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OpenDissertations.org, a project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs, has now been officially been launched. It lists more than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD). It includes any electronic theses listed in the British Library’s EThOS Service as well as material listed in American doctoral theses and masters theses. Search by author, keyword and date. There are […]
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Now in beta, a new tool which will enable researchers to quickly identify high quality social and economic datasets. It is described more fully in this article but basically it aims to use Data Documentation Initiative metadata to harvest records from a number of separate high-quality sources including the German GESIS Data Archive (https://www.gesis.org/en/services/data-analysis/), and the US […]
April 20th is designated by the United Nations as Chinese Language day it seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Some great recommended resources are: Chinese Foreign Policy Database from the Wilson Center which provides a marvellous reference source for Chinese foreign policy from 1949 onwards. It includes a timeline and chronology of key events. Thematic […]
In March a new tool, the Statelessness Index, to compare national EU government policies towards stateless persons was launched by the European Network on Statelessness It makes it possible to compare nations according to themes such as stateless population data, detention and legal protection measures. There are also individual country surveys and rankings which include assessments […]
The Asian Development Bank has just released its latest annual review which has a special focus on the impact of technology upon employment and jobs in the region. It also has projects for economic growth and household debt. There are predictions by sub-region
What are countries doing to combat terrorism? Find out in the latest Counterterrorism Yearbook annual report now available free on the Internet from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. The Yearbook is arranged by policy and operations.
Launched in 2017 by Georgetown University in conjunction with Peace Research Institute (PRIO)— this free tool ranks 153 countries on both peace and security—and women’s inclusion and justice. It aims to address previous omissions of gender in conflict measures. This blog posting now explains the purpose of the index and its difference from others available.
The United Nations University has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer. This provides access to a growing collection of its research commentary and multimedia related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. These include poverty, environment and peace.
“Urgent action” is needed to better protect victims of sexual harassment in the workplace after shocking incidents were reported to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Get the facts and recommendations in their new report.
#HerStoryOurStory – a joint campaign which aims to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of violence against women and girls, has been launched jointly by the UN and EU The campaign seeks to engage a broad international and local audience, using a web-based video game which challenges players to consider how they would react […]