Book of the month: The economics of football (2011)

Discussion about money and football has dominated the headlines since Murdoch’s Sky Sports cash injection into Premier League TV rights during the 90s. Likewise, there’s been a lot of student-led demand for football and business books lately, and one of our latest purchases, Dobson & Goddard’s 2011 popular eBook The economics of football offers academic economic insight into the ‘beautiful game’. There’s so much here for any business student interested in football, not only covering English football, but across the globe, including Germany and Brazil. If you want to learn about determining players’ salaries at the top flight, forecasting models for football match results, game theory and football games, the accumulative match day income of the ‘Big Four’, the much-debated phenomenon of referee behaviour at football matches, measuring managerial influence upon club performance, betting-odds, and of course, the economic impact of the World Cup mega-event, then access this book via the Library Catalogue (www.library.lincoln.ac.uk) search for the title.

Question: Which organisation investigated FIFA after a Panorama documentary exposed alleged bribes?

Overcoming fear of presenting guide

Common Fears of Public Speaking Handout

Drop-in Service for International Students

Struggling with your assignments? 

At the English Language Centre  guidance and support on academic essay writing is provided alongside other matters like effective reading and referencing  advice.  If you would like to see either English as a Foreign Language Tutors, Jacqueline Mayer or Alasdair Houser, then they hold drop-in sessions every Tuesday and Friday from 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
 
Please go to: The English Language Centre, Ground Floor, Main Admin Building. 
 
Alternatively you can contact them at: englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk or Tel: 01522 886425.

Worried about SPSS?

Are you confused by SPSS and want some answers?

…then help at the Library is available:

Laura Daley  in the Maths and Stats Centre in the Learning Development room (opposite the Library issue desk) would be able to help you. The opening hours for the Centre are:
 
Tuesdays        10am-1pm
Wednesdays  1pm-4pm
Thursdays      10am-1pm

Although the MSSC is a Drop-In centre, you are welcome to book an appointment by emailing Laura at: ladaley@lincoln.ac.uk. The Maths & Statistics Support Centre helps students with assessment worries and analysis for project work e.g. Mathematical work with algebra, equations or formulae or Statistical concepts such as probability, significance testing and graph-drawing.

Find out more on Laura’s dedicated blog: http://mathsandstats.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/

Also, the Library contains many books about SPSS.

Business information helpguide

Finding Information for Business

24hr Library opening

Just a reminder to everyone that 24/5 started from Sunday.

The University Library is open for five days from Noon Sunday to 10pm Friday (normal hours Saturday) from:

Sunday 13th November to Friday 16th December inc.

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Journal database helpguides

If you’re carrying out research you may be wondering where to find the best available information sources for Business related subjects? To obtain the most scholarly material it’s certainly worth exploring journal databases such as Business Source Complete and ABI Inform. There are many more listed in this helpguide…Finding information for Business

More helpguides are available from: https://portal.lincoln.ac.uk/C15/C5/SubjectHelpGuides/BL/Forms/AllItems.aspx.

Speak to your Librarian on Wednesdays!

Do you know that the Business Librarians (Martin Osborne &  Daren Mansfield ) are available for one-to-one advice on finding information, referencing, accessing journal articles and searching databases as well as a range of help such as support for essay or report writing in the Business School building?

Just visit us this Wednesday from 9.30 – 11.30 on the ground floor of the Business School building.

August 12

Acccountancy & Finance workshops

When?

  • 10 -11, 11-12, 12-1 and 1-2 on Mon 26th Sept
  • 10-11, 11-12, 12-1 on Tues 27th Sept
  • 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 on Weds 28th Sept

 What will be covered?

Finding company information, financial statements and researching journal articles.

Please book at the Library desk – places are limited to 20 students per session.