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Covid-19

It brings together information and links to a number of ongoing key COVID-19 studies listing those which are currently investigating the impact of COVID-19, the topics they cover and further information from the agencies running them.
Some of these studies are not yet available through the UKDS. To keep updated with the latest COVID-19 data releases, please join UKDS mailing list, or follow @UKDataService for updates.
The new survey asks thousands of respondents about the impact of the coronavirus on the welfare of UK individuals, families and wider communities. The first wave of the Understanding Society COVID-19 survey is now available to researchers through the UK Data Service.
To highlight some of the features of the dataset, the Understanding Society team is putting together short briefing notes focusing on specific topics. The first briefing note on The Economic Effects of COVID-19 pandemic is available to download.

New & trial resources

Perlego (trial until 17 July 2020)
Access to 300,000 book titles across a broad range of subjects.
Users can browse the full collection to identify titles of interest, however, to access the full-text, users need to create their own Perlego account. To set this up, go to Databases A-Z and find Perlego.
Between 1940 and 1973, six consecutive American presidents secretly taped thousands of their meeting & telephone conversations. The PRP makes these once-secret tapes accessible via their Presidential Recordings Digital Edition (PDRE), which includes digitised versions of all PRP transcripts previously published with W. W. Norton. These include eight volumes of Johnson transcripts (2003–2011) and three volumes of Kennedy transcripts (2001). PRDE also includes born-digital transcript volumes on Nixon’s First Week of Taping, Nixon and Arms Control, and Nixon’s Telephone Tapes: 1971.

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