… now available on GPO’s govinfo. Great news for students of American political history, as part of an on-going digitization programme issues of the Congressional Record which cover the First World War are now freely accessible on govinfo. Find a link to govinfo and other sources on our US Government Information page. The Congressional Record is the […]
Social Sciences Librarians’ Blog
A large batch of JFK assassination classified documents has been released by the USA government to supplement The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records collection.
Hungarian Uprising of 1956 was a nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. 1956 Hungarian Revolution Collection maintained by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Cold War International History Project is a fabulous site with many full text declassified […]
This great site provides free access to a wealth of images drawn from the collections of VCU Libraries, Union Presbyterian Seminary Library, Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Simmons College Library, University of Mary Washington Libraries, Baylor University Libraries and The Valentine. They are of great value for historians of American civil […]
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. Read the full text of this historic document online. Also recently released: The GA Handbook: A practical guide to the United Nations General Assembly (Second edition 2017) which explains the procedures and working of the General Assembly Here are […]
A new paper explores the world of RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) the major database of economics papers. Sultan Orazbayev provides descriptive statistics of authors, institutions, collaborations, and networks. This would be useful starting point for anyone who wants an overview of the discipline and its publications. The underlying data that can be downloaded from RePEC IDEAS.
Interesting findings on high levels of debt and vulnerability and lack of financial knowledge among the British adult population in the first Financial Lives Survey 2017 released by The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It is compiled from consumer researcher on over 13,000 adults. According to the survey 69% of those aged over 75 displayed some […]
This week a ground breaking site was launched by the UK government which provides facts and figures on race and ethnicity in the UK. It includes population data as well as examinations of differing life experiences and conditions. Topics covered include education, health, housing, culture and employment. The accompanying race audit shows alarming gaps in […]
The latest edition of this key report from the OECD is now available free to read online subscribers to the OECD library can download the full text. This year there are sections on the extent and nature of female entrepreneurship. This year there are also new sections on the ‘gig economy’. Other useful sources of […]
A new project which aims to create an online archive of official US documents about Taiwan, The materials obtained from the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will construct a history of Taiwan from a US perspective, they will include declassified CIA documents, economic surveys and diplomatic reports. Materials mainly in Chinese. The site […]