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Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance)

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Available via an MMU library subscription, this RQES “is a highly respected professional journal offering the latest research in the art and science of human movement studies. This comprehensive professional journal features articles and research notes encompassing such topic areas as biomechanics, epidemiology, growth and motor development, motor control and learning, measurement and evaluation, physiology, pedagogy, psychology, history and philosophy, and sociology/cultural anthropology”. RQES is indexed by the Web of Science; ERIC; and AMED: Allied & Complementary Medicine.

Our online subscription begins with 2006 and is accessible both on- and off-campus

Direct Export to both EndNote and EndNote Web from EBSCOhost databases

Friday, October 29th, 2010

EBSCO provides MMU with a number of databases, including Business Source Premier, CINAHL and SportDiscus. Whether you use desktop EndNote or the online version, EndNote Web, you can now download bibliographic references via the straightforward Direct Export method. Instructions are available at on the library website.

Winning the Wallet of Today’s Chinese Consumer (Deloitte)

Friday, October 29th, 2010

“The vastness and complexity of the Chinese market presents formidable challenges to foreign brands attempting to enter it. Far from being a monolithic nation, China is actually more analogous to the Eurozone in the diversity of its cities and provincial economies. To understand the differences between these retail markets, Deloitte China recently undertook a study of first, second, third, and fourth-tier cities by seeking answers to such questions as:
• Where are the consumers for international brands in China?
• What are the top criteria for consumer retail purchases in China?
• How ready is the Chinese consumer to accept new brands and concepts?
• Geographically, where should international brands start on entering the China market?”
[Source: DocuTicker, 24-10-10]

What Do Researchers Do? Career profiles of doctoral entrepreneurs (Vitae UK)

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Released in 2010, this publication is “a collection of 30 career stories from doctoral researchers who have gone on to become entrepreneurs”. [New updates on Vitae website, 28-10-10]

3 new resources now searchable with Search it!

Friday, October 29th, 2010

With the latest update, the following resources were added to Search it!:
.Econbiz – ECONIS (the economics database of the German National Library of Economics)
.Energy Information Administration Library/Archive (official energy statistics from the U.S. Government Reports cover a variety of energy-related topics to include petroleum, natural gas, atomic energy, coal, renewable and alternative fuels)
.Zentralblatt MATH (an abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics)

Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review (Department of Defense)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

“This is the first time that a UK government has taken decisions on its defence, security, intelligence, resilience, development and foreign affairs capabilities in the round … [The Review] sets out the ways and means to deliver the ends set out in the National Security Strategy. It links judgements on where to direct effort and focus the available resources, to choices on which risks and policies to prioritise. It sets a clear target for the national security capabilities the UK will need by 2020, and charts a course for getting there.” [Source: Docuticker, 22-10-10]

British History Online: additional resources

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Recently added resources include:
.Acts of the Privy Council of England, Volumes 1 – 32
.Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714
.London Bridge: selected accounts and rentals, 1381-1538

The British Crime Survey 2007-2008: Teaching Dataset (ESDS)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

“A new teaching dataset is available for download from ESDS: The British Crime Survey 2007-2008: Teaching Dataset. The teaching dataset is based on the British Crime Survey, 2007-2008, but it is a subset of the data, with some simplifications and additions for the purpose of learning and teaching. The addition of 10 scalar variables using variables from the original BCS 2007-2008 dataset facilitates the teaching of a range of statistical techniques including correlations and linear regression techniques.” [Source: ESDS Government News, October 2010]

Open Waste Management Journal (Bentham Publishing)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

“Provides free access to ‘original full length, short research articles (letters) and reviews on all areas of industrial waste management and waste technology research. Topics include industrial waste, residual waste, landfill, waste technology, waste conversion, solid waste management and policy’. With one volume per year since early 2008, all articles are available to download as PDF files.” [Source: Intute: Geography, 03-08-10]

Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experiences in South Asia (Cornell University)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

“Cornell University has a tremendous holding of photographs that document the canonical works or ‘major moments’ in the study of South Asian architectural traditions. Over 6,600 images from this truly unique collection have been placed online here, and persons with a penchant for South Asian culture will want to make return visits here. One particularly noteworthy section of this collection is the collection of images of 89 temples in Tamil Nadu, which are part of an unfinished study of a folk tradition by Professor Robert MacDougall.” [Source: The Scout Report, 22-10-10]