Orals Review DVD
This hot title is now available in the library! They are stored in the Matthijs files at the Reserve Desk.
Labels: SAIS tips
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Good news: Scanning (from a copier) now possible!
SAIS Library users can now scan documents on one of our copiers and send the documents as an attachment (in PDF format) to their e-mail addresses (JHU or non-JHU e-mail addresses).How much is it? FREE. There is no charge for scanning, but you must still use your J-card for access to the copier. Where is it? The copier that has the "scan to e-mail" option is the first one on the left (#1) if you are facing all of the 6th floor copiers. Are there any limitations? The file size limit for scanning and sending each document via e-mail is 20 megabytes. If you have an extremely long item to scan, it would be better to scan it in separate batches (in other words, scan a certain number of pages and send that document as one file, scan the next set of pages and send that document as another file, etc.). There are instructions posted on the copier that detail the process. Let us know if you have any questions!
Labels: New SP08, technology
Research Tip: CRL
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Here is a complete index. Check it out! You never know when or where you might find something valuable for your research.
Have you seen the new JStor?
JStor has updated their interface and, in this blogger's opinion, it looks much better. Take a look by clicking on the image above.
One negative: Users are now required to set up an account before saving a list of citations. You are able to open a PDF without a login.
What is JStor? It's a database that reproduces the full image of hundreds of scholarly journals, starting in each case with volume 1. Because the goal of JStor is to provide an archival, searchable collection of scholarly journals in electronic format, it is not a good source for very recent publications.
NEW! Country Risk Data
We have an exciting new tool for country risk data. Countrydata.com, published by the PRS Group, offers over 75 country risk-related variables for more than 150 countries, including risk ratings and economic data from the PRS Group's International Country Risk Guide, as well as forecasts, economic, political, geographic, and social data from the PRS Group's Political Risk Services. CountryData is updated monthly and has data back to 1984. Results can be downloaded into Excel.
Tips for using Countrydata.com:
- Be sure to turn off your browser's pop-up blocker.
- To go directly to the search screen, click on the link to CountryData under "Online Subscriptions".
If your search results do not include a definition of the variables you chose, or if you want a more complete explanation of the variables, the ratings, and the methodology used:
See the links to the detailed descriptions of methodology used for Political Risk Services and for the International Country Risk Guide.
- Go back to the welcome screen and click on the Country Data icon
CountryData.com provides data. The PRS products offering text and analysis are their International Country Risk Guide and Political Risk Services, both of which can be accessed via LexisNexis. EBSCOHost's Business Source Premier database provides fulltext access (in pdf) to the Political Risk Yearbook. Finally, please note that SAIS Librarians have created an online research guide for Risk Sources.
Labels: databases, New SP08, risk data
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