MyiLibrary (get to it via Athens) provides access to collections of books, reports, journals, bulletins and other documents published by inter-governmental organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations and International Labour Organisation. The full text for many of them is available online.


SciVerse is a toolset by Elsevier that combines ScienceDirect (full text journal articles), Scopus (abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature) and SciTopics (research summaries).

Rethinking Project Management

Rethinking Project Management was a research network of academics and practitioners seeking to identify new directions for how the discipline might be extended and enriched for the 21st century. Their trigger was concern about conventional project management theory and how it relates to the growing practice of managing projects across different industry sectors.The final report was published in 2006.

The main proposition behind the network is this: as the world of project management practice continues to develop across different industries and sectors, the subject of project management is now attracting major criticisms, and the gap between conventional project management theory and the developing practice is widening. There are also increasing calls for the identification of new research perspectives and new research topics from other related disciplines. It was against this background that UMIST and UCL submitted a research proposal to the EPSRC proposing a new network to help rethink this emerging discipline. The principal argument of the research proposal was not that conventional project management theory should now be abandoned, but rather there is a need to extend, enrich, reshape and develop this field beyond its current intellectual foundations.”

Digital object identifier

Wikipedia defines a digital object identifier (DOI) as “a character string (a “digital identifier”) used to uniquely identify an object such as an electronic document. Metadata about the object is stored in association with the DOI name and this metadata may include a location, such as a URL, where the object can be found. The DOI for a document is permanent, whereas its location and other metadata may change. Referring to an online document by its DOI provides more stable linking than simply referring to it by its URL, because if its URL changes, the publisher need only update the metadata for the DOI to link to the new URL.

UNDP action plan & report on delivery

In June 2010 Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, introduced the UNDP Action Plan thus: “Looking ahead, my vision is for UNDP to be widely acknowledged as a world class, knowledge based development organization which helps developing countries make transformational change and helps channel the strengths of the entire UN development system to that end.

In July of that year she issued a report ‘UNDP in Action 2009/2010: Delivering on Commitments‘. Its contents were:

Letter from the UNDP Administrator
Introduction: making a real difference
UNDP in Action: Delivering on commitments

  • Poverty Reduction and the MDGs: countdown to 2015
    Up Close Rwanda: Tackling Poverty Through Local Governance
  • Democratic Governance: Providing an Enabling Environment
    Up Close Indonesia: A Decade of Electoral Support
  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery: Building Back Better
    Up Close Croatia: Controlling Arms, Preventing Violence
  • Environment and Sustainable Developm ent: Adapting to a New Reality
    Up Close Brazil: Eliminating CFCs

UNDP and the UN System: Focusing on Development
Inside UNDP: Living Up to In ternal Commitments
UNDP Resources

CLARK, H. 2010. UNDP in Action 2009/2010: Delivering on Commitments. New York.

EndNote Web – using Harvard style

To set the Harvard style as one of your favourites for use throughout EndNote web:

  1. Open EndNote Web.
  2. Select the ‘Format’ tab and then ‘Bibliography’.
  3. Click on ‘Select Favourites’ beside the drop down box labelled Bibliographic Style.
  4. Scroll down the list labelled ‘All’ and select ‘Harvard’.
  5. Click on ‘Copy to Favorites’.

The Harvard style will now be available to you in the Cite While You Write plug-in for MS Word.

  1. On the EndNote Web toolbar in MS Word, select ‘Harvard’ in the Style drop-down box .
  2. Put the cursor in the document where you want to enter the citation and click ‘Find Citations’.
  3. A window opens to let you select the reference. When you have done so, click ‘Insert’.
  4. The citation is inserted in the body of the text and the reference is added to the list of references at the end of the text.