New books 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 in semester two, 2017/18 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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The politics of borders: sovereignty, security, and the citizen after 9/11 by Matthew Longo (shelfmark: JC323 Lon. Also available as e-book.)

Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism by Jason Hanna Kalle Grill (e-book).

The unending hunger: tracing women and food insecurity across borders by Megan A. Carney (shelfmark: JV6602 Car.)

Big data, little data, no data: scholarship in the networked world by Christine L. Borgman (e-book).

“Return” in post-colonial writing: a cultural labyrinth edited by Vera Mihailovich-Dickman (shelfmark: PR9085 Ret.)

Havens in a storm: the struggle for global tax regulation by J.C. Sharman (shelfmark: K4464.5 Sha.) Continue reading

New! Development Bookshelf from Practical Action

I’m pleased to let you know that the Library now has access to Development Bookshelf, produced by Practical Action. Development Bookshelf is a specialist peer-reviewed and evidence-based online book collection for International Development policy, practice and research professionals.

You can currently access Development Bookshelf via the International Development subject guide, relevant databases by subject lists or via the e-book pages.

The collection reflects the learning of multiple agencies and development professionals across a variety of specialist subject areas. Content can be browsed by subject area including topics such as agriculture and food, disasters and emergencies, gender, global public health, NGO management, social development and technology or by using keyword quick search. Continue reading

Trial access: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics online

Thanks to a request from a member of staff the Library currently has trial access to the online Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. This resource offers long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars on a large and varied range of topics and subjects related to politics.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 12th December 2017.

Updated regularly you can easily search the resource, browse by subfield or search within a subfield. It also gives you options to refine and sort your search results.

Access Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics via e-resources trials.
Access is available until 12th December 2017.
Feedback welcome.

Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

Trial access: World Politics Review

I’m pleased to let you know that the Library currently has extended trial access to World Politics Review from EBSCO, which provides up to date and extensive coverage of foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 31st December 2017.

World Politics Review is a daily online publication for foreign policy issues. Articles for the Review are written by several hundred contributors from around the world, experts in a variety of disciplines. Full text is included in PDF and/or HTML and the Review contains thousands of articles in its archive. Continue reading

New! International encyclopedia of public health

Thanks to a request from staff in the School of Social and Political Science the Library now has online access to all 7 volumes of the International encyclopedia of public health (2nd ed.) The Encyclopedia is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health.

You can access the International encyclopedia of public health via DiscoverEd. Access is available both on and off-campus.

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Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers

I’m pleased to let you know that a large portion of American anthropologist Ruth Benedict’s professional and personal papers are now freely available online. These have been made available by Alexander Street Press via one of their open access initiatives Anthropology Commons.

You can access the Ruth Fulton Benedict Papers via the Databases A-Z list or via the Anthropology database list. Continue reading

New! The Encyclopedia of Political Thought

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 Thought online 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

New! House of Lords Parliamentary Papers

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 Papers database (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

Observing the EU with the EUobserver

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.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends on 7th April 2017.

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.

ProQuest Congressional on trial

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.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends on 1st April 2017.

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