Aug 1 2014

Recommended social science research resources from LSE Library

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Banking Ethics

This week, Lloyds bank was fined for manipulating Libor rates. A new report from ResPublica suggested ways in which bankers can become more ethical. Here are some more useful resources:

Freedom of Religion

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom release annual report includes a world overview and country reports. Also try:

World War One Centenary

  • Long Way to Tipperary from the University of Limerick’s Glickman Library is transcribing primary source documents (letters, diaries and photos) to provide a weekly account of the  war through the eyes of the privileged Armstrong family of Moyaliffe Castle.  The site also has maps and timelines which set the entries in context.
  • English Heritage Britain from Above Home Front Legacy  is tagging aerial images to show the impact of war on landscapes in England. See the gallery of photos
  • Guardian global interactive documentary on the centenary of the outbreak of war. Featuring 10 historians from 10 nations covering themes such as origins of the war, war and empire, battle fronts, slaughter and aftermath.
  • Coming next week – look out for the special 1914-1918 postings on this blog.

Humanitarian Data

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched the Humanitarian Data Exchange. To offer a single access point to statistics from the United Nations, NGOs and other bodies covering humanitarian issues such as refugees, food security and aid.

Urban Data

New from the Office For National Statistics Urban Audit, 2010–12, a cross European comparison of UK cities with others from 28 EU nations. 128 variables are considered including; population, housing, transport, air quality.

Scotland

With the focus on Glasgow, here are some new and favourite sites about Scotland.

Sports themed murals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow.

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Aug 1 2014

Using Library Search to discover Library content

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Searchbox2Library Search will be your way to discover and research our extensive collections.

Simply start searching from the Library homepage – input your subject words, author or title in to the search box.

What will Library Search include?

Library Search will search across our print and online collections in the way that Summon does.

Use Search Everything on the drop down menu of the search box. 

Library Search will search across the print collections and database and journal title collections in the way that the Library Catalogue does.

Use Search LSE Library Collections on the drop down menu of the search box.

Library Search will search across full text online content such as journal articles, ebook chapters, newspaper articles from many of the information resources to which LSE subscribes.

Use Search Articles on the drop down menu of the search box.

There will be an additional search scope, Ebsco which searches across the content of a set of databases from a specific provider, Ebsco. It includes Econlit, Historical Abstracts, Business Source Complete.

Learn more about Library Search – ask staff in the Library, contact your Academic Support Librarianattend a workshop, email library.enquiries@lse.ac.uk, telephone 02079557229.

Maria Bell

About Maria Bell

Maria is the Learning Support Services Manager leading on the development of the Library's learning support and training services and an Academic Support Librarian.

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Aug 1 2014

Introducing ‘Library Search’- the Library’s new search resource

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The Library has now launched Library Search, upgrading the Summon and Catalogue resource finders.

Library Search provides all Library users with a simple, single point of access for searching, discovering and accessing the Library’s collections.

As well as being more user friendly, Library Search improves the Library’s print and digital resource management, with stronger analytics allowing greater insight into collection management and usage.

For more information on how to get the most from Library Search, please visit the Library’s website or speak to Library staff who will be able to assist you and provide information.

Peter Carrol

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Peter Carrol is the Communications Officer at LSE Library. He also co-ordinates the content on this blog.

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Jul 30 2014

Library Collection Management Project

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As part of the Library’s ongoing collection management work, a series of stock moves will begin in early August and will be completed by late November. This work will help improve the both efficiency and organisation of the collections within the Library building.

Library users should be aware that while everything will be done to minimise inconvenience, students may experience some disruption during this project when using the Library building.

The Library will advise students at each stage if any services will be affected.

Peter Carrol

About Peter Carrol

Peter Carrol is the Communications Officer at LSE Library. He also co-ordinates the content on this blog.

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Jul 30 2014

New Library Search launches to replace Summon and Library Catalogue

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From 1 August, Library Search will replace Summon and the Library Catalogue as a single search tool. This will be the main system for finding books, journals, articles within the Library’s collections and where you can manage your Library loans and book requests.

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What does Library Search do?

Library Search replaces several systems and interfaces that you will currently use when searching for books and journals through Summon, the Library Catalogue or the EJournals webpage.

All the functionality of these systems will now be provided within one single system which will make searching for materials and managing your Library account all integrated and easy to use.

How can the Library support you?

Please contact the Library if you need any assistance with locating a specific item or finding materials for your research.

You can contact library.enquiries@lse.ac.uk or your Academic Support Librarian with any queries you have.

If you are on campus, we will be running introductory sessions on the new system in August, and staff at the Library’s service points will be available to assist with any issues.

Maria Bell

About Maria Bell

Maria is the Learning Support Services Manager leading on the development of the Library's learning support and training services and an Academic Support Librarian.

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