Explore Cities around the world with Passport

A group of skyscrapersWe have added trial access of the Cities module to Passport until 19 December.

Passport Cities allows you to analyse market information at city level, through a selection of cities from across the globe. The database covers 850 cities and features in-depth city reviews, regularly updated reports and breaking news analysis. Reports cover the economic make-up, demographic trends, level and distribution of household income, consumer spending preferences, cities infrastructure and affordability at the city level.

Access is available on-campus and off-campus. To find the module, please go to the Economies section of Passport and select Cities.

Help us to decide

Please send your comments on this resource to Gordon Connell, Liaison Librarian for Economics – g.connell@reading.ac.uk

Sophie Dorman, E-resources Team

Get your facts straight with Statista

We currently have trial access to the Statista until 14 December.

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Statista is the largest data aggregator for statistics. It contains over 1 million statistics from over 18,0000 sources (including both national and international data). There are over 60,000 topics in 20 multidisciplinary categories ranging from agriculture to marketing and consumer and demographic data. It also includes industry reports.

Access is available on-campus and off-campus. To gain off-campus access, please select ‘login’, then ‘campus access’ and select University of Reading from the drop-down menu.

Help us to decide

Please send your comments on this resource to Tim Chapman, Liaison Librarian for Agriculture, Policy and Development (t.j.chapman@reading.ac.uk) or Gordon Connell, Liaison Librarian for Economics and the ICMA Centre (g.connell@reading.ac.uk).

Sophie Dorman, E-resources Team

OECD books and papers – try it now!

Open laptop with notepadWe currently have trial access to OECD books and papers, until 30 November. Access is open from on- and off-campus for books and papers.

This OECD database gives access to the publications of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD Development Centre, International Transport Forum (ITF), Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and the Sahel and West Africa Club. This includes access to all book and paper content from 1998 onwards. Books include monographs, series publications, conference proceedings, policy reviews, guidelines and manuals, reference books, statistical annuals and other items published in book form. Papers include journals, other periodicals, annuals and outlooks and working papers.

Help us to decide

Please send your comments on this resource to business liaison librarians Karen and Ruth – karenandruth@reading.ac.uk

Lucy Ardill, E-resources Team

Bloomsbury Design Library – Trial access available

A green typewriterWe currently have trial access to the Bloomsbury Design Library until 30 November.

The Bloomsbury Design Library covers design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BC to the present. It has a broad range of encyclopedias, reference works ebooks, images and more. It includes access to the Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design and the World history of design.

Access is available on-campus only.

For more information go to : https://www.bloomsburydesignlibrary.com/about-bloomsbury-design-library

Help us to decide

If you have any feedback about this resource, good or bad, please let Ruth Ng and Karen Drury, Liaison Librarians for Typography, know – karenandruth@reading.ac.uk

Sophie Dorman, E-resources Team

Keep it real with Sage business cases

Laptop, business chartsSAGE Business Cases can be used to see how business works in real life. Put the theories to the test and learn from the successes and failures of real companies in these case studies. Choose from over 1000 business cases.

This trial is available on- and off-campus until 30th March.

Help us to decide

Please send your feedback on this resource to Karen Drury and Ruth Ng, Management and Accounting Liaison Librarians – karenandruth@reading.ac.uk.

 Eóin Davies, E-resources Team

New architecture resource – try it now!

Eiffel towerTry out Art and Architecture Complete and let us know what you think.

This database for the study of art and architecture provides easy access to academic journals, magazines, trade publications and books. It includes full-text coverage for hundreds of journals with some dating back to 1937.

The trial is available both on- and off-campus and will last until 25 November.

Let us know what you think!

Please send your comments on this resource to the Architecture Liaison Librarian, Helen Hathaway. Email: h.m.hathaway@reading.ac.uk.

Jackie Skinner, Library Web Manager