The EUI Library launched a trial of SAGE Research Methods on 16 October. The Research Methods platform provides content and tools covering all aspects of social science research methodology – quantitative, qualitative and comparative – and related topics. This resource can be used by sociologists, economists, political scientists, and other scholars interested in research methodologies. The platform provides access to cases and datasets, illustrating research techniques – as well as tutorials on broader academic skills. SAGE Research Methods also provides full-text, searchable access to eBooks and manuals, including the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) series. Online modules include: How to write a research question; How to conduct a literature review; How to choose a method; and How to gather, analyse and present evidence. View the SAGE introductory video here.
EUI users have trial access to the Statista data portal until the 29th of March. Statista provides access to general macroeconomic, market, consumer, opinion, demographic, media and other global data series. Dossiers and industry reports are provided – along with economic forecasts for over 400 sectors in 40 countries. Users can use the search function to locate series; visualise data in bar chart, line graph or table format; and download in XLS, PNG, PPT and PDF. In addition to the main search, users can access data via the tab menu: industries, topics, countries, digital markets and infographics. Forecasts are under the Services tab at upper left. The interface is also available in French and German and Spanish. Feedback to [email protected] is very welcome.
EUI members now have access to the Factiva database of worldwide general and business news content. Factiva covers more than 28,000 resources from 159 countries in 22 languages. The database can be used to locate and export full-texts and abstracts. Quantitative news trend analysis can be performed on search returns, and a key-term frequency graphic is available at the upper left of the search returns’ screen. The free text search function, and Boolean Operators, are explained in this guide. The left menu allows the inclusion or exclusion of content by facet category: newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites and company reports; by time period; and by language of content. Enter Factiva via this Catalogue link. An overview of the database is in the Guide to Factiva.
On 22 May 2015 a referendum was held in Ireland on a proposed amendment to the Irish Constitution which would permit same-sex marriage. The proposal was approved by 62% of the voters. A month later the US Supreme Court established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage striking down bans in 15 states. In Obergefell et.al. v. Hodges the […]
The Library hosts a trial of Banca Dati 24 – including the ePaper version of the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore – until 14 July 2015. Access the daily and weekend editions at the lower right of the homepage at ‘Quotidiano digitale di oggi’. Click on the image for the digital edition. The platform also includes modules on Italian law, taxes and public administration including dossiers; Codici, Contratti, Famiglia, Lex24, Mediazione, Banche Dati Online and other topics. Access the trial via this Library link. Feedback is very welcome.
The Virtual Journal Display is a selection of important full-text journals available at the EUI Library whose current tables of contents can be found online in JournalTOCs with a link to the full-text. For each of the four disciplines a selection of important e-journals has been made which show the table of contents of the […]