I’m happy to let you know that following requests from staff in Politics & International Relations the Library has purchased access to The Encyclopedia of Political Thoughtonline from Wiley Blackwell. The Encyclopedia examines the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and political philosophy.
You can access The Encyclopedia of Political Thought via DiscoverEd.
The Encyclopedia offers over 900 A-Z entries, including shorter definitions and biographies as well as extended treatments of major topics, from over 700 contributors from around the world. Examining the history of political thought from antiquity to contemporary political theory and political philosophy, the Encyclopedia also reflects diverse traditions in the evolution of political theory and political science. Continue reading →
I’m pleased to let you know that the Library has purchased access to the House of Lords Parliamentary Papers (1800-1910) from ProQuest. This resource provides online access to previously unseen and valuable historical documents and is the very first digitised collection of 19th century House of Lords Parliamentary Papers.
You can access the House of Lords Parliamentary Papers (1800-1910) via the Databases A-Z list.
The House of Lords Parliamentary Papers (1800-1910) is an essential research resource that, along with the existing House of Commons Parliamentary Papersdatabase (which the Library already has access to), provides a complete picture of the working and influence of the UK Parliament during the pivotal 19th century. Continue reading →
The Library has been given trial access to the independent online newspaper EUobserver. Launched in 2000 their aim is to support European democracy by giving people the information they need to hold the European Union (EU) establishment to account.
EUobserver is an independent, not-for-profit news organisation established in Brussels in 2000. Their team of journalists file daily news reports from the EU capital and beyond and do in-depth investigations on topics of special interest. EUobserver is the only independent news media covering EU affairs in Brussels and all 28 member states. They are not funded by the EU institutions.
The database can be accessed for the duration of the trial period via e-resources trials.
Access is available both on and off-campus. Trial access ends 7th April 2017. Feedback welcome.
The Library currently has trial access to the full range of digital collections for ProQuest Congressional. In addition to our existing Congressional Record access this provides access to the ‘Congressional Research Digital Collection’, or CRDC a collection of research materials – CRS Reports and Committee Prints – created for Congress. It also gives access to the ‘Congressional Hearings Digital Collection’, a collection of published and unpublished hearings held by Congress.
ProQuest have kindly allowed us to trial for a second time Women’s Magazine Archive I and II comprising archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the 20th century which up till now have been difficult to locate and navigate.
You can access the database via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.
For a limited time only the Library has access to Black Newspapers from ProQuest Historical Newspapers. This fantastic resource contains the archives of 9 individual newspaper titles that provide cultural perspective and insight to the events that shaped the United States in the 20th Century.
You can access the database via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.
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 semester one, 2016/17 for the School of Social and Political Scienceand these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.
I’m pleased to let you know that after a successful trial earlier this year the Library has now subscribed to Africa-Wide Information from EBSCOhost. Bringing together 50 databases sourced from Africa, Europe and North America, Africa-Wide Information provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary information which documents research and publications by Africans and about Africa.