The World Bank’s mobile applications provide quick access to the Bank's data and help the research process with useful functions. The new DataFinder app highlights the progress that’s been made at the Bank since the Open Data Initiative was launched in April 2010. For the first time, the Bank’s data are available to users on any of the three major mobile platforms and in four languages with various features.
Cambridge University Press is now offering free online acces to the Cambridge Journals HSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) package. You can get more information about the nearly 320 journal titles from this PDF. The publisher provides free access to Cambridge Books Online as well with nearly 20,000 ebooks across various discpilines. The journal articles and ebooks are available from the university's LAN until 31st May 2013.
Greenleaf Publishing and GSE Research are offering free online access to the Sustainable Organization Library. The database is an online collection of books and journals (almost 400 volumes) covering the key areas of governance, sustainability, social responsibility, environmental management and related fields. The publications are available from the university's LAN until 17th June 2013.
IMF is offering free online access to the IMF eLibrary database, which provides direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more. The publications are available from the university's LAN until 30st June 2013.
Thomson Reuters launches the free online version of the popular bibliographic management tool EndNote. EndNote Basic includes storage for two gigabytes of attachments and 50,000 references, as well as the top 20 most frequently used styles. The another online service EndNote Web is basically not free, but thanks to the EISZ program it continues to be used free of charge from the Corvinus University's LAN.
The first international EconBiz Open student competition was held from March 18th to March 31st 2013. Because the library has recently joined the EconBiz Partner Network, Corvinus students were also invited to participate in the competition. Their participation was successful: Markosz Panajotu and Enikő Molnár are the first and second international winners, the third national winner is Csilla Szente. Congratulations!
The list of the winners
Educational publisher Elsevier has bought Mendeley, the provider of a platform for academics and organizations to share research and collaborate with others via a social network. Many researchers are concerned about what the acquisition would mean for Mendeley's commitment to openness. For those who are skeptical about Elsevier and its intentions, we have a brief recommendation about other excellent reference-management tools:
After nearly 400 years in the slow-moving world of print, the scientific publishing industry is suddenly being thrust into a fast-paced online world of cloud computing, crowd sourcing and ubiquitous sharing. In this special issue, Nature takes a close look at the forces now at work in scientific publishing, and how they may play out over the coming decades. The articles are freely available.
From April 1-30, 2013 Palgrave Macmillan is offering free online access to the complete portfolio of journals spanning the humanities, the social sciences and business and management. The journals are freely available from the university's LAN.
An agreement of cooperation was signed on March 21st, 2013 by Zsuzsanna Nagy (director of CUB Central Library) and Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann (director of ZBW German National Library of Economics), by which the library has joined the partner network of the EconBiz database, the search engine for economic information.