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Information Systems: Starting out

A guide to the resources for Information Systems

Welcome to your Information Systems Subject Guide!

The purpose of this guide is to help you with your study and research in the field of Information Systems by gathering all the resources that you will need (books, journals, databases, websites and a referencing guide) into one place.

Please contact your Faculty Librarian, Sue Rionda, for additional information and assistance.

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Past Exam Papers

Setting Up My Library Account - Step by Step Guide

My Library account setup

RU Information Systems News

Videos/Podcasts from the International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund is adding visual context to the data it generates to help students to understand complex current issues while searching for the solution.

 Confronting Crisis (animated history of IMF’s multilateralism)

Examples of this content include: 

Videos

The Fed just raised interest rates - what does that mean?

Click here to watch video on IMF's YouTube channel

Click here to download video

Podcasts (Please click on this title to

access the podcasts detailed below)

 Mining for Revenues: Alexandra Readhead on Transfer Pricing

January 31, 2017

Open pit gold mine, Tanzania. New report says mineral-rich African countries losing millions in potential tax revenue from mining industry (photo: Karl Schoemaker-Work At Play).

While many African countries have enjoyed significant revenues from the mining industry in recent years, a new study published by the Natural Resource Governance Institute suggests tax revenues from mining could be much higher if transfer pricing rules were enforced. In this podcast, we speak with the report’s author Alexandra Readhead.

Alexandra Readhead, independent consultant and author of Preventing Tax Base Erosion in Africa

The Cost of Corruption for the Young January 18, 2017

Sergejus Muravjovas speaking about impact of corruption on youth at 2016 IMF World-Bank Annual meetings (IMF photo).

Corruption, in its many forms, affects people from every walk of life, in every country. While it does not discriminate based on age, young people are affected by corruption in ways that can follow them throughout their careers. In this podcast, anti-corruption leader Sergejus Muravjovas, talks about the ways in which youth are fighting back.

Sergejus Muravjovas, Executive Director at Transparency International Lithuania and founder of TransparencySchool.org

Thomas Friedman on Warp Speed Digital Globalization       January 11, 2017

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman presenting new book to economists and development professionals at IMF (IMF photo).

New York Times columnist and best-selling author Thomas Friedman, says our lives are being transformed in so many realms at once- it’s dizzying. In this podcast, Friedman talks about his new book, Thank You for Being Late, An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.

Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and best-selling author.
   

Recently-arrived books

ASKIA - Scientific knowledge from Africa, on Africa, to