10 December 2015

Want to read the Financial Times?

The Library is now receiving print copies of the Financial Times. We receive an issue every day except Sunday and we are maintaining a print backfile for one month.

The latest issue can be found on the Ground Floor and will be placed on the window shelf near to the cafe.

Once the Ground Floor issue has been replaced it will be taken to the 1st floor and shelved with the Journal Collection.

Please visit the Library Building, grab a coffee from Cafe Libro and relax with the Financial Times.

You can also get online access to the Financial Times articles via the newspaper database Nexis UK and the business journal database called PROQUEST.  Full details are available via the Business and Management LibGuide

3 December 2015

Trying to log in to FAME or ORBIS?

The Library is aware that there are technical problems with logging in to the financial databases FAME and ORBIS.  We have contacted the provider and we are working together to fix this. We will keep you updated.

This is now sorted (09/12/2015)

2 December 2015

Going away for the Christmas break? Advice on what to do about your Library books

If you're going away for the Christmas break then please:

  • Don't leave books that you don't need in your accommodation (or anywhere you can't get hold of them)
  • Please return them to the Library before you go away
  • Don't take books abroad in case someone reserves the books and you need to return them
If a 7 day loan book is taken out on: 
  • Monday 14th December it will be due back on Monday 21st December
  • Tuesday 15th December it will be due back Tuesday 22nd December
  • Wednesday 16th December it will be due back on Wednesday 23 December
  • Thursday 17th December it will be due back on Monday 4th January
  • Friday 18th December - Wednesday 23 December it will be due back on Monday 4th January
No books will be due back when the Library building is closed from 24th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016 inclusive and no fines will apply on closed dates.  You won't be able to return books during this period.

Are your books due back 4th - 11th January?

  • Check your Library Record to see when your book is due back
  • Renew the book if it hasn't been reserved in the meantime
  • If the book has been reserved and you can't renew it, then you will need to return the book to the Library in person or by postPlease be aware that fines of £3.50 apply per day if the book is returned after the due date. 
  • Please check your Aston email frequently over the vacation period in case a book that you've borrowed gets recalled and is subject to a fine.  

Enjoy the break!

Lydia Matheson

on behalf of the Library Team

1 December 2015

COP21, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference: recommended academic resources

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, or CMP 11, is being held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

Official websites
The official website has agendas, documents, decisions and webcasts.
On the left of the home page there are some very useful links to basic treaties, documents and process information.
The Paris organisers have an official twitter account with the latest news, and an English official account.

National governments and international bodies
UK government website with information for citizens
the House of Commons Library have also prepared an excellent briefing
European Commission work on climate change OECD documents and policy on climate change
UNDP video   and UNDP policy and documents
 IEA document on energy and climate change 2015
NATO Parliamentary assembly 
World Meterological organization statement on temperatures and climate

News coverage
Find out why the conference matters in this BBC short video
More updates and detailed analysis can also be obtained from the News websites:
Nature magazine
New York Times EurActiv

Declarations from interest groups and campaigners
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
The Women's Earth & Climate Action Network
Shift Project 

Green Alliance ( Christian Aid, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, RSPB, and WWF) 

Academic research and analysis
Brookings Institution
World Resources Institute, which also has some papers with suggestions on the legal text
The Conversation blog
Chatham House calls for lowering meat consumption
Grantham Institute LSE

Articles and reports
eldis has lots of links to free reports and documents
Aston University has subscriptions to a number of relevant databases containing articles on this topic, including: GreenFILE, Scopus and Web of Science

With many thanks to Heather Dawson, ALISS secretary and LSE Academic Support Librarian
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