Upgrade to Business Source Ultimate

For many years we have subscribed to a business database from EBSCO. This provides access to a range of content including journal articles, trade pieces, industry reports and company information. We have just signed for an upgrade to move from Business Source Complete to Business Source Ultimate.

EBSCO have included a title list which is available here.

We are delighted to expand our content from this supplier and more importantly the terms of the licence now allow us to directly link to articles from the core journal, Harvard Business Review from our online reading lists (available in Leganto).

We are currently updating our help materials to reflect the name of the expanded product.

The search page and functionality remain the same once you enter the database.

You’ll just notice the name change along the top

Books added to the Library by students in SAPL (Semester Two 2022/23)

Our Recommend a Book service for students allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Recommend a book.

In Semester Two, academic year 2022/2023 we successfully processed 50 requests in SAPL totalling £3832.

A New Environmental Ethics The Next Millennium for Life on Earth
A Sense of Wonder Towards Nature Healing the Planet through Belonging
Ambedkar in London
Anamnesis: On the Theory of History and Politics
Annihilation of Caste
Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: Architecture, Ideology, and Politics
Arkkitehti Elissa Aalto / Architect Elissa Aalto
Being Brahmin, Being Modern
Black men in Britain: an ethnographic portrait of the post-Windrush generation
Building for Change: The Architecture of Creative Reuse
Building Theories – Architecture as the Art of Building
Collective Action!: The Power of Collaboration and Co-Design in Architecture
Colonial Modernities Building, Dwelling and Architecture in British India and Ceylon
Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation
Construed Heritage: Narratives and Collectable Experiences
Cuzco: Incas, Spaniards, and the Making of a Colonial City
Drawing Attention: Architecture in the Age of Social Media
Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency
Food Deserts and Food insecurity in the UK
Food rule : An Eater’s Manual
Gaudi Unseen: Completing the Sagrada Familia: Completing the Sagrada Família
Interview Techniques for UX Practitioners
Kuwait City Parks A Critical Review of their Design, Facilities, Programs and Management
Laughing at Architecture: Architectural Histories of Humour, Satire and Wit
Machine Learning and the City: Applications in Architecture and Urban Design
Material Reform: Building for a Post-Carbon Future
Meat, Modernity and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse
Modernism and the Professional Architecture Journal: Reporting, Editing and Reconstructing in Post-War Europe
On the Street: In-Between Architecture
Planting Design / 2nd
Plastic Emotions
Routledge handbook of urban forestry
Silent Coup: How Corporations Overthrew Democracy
Space and Power: Politics, War and Architecture
Spaces for Children The Built Environment and Child Development
Temple Sagrada Familia
The architectural detail
The essential Gaudí
The Persian Garden Echoes of Paradise
The Politics of Oil
Twenty Minutes In Manhattan
Urban Ecosystems Understanding the Human Environment
Urban Jungle: Wilding The City
Urban Nature Enriching Belonging, Wellbeing and Bioculture
User Research A Practical Guide to Designing Better Products and Services
Vegetable Plants and their Fibres as Building Materials
Waste Material Recylcing in the Circular Economy
Water Always Wins Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge
Water: A Critical Introduction
Why Cities Need Large Parks

Books added to the Library by students in ECLS (Semester Two 2022/23)

Our Recommend a Book service for students allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Recommend a book.

In Semester Two, academic year 2022/2023 we successfully processed 44 requests in ECLS totalling just over £3793.

