BBC Monitoring- one to watch?

By Victoria Bird|October 16, 2017|Unknown|

We’ve been in touch with BBC Monitoring, with view to organizing a trial. In the meantime, the BBC run fortnightly webinars about this product, so if you are interested, please note the date of the next one: BBC Monitoring School of Search 19 October The demonstration covers: • Live ‘Search’ Demos • Highlights and Key Features • Troubleshooting • Interactive Q&As You can look at the home page of the BBC

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African Studies Association of the UK – New Monograph Prize

By dsw|September 25, 2015|Unknown|0 comments

The ASAUK Fage & Oliver Monograph Prize (Inaugural Award) The African Studies Association UK (ASAUK) invites publishers to nominate titles for the Fage & Oliver Prize. The ASAUK presents the Fage & OIiver Prize to the author of an outstanding original scholarly work published on Africa during the preceding 2 years. John Donnelly Fage (1921-2002) and Roland Oliver (1923-2014) were pioneers of British African Studies. After a decade teaching in

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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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Postman by Maleonn

By Jiyeon Wood|July 30, 2015|Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Photography, Unknown|0 comments

Maleonn, 2008. Postman [photograph]  (London, SOAS Library). Photograph by David Pearson. You have probably seen these photographs in the Library (Level E).  They were from the exhibition Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography held at the Wolfson Gallery in the library in 12th April – 8th June 2012. The exhibition presented photographs of a number of high-profile independent artists in China, and provided a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of trends

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Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize Winner Announced

By Victoria Bird|May 21, 2015|Politics and International Relations, Unknown|0 comments

The winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2015 was announced on Wednesday as Francis Fukuyama with Political Order Political Decay – From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. The book prize of 15.000 Euros is awarded every two years to the best book on globalization, as judged by an international panel, who look for books that offer “rigorous and well – defended conclusions and are written in a clear

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Datastream: not as hard as it looks, honest!

By Victoria Bird|March 18, 2015|Unknown|0 comments

Many students find DataStream a bit daunting when they start to use it, especially if they’ve never used such databases before. However, the good news is that there is a lot of help available online, and that once you’ve had a bit of practice, it becomes much easier to navigate and locate that vital information. Here is the link to the DataStream Training Site. These helpful video guides will take

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Free online access to ALL Palgrave Macmillan Journals during March!

By Victoria Bird|March 1, 2015|Unknown|0 comments

From March 1-31, 2015 we are pleased to announce that we are once again offering FREE, unrestricted online access to the current content and archives of ALL Palgrave Macmillan journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business. Click the below subjects to go to the journal lists, or access all available titles here.         

New ABS Journal Rankings Out!

By Victoria Bird|February 25, 2015|Financial and Management Studies, Unknown|0 comments

Today marks the launch of the new Association of Business Schools Journal Ranking (2015) edition. Everywhere, business journal publishers have been awaiting this with bated breath- it’s like their Oscars, but without the nice dresses. Following my own Oscar-worthy performance at the DeFims Research Away Day (see what I did there?!), I felt it would be interesting to blog about this event, and perhaps compare some titles against the previous

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Bridgeman Education – our new image database

By Jiyeon Wood|January 16, 2015|Art and Archaeology, Unknown|0 comments

Have you tried new image database in SOAS Library? Bridgeman Education (follow on Twitter at @BridgemanEd) is an online educational image resource to use in learning, teaching and scholarly research. The database includes over 650,000 copyright cleared images sourced from the world’s major museums, galleries, contemporary artists and private collections. The database provides access to the visual culture from ancient time through to Modern and Contemporary art and architecture. Furthermore, it provides

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