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

Get the Best from the Library Week for SPS

27th-31st October

Drop-in sessions on the 1st floor at Pop-up LibraryIF

Get the Best from the Library Week is all about helping you find out more about how the Library can work for you at the University of Edinburgh.

During the Get the Best from the Library Week you can:

  • Discover the full range of information resources available to you
  • Find out about new resources purchased recently
  • Get one-to-one support from a library specialist in your subject area

All next week the Library Academic Support team are taking over the Pop-up Library desk in the afternoons (1st floor, Main Library, Mon-Fri 2-4pm) so why not pop-up for a chat and find out how you can Get the Best from the Library?

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New books for SPS – June

This month we’re featuring a small selection of new titles purchased to support the area of Social Work in the School of Social and Political Science.

Language practices in social work : categorisation and accountability in child welfare
by Christopher Hall, Stef Slembrouck and Srikant Sarangi. (shelfmark: HV29.7 Hal.)

Applying complexity theory : whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work edited by Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas (e-book).


introductiontothepsychologyIntroduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists by Ian Stuart-Hamilton (shelfmark: BF724.8 Stu.)

Re-imagining child protection : towards humane social work with families by Brid Featherstone, Sue White and Kate Morris (shelfmark: HV751.A6 Fea.)

Check the Library Catalogue for full details of the books including number of copies, location and availability. Access to e-books is only available to students and staff of University of Edinburgh.

You may find some of these books in the New Books display on the 1st floor of the Main Library, where a selection of new books from all subjects across the University are held. Books on these display shelves can be borrowed as normal.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science.

New OUP ebook library collections for Social & Political Science

OHOcomparative politicsOSOpoliticalinstitutionsWe’ve recently expanded our e-book collections with the Oxford Handbooks Online collection for Political Science (43 titles). This includes high demand titles such as the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics and the Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions.


OSOidentitiesOSOSparentappThe successful negotiation of consortial  purchasing agreements across Scottish Higher Education institutions has now given us access to all the collections in Oxford Scholarship Online. We already had access to the Political Science collection, but we now also have access to titles in Sociology and Social Work.

These collections allow unlimited user access and (within copyright) printing and saving of articles, making them good choices for inclusion on student reading lists.

Christine Love-Rodgers, Academic Support Librarian – SPS