(En)countering native-speakerism : global perspectives
A narrative approach to life story work
Academic discourse across disciplines
Advising on research methods: A consultant’s companion
Audio Education Theory, Culture, and Practice
Australian English Reimagined
Beyond Smarter: mediated learning and the brain’s capacity for change
Brain-based learning
Brain-based learning : the new paradigm of teaching
Changing Practices for the L2 Writing Classroom: Moving Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay
Cognition, Education, and Communication Technology
Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and how They Can Stay”
Developmental psycholinguistics: Three ways of looking at a childs\’ narrative
Digital L2 Writing Literacies Directions for Classroom Practice
Education for sustainable development in the Caribbean: pedagogy, processes and practices
English speech rhythm: form and function in everyday verbal interaction
Entrepreneurial Women in the Caribean: Critical inisghts and policy implications
Glocal Narratives of Resilience
Handbook of Self-Regulation of Learning and Performance
International Faculty in Higher Education: Comparative Perspectives on Recruitment, Integration, and Impact
interthinking: putting talk to work
Learning in Landscapes of Practice: Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning
Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn: Understanding and Promoting Educationally Productive Collaborative Work
Metacognition in Learning and Instruction: Theory, Research and Practice
Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice
Mindful L2 Teacher Education A Sociocultural Perspective on Cultivating Teachers\’ Professional Development
Multimodal Communication in Intercultural Interaction
Non-native Educators in English Language Teaching
Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School
Provoking Thought: Memory and Thinking in ELT
Reason & Rigor How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research
Reconsidering Patient Centred Care: Between Autonomy and Abandonment
Reflective practice in action: 80 reflection breaks for busy teachers.
Revisiting Insider-Outsider Research in Comparative and International Education (Bristol Papers in Education)
School connectedness for students with disabilities: From theory to evidence-based practice
Social Communication Development and Disorders
The Place of English as an International Language in English Language Teaching: Teachers’ Reflections
The Pronunciation of Standard English in America
The Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice
The Theoretical Framework in Phenomenological Research: Development and Applicat
Towards Dialogic Teaching: rethinking classroom talk (4th Edition)
Video-mediated communication
Voice Unearthed: Hope, Help and a Wake-up Call for the Parents of Children Who Stutter
Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (second edition)

Books added to the Library by students in GPS (Semester Two 2022/23)

Our Recommend a Book service for students allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Recommend a book.

In Semester Two, academic year 2022/2023 we successfully processed 61 requests in GPS totalling just over £6815.

A Companion to Roman Imperialism
A Field Guide to British Rivers: Implications for Restoration
Accountability through public opinion; from inertia to public action.
Advanced Introduction to Global Production Networks
Artistic Utopias of Revolt: Claremont Road, Reclaim the Streets, and the City of Sol
Black Skins, Black Masks Hybridity, Dialogism, Performativity
China’s Digital Silk Road Setting Standards, Powering Growth
China’s Futures PRC Elites Debate Economics, Politics, and Foreign Policy
Communication Strategies in Turkey: Erdogan, the AKP and Political Messaging Kindle Edition
Creativity and Conflict Resolution Alternative Pathways to Peace
Danger Zone The Coming Conflict with China
Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World’s Largest Dictatorship
Explorations in Place Attachment
Feminist Theory Reader Local and Global Perspectives
Fighting for Abortion Rights in Latin America: social movements, state allies and institutions
Gender, Sexuality and Identities of the Borderlands
Geographies of Children, Youth and Families
Handbook of Alternative Theories of Political Economy
Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education
Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War
Humanitarianism, identity, and nation : migration laws of Australia and Canada
Infrastructure Communication in International Relations
International Sanctions Between Wars and Words
Logos Warehouses Containers
Migration Studies and Colonialism
Nature Displaced, Nature Displayed: Order and Beauty in Botanical Gardens
Phenomenological approaches to moral philosophy
Place Attachment: Advances in Theory, Methods and Applications (2nd ed)
Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction
Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World
Private Metropolis The Eclipse of Local Democratic Governance
Reframing the civic university: an agenda for impact
Refugees, Security and the European Union
Resource Conservation Economics and Policies
Rome and the Enemy: Imperial Strategy in the Principate
Routledge handbook of immigration and refugee studies
Routledge Handbook of Sport in the Middle East
Sanctions: what everyone needs to know
Serving a nation at war, 1939-1945: a review of the building and civil engineering work of John Laing and Son Ltd
Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender
Signs of life : photographs by Peter Sekaer / John T. Hill ; with contributions by Julian Cox and Christina Sekaer.
Steady-state economics: the economics of biophysical equilibrium and moral growth
Study of Americana: Washington, D.C. Region 1978
The Anthropology of Friendship
The art of sanctions a view from the field
The Economics of Natural Environments Studies in the Valuation of Commodity and Amenity Resources
The Gift of Freedom War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
The National Security Law of Hong Kong : Restoration and Transformation
The Political Economy of Land Rent, Financialization and Resistance
The Political Economy Of Public Sector Reform And Privatization
The Routledge Companion to William Morris
The Shadow of the Mine: Coal and the End of Industrial Britain
The University and the City
The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence
Transcend and transform: An introduction to conflict work
Uncommon Places: The Complete Works
Urban planning and real estate development
Violence and Understanding in Gaza: the British broadsheets’ coverage of the war
Women crossing boundaries: a psychology of immigration and transformations of sexuality
Working Systemically with Refugee Couples and Families: Exploring Trauma, Resilience and Culture

