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Capture MinskyFor those trying to comprehend the 2008 Credit Crunch (labelled ‘a Minsky moment’), and perhaps capitalism itself, a radio programme broadcast last night about the late American economist Hyman Minsky is certainly worth listening to. Minsky’s revealing slogan “Stability is destabilising” argued that “the seeds of the next crisis are sown as the financial sector engages in riskier and riskier lending in pursuit of profit”.  Therefore, capitalism is inherently unstable. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yn83s

Search Find it at Lincoln (library.lincoln.ac.uk) for ‘The Financial Instability Hypothesis and Hyman Minsky’ to find out more…

 

Some of our users are getting problems when when trying toopen PDF documents in Google Chrome. Elif Varol, the Library (eResources) Assistant, has written a helpful blog post on rectifying this issue.

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CaptureWe are pleased to announce that the Library will be open for a period of six weeks from Sunday 2nd March – Friday 11th April 2014. 

During the two weeks starting 13th and 20th April normal opening hours will apply except for 18th,  21st, and 22nd April which will be ‘short days’ owing to the Easter holiday period.

Following the Easter holiday, the Library will be open from Sunday 27th April – Friday 16th May (3 weeks), except May Day Bank Holiday, which will be a shorter day. 

 

Do you need any help with your research (finding quality journal articles, searching relevant databases, etc) or Harvard Referencing? Why not come along to our drop-in session based opposite Starbucks on the ground floor of the Business & Law building.  We are happy to see you.

The English Language Centre has Writing Support  to help international students with assignments and dissertations. Students can come to their ‘Drop-In’ Sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2pm at the Student Support Centre in the Main Administration Building.

Library Induction 2013

This PowerPoint presentation about the Library was delivered during Freshers’ Week 2013.

As part of a review of our electronic databases we have designed a New database page listing our subscribed resources, making it easier to navigate.  This page remains in the same location as the previous database page (library.lincoln.ac.uk > more resources > databases).

Feel free to add the link to your favourites: http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/databases to conduct your research more effectively.

Database page

 

 

If you are researching tourism then Passport-Euromonitor International (formerly GMID) would be a great place to find the latest research and statistics. Suppose you are looking for Tourism data in Brazil using this database then go to the Library homepage (library.lincoln.ac.uk > more resources > databases >GMID (Passport-Euromonitor International). Please view this one-minute video on how to find some research on the emerging trends of Brazilian tourism.

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Finding UK and International Newspapers Worksheet

Based on a postgraduate workshop that took place last week, this worksheet about finding UK and international newspapers focuses mainly on the databases Lexis Library and Factiva, but also includes a few others for historical research.

RefWorks Help Guide 2013

This new guide about Refworks covers everything from creating folders and bibliographies to using the companion software, Write & Cite.

I Love Math ~ 127:366

Laura Pearson and Phil Assheton are running further MASH workshops in the library to help you with all your maths and stats needs.

Please Email MASH@lincoln.ac.uk to book on to any of the workshops below:

Introduction to SPSS (Beginner) – Monday 4th March 2-3pm (ul101)

This is for you if you have not used SPSS yet. It is a brief overview of what it is and how to navigate around it. By the end of this session you will know how to input various forms of data and run some analysis to gain descriptives and frequencies.

t-tests on SPSS (Intermediate) – Monday 4th March 3-4pm (ul101)

This is for you if you know a bit about SPSS, maybe had some work using SPSS in previous years and are a little rusty. By the end of this session you will know how to set up a data set for the different t-tests, to run the analysis and begin to interpret the output.

 

Correlations on SPSS (Intermediate) – Tuesday 5th March 2-3pm (ul101)

This is for you if you know a bit about SPSS, maybe had some work using SPSS in previous years and are a little rusty. By the end of this session you will know how to set up a data set for correlations, to run the analysis and begin to interpret the output. You will conduct both a Parametric (pearsons) and a Non-Parametric (spearmans) Correlation.

 

Non-Parametric Tests of Difference on SPSS (Intermediate) – Tuesday 5th March 3-4pm (ul101)

This is for you if you would like to carry out a Man-Whitney U test or a Wilcoxons T test. These are non-parametric tests for continuous data on Unrelated and Related data respectively. By the end of this session you will know how to set up data for the two tests, run them and begin to interpret the output.

 

ANOVA’s on SPSS (Advanced) – Wednesday 6th March 10-11.30am (ul101)

This is for you if you have used SPSS and know you would like to do an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). During this session you will run several different ANOVA’s and given help to recognise which to use.

 

An Introduction To Linear Regression – Thursday  14th March 2-3PM (ul101)

This session will present a basic introduction to the process we use for finding straight-line relationships between variables.  You will be given a very simple overview to help you interpret the  SPSS output and understand the nature of the relationship in your data.  It is expected that you should already know how to enter data into SPSS (see other workshops if you need to fill this in!).

 

SPSS – Bespoke Workshops

If you would like a workshop on SPSS for you and a group of your fellow students please contact us with your needs. We can run workshops at various times to suit both students and tutor.

 

Excel – Bespoke Workshops

These will be Student led workshops. Once again, let us know your needs and we can arrange suitable workshops once there is a fair demand.

 

Please email MASH@lincoln.ac.uk to show interest in any of these workshops.

If you have not found the workshop that you were hoping to, please email us with your workshop suggestion.

"Kellyswan" Mosaic Clock

Once more the Library is offering a period of 24/7 opening to give students increased access at their busiest times of the academic year. These are:

Sunday 10th March – Sunday 24th March

Easter Vacation – Standard Opening Times

Sunday 7th April – Sunday 12th May (excluding May Day 6th May)