Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. It offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors. It is overseen by academic editors at Oxford University and published by Oxford University Press.



The Oxford DNB currently contains over 60,000 biographies, 72 million words, 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history. It is updated regularly throughout the year.

A video demo of how to use the Oxford DNB is available here.

Access to the Oxford DNB is available via the library catalogue.



Collection Development

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law


The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is a major reference work covering topics in international and human rights law.
The MPEPIL contains a detailed
entry on
Northern Ireland 

It deals with both broad and specific legal issues with an emphasis on the latest international legal developments. 

Contents
Entries range from legal doctrines to analysis of specific controversies and areas of conflict. It contains 1,618 articles submitted by over 800 authors. 

Examples of topics covered include:

  • Access to Justice
  • Climate Change
  • Foreign relations
  • International courts and tribunals
  • Northern Ireland
  • Space Law
  • Torture, Prohibition of

The updated MPEPIL can be accessed online via the Library Catalogue or through the Law Libguides page.
The latest print edition is available for consultation at 
Law Ref 341.03 MAX

Collection Development


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Are you a Digital Scholar in 2019/2020?



Digital Scholars' Workshops


Developing skills with digital technologies can be a challenge for researchers interested in digital and open scholarship.

To help, the Library, in partnership with the Moore Institute, presents a series of informal workshops to share practice-based expertise, know-how, and experience in technologies and methods, that will enhance your experience of newer forms of scholarship.

 

Events for 2019/2020 include:

Register and read more below.


Web maps, data visualisation, and mapping with Neatline
26 November 2019. David Kelly and Cillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

Managing digital collections. Objects, metadata, ingestion, and access
17 December 2019. Aisling Keane. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

Scanathon. Crowd-sourced digitisation
14 January 2020. Aisling Keane. G011, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

Online and digital identity for scholars
18 February 2020. Blaneth McSharry & Grainne McGrath. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

Video production for scholars10 March 2020. Eileen Kennedy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

Working with images in Python for research14 April 2020. Cillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00