Books added to the Library by students in NUBS (Semester Two 2022/23)

Our Recommend a Book service for students allows you to tell us about the books you need for your studies. If we don’t have the books you need, simply complete the web form and we’ll see if we can buy them. For books we already have in stock, if they are out on loan please make a reservation/hold request using Library Search.

Further information about Recommend a book.

In Semester Two, academic year 2022/2023 we successfully processed 22 requests in NUBS totalling just over £2264.

Business Analystics (Data Analysis and Decision Making)
Business Analytics: methods, models, and decisions 
Cambridge IELTS 16 & Cambridge IELTS 17 
Cases in Innovative Nonprofits: Organizations That Make a Difference
Essentials of International Human Resource Management / 2nd
Gender, Media, and Organization: Challenging Mis(s)Representations of Women Leaders and Managers (Women and Leadership)
Handbook of Qualitative Research Methodologies in Workplace Contexts
Handbook of Research Methods on Creativity Handbooks of Research Methods in Management series
Managing the Digital Transformation: Aligning Technologies, Business Models, and Operations
Organizational change
Organizational Change and Innovation Processes: Theory and Methods for Research
Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Sector: An Introduction
Principles of Sustainable Finance
Public Good by Private Means: How Philanthropy Shapes Britain
Qualitative Research in Marketing and Management Doing Interpretive Research Projects
Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy
The Civilized Organization: Norbert Elias and the Future of Organization Studies
The difference “difference” makes: Women and leadership
The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy
The Wise Company: How Companies Create Continuous Innovation
Understanding Organization as Process: Theory for a Tangled World
Understanding philanthropy: Its meaning and mission

Royal Geographical Society Digital Archive (with IBG)

After a recent trial to the archive from Royal Geographical Society (RGS) we are delighted we’ve have managed to add this permanently to our collections.

The Archive of the RGS covers the history of geography exploration, colonisation and decolonisation, anthropology, international relations, climate science, gender studies, cartography and environmental history throughout the British Empire from 1482 to 2010.

As you’d expect the resources vary from manuscripts, correspondance, reports, proceedings, maps, charts, photographs, atlases to name just a few. Many of these primary source materials have never been digitised before and are available through Wiley for the first time.

These are available as digital images which can be analysed and downloaded.

The archive contains specific collections including the Everest Collection; the David Livingstone Collection; the Sir Ernest Shackleton Collection; the Stanley Collection; the Younghusband Collection; the Speke Collection; and the Gertrude Bell Collection.

There are different ways you can search and browse the collections including choosing your content type first e.g. photographs

Then you can use some of the search functionality to locate what you’re interested in.

Other ways to search

On the homepage you’ll see these links :

The analysis hub lets you search for a keyword or term and see a timeline of when it was most used, which collections look important and related keywords.

The explorer let’s you look for photos and maps across all of the sub collections.

The place of publication browser let’s you use an interactive map of the world to navigate to the area you’re interested and highlights all relevant materials.

In terms of use, permissions and Copyright I’d recommend checking our their webpages for these.

We think this resource will be useful for both teaching and research purposes for those interested in all aspects of geography. We hope you love checking out the digital tools and functionality on the Wiley site.

Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions

In the library we love these short guides from OUP who provide a variety of great concise books on lots of different topics.

