New ‘COVID-19: Resources for research’ guide

A number of organisations have created great resources for supporting research into COVID-19. We’ve added these to our new “COVID-19: Resources for research“ Libguide at: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/covid Here’s the list so far: COVID-19 Research Database (provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO)) WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and […]

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Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset now Available for Academic Research

A gigantic and unique Facebook dataset has been made available to researchers to study questions related to the effects of social media on democracy and elections. Jesse Blumenthal, Director of Technology and Innovation for the Charles Koch Institute, issued a statement saying that the availability of this dataset is:  “an important step in addressing society’s […]

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New Stirling theses added to Research Repository in December and January #StirNewTheses

Congratulations to our Postgraduate Research students who submitted their theses to the University’s research repository, STORRE, during December and January.  Some of the theses are available for reading immediately: Ex-Servicemen and Crime in Interwar Scotland. By Cameron McKay http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30502 Rethinking Multicultural Education: How might shi (勢)–inflected thinking enhance practice? By Anne Lawrie http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30677 An Investigation of […]

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Finding Free Articles – Open Access plugins to make it easier

A third to a half of articles have a free Open Access version, although finding them isn’t always easy – but there are now a growing number of browser extensions that can help. CORE Discovery Open Access Button Unpaywall Kopernio Google Scholar button See our handy ‘OA plugins’ guide for more details: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/oaplugins Clare AllanSenior Research […]

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New Stirling theses added to Research Repository in October #StirNewTheses

Congratulations to our Postgraduate Research students who submitted their theses to the University’s research repository, STORRE, during October.  Some of the theses are available for reading immediately: Towards a better understanding of the value of physical fitness testing within the identification and development of youth soccer players. By James Dugdale http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30250 An Ethnographic Exploration of Relationships […]

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