> Giving a selection of the new resources added to the social sciences
> Remember to check our website for a complete list
> Note that over the coming months you are likely to see a reduction in
> the number of new items added to Intute due to the previously
> announced funding cut
> However, I will continue to alert major new sites via the blog.
> You might also want to look at the LSE library blog which lists new
> social science publications http://lselibraryresearch.blogspot.com/
> There is also a new elections in the news blog
> This week it has entries for slovak elections.
> Intute work
> In the news: the world Cup !
> Nottingham Trent University World Cup website
> An interesting site from academic staff based at Nottingham Trent
> University. In addition to a wallchart of fixtures and news stories,
> they are maintaining a scholarly blog discussing issues relating to
> football and the social sciences. This includes football and national
> and national identity, fans, psychology of sport, economics, betting
> and gambling.
> Find more on football
> Office for Budget Responsibility
> The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) was formed in May 2010 by
> the Uk coalition government to make an independent assessment of the
> public finances and the economy for each Budget and Pre-Budget Report.
> Its website currently provides information on its remit, plus access
> to press releases and reports., These include the most recent pre
> -budget statement and economic assessment.
> Oil Spill Data
> US department of Energy has launched a special section on its website
> relating to the Deep Horizon response. It includes timelines of the
> response, technical data on the clean up operation. They include video
> clips of procedures tried
> Cuts watch
> Cuts watch is a section of the ToUChstone blog, an informal blog
> written by TUC staff. It is intended to provides comment on cuts to
> public spending imposed by the Uk coalition government in 2010. There
> are links to UNION and official TUC commentary on the government
> deficit and public services.
> Food crisis and the global land grab-
> A blog maintained by GRAIN, small international NGO concerned about
> farmers' control over biodiversity and local knowledge which provides
> news feeds and links to publications, statistics reports relating to
> land ownership, food supply in developing countries.
> A collection of 4th July speeches
> The Fourth of July Orations Collection contains published pamphlets of
> addresses made on Independence Day from 1791-1925.It forms part of the
> University of Missouri digital collections. The speeches include
> discussion of the civil war, growth and constitutional development of
> the USA. The majority of the pamphlets were published in New England,
> with Massachusetts being the most heavily represented state. However,
> the collection also includes pamphlets from other states, such as
> Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, Illinois, and Indiana
> ESFDB - European State Finance Database
> directed by Richard Bonney and Margaret Bonney of the university of
> Leicester. Funding was originally received British Academy and
> Economic and Social Research Council. It comprises a large directory
> of economic history data for a large number of European nation. All ,
> all entries give the original sources and have been verified by
> academic staff. The materials are wide ranging including state
> finance, economics, national and local level public finance. Most date
> from 1400 onwards.
> Australian Women's Register
> is a project of the An initiative of The National Foundation for
> Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of
> Melbourne. It is providing free access to biographical information
> about women's lives in Australia. It is possible to browse the site by
> time, occupation and women's organisations. Entries are detailed
> included key dates, lists of publications and links to archival
> A good supplement to the free online version of the Australian
> Dictionary of Biography online
> China Independent Documentary Archive
> curated by Mr. Wu Wenguang, one of most prestigious independent
> documentary filmmakers in China. This site offers information and some
> film clips from independent Chinese sources. Free registration
> required. Currently there appear to be about 40 films from the mid
> 1990s onwards available. Many focus upon Chinese village life. Also
> accessible are some film reviews and articles. And listings of Chinese
> film festivals.
> Not new but revamped and recommended
> Human Security Report Project
> key features include
> The Human Security gateway
> is a joint project of the Human Security Centre (HSC) and the
> Canadian Consortium on Human Security (CCHS University of British
> Columbia.) It aims to provide researchers with a searchable database
> of links to key websites, full-text reports, journal articles, news
> items and fact sheets relating to human security worldwide. Human
> security is defined as the protection of individuals from wars, civil
> wars and violence. It website enables users to search or browse by
> country or topic. Examples include the Balkans conflict, Ethiopia, Al
> Qaeda, Afghanistan. Topics covered include: peace keeping operations,
> children and armed conflict, international humanitarian law, gender
> and security and refugees. Each resource has an abstract. Materials
> relate from the late 1990s onwards.
> A new section on security stats
> s.aspx which has detailed worldwide statistics on deaths from wars,
> civil wars and organised violence.
> The mini atlas of Human security
> http://www.hsrgroup.org/our-work/publications/miniatlas.aspx includes
> articles and illustrated tables to global trends and the causes of
> war, the use of child soldiers.
> Heather Dawson
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