IMF Bookstore

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New IMF Titles—Joint IMF publications from leading academic            publishers—MIT Press, Oxford University, and Palgrave Macmillan. Some of these titles are available to IMF eLibrary subscribers. For more              information or to purchase directly, click through to individual               publisher’s sites.


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What Have We Learned? Macroeconomic Policy after the Crisis
edited by George Akerlof, Olivier Blanchard, David Romer, and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Leading economists and economic policymakers discuss the slowly emerging contours of the macroeconomic future. Contributors consider the lessons learned from the crisis and its aftermath. They also look at postcrisis questions about the traditional policy focus on inflation; macroprudential tools and their effectiveness; fiscal stimulus, public debt, and fiscal consolidation; and exchange rate arrangements.
For more information.

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Post-Crisis Fiscal Policy
edited by Carlo Cottarelli, Philip Gerson, and Abdelhak Senhadji
Fiscal policy makers have faced an extraordinarily challenging environment over the last few years. This volume brings together the analysis underpinning the IMF’s position on the evolving role of fiscal policy. After establishing its analytical foundation, with chapters on such topics as fiscal risk and debt dynamics, the book analyzes the buildup of  fiscal vulnerabilities before the crisis, presents the policy response during the     crisis, discusses the fiscal outlook and policy challenges ahead, and offers lessons learned from the crisis and its aftermath.
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With Oxford University Press

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The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf
by Raphael A. Espinoza, Ghada Fayad, and Ananthakrishnan Prasad
The economies of the Arab states of the Gulf have gone through considerable changes in the past decades, spurred by high oil prices and ambitious diversification plans. In addition, the recent economic crisis highlighted the importance of fiscal, monetary, and financial stability policies to manage macroeconomic cycles. This book analyzes these issues and combines data and econometric analysis with theoretical discussions. It concludes with a discussion of the importance of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the wider region.
With Palgrave Macmillan

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IMF Economic Review
IMF Economic Review, the official research journal of the IMF, is one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of business and economics. The journal has attracted high-quality articles from leading scholars including Paul Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Thomas Piketty, Viral V. Acharya, Olivier Blanchard, Patrick Bolton, Anil K. Kashyap, and Hyun Song Shin. It has also influenced academia, the broader research community, and policymakers worldwide. IMF Economic Review provides a rigorous analytical forum to discuss some of the most important policy questions of our time.
Our latest article by Paul Krugman can be viewed ahead of publication online.
Visit the IMF Economic Review homepage to:
• Explore free sample content
• Read author guidelines and submit your papers online
• Find subscription and pricing information

 

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The Criterion Collection Trial

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With access to 300 high definition streaming videos, The Criterion Collection offers the most influential films of the 20th century from over 100 directors. These films cover the history of motion pictures from silent movies to the  early 2000s.

Every film has synchronized scrolling transcripts and a shareable online playlist makes it easy to share entire films or clips with others. The interface is also cross-searchable with Alexander Street’s five other film studies collections giving the user the ability to easily find related multimedia content.

This trial is available on-campus only and ends October 18, 2014.

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic                  Resources via email @ eresources@ua.edu.

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“Confidential Print” Series Trial

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This trial of the Confidential Print series consists of Africa 1834-1966, Latin America 1833-1969, The Middle East 1839-1969 and North America 1824-1961.

Issued by the British government, CP began as  preservation for the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial            Offices. With a collection ranging from single-page letters and        telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, texts of treaties and              investigative reports, it  offers primary resources for political, social and economic research.  Every item marked “Confidential Print” was printed and immediately circulated to leading officials in the Foreign Office, the Cabinet and heads of British missions abroad.

The trial ends September 9, 2014.

Please email eresources@ua.edu for the login credentials

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic                  Resources via email @ eresources@ua.edu.

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New/Upgraded EBSCO Databases

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Business Source Complete is the top version of Business Source products offered by EBSCOhost. Included are full texts of thousands of scholarly journals, business magazines, trade publications, as well as indexing and abstracts for additional journals. You’ll also find case studies,                         company/industry, country & market reports, SWOT analyses, executive interviews and working paper collections.
Communication Source merges EBSCO’s Communication & Mass Media Complete database with content from Communication Abstracts. This provides comprehensive indexing and full-text coverage of literature    covering communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse,           speech-language pathology, media studies and other related fields.
PsycTESTS provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales,    surveys and other assessment tools. It also includes descriptive                 information about the tests, its development and administration. This database primarily focuses on unpublished databases developed by        researchers but not commercially available.
All databases can be found on the University of Alabama Libraries Databases page. From this page it’s possible to browse all available     databases alphabetically, search for a database by title or search by    subject matter.
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Introducing . . .

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University Libraries is now sponsoring BrowZine, a new tablet app that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the libraries’ scholarly journals – all in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet!
Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.
For more information and to learn more check out the LibGuide or watch this short two minute video BrowZine Intro Video

 

Roper Center Public Opinion Archives (iPoll) Newsletter

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Introduction to Roper Center Services
September 24, 2014 4-5pm EDT
October 22, 2014 4-5pm EDT

Using iPOLL
August 26, 2014 3-4pm EDT
September 23, 2014 3-4pm EDT
October 28, 2014 3-4pm EDT

New Datasets

CNN/ORC Poll: State of the Union Address Reaction [United States - Jan, 2014] Posted: Jul 24, 2014

CNN/ORC Poll: Legalization of Marijuana/Morals [United States - Jan, 2014] Posted: Jul 24, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: June Poll–Bowe Bergdahl/Benghazi Attack/Healthcare Services for Veterans [United States - Jun, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: Midterm Election Benchmark [United States - Apr, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: Economy and Personal Finances [United States - Apr, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: Iraq [United States - Jun, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: Government Priorities [United States - Jun, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: Healthcare Law Approval [United States - May, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: Views of Big Business [United States - Apr, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: Healthcare Law Approval [United States - Apr, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Gallup News Service Poll: Common Core Education Standards [United States - Apr, 2014] Posted: Jul 23, 2014

Conferences

Look for the Roper Center at …

American Sociological Association
August 16-19, 2014
San Francisco, California
Roper Center Booth – 200

American Political Science Association
August 28-31, 2014
Washington, DC
Roper Center Booth – 612

Webinar–Mango 101: Reaching Your Campus Community

Join us for a free webinar to learn
best practices and helpful tips to successfully boost use and promote Mango Languages across your entire campus.  
Mango 101: Reaching Your Campus Community
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
2:00 p.m. ET
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Starring Client Care Specialist Andrea Salinas
our very own Miss Mango. 

Andrea was born in Ecuador (South America), moved to Tanzania (Africa), and came to the United States at nine years old with little knowledge of any English. As a struggling ESL student growing up in three different continents, Andrea is a passionate advocate of language and culture learning. 

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“Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War” Trial

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Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

The trench journals and unit magazines of the First World War are a unique source of information on the common serviceman and woman’s experience of the war. These magazines were written by and for every type of unit from every combatant nation. As such they contain the hitherto unheard voices of hundreds of thousands of men and women writing from every facet of the conflict.

They were written and illustrated by service personnel from a huge variety of units: the infantry, artillery, air force, naval, supply and transport units, military hospitals and training depots of all combatant nations including America, Britain, Germany, Canada, France, Australia and New Zealand. Although the majority of journals that have survived originate from units based on the Western Front in France and Belgium, there are also magazines from units serving on the Eastern Front, in Gallipoli, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Britain and America.

Commonly referred to as providing a voice to the unit, they are filled with what mattered most to the unit that created it. As such they served to create a sense of esprit de corps and a means of raising the spirits of the unit through humorous stories, poems, jokes and parodies. They also served to document the unit’s circumstances and experiences and so accounts and memoirs of a more individual history of the war and the unit’s part in it feature prominently in many journals. As a means of offering an outlet for literary or creative expression, the trench journals were hugely important to their contributors. The magazines contain a vast and previously unrecognised corpus of war poetry written by a multitude of hitherto unknown poets which acts as a vital counterpoint to the more established authors who emerged from the War.

This collection contains over 1,500 trench journal titles sourced from leading archives around the world including those of the Imperial War Museums and The British Library.

The trial ends August 24, 2014

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic Resources via email @ eresources@ua.edu.

Trials are available on-campus only.