The EUI Library has created a support page for the 2014 upgrade of Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science bibliographical database. The upgraded version is due for launch in mid-January. For the first time, the Web of Science will be cross-linked with Google Scholar and EUI members will be able to click through to full texts in the Library collections. A presentation of the new features will take place at 16:30 on Wednesday, 22 January, in seminar room 1 at the Villa San Paolo. More details…
9.12.2013: The Council of the EU adopted a recommendation for effective Roma integration measures in member states. The recommendation aims to provide guidance to member states in enhancing the effectiveness of their measures to achieve Roma integration and to strengthen the implementation of their national strategies. The EUI Library holds several primary and secondary resources [...]
Google has launched an enhancement of Google Scholar called Google Scholar Library. The new resource is an extension of Google Scholar services, providing tagging, document dossiers, storage for bibliographical references and (where available) full texts. EUI library-subscribed journals are accessible via the Google Scholar interface. Google software engineer, James Connor, introduces the new features in this posting.
The University of Essex Institute for Social & Economic Research has updated the underlying data for the European Union EUROMOD tax-benefit microsimulator. The fileshare application for for the European Union, developed by the University of Essex, enables researchers and policy analysts to calculate comparable pan-EU effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes for each member state and the EU as a whole. The EUI has an institutional-level contract with ISER for access to the simulation software. Full access details are on this Library page.
The EUI Data Portal is now the primary source for statistical data resources at the EUI. Paper series are still accessible – but have been moved to storage becuase of electronic availability. The EUI Data Portal gives access to 75 major statistical data resources. There are 43 macroeconomic and 32 micro-socioeconomic resources. The number of open data resources in the Portal has also increased to 29. Full details of statistical data resources are on this Library page. A presentation of European Statistical data resources takes place in the Library training room at 13:30 on Wednesday, 27 November.
“The European Parliament exists for the benefit of all European citizens. As our society evolves and changes with the times, so too must the way in which we face up to the challenges and obstacles ahead. We need a clear, pro-active approach to solving issues like unemployment and competitiveness, and making decisions that will have lasting positive benefits for generations to come” (European Parliament website, 2013).