New books 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 small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections this semester for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

sexting_panic_book_coverSexting panic : rethinking criminalization, privacy, and consent by Amy Adele Hasinoff (e-book).

Russia and the new world disorder by Bobo Lo (shelfmark: JZ1616.A5 Lo. Also available as e-book.)

Why India votes? by Mukulika Banerjee and Jonathan Spencer (shelfmark: JQ292 Ban.)

Challenging child protection : new directions in safeguarding children by Lorraine Waterhouse and Janice McGhee (shelfmark: HV713 Cha.)

Becoming salmon : aquaculture and the domestication of a fish by Marianne E. Lien (shelfmark: SH167.S17 Lie. Also available as e-book.) 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 online resource for SPS: Political Science Complete

Following a successful trial in semester two, 2014-15, the Library has subscribed to Political Science Complete a major database in the areas of politics and international relations.

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Political Science Complete provides full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles. The database also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association. Continue reading

Can RAB help you get the book you need?

Library doesn’t have a book that you want? Did you know as a student at the University you can request the Library buys books for its collections via the RAB (Request A Book) Service?

RAB_logoLast academic year, 2013/14, the Library purchased 940 books in response to RAB requests. 134 books were ordered directly from requests from students in Social & Political Science, this made approximately 12% of the total requests from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

You can see a full list of all 940 titles bought by the Library through this service on the Request a book purchase for the Library.

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New books for Social and Political Science: December 2014

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 December 2014 and early January 2015 for Social and Political Science.

understanding_political_science_research_methodsUnderstanding political science research methods : the challenge of inference by Maryann Barakso, Daniel M. Sabet and Brian F. Schaffner (shelfmark: JA86 Bar. Also available as e-book).

The wellbeing of nations : meaning, motive and measurement by Paul Allin and David J. Hand (e-book)

Government of Development : peasants and politicians in postcolonial Tanzania by Leander Schneider (shelfmark: HN797.Z9 Sch.) Continue reading

SPS Librarian Top 5 blog posts 2014 – no. 4

As exams are almost over and semester one nears its end we are reposting our Top 5 blog posts from this year, every day in the final week of semester.

At number 4 an introduction to a new online resource purchased for SPS Media Education Foundation digital films.

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Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

New books for Social and Political Science: November 2014

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 November 2014 for Social and Political Science.

Why_we_harm_Nov_14Why we harm by Lois Presser (shelfmark: HV6025 Pre. Also available as e-book).

Toxic aid : economic collapse and recovery in Tanzania by Sebastian Edwards (shelfmark: HC885 Edw. Also available as e-book).

Sounds of the citizens : dancehall and community in Jamaica by Anne M. Galvin (shelfmark: ML3532 Gal.)

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New books for Social and Political Science: October 2014

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 October 2014 for Social and Political Science.

041114_sexuality_ruralitySexuality, rurality, and geography edited by Andrew Gorman-Murray, Barbara Pini, and Lia Bryant (e-book).

India’s Foreign Policy edited by Kanti P. Bajpai and Harsh V. Pant (shelfmark: DS480.853 Ind.)

Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science by Sean Gailmard (shelfmark: HA29 Gai.)

Effective writing for social work making a difference by Lucy Rai (shelfmark: PN146 Rai.)

The Buganda factor in Uganda politics by Phares Mukasa Mutibwa (shelfmark: DT433.29.B8 Mut.)

Limits of Gendered Citizenship: contexts and complexities edited by Elżbieta H. Oleksy, Jeff Hearn, and Dorota Golańska (e-book). Continue reading

New books 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 small number of the books that have been purchased by the Library for Social and Political Science subject areas since the start of semester.

fire_belowThe symbolic representation of gender: a discursive approach by Emanuela Lombardo and Petra Meier (shelfmark: HQ1075 Lom. Also available as e-book)

The fire below : how the Caucasus shaped Russia edited by Robert Bruce Ware (shelfmark: DK511.C2 Fir. Also available as e-book)

Urban planning and the pursuit of happiness: European variations on a universal theme (18th-21st centuries) edited by Arnold Bartetzky and Marc Schalenberg (e-book)

Illicit by Moisés Naím (shelfmark: HV6252 Nai.) Continue reading

New online resource for SPS: Media Education Foundation digital films

The Library has recently subscribed to the Media Education Foundation (MEF) digital films service via the Kanopy streaming service. MEF produce and provide documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. IF Continue reading