We’ve recently updated this collection so it includes to most recent publications from OUP published in 2022 and 2023.

This series offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects—from artificial intelligence to folk music to medical ethics—in 35,000 words or less.

Each one of these big little books provides intelligent and serious introductions written by experts who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make even the most challenging topics highly readable.

On our catalogue, Library Search you can search by keywords like in the screenshot below so “very short introduction” and browse through or add in Oxford to add in results for that publisher. Re-sort your results to “newest” if you’d like to browse through the latest ones added to our collection.

Or visit the OUP Very Short Introductions website directly and then filter using the subject categories. OUP have arranged the titles under headings such as Medicine and Health, Arts and Humanities, Law, Social Sciences

if you are accessing off campus then once you’re on the OUP site please click “sign in” (on the left hand menu and select Newcastle University from the list to enter your Campus ID and password.)

Oxford University Press also have a podcast you can subscribe to about titles and topics in this collection.

Art and Architecture Archive

We are delighted we now have access to Art and Architecture Archive (parts 1 and now 2 after a sucessful trial) from Proquest.

This is a full-text archive of consumer and trade magazines comprising of key research materials in subjects relating to art, architecture, architectural history, art history, cultural history, fine art, industrial design, photography, social history and visual arts.

Coverage is from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. The issues are scanned as full colour images with each article indexed so you can quickly find the topic you are looking for.

We think these are an invaluable source, as a historical record of the art and architecture industries. Through reviews, advertisements, exhibition listings, and awards, you can investigate the careers of major artists and architects, as well as the history of the commercialization and marketing of art/architecture.

You can search across both collections looking for individuals, topics, movements, industry news items, interviews with major artists, or features about technological developments, as well as photographs / illustrations, architectural plans, statistics, and reviews.

You can search or browse the archive in various ways (use Advanced Search to see all search options), and retrieve many types of content.

You also might want to browse by publication so check out Building Design, Architects’ journal or The Architectural Review. Click on publications on the Proqest website and you’ll see an A-Z list.

Screenshot of front cover of Building Design
Screenshoot of front cover of The Architectural Review

Free training on Business Resources on Bureau Van Djik products

The University subscribes to a variety of different company databases from Bureau Van Djik such as FAME, Orbis Europe and Orbis Asia Paciific.

The provider is offering some free online training which can booked directly with them. For sessions related to the subscriptions we have the dates are :

Orbis on the 12th of June at 1.30pm (London time) Book here

FAME on the 13th of June at 10am (London Time) Book here

We have additional help materials on our resource guide if you want to learn more about these databases.

Trial : Datasets Module in Sage Research Methods

Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash

At the moment we have a subscription to Sage Research Methods which is a fantastic resource for anyone doing a research project or dissertation. This database contains dictionary and encyclopaedia entries, book chapters, full books, journal articles, case studies, and streaming videos dedicated to the subject area of Research Methods.

It supports all stages of the research process from writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing the best research methods, analysing data, to writing up your results and thinking about publication. It contains information suited to all levels of researchers, from undergraduates starting their first projects to research associates. 

The section we have on trial is Datasets. These provide researchers a new way of understanding quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Within each title you are provided with sample data that has been optimised for demonstrating a method, together with a how-to guide that explains the method and the subsequent analysis using the data provided.

Quantitative examples also include software guides for statistical analysis using SPSS, R, Stata, or Python. Several examples cover how to manage imperfect data, including missing data, rescaling variables, and other common data cleaning scenarios.

  • Datasets Part 1 consists of 230+ datasets from across the social sciences.
  • Datasets Part 2 is an additional 300 datasets that cover further methods, including data management issues such as handling data with missing variables.
  • Datasets can be downloaded in a range of file formats and cited.

The trial period will run from the 27th of February to the 28th of April 2023.
To search or browse the collection of Datasets follow this link. Off campus users will be asked to log in with your Newcastle University ID and password.

Further information on the platforms from SAGE can be found on their own libguide.

We’d appreciate any feedback about these products to help make decisions about future subscriptions after the trial period has ended, please drop your Liaison Librarian an email.