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  • IEEE Xplore redesign

    The IEEE have just launched a redesign of their IEEE Xplore Digital Library site www.ieee.org/ieeexplore.  Features of the redesign include:

    • A “what’s popular” feature in the Quick Links box at the bottom of the screen to show you which research is making the headlines.
    • Refine results feature – once you have carried out a search you will see a box at the left of the screen where you can pick out particular subjects, authors, publication types or organizations from your search results.
    • Expanded “sort by” options allow you to sort the newest or oldest first or to sort by publication title.
    • If you register you can set your own display preferences, save searches and set up e-mail alerts to let you know when new content of interest is added to the database.
    • A new browse page gives you the option to browse publications by subject to get a feel for what is available.

    If you have any questions about IEEE Xplore please contact Alasdair Montgomery or Susan Glen scieng@swansea.ac.uk

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  • Census data workshop: using migration data and the ONS Longitudinal Study, 20 May 2010, Cardiff

    This workshop will include an introduction to the data services offered by Census.ac.uk and is aimed at those studying or working in the UK higher and further education sector, but is not limited to those already registered to use the census.

    At this workshop users will be introduced to the activities of the Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research (CIDER) and the Web-based Interface to Census Interaction Data (WICID) data extraction system.

    The Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (CeLSIUS) will introduce the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study, discussing data sources and structure, offering suggestions for research topics and designs, showing how to access the data and giving participants an opportunity to explore the data for themselves using two teaching datasets. These will cover the subjects of ethnicity and limiting long term illness but will demonstrate how the data can be used more widely for many other research topics. It would be helpful, but not obligatory, to have a basic knowledge of SPSS.

    The workshop is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. However travel and accommodation costs will need to be met by the participants.

    Time: 10.30 (registration and refreshments at 10.00)

    Date: Thursday, 20 May 2010

    Place: Qualiti Training Room (0.88) and The Committee Rooms, School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT.

    More information and booking:

    http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/news/eventdetail.asp?id=2327

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