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Politics Internet Update.

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Dear all


Here is the latest update from Intute
Giving a selection of the new resources added to the social sciences
section.
Remember to check our website for a complete list
http://www.intute.ac.uk/

In the blog this week: US elections,  new Uk government publications,
Russian politics, Scottish politics
.http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/blog/

In the news this week: Scottish politics.

Herald: political blogs
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.theherald.co.uk
/politics/politicalblogs/&handle=20080508-08135241> 
This site offers free access to political blogs from journalists
employed by the Scottish herald newspaper. They provide timely comment
and analysis of Scottish politics; elections in Scotland, activities in
the Scottish parliament (Holyrood House) and discussion of issues
relating to devolution in Scotland, including calls for a referendum for
Scottish independence.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.theherald.co.uk/
politics/politicalblogs/&handle=20080508-08135241
find more suggestions on Scottish devolution in our blog
http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/blog/category/government-politics
/


Public University Online
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.publicuniversit
yonline.com/&handle=20080506-14294540> 
Public University Online was created by Jakob Sandvad. It aims to
provide open access to university lectures and debates covering all
areas of the sciences, social sciences and humanities. It is not
affiliated with any university, but aims to offer links to publically
accessible online lecture recordings and videos from universities and
colleges worldwide. These include links to examples of OpenCourseware.
Technical and copyright information is displayed on the website.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.publicuniversity
online.com/&handle=20080506-14294540

Recolecta
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.recolecta.net/b
uscador/&handle=20080506-15000130> 
Recolecta is a joint collaboration between REBIUN (Network of academic
and research libraries of Spain) and FECYT (Spanish Foundation for
Science and Technology) It aims to create to create a single national
database to cross search all open access and institutional repositories
in Spain. Although there is a strong focus on scientific and technical
subjects, it also indexes subjects of relevance to social scientists
such as political science, social history, culture and identity. There
is particularly strong coverage of subject relating to Spanish history,
politics and culture. These include Basque nationalism, separatism and
identity; the Spanish civil war and Spanish history. It is possible to
search or browse the database. Items indexed include open access journal
articles, theses, papers, e-prints and reports. Many items are offered
in Spanish only.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.recolecta.net/bu
scador/&handle=20080506-15000130

Electronic journal database of University of Tehran
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://journals.ut.ac.ir/i
ssueuser/Default.aspx&handle=20080506-15190573> 
This site is maintained by the University of Tehran, Iran. It provides
free access to a searchable database of abstracts of articles from
e-journals which it publishes. Full text materials are usually limited
to subscribers only.Topics covered include politics, geography,
economics and philosophy. There is a strong emphasis upon issues
relating to Islam, Muslims, Islamic politics, culture and society.
Information is offered in English or Arabic.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://journals.ut.ac.ir/is
sueuser/Default.aspx&handle=20080506-15190573

Russian nationalism
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://groups.yahoo.com/gr
oup/russian_nationalism/&handle=20080507-15084650> 
Russian nationalism is an email discussion list which acts as a forum
for the exchange of information and ideas about the interdisciplinary
study of Russian nationalism. This includes its coverage in history,
post-communist politics, cultural identity and current permutations of
Russian right-wing thought and politics. The list regularly contains
postings of conferences, publications, research grants and projects. It
also maintains an excellent directory of links to related Russian
language Internet resources.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://groups.yahoo.com/gro
up/russian_nationalism/&handle=20080507-15084650

find more on Russia
http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/cgi-bin/browse.pl?id=120116&gatew
ay=European%20Studies;%20Politics

60 years of Israel: Time photographic essay
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.time.com/time/p
hotogallery/0,29307,1730968,00.html&handle=20080508-08253322> 
The Time Magazine website provides free access to this collection of
images taken from TIME-LIFE photographer David Rubinger's book, Israel
Through My Lens. They feature iconic photographs of events from the
independence in 1948 to 2008. They feature images of the Arab-Israeli
conflict and Jewish settlers. Copyright information is displayed on the
website.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.time.com/time/ph
otogallery/0,29307,1730968,00.html&handle=20080508-08253322
find more on the Arab Israeli conflict
http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/cgi-bin/browse.pl?id=120121&gatew
ay=Politics

DeployMed ResearchLINK
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.deploymentlink.
osd.mil/deploymed/&handle=20080506-10245939> 
DeployMed ResearchLINK is an official website of the United States
military. It provides free access to information about federal
government funded research into medical issues relating to servicemen
and women and veterans dating from 1990 to the present day. These
include coverage of Gulf war syndrome illnesses, the mental health of
soldiers, accidents, injuries, diseases and other health related
conditions, environmental and occupational exposures. Users may access
full text government reports, statistics and press releases. Also
available are many full text medical journal articles and research
summaries. It is possible to search the database by military operation
to find related medical research studies.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.deploymentlink.o
sd.mil/deploymed/&handle=20080506-10245939



British Academy joint guidelines on copyright and academic research
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.britac.ac.uk/re
ports/copyright-guidelines/index.html&handle=20080502-08491026> 
Produced jointly in April 2008 by the British Academy and the Publishers
Association, these guidelines cover many of the issues inherent in
copyright law. Aimed at researchers and publishers in the humanities and
social sciences, they deal with issues such as what is covered by
copyright law; economic and moral rights; what constitutes an
infringement; licences, and fair dealing. However, consideration of
institutional repositories is omitted. The text is interspersed with
useful case studies to illustrate the points being made. The guidelines
are available in PDF format if you wish to download them, or HTML if you
prefer to read them online as webpages.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.britac.ac.uk/rep
orts/copyright-guidelines/index.html&handle=20080502-08491026

PoliticsHome
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.politicshome.co
m/&handle=20080506-08553250> 
PoliticsHome is an extremely useful political news site which was
launched by Stephan Shakespeare, founder and Chief Innovations Officer
of YouGov PLC, with input from a number of leading British journalists,
in 2008. Key features include its political news section which provides
hourly tracking and aggregation of the leading political news stories;
online graphs which highlight the most important news stories in the
mainstream media and blogs; daily updated political polls, plus links to
and transcriptions of key political interviews, radio and TV broadcasts.
The main emphasis is upon British politics, with extensive coverage of
elections, political parties and events in parliament.
http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.politicshome.com
/&handle=20080506-08553250

not new but recommended!
Africabib: Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.africabib.org/&
handle=sosig950265763-28426> 
This site provides free access to an index of journal articles
maintained by Davis Bullwinkle. They index over 500 English language
periodicals covering African studies some dating from the 19th Century
to the present day. All aspects of African history, culture, politics
and society are covered. It is possible to browse the database by
geographical area or search by key word. Abstracts are not provided.
Countries covered include: Algeria, Angola, Benin; South Africa, Libya,
Egypt, Sudan; Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe; DR Congo; Lesotho;
Namibia; Malawi; Nigeria, Ivory Coast; Mali; Liberia; Chad; Rwanda;
Burundi.
http://www.africabib.org/
<http://www.intute.ac.uk/cgi-bin/redir.pl?url=http://www.africabib.org/&
handle=sosig950265763-28426> 

Heather Dawson
Intute government and politics editor.
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