169 new titles in Oxford Scholarship Online

Forget the saying ‘less is more’. According to Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Iris Apfe,  and apparently, Oxford Scholarship Online, more is more!

But instead of accessories, diva requests, makeup or mansions, Oxford Scholarship Online are going all out with eResources.

They’ve got 169 new titles in the biology, business and management, economics and finance, and mathematics collections. These collections are cross-searchable and include the full text and abstracts of classic and newly published Oxford eBooks.

Oxford Scholarship Online – Biology (2016-17; 2017-18)

33 new titles have been added in the areas of: biology; animal biology; aquatic biology; biochemistry/molecular biology; biodiversity/conservation biology; developmental biology; disease ecology/epidemiology; ecology; evolutionary biology/genetics; biomathematics/statistics and data analysis/complexity studies; microbiology; natural history and field guides; ornithology; plant science and forestry; and biotechnology.

Oxford Scholarship Online – Business & Management (2017-18)

73 new titles have been added in the areas of: business history; corporate governance and accountability; finance, accounting and banking; human resource management/industrial relations; information technology; innovation; international business; knowledge management; marketing; organization studies; pensions and pension management; political economy; public management; strategy.

Oxford Scholarship Online – Economics & Finance (2017-18)

43 new titles have been added in the areas of: South and East Asia; behavioural economics; development, growth, and environmental; econometrics; financial economics; economic history; international; macro- and monetary economics; microeconomics; public and welfare; economic systems; and history of economic thought.

Oxford Scholarship Online – Mathematics (2016-17; 2017-18)

20 new titles have been added in the areas of: applied mathematics; mathematical biology; biostatistics; mathematical finance; geometry/topology; logic/computer science/mathematical philosophy; mathematical physics; probability/statistics.


Law resources roundup

Are you a lecturer, teacher or researcher in Law? You’re in luck! Our Scholarly Resources Services team has acquired a bunch of new and exciting eBooks from various collections. These include:

Law with Hart?

Griffith Library has recently acquired 121 Law eBooks in the 2017 collection from Hart Publishing. Some prime examples are:

An International Perspective (Law)

There are 60 new titles in the Brill Martinus Nijhoff International Law eBook collection 2017. Here are some examples:

Humanitarian Law

There are 45 new titles in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Law eBooks 2017 Collection from Brill Nijhoff. Some good examples are:


More Proquest resources for you

‘Please Sir, may I have some more?’

Just so happens you can! In fact, the Proquest eBook Central – Academic Complete now has access to over 152,000 eBooks!

Proquest recently announced a five year agreement with the publisher Wiley to make an additional 4,000 eBook titles! By the year 2022, eBook Central will carry more than 14,000 Wiley titles. Not only that, earlier this year 1076 ebook titles were added to the collection from publishers including:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Rowan & Littlefield
  • International Atomic Energy Agency

And to add some icing onto that cake, an additional 6,000 eBook titles were included from Taylor & Francis in a broad range of subjects.  The top three subjects for inclusion from this publisher are:

  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • History

Hot tip: don’t forget you can search by publishers name (eg. Oxford University Press) and refine your Search by Publication, Subject, Author, etc.

So get searching, scrolling, reading and researching. Enjoy!

 


Access to The Chronicle of Higher Education

You’re always switched on!

As a Griffith academic, you are ahead of the curve with relevant news, information and trends in higher education.

But, just in case you sometimes fall behind the eight ball, we’ve got you covered.

Griffith University Library provides you with unlimited, premium access to the entire Chronicle of Higher Education, including:

  • daily news and advice columns
  • in-depth articles about current issues faced by universities
  • an archive of previously published content
  • vibrant discussion forums
  • career-building tools such as online CV management
  • data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries
  • a huge range of e-newsletters.

You can access the The Chronicle of Higher Education from any location, any device, any time. Simply, create a free account and login to access premium content:

  1. Go to www.chronicle.com
  2. Click on ‘Log In’ in the top right corner
  3. Click on ‘Create an Account’
  4. Use your Griffith email address and choose a password

Happy browsing.


Microsoft Paint lovers rejoice!

Microsoft Paint – for some of you, an icon of your childhood.

Our world almost fell apart when Microsoft announced earlier this year that they’re no longer supporting Microsoft Paint, after 32 glorious years! There was an outpouring of grief on the internet when they announced they were killing the classic program. Some of us let go of our inner geek and protested fiercely; our lives would never be the same.

Many glorious hours were spent creating masterpieces (they were masterpieces, right?), stopping only occasionally to play solitaire or minesweeper. MS Paint was there for us to play on as a child, even before we even understood what the internet was.

The September issue of PC World brought us some overwhelmingly wonderful news: Microsoft will save Microsoft Paint, making it a downloadable app. All Hail!

To add even more awesome to the news, it will be available for free!

Read the full article in the September issue of PC World, which is available to Griffith students and staff via the EBSCO database:


Access primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences

Are you a social sciences or humanities researcher? Read on!

We’re sure you know: primary sources are important for research. They provide direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art.

To assist with your research, over time, Griffith Library has acquired digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. These include:

Eighteenth Century Journals Portal
Digitally access unique and rare 18th century journals. Eighteenth Century Journals Portal brings together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, and illuminates all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life.

Mass Observation Sections I, II. III, IV
Mass Observation Online covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried out from 1937 until the mid-1950s, offering an unparalleled insight into everyday life in Britain during these transformative years.

Empire Online
Empire online has been developed to encourage undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires; from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonisation in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism.

Slavery, Abolition and Justice 1490-2007
Access digital facsimiles of printed and manuscript materials relevant to trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition, as well as materials relating to slavery today, desegregation and social justice. Topics covered include the African Coast, the Middle Passage, the varieties of slave experience, religion, revolts, abolition and legislation. The facsimile documents are presented alongside contextual essays contributed by leading academics in the field. You’ll also find case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.


New to project management? 5 things you need to know

Well, let’s be honest. There’s way more than five things you need to know about project management. It’s quite a complex topic. But below are five project management eBooks to get you started.

You can access these eBooks in the Books24x7 database. Your helpful Griffith University library provides access to this database and its amazing resources.

There are books on general project management resources, tool and techniques, best practices, PMP Certification and PRINCE2.

So if you are new to project management, or simply looking to further your already extensive knowledge, head to the Books24x7 database and start reading!

Project Management Basics: How to Manage Your Project with Checklists
McBride, Melanie. 2016
Including detailed checklists and hard-headed advice, this practical resource provides step-by-step instructions for managing any project in a clean sequence of five classic phases―initiating, planning, executing, releasing, and closing.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition
Project Management Institute. 2013.
This book ‘provides guidelines for managing individual projects and defines project management related concepts. It also describes the project management life cycle and its related processes, as well as the project lifecycle’.

Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams, Second edition
Burke, Rory & Barron, Steve. 2013.
Providing exercises and worked examples throughout, this comprehensive guide offers a look at the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular, the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of the current best practice.

Project Management: A Managerial Approach, Eighth Edition
Meredith, Jack R. & Mantel, Samuel J.
John Wiley & Sons. 2012.
Focusing on all facets of the steps needed to successfully manage a project – from planning and resources to budgeting and more, this book will also help those preparing to take the PMBOK® certification exams of the Project Management Institute.

PRINCE2 for Dummies, Second Edition
Graham, Nick.
John Wiley & Sons. 2010
Offering practical and easy-to-understand advice on using PRINCE2, this comprehensive guide will help you divide your project into manageable chunks, so you can make realistic plans and know when resources will be needed.