Database of the week: Taylor & Francis

Everyone may have a favourite database to use when they embark on their research journey. What are your favourite go-to databases when you receive an assignment? FT.com? Statista? Emerald Insight? Or…Taylor & Francis? It’s not even (strictly speaking) a business database, but I use Taylor & Francis on a regular basis to check if there’s anything written about a particular topic in business; whether a research idea is viable in other words. It hasn’t failed me yet! Like this one entitled ‘Bridging corporate social responsibility and social impact assessment’ in the journal Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. Added to that, the accessibility feature of an immersive reader (a text-to-speech tool) is the cherry on top of the cake: I can scroll over the article and play it back without even looking at the screen, saving physical tiredness (you may find reading electronic material like eBooks or electronic journal articles increases eye strain). Such an aid alleviates weariness and sustains periods of concentrated research.

You can search the database by going to the University of Lincoln Library website (library.lincoln.ac.uk) > Find > Databases > T > Taylor & Francis.

Screenshot of an article entitled 'Bridging corporate social responsibility and social impact assessment'

New dissertations on the showcase

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There are loads more  outstanding dissertations being published this week from a range of schools, including the Lincoln International Business School (LIBS). Which one would help you carry out your research? Plenty of choose from: either undergraduate or postgraduate – feel free to take your pick!

We always get asked about the grades on the showcase. As an apposite reminder, the purpose of the dissertation showcase is to promote outstanding student work as exemplars of best practice: https://library-showcase.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/. The dissertations in the showcase represent the “Top Ten” undergraduate dissertations selected by participating Schools within the University of Lincoln. These will normally have achieved a First Class degree and represent a range of subject areas. Over a hundred of them belong to LIBS!

However, it is worth noting that some dissertations cannot be made available for reasons due to commercial sensitivity or that contain un-redactable personal information.

 

New eBook: Kirkwood’s (2020) Strauss’s handbook of business information: a guide for librarians, students, and researchers 

Screenshot of book coverIn an era of ‘fake news’ reliable sources are needed more than ever. Trawling through business-related content often means considering non-academic but useful sources. The web according to WorldWideWebSize (2022) ‘estimates that­ there are more than 60 billion pages’. Fortunately, Kirkwood’s (2020) encyclopaedic Strauss’s handbook of business information: a guide for librarians, students, and researchers is now available as an eBook in the Library is here to help. Strauss’s handbook of business information (Kirkwood, 2020) attempts to solve the riddle of navigating the labyrinth of business resources with a wide range of chapters on print resources, databases, newspapers, journals, company and industry information, statistics, economics, investments, stocks, bonds, real estate, et. al, and any dutiful researcher trying to find credible business-related information is bound to find this book extremely insightful.

References

Kirkwood, H. P. (2022). Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information: a Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers, 4th Edition. ProQuest Ebook Central. Available from: http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ulinc/detail.action?docID=6271081 [Accessed 27th April 2022].

WorldWideWebsize. (2022). The size of the World Wide Web (The Internet). Available from: https://www.worldwidewebsize.com/ [Accessed 11th May 2022].

Book a 2020 appointment with a LIBS librarian

Do you have 2020 vision? For the adventurous and no doubt supremely organised, why not book in advance? We have appointments available for the first three weeks of the year. More to follow!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Martin and Daren

It’s certainly been a hectic year – our new bookable appointments have been an enormous success with all but a couple of slots fully booked up. It’s been a real pleasure to meet with so many business school students throughout the year and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.

New library books (October release)

Autumn is fast catching up with us and teaching is well underway. New business books have recently been shelved for the first time in the library. These may be of some interest to you, covering a good range of subjects.  October promises to be a busy month for new books arriving in the GCW, so watch this space! Or posts…

Study Happy event March 2018

In March 2018, the Library and Student Life put on a week of activities in the Freezone, including free massages, meditation, drop-ins with the Advice Service, Wellbeing, free herbal tea and fruit. Have a look at our video for more..

Announcing Library workshops this Semester

If you’re wondering how the Library can help you this semester then there are loads of workshops you may be interested in. Reserve your place today!

Workshops Flyer at University of Lincoln Library by Daren Mansfield on Scribd

Want to find a reading list without going to Blackboard?

FAME connectivity fix

Over the past couple of weeks the FAME database has been experiencing some connectivity issues.

I’m pleased to announce that we have now a working URL via the steps below:

  1. Go to http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/fame

(or go to Fame from the Databases section of our website http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/az.php )

  1. Type lincoln in the Type the name of your organisation box and select University of Lincoln from the list and click Continue
  2. Login with your email address and your password.

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Can’t find an article? Use our free Inter Library Loan service

Can’t find an article in the Library? You can always submit our Inter Library Loan form. It only takes 3-4 days to arrive and it’s free . If you’re not already registered then it only takes moments to fill in the form. Just wait for the confirmation email and submit as many details as possible about your request.

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Celebrate Spring with our new Library books this month

Although it is officially Spring, I’ve chosen a couple of books about decay for books of the month – I particularly love the cover featured below. Our new Library books this month for the Lincoln International Business School includes the beautifully titled ‘Curated decay: heritage beyond saving‘ by DeSilvey (2017) and ‘Dirty Secrets: How tax havens destroy the economy‘ by Murphy (2017).  Please find the time to read these books before the end of April (we’re still 24/7), because we’ve got loads more interesting books on order that we should all investigate in May.

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