The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have revamped their website with more useful features. They have withdrawn the former ESRC Society Today website and relaunched at http://www.esrc.ac.uk
The new site has extensive funding features including how to measure impacts.
Information on research is now in the impact and findings section and they have a research catalogue where you can trace outputs such as journal articles and full text reports. Their latest publication is Recovery Britain: research evidence to underpin a productive, fair and sustainable return to growth.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decreased by 0.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with an increase of 0.7 per cent in the previous quarter. The GDP estimate was significantly affected by the bad weather in December; more analysis is provided at the ONS website.
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Are you preparing for your January exams? Remember the library has a study skills section in the central hall where you can find books on preparing for exams, how to write better essays and reading and making notes.
Follow this link to see what other useful books we have in the study skills collection http://tinyurl.com/6crzq34
OpenCorporates: open access database of the corporate world.
Site launched in order to increase accountability and access to data about companies. It provides listing of companies links to their websites and to public government information about them. This includes Vat registration, financial statements, UK health and safety notices, records in the UK gazette and notices of awards of government contracts. Currently data is held on over 3 million companies (mainly from the UK) but more is being added daily. Information on sources and methodology is available on the website.