Off-campus access to Bankscope, Oriana, Zephyr and EIU CountryData

By Victoria Bird|March 7, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

It is now possible for SOAS students and staff to access Bankscope, Oriana, Zephyr and EIU CountryData off campus, via Shibboleth, and without the need of an extra password. To access, either click the links below, or for more information on what each database contains, access from the Data and Statistics section of the Library Website. Bankscope: detailed financial information for more than 29,000 banks worldwide Zephyr: M&A, IPO and venture capital

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FREE Access to a Wiley Special Collection of Articles on China and the World Economy: Investment and Trade

By Victoria Bird|March 7, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Unknown|0 comments

Wiley Publishers have created a special collection of articles, edited by Professor Shujie Yao, featuring 16 papers that “…have been carefully selected from a broad range of economic journals. All the papers have large numbers of downloads and citations, but they share a common focus of interest: China and the World Economy from an Investment and Trade Perspective.”  Professor Shujie Yao has provided a full introduction here, which is also available in Chinese. Simply click on

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Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA) free access to 10th anniversary issue

By Victoria Bird|January 15, 2013|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

FREE access to 10th Anniversary Celebratory Issue Volume 11, Issue Supplement S1, January 2013 This special issue is a celebration of ten years of the journal. Given the excellent flow of submissions, the editorial team decided not to invite contributions specifically for this issue, but to select a sample of representative articles coming through the regular submission process. The set of topics ranges from ethnic and political conflict to credit

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Finding company or industry information – digging deeper

By Victoria Bird|December 19, 2012|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

How do you go about finding out who runs a business?Or information on a company? Or which firms are major players in an industry? Beyond merely Googling and then searching the webpage of said company, there is a myriad of sources available to you to research company data. Here are a few tips to get you started. Library Databases Business Source Premier: this database contains detailed company profiles for the world’s 10,000 largest

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CMI- Book of the Year Awards

By Victoria Bird|December 5, 2012|Financial and Management Studies, Unknown|0 comments

If you feel the need to be inspired over the winter, then take heart! The winner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Book of the Year will be announced on 28 January 2013, but you can find out about the shortlisted titles here. The competition is organised by the CMI and supported by the British Library, is now in it’s third year and aims to celebrate the best of management books

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ProQuest Business Collection trial- not too late to respond!

By Victoria Bird|December 3, 2012|Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

We currently have a free trial of the following ProQuest databases and it’s not too late to let us know what you think: ABI/INFORM Complete: Accounting & Tax: Banking Information Source: ProQuest Asian Business & Reference: ProQuest Entrepreneurship: This trial includes access to over 4,700 full text publications from some of the most prestigious publishers worldwide, including CUP, Emerald, Palgrave Macmillan, Springer plus top business publications such as: Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, MIT Sloan Management

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The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online – Free Trial

By Victoria Bird|December 3, 2012|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Unknown|0 comments

Need to define an Economics term, but away from the University Library? We currently have a free trial of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online until 22 December 2012. Please send your feedback on this product to Victoria Bird. Features of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online : contains full text of 2008 print edition incorporates quarterly additions and updates allows remote access to members of subscribing institutions offers excellent search

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IMF videos free online

By Victoria Bird|October 15, 2012|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

The IMF have launched a video channel on their website. The videos it contains are free to use, download and to repost. Helpful topics include general introductory pieces, such as What is a Recession?, information on country and regional economies such as The rise of Asia in the changing global economy and videos from the 2012 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings. It is possible to search videos by category, country, year and language. All the IMF videos are available through the following links:

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City Business Library

By Victoria Bird|July 25, 2012|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

City Business Library (CBL) is a public library- so all resources are free to use. You cannot borrow items, but you can access databases such as Euromonitor, Datamonitor and Global Trade Tracker for free. The library focuses on the provision of timely and relevant information for the businesses in the City of London – and surrounding areas. Students and researchers are very welcome to visit and only have to complete a short form

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