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Data and Statistics for Social Sciences: Getting Started

Thomson One and DataStream subscription to end

The financial services tools Thomson One and DataStream, currently in use at the Social Science and Sainsbury libraries, are being discontinued as a product by their supplier Thomson Reuters. The current subscription will run to July 31st 2017.

A trial of a replacement service EIKON, marketed by Thomson Reuters, is being arranged to run parallel with the last quarter of the existing subscription (May–July 2017). Unlike Thomson One and DataStream, the EIKON service is not being made available as an institutional level product but rather as a service requiring the purchase of individual licenses. The Library is considering the purchase of some EIKON licenses but individual departments may need to consider funding EIKON for their respective audiences should they wish to have departmental access to the new service.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Chris Flegg (the Business School Librarian), or John Southall (Economics subject consultant and Data Librarian).

How to find

Social Science Data

Bodleian Libraries provides access to an extensive collection of databases via OxLIP+.

If you wish to ask a question or seek more help then please contact the Bodleian Social Science Library.

The BDL provides a range of services for researchers & students at the University of Oxford who need to make secondary use of statistics and data.

Nuffield College Library, the largest social science library outside of the Bodleian Libraries holds collections relating to the interests of College members.

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John Southall
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Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
+44 (0)1865 2-85936
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