The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

The Brookings Papers are now freely available to access on the internet.  Previously available through JSTOR and EBSCO’s Business Source Premier the editors of the papers have decided to make them entirely open access.  Follow this link to read about their decision to go open access http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/03/22/economic-research-wants-to-be-free/

To read the Papers online please follow this link http://www.brookings.edu/economics/bpea/past-editions.aspx

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Finding Theses – Training session for Staff and Postgraduates

Training session held in PC Room 3 in the library, Wednesday 23rd March, 12-12.45pm

Postgraduate theses can often be difficult to trace, partly because many have not been formally published. This session will show ways of finding details of theses both from Britain and abroad by means of databases such as Dissertations and ThesesIndex to Theses and ETHOS. Through ETHOS and other sources many more theses are now freely available for viewing online.

To book your place please contact i.glen@swansea.ac.uk

Image of a thesis

Image courtesy of "Asiatic League" on Flickr under Creative Commons licence

New Business & Economics Help Pages

We’ve used the web service Netvibes to create a new hub for all our Business and Economics support information. Use the tabs to find shortcuts to guidance material from the library plus relevant news, journal articles and e-books collections. You can see at a glance the best databases for Business & Economics assignments / research and our top websites for further resources.

Screenshot of Netvibes

Our Business & Economics Netvibes Page

Do let us know (buslib@swansea.ac.uk) if you find it useful or can suggest additional content!

FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy) training session for staff

Tues. 15th March 2 – 3 
PC Room 3 in the Library

FAME is a database from Bureau van Dijk which allows the user access to financial and company information for companies in the UK and Ireland, large and small. Seven million companies are listed over the last 10 years, even companies which have ceased to exist. The user can simply retrieve a company report for a single company or search for companies within specific parameters, for example, list companies according to industry sector with over £X turnover in a particular geographical area. Results can be exported to Excel.

Contact i.glen@swansea.ac.uk to book your place

Finding statistics and data on the web

Thanks to everyone who came to the “Finding statistics and data on the web” session this morning, we hope you found it useful. If you didn’t make it take a look at our webpages on finding statistics.  If you need any help with finding statistics get in touch with the team buslib@swansea.ac.uk

http://www.swan.ac.uk/lis/HelpandGuides/SubjectGuides/statistics/