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Doctoral Students: Open Days at the British Library

The British Library regularly opens its doors to PhD students and we recommend you go to one of the Doctoral Open Days advertised below if you are unfamiliar with the BL’s collections. The Open Days are arranged so that you … Continue reading

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As data is the lifeblood of research …

Last week, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the UK announced that it would invest £17 million over five years in creating a new national digital repository for social and economic data.  This UK Data Service will be … Continue reading

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British Library’s Social Welfare Portal launched

I was very pleased to be invited to the soft launch of the British Library’s new Social Welfare Portal. Apart from being a very nice occasion, it was great to see a demo of the portal. It’s taken a lot … Continue reading

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ESCalate resources now being added to DERA

Work has begun to add 155 selected full text publications from ESCalate to DERA (the IOE Digital Education Resource Archive). From 2000 to 2011 ESCalate produced and disseminated resources for staff and students in Higher Education and Further Education involved … Continue reading

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Sage Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses

Published this week by Sage: The Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses. It’s intended for research students or any student (Masters, undergraduate too) undertaking a dissertation or thesis, and who wants to consider the implications of the digital turn. There … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton, educationalist

I really thought I had seen the last of Enid Blyton (1897-1968) when my youngest gave her precious set of Noddy books and her collection of Famous Five, Malory Towers, St Clare’s etc. series to the local charity shop saying … Continue reading

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Try the Book Citation Index

The Library has another three-month trial of Thomson Reuter’s ‘Book Citation Index’ in the ‘Web of Knowledge’ (WoK).  The Book Citation Index (BKCI) does exactly what the journal citation indexes do, in that it maintains a count of the number of … Continue reading

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