[Apologies for cross-posting]
As you probably know, Regard is the free online research service of the UK
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), detailing research projects
and publications, and holding full text reports. This includes much that
would be of interest to Disability-Research members.
There have been some major recent developments on Regard..
If you need to know about ESRC research that is topical, just starting or
just finishing, then sign up to the monthly Regard email newswire. A link
from the front page takes you to a simple sign-up where you can pick from
the 16 disciplines used by ESRC.
Bibliographic information is fine, but the actual item is better, be it a
full text article or a book. Regard is introducing OpenURLs to many of its
most popular records, enabling users to go straight to the full text (if it
is available online) or, if it is a book, to the appropriate page in
Amazon, to read reviews and perhaps order a copy.
Every day, Regard features a major news story on the front page, and links
from it to relevant ESRC research. Over the years, Regard has built up an
archive of over 250 regular news topics, which we have now compiled into an
A-Z index, which should prove invaluable to those needing to get behind the
headlines. (Relevant examples might include Disability, Disability service
provision, Transport and the Digital divide.)
Regard is freely available at http://www.regard.ac.uk/
Dr Neil Jacobs
Institute for Learning and Research Technology
University of Bristol
8-10 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1HH, UK
phone: +44 (0)117 9287057
fax: +44 (0)117 9287112
email: [log in to unmask]
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