Just a reminder that the World Bank eLibrary is still available until 31st December 2103. The access is free of charge and the only requirement from the World Bank is that a number of users will give feedback through a questionnaire when the access has concluded. The Bank would greatly appreciate if you might take a few minutes to provide feedback via the World Bank eLibrary Evaluation Feedback Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wbelibrary2013trialsurvey. Access from here: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://elibrary.worldbank.org.
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
Have you just started your PhD? The British Library Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, the collections cover every format and language and span the last 3,000 years. You will learn about the BL collections, find out how to access them, and meet expert staff and other researchers in your
Tomorrow 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 1pm and ends at 2.30pm in E17. Booking required, but – a few – spaces are still available. To book: http://soaslibrarybvd.eventbrite.com/. More information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/events/2013/06nov2013-bvd-databases—banking-and-company-information.html.
When you need a break from catching up on your reading this week, rather than going onto Facebook and then loosing focus (and time), why not try this instead? Analysis is a short documentary series on Radio 4, which looks at “the ideas and forces which shape the world we live in”. Subjects covered in episodes include Economics, Global Politics, Political Islam and Business & Finance. Presenters include journalists, academics and
To celebrate 1 year since the launch of the Palgrave Pivot format, Palgrave Macmillan are offering free access to the first 100 titles for free for 100 hours. Titles cover topics in Humanities, Social Sciences and Business. From 9am (GMT) on 28th October to 1pm (GMT) on 1st November you can access the first 100 Palgrave Pivot titles FREE on Palgrave Connect. For more details on the Palgrave Pivot publication model,
To celebrate the launch of a new platform, the World Bank eLibrary is being made available to us from 30th October 2013 until 31st December 2103. The access is free of charge and the only requirement from the World Bank is that a number of users will give feedback through a questionnaire when the access has concluded. This database provides access to the complete collection of research and information from the
A progress report on foreign bribery enforcement by an NGO presents an independent assessment on the status of enforcement in all of the 40 Parties to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery, including Russia and Colombia, where the Convention entered into force in 2012 and 2013. The report suggests that in half of the countries surveyed there is little or no enforcement against foreign bribery. Access the full report. The
Britain has the highest total of Chinese investment in Europe, and ranks 8th globally, according to a report that has been published by a US conservative think tank. Worldwide, China and Chinese companies have been big investors in the energy and power sector over the last decade, with this accounting for almost half of all the money invested overseas. Metals and transportation are also popular investments. In Britain, the pattern
The law database LexisLibrary is relaunching with a new look on Saturday October 5th. All the current functionality and content will remain and logging in, both on and off campus, will continue to be with your SOAS username & password. The aim of the relaunch is to make the appearance of LexisLibrary cleaner and less cluttered, enabling use to be more intuitive. To find out more about the