Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Financial Times launches new Android app

The Financial Times has launched a new version of its Android app which has been designed to maximise the user interface and other features of Android devices.
The app includes features which are increasingly popular with magazine and newspaper apps including automatic content updates and offline access.
Mobile access is a key area of growth for the Financial times and is now the biggest channel for digital subscriptions.
More on this story from Paid Content.

Monday, 7 November 2011

EBSCO releases Business Source Corporate Plus

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has expanded its collection of corporate research solutions with the release of Business Source Corporate Plus.
Business Source Corporate Plus (BSC+) provides researchers with corporate information, latest business news and trends.
BSC+ includes full text from 4000+ quality business journals and trade publications as well as 1,100 full text newspapers and 940,000 full text TV and news radio analyses and as well as many other features.
The company view provides a directory style view of a company. Users can find information on more than 1.1 million public and private companies with detailed company profiles, as well as related industry and market reports. BSC+ will be updated approximately 100 times per day.
For more information on BSC+ visit the website.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Celebrating social science research

The Festival of Social Science 2011 takes place in London during the week 20th October to 5th November.
Coordinated by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) the events provide insights into the impact that social science research has on economic, social and political policies.
As part of the event, Sage and the British Academy (in association with Times Higher Education) will be hosting a debate on 31st October at the British Academy. How Can Social Scientists ad Government Work Together to Strengthen Public Trust in Scientific Evidence will be chaired by Evan Davis and speakers from academia, government and policy will be represented.
Other events at the Festival are listed here.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sifting email archives

The latest issue of The New Scientist reports the release of Memories Using Email (MUSE). Developed by Sudheendra Hangal and colleagues at Stanford University, the tool allows email archives to be sorted and grouped to help users ‘reminisce on [their] digital past’.
Data will be stored on your own computer, so there are no confidentiality concerns. The software identifies emotions, creates timelines and groups contacts together based on shared messages.
The developers acknowledge that more personal communication is now taking place outside of email and through social networks, but that MUSE could possibly be adapted to work with Facebook.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Sage Research Methods Online - free trial

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) focuses on research methodologies, helping students, faculty and researchers with research projects. SRMO links over 100,000 pages of SAGE book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools.
You can now sign up for a free trial here.