Social Science research –a Masterclass for Information Professionals

A special workshop held at Aston University,21st August 2018

Official publications- Jennie Grimshaw, Service and Content Lead, Government and Official Information, The British Library

Official publications have been undervalued as a source of research information, yet governments and international organisations publish widely on economic and social subjects.

Intergovernmental organisations- a whirlwind tour of free sites

A word about statistics

Exploring Parliamentary Publication

Unlocking grey literature – Diane Bell, Research Librarian, City University

Some sources of literature may be considered unpublished, informally published or be non-standard academic literature e.g. theses, some conference proceedings, government reports, or documents from organisations working in your field of interest.

Grey literature slides

City, University of London Grey Literature LibGuide

Planning ahead: delivering research data management support for the social sciences – John Southall, Bodleian Data Librarian, Bodleian Libraries

A key component of information literacy and scholarly practice is an awareness of research data management (RDM) and an understanding that academic libraries play a key role in its ongoing development.

Research data management Slides

Free maths and statistics resources for supporting your students – Angela Evans,Academic Skills Tutor (Study Skills), Staffordshire University.

Students are increasingly asking academic support librarians for general advice on how to handle and interpret statistics.

Free maths and statistics slides