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 It also gives access to the ‘Congressional Hearings Digital Collection’, a collection of published and unpublished hearings held by Congress.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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Trial access: News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive

*The Library has now purchased access to the News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive. See New! News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive*

Following a request from staff in Politics & International Relations the Library has been able to secure trial access for a second time to News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive from ProQuest. An archival collection comprising the backfiles of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive), spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy.

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

Trial access ends 15th March 2017.

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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 one, 2016/17 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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digital_sociologies_bookcoverThe new Northern Irish politics? by Jonathan Tonge (shelfmark: DA990.U46 Ton.)

International humanitarian law and the changing technology of war edited by Dan Saxon (shelfmark: KZ6471 Int.)

Routledge international handbook of social work education edited by Imogen Taylor, Marion Bogo, Michelle Lefevre and Barbra Teater (e-book).

Digital sociologies edited by Jessie Daniels, Karen Gregory, Tressie McMillan Cottom (shelfmark: HM851 Dig.) Continue reading

New to the Library: British Politics and Society

I’m happy to let you know that following a successful trial and positive feedback the Library has now purchased access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Politics and Society from Gale Cengage.

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You can access Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Politics and Society via the Databases A-Z.

British Politics and Society brings together primary source documentation that enables a greater understanding and analysis of the development of urban centers and of the major restructuring of society that took place during the Industrial Revolution. 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

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 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

Get fresh with Taylor & Francis journals

TandFreshcollectionThe Library currently has trial access to over 140 “young” journal titles (between 3 and 7 years old) via the Taylor & Francis Fresh Collection. You can access this collection via the E-resources trials page at www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials and the individual journal titles will be added to the E-journals A-Z list.

Taylor & Francis are showcasing their newest titles in the Fresh Collection including  Africa Review, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Celebrity Studies, Contemporary Italian Politics, Critical African Studies, Global Discourse, International Critical Thought, Journal of Development Effectiveness, Migration and Development, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses and South Asian Diaspora.

You can access a full list of the titles from all subject areas at Fresh Collection Title List (pdf).

Trial access is available until 31st December 2015. We would welcome feedback on these resources as this helps with making the decision on whether individual journal titles should be considered for subscription or not.

 Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

New books for Social and Political Science: February 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 February 2015 for Social and Political Science.

industrializing_organisms_book_coverIndustrializing organisms : introducing evolutionary history edited by Susan R. Schrepfer and Philip Scranton (shelfmark: S494.5.B563 Ind.)

Alcohol and moral regulation : public attitudes, spirited measures and Victorian hangovers by Henry Yeomans (e-book)

Mind Change : how digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains by Susan Greenfield (shelfmark: BF311 Gre.) Continue reading

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