Author Archives: Peter Bradley

About Peter Bradley

Subject Librarian for Health and Social & Policy Sciences. University of Bath. The Library, Level 5: P.G.Bradley@bath.ac.uk

Step-by-step guide to conducting a Systematic Review

Anyone who’s conducted a systematic review will know that this involves a lot more than “simply” summarising and evaluating a range of literature on a topic.  The whole process can be very prescribed, structured and somewhat daunting!  So, to help … Continue reading

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Survey results: reference management tools

Thank you to everyone who participated in last Summer’s Library’s “Survey into the Use of Reference Management Tools by Postgraduates and Staff at the University of Bath”. These are a few of the key findings: The most commonly used tool … Continue reading

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Community Care Inform Adults: new resource for social work/policy

The Library now subscribes to two separate strands of the social work/policy database, Community Care Inform – these are: Community Care Inform Children and our latest addition, Community Care Inform Adults, in which the following themes are covered: Care & Support Disability Family support Management Mental Capacity Mental … Continue reading

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Sage Research Methods: new case studies

The Library has enhanced its subscription to the database, Sage Research Methods.  The database provides a wide range of ebooks and videos on the subject of research methodologies and its coverage has now been extended to also include a collection of “case studies“.  The database describes the value … Continue reading

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Nature and Palgrave – online content unavailable 1-5pm on Sat 13 Dec

Please be aware that as a result of maintenance being carried out by the providers, Nature and Palgrave journals, in addition to Palgrave ebooks, will be unavailable between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday 13th December.

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Practical Action ebooks: international development

A number of  “international development” ebooks are now available through a package from “Practical Action Publishing”, to which the Library has just started subscribing.  Specific subject areas are listed as including “agriculture, climate change, energy, disaster risk reduction, enterprise and business development, … Continue reading

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Five data & statistics sites for social scientists

Looking for data or statistics to support your social science research? Perhaps you’re after social attitude data, human development indicators, labour force rates, crime statistics…  Some datasets and statistics can be tricky to locate on the open web and more difficult still to … Continue reading

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