look at Maeve Shearlaw’s article published in the Guardian earlier this year of the “movers and shakers” who regularly tweet on a variety of Development related issues. They include Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

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Practical (eBook) Action

By Victoria Bird|January 30, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

For the next 30 days, the Library invites you to trial Practical Action’s eBooks, the well-known publisher that specialises in the area of International Development. Titles available in the trial include Achieving Water Security; Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women’s Lives and Bridging Research and Policy in Development Access is via this link: [on or off-campus] During the trial, you can view books online by clicking the cover

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Journals – 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 21, 2014|Journals|0 comments

All of these titles are available to all users on-campus, and to SOAS staff & students off-campus (where possible) using SOAS id and password to login. Africana Linguistica Volume 17 (2011) onwards. [on-campus only] Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development Volume 1(2010) onwards. Critical Policy Studies Volume 1 (2007) onwards. Food Chain Volume 1(2011) onwards. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy Volume 22(2004) onwards. Environment

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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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