SSRN Updates – September 2015

SSRNOn the SSRN platform, the library already subscribes to the networks:
– Accounting Research Network
– Economics Research Network
– Management Research Network
– Legal Scholarship Network
– Financial Economics Network

If the network you would like to subscribe to is not listed above, contact the library who will pay for an individual subscription for you.

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Have you tried the library discovery service yet?

EDS1The library subscribes to EDS discovery service, a search engine that provides access to over 15,000 full-text journals and 10,000 ebooks made up of the electronic content that the library has purchased or leased from information suppliers.

The library catalogue is also linked to EDS, therefore all textbooks that are available for loan to library patrons are referenced. Real-time availability is supplied showing the location and status of the material.

EDS

Thus EDS could be a great place to start your article or topical research. Access is made easy through the single field on the library website.

Note that not every database to which the library subscribes is indexed in EDS. Market studies or financial databases do not have the “bibliographic metadata” — author, title, publication info, subject, and so forth — required to be indexed in the Discovery Service. Please use the thematic browsing of subscribed databases for such resources.

Three ways to use WRDS

WRDSDid you know? WRDS offers 3 ways of accessing data: On the website using form-based queries, through a UNIX terminal session, or using PC-SAS on your desktop computer. Each method has its own benefits and strengths.

WRDS provides a common interface to a variety of databases in order to make the process of extracting data more simple for you. Read more on WRDS website and learn how to get the most out of WRDS access modes.

And to learn more about data sets that the library subscribes to, connect to the library web site.

ESG indices and investments

ReutersStephan Flagel, Head of Indices for Thomson Reuters, discusses the next area of interest for Environmental, Social and Governance Indices in a video (see below).

Formerly, investors expected an ESG index to outperform the broad market, arguing that an ESG tilt is a reflection of good governance; but, increasingly, investors require market returns with the ability to understand the ESG factors of their investments more granularly. Stephan Flagel gives more detail on the move from simply using ESG indices as a screening mechanism, to using them in a more sophisticated way as an input into the long term valuation of individual companies.

2 things to know about ScienceDirect and Emerald

ScienceDirectThe Library susbscribes to ScienceDirect and Emerald journals databases. Here are two pieces of information that might be useful to you.

Article level metrics on Science Direct

Altmetrics (i.e mentions on social media) are useful to monitor real-time engagement on recent articles which are not yet cited. They present a well-rounded view of how an article is being bookmarked, used, discussed, and shared. ScienceDirect has included ALMs and altmetrics on articles in a few popular journals since 2011, partnering with altmetrics provider Altmetric.com to capture online mentions in mainstream and social media, and other web-based communities. The number has expanded, and today 250 Elsevier journals now feature these metrics.

Source :
« Article level metrics: a valuable way to gauge an article’s real-time impact. » Elsevier ScienceDirect Blog, September 3, 2015.

Tracking citations on Emerald

In order to track citations of articles/chapters, you must ensure you are registered on Emerald database. You will then be able to access the “My Account area”. First, carry out your search and then check the boxes of the articles of which you wish to track the citation. Select the relevant option from the drop down menu: “Track citation” to add to the alerts in My Account. You will automatically be diverted to the Alerts section in My Account. Select the Citation alerts to view the articles/chapters that you want tracked.

Quick video tutorial on how to download and track citation