If you are interested in Big Data or Data Analysis, this is a great place to start! The UK Data Service is the UK’s largest collection of UK and international social, economic and population data. Funded by ESRC, the UK Data Service has datasets covering a number of areas:
- Census data
- International macrodata
- Longitudinal studies
- UK surveys
- Qualitative/mixed methods
The international datasets include some high-quality information, including:
- The World Bank Indicators
- OECD Statistics
- IMF Statistics
- United Nations data
- International Energy Agency datasets
- Human Rights Atlas
The information comes with lots of help and guides, including video tutorials, and the information is being updated all the time. Keep up-to-date by following them on Twitter.
The service requires registration, and some of the datasets require additional agreements to Special Conditions before access becomes available. For further help, please contact your Subject Librarian
Building Work being undertaken at Magee has necessitated that the Irish Collection in Magee Library be relocated to safeguard the books and journals.
The relocation process and preparation of a new room will mean that the Irish Collection will be unavailable for consultation from Monday 6th March until Monday 3rd April 2017.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
The Library’s subject teams regularly trial the latest databases & e-resources to support your studies. The latest trial e-resource is:
SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 120 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation.
Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.
Your feedback on SAGE Research Methods Video trial is appreciated.
Trial ends: 28/02/17. The trial is on-campus only.
For help with any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarians.
From the Library Subject Team.
The John Springhall Collection is now available for consultation in the Coleraine campus Library. The Collection consists of comics (loose and bound volumes), some lecture notes, newspaper cuttings, and publicatons on youth work, Scouts, Boys’ Brigade and Woodcraft Folk. Some items from the collection will be on display in Coleraine Reading Room 1 from January 19th until early Feburary.
For more informaiton consult the Special Collections Guide.
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 describes the courtroom dramas that gripped American society, the British Empire, and the world. This fully-searchable digital collection includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions. The collection also supports studies in government, psychology, critical theory, theater and performance, gender studies, race studies, and journalism. This Database is available until 3rd Feburary through the portal, Llibrary and ICT tab, A-Z list.
The Library has set up trial access to Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains over 2,000 specially prepared, animated, seminar-style, online lectures by world leading authorities for universities, research centres, medical schools and pharmaceutical/biotech companies.
- Course modules
- Supporting material: suggestions for projects, workshops and tutorials
- Recommended reading: research papers, review articles and book chapters
- MCQs and suggested exam questions
- Accredited tests: US Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and UK Continuing Professional Development (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom)
- 90,000+ slides
All of these are compatible with BlackBoard.
Access to the collection is limited to on-campus users. The trial runs until 28th February 2017.
For help and support with any of the Library’s resources, contact your librarian.
The Library Subject Team.
Archive created by Michael John Goodman containing illustrations from Shakespeare’s works. Well worth a visit: https://shakespeareillustration.org/
The Library is pleased to announce trial access to two databases:
Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy – contains over 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens.
Amirsys Imaging Reference Center – available on the OVID platform, contains 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus expert, evidence-based content.
Both trials can be accessed from the A-Z listing of databases on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal.
Access to Acland’s during the trial is limited to on-campus users.
The trials run until 19th November 2016. Please contact your Librarian if you would like to comment on these databases or any aspect of Library resources.
The Library Subject Team
Ulster Library has arranged a free trial to PsycBOOKS for one month.
“PsycBOOKS contains full text (PDF) of scholarly book titles published by the American Psychological Association (APA). The service offers over 900 titles, including 100 out-of-print books from 1950-2002, approximately 300 archival resources in psychology, and the exclusive electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology with over 1,500 authored entries. PsycBOOKS is updated with new releases of APA books and books originally produced by other publishers on a monthly basis”.
You can access the PsycBooks from the A-Z Databases listing on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal and off-campus access is available. The database is hosted by OVID and so is on the same platform as PsycInfo and Medline.
We would be very keen to gather your feedback on this resource and so have made a feedback form available at http://library.ulster.ac.uk/electronic/trialfeedbk.php?eisno=771
The trial ends on 10/11/16.
If you have any queries please contact your campus Life and Health Sciences librarian on email@example.com
The Library Subject Team