Older NBER working papers on SSRN website free of charge.

All National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working papers older than 3 years are now freely available from the Social Sciences Research Network. There are 19,500 papers listed ( including the priced recent papers which are indicated by a dollar sign).  


Free Blackboard Mobile Learn App

Swansea University has launched Blackboard Mobile Learn, a free mobile application that brings teaching and learning to mobile devices and gives students access to their course information directly from their smartphones. With elegant, intuitive applications designed specifically for each mobile platform, students can check grades and assignments, view documents, create threaded discussion posts, view course rosters and more. Instructors can also post announcements.

Blackboard Mobile Learn is currently available in native applications for Android, BlackBerry®, and HP webOS smartphones as well as the Apple® iPhone® and  iPod touch®. There is also an HD app for the iPad®.  Students, and staff, can download the apps for free in the appropriate app stores.

For more information about Mobile Learn at Swansea – Open Blackboard click on the HELP tab and type mobile into the search box which will bring up our knowledge base article about installing the app on different devices, or alternatively you can follow thislink. We will also be adding tips for using the apps as experience is gained in using them

Please contact blackboard@swansea.ac.uk if you have any questions.

New e-Resource now available – SCOPUS database

Swansea University Library now has a subscription to SCOPUS.

SCOPUS is the largest abstract and citation database of both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With nearly 19,500 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide, SCOPUS offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in a wide variety of subjects including science, engineering, medicine, health and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, psychology, and economics.

If you are a researcher you can…

  • …find out who is citing you, and how many citations an article or an author has received.
  • …use the refine results overview to quickly see the main journals, disciplines and authors that publish in your area of interest.
  • …uncover important and relevant articles for your topic.

Take a look at these online tutorials to see how SCOPUS can help your research.

Available both on and off campus, you can access SCOPUS using this link to iFind Discover, the library catalogue and click on the Access this resource link (Athens username and password required)

If you need any further help using this new resource please contact your subject librarians