Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Resource: SNL

University of Liverpool staff and Student now have access to SNL from S&P Global.

Access: SNL

You will need to register for an account the first time you use this resource:

Select ‘New User Sign Up’ on the Sign In screen
Enter you University of Liverpool email address and click ‘sumbit’
Instructions for setting up your account will be sent to your email address, with a link to complete registration
Follow the instructions to create a log in for SNL

SNL FIG (Financial Institutions Group) provides access to banking and insurance data across the globe with coverage of around 35,000 institutions. In addition to archived financial data, that is fully auditable back to source, this platform provides “deep-dive” proprietary data. Data from this platform is cited within publications from the likes of the ECB, Bank of England etc.

For research purposes we strongly recommend use of the Excel Plug-In, downloadable within the platform.

Financial items:
100 to 600+ data items per bank depending on their size and market
Credit ratings from the 3 major agencies, CDS, structure, country profiles etc.
All manually entered and stringently vetted
Detailed credit metrics and regulatory capital details

Proprietary data examples:
Exclusive news from SNL editorial not available elsewhere
Branch level data (non-financial) for larger banks



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Resource: Joanna Briggs Institute eBook Collection.

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource: The Joanna Briggs Institute eBook Collection.

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is one of the premier evidence-based practice organisations and this book series of 23 titles provides you with the tools you need to:

- Understand the JBI model of evidence-based healthcare
- Appraise qualitative and quantitative research
- Appraise evidence from intervention and diagnostic accuracy studies
- Learn ways to minimize risks from adverse events

The books are accessible from this link and will also be available via the Library Catalogue.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

TRIAL: Harper's Weekly 1857-1912

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the ‘Harper's Weekly 1857-1912’ digital archive until 9th April 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Harper’s Weekly
(Login required off campus)

Harper’s Weekly was the definitive newspaper of record for the latter part of the nineteenth century and early twentieth. It had broad national distribution and some international, a circulation that exceeded 100,000 and peaked at 300,000, and effective readership of at least half a million people. Harper's Weekly: 1857–1912 is the definitive version of the newspaper in electronic form.

Illustrations are indexed to allow retrieval of topics, places, portraits and visual content; e.g., slaves escaping to the Union side are indexed as contrabands. Cartoon indexing allows users to search by subject as well as by character. More than 100,000 advertisements are indexed topically (jewellery, cough remedies, political campaign merchandise) as well as by manufacturer or retailer. Harper’s Weekly: 1857–1912  also has more than 10,000 pages of annotations, essays, and notes that provide detailed explications of materials in the database. Examples include The Presidential Elections, 1860-1884, as depicted in Political Cartoons and Prints, which provides a comprehensive overview of the role of political cartoons in presidential elections from Abraham Lincoln to Grover Cleveland.

After trying Harper’s Weekly, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Monday, March 06, 2017

TRIAL: Race Relations in America

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the ‘Race Relations in America’ digital archive until 3rd April 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Race Relations in America
(Login required off campus)
Please note that PDF download options are not available during the trial.

This collection contains a wealth of primary source material on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination and racial theory in America during three pivotal decades of the twentieth century.

The Race Relations Department, based at Fisk University, was a highly influential think tank offering a forum for discussion and research on racial topics. The work of the Department highlighted topics such as poverty and inequality, class, housing, employment, education and government policy. Its programme attracted many well-known figures in the Civil Rights Movement, including Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Charles Houston, and Marguerite Cartwright. This resource sheds light on the fascinating work of the Department through the digitisation of extensive records from the Department’s archives. The collection contains excellent survey material, including interviews, questionnaires, statistics, raw data and analyses.

After trying Race Relations in America, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

TRIAL: Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) digital archives until 31st March 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access:  Nineteenth Century Collections Online
(Login required off campus)

NCCO is the result of partnerships between Gale and almost 100 libraries to preserve and digitise content for academic research.  It includes digitized primary source materials relating to the long nineteenth century.  Sources include monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, ephemera, photographs, statistics, maps and more.

NCCO is divided into twelve collections:

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
British Politics and Society
British Theatre, Music, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture
Children's Literature and Childhood
Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature
Photography: The World Through the Lens
Religion Spirituality, Reform and Society
Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 Part I and Part II
Women: Transnational Networks

After trying NCCO, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

SensusAccess - convert your documents into accessible formats

The library now provides SensusAccess a self-service cloud based system which allows print impaired students and staff to automatically convert copyright documents into a range of alternate media including audio, e-books and digital braille. It can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can make an accessible copy if you own the copyright (e.g. it's your own work), you have permission from the copyright owner, copyright has expired or you have a print disability.

Although principally aimed at those users with a print impairment it has wider reaching advantages for everyone. All students and staff may also convert documents produced by the University of Liverpool in relation to course work and university activities, e.g. module hand-outs, course packs, lecture notes, without prior permission from the University. This does not include published works or material where the copyright owner is not the University unless you have a print disability.

For terms and conditions of use see
SensusAccess