New to the Library for Social and Political Science

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in April 2016 for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

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Capitalism: competition, conflict, crises by Anwar Shaikh (shelfmark: HB501 Sha. Also available as e-book).

Theories of international politics and zombies by Daniel W. Drezner (shelfmark: JZ1305 Dre. Also available as e-book).

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“What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies.”

There is: the event and the finitude of appearing by Claude Romano ; translated by Michael B. Smith (shelfmark: B2433.R663 Rom.) Continue reading

What’s new in the Library for Social and Political Science?

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections since the beginning of January for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School. Find even more via DiscoverEd.

The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy by Lester R. Brown with Janet Larsen, J. Matthew Roney, and Emily E. Adams (shelfmark: TJ808 Bro.)

The secret of our success: how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter by Joseph Henrich (e-book).

secret_success_bookcover“Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species’ genetic evolution and shaped our biology”

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New books for Social and Political Science: July 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in July 2015 for Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being studied and researched within School.

envisioning_utopias_book_coverEnvisioning real utopias by Erik Olin Wright (shelfmark: HX73 Wri.)

Inmates’ Narratives and Discursive Discipline in Prison : Rewriting personal histories through cognitive behavioral programs by Jennifer A. Schlosser (e-book)

Illegality, inc.: clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe by Ruben Andersson (shelfmark: JV8259.Z6 And.)

Social policy in the European Union by Karen M. Anderson (shelfmark: HN373.5 And.) Continue reading

*New* Bloomsbury eBook Collections

The Library has recently subscribed a number of collections in the Bloomsbury eBook Collections.

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Bloomsbury eBook Collections delivers instant access to Bloomsbury’s research publications with unlimited user access and the facility to download and print chapter PDFs without DRM (Digital rights management) restriction.

Specifically of interest to SPS are the e-book collections related to Anthropology, International Relations and Politics but other collections are available.

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University of Edinburgh has access to those collections that have an open lock icon next to them.

Access is only available if you are working on-campus or are working off-campus using the VPN (Virtual Private Network).

You can access the Bloomsbury eBook Collections via the E-book Collections A-Z list or the Databases A-Z list on the Library website. The individual book titles will be added to DiscoverEd in due course.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

 

New books for Social and Political Science: May-June 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in May and June 2015 for Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being studied and researched within School.

government_next_door_book_coverThe government next door: neighborhood politics in urban China by Luigi Tomba (shelfmark: HT147.C48 Tom.)

George Padmore and decolonization from below: pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the end of empire by Leslie James (shelfmark: DT30 Jam. Also available as e-book.)

The self by Constantine Sedikides and Steven Spencer (e-book).

Land and Desire in Early Zionism by Boaz Neumann (shelfmark: DS149 Neu. Also available as e-book.) Continue reading

General Election 2015: recommended resources

It’s hard to miss that today, Thursday 7th May 2015, the UK is going to the polls to vote in the General Election. Have you voted yet?

We’ve pulled together just a small selection of Library resources and external sources that you may find useful if you are interested in elections and the election process in general or specifically in the UK General Election 2015.

What do the papers say?

newspaper_image_1Although traditional news outlets are seen as less influential these days they still matter and have been extensively covering the General Election.

Factiva (off-campus access requires VPN) and NexisUK (click “Academic sign-in” and choose “UK federation”) allow you to search and access the full text of a large number of UK and international newspapers to find out how they have been covering the General Election. Read full text articles, compare how different newspapers are covering the same issues and stories, track the coverage of the General Election from the beginning and more. You can also use Lexis Library to specifically look at UK newspapers.

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New books for Social and Political Science: April 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in April 2015 for Social and Political Science.

city_is_ours_book_coverThe city is ours : squatting and autonomous movements in Europe from the 1970s to the present edited by Bart van der Steen, Ask Katzeff and Leendert van Hoogenhuijze (shelfmark: HD7287.96.E85 Cit.)

Small states and international security : Europe and beyond edited by Clive Archer, Alyson J.K. Bailes and Anders Wivel (shelfmark: JC365 Sma. Also available as e-book.)

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Trial access to SIPRI Yearbook Online

The Library has set up trial access to SIPRI Yearbook Online. You can access this via the E-resources trials page at www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials.

IFThe SIPRI Yearbook, written by authors who are experts in their field, is known worldwide as an essential and independent source for issues on armaments and arms control, conflicts and resolutions, security arrangements and disarmament, as well as longer-term trends in international security. SIPRI Yearbook Online offers access to the SIPRI Yearbooks published from 2010 and onwards, all available on one, easy-to-use and fully cross-searchable resource.

SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.Find out more at http://www.sipri.org/

Trial access is available until 30th April 2015. We would welcome feedback on this database as this helps with making the decision on whether the resource should be considered for subscription or not.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

New books for Social and Political Science: March 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in March 2015 for Social and Political Science.

unexpected_alliances_book_coverPolarization and Transformation in Zimbabwe : social movements, strategy dilemmas and change by Erin McCandless (e-book)

Unexpected Alliances : independent filmmakers, the state, and the film industry in postauthoritarian South Korea by Young-a Park (shelfmark: PN1993.5.K6 Par.)

The neoliberal regime in the agri-food sector : crisis, resilience, and restructuring edited by Steven A. Wolf and Alessandro Bonanno (shelfmark: HD9000.6 Neo. Also available as e-book.)

The great humanists : an introduction by Jonathan Arnold (e-book) Continue reading

Top 5 library resources for Social Work

Today is #WorldSocialWorkDay! We thought we’d give you a taster of social work resources available to students and staff here at the University of Edinburgh Library.

1. Have you seen Social Services Abstracts? This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.

Coverage includes community and mental health services; crisis intervention; the family and social welfare; gerontology; poverty and homelessness; professional issues in social work; social services in addiction; social work education; social work practice; violence, abuse, neglect.

You can access this and other relevant databases at databases for social work.

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