Research Information Advisor, University Library. I work in the library, where I am responsible for the needs of social science researchers.
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.
The website History of Economic Thought re-launched recently thanks to support from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Run by Gonçalo L. Fonseca, research fellow at the Institute, the site aims to be a “link tank” directing readers to resources on economic theory. It covers thinkers from the pre-classical period to the modern day. History of Economic Thought contains: […]
The New York Times have created a delegate calculator for the battle to be the Republican presidential candidate. The calculator allows you to simulate how the race between Donald Trump and his rivals may unfold.
Europeana Newspapers is a new resource that allows researchers to access digitised newspaper collections from 22 national libraries across Europe. Major titles like Le Figaro are included. The search engine aggregates over 18 million historic newspaper pages. 10 million newspaper pages are being converted to full text. It has been extensively reviewed by Bob Nicholson […]
A new resource for those working on print media. The Irish Bibliography of Press History (IBPH) is an open access bibliography for the history of print media in Ireland. It focuses on scholarly, secondary literature. IBPH is produced by the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI).
Prof. Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) has made two new datasets publicly available: HIEL – Historical Index of Economic Liberty HIHD – Historical Index of Human Development Both databases can be freely downloaded, together with discussion papers that outline the main concepts and how the indices were constructed. A detailed list […]
UCL have launched a free online course in the anthropology of social media. It will start on the 29 February and is open to anyone with an “interest in social media and people.” Found out more here.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) want to find out more about the issues facing early-career social scientists. A survey has been commissioned by the UCL Institute of Education. Access it here and answer their questions about: Your motivations for doctoral study Your current employment and future aspirations Availability of career advice and […]
Globalsocialtheory.org is a new, collaborative resource on social theory from a global perspective. It provides free-to-read entries on key concepts and thinkers such as transnationalism, diaspora and Franz Fanon. Edited by Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Sociology at Warwick, it is
A new blog has been launched hosting archive materials about the history of economics in America. Run by Irwin Collier of Freie Universität Berlin, it hosts materials from his project investigating the teaching of economics in the United States from the 1880s to the 1950s. It covers the ‘big guns’ of US economics at Harvard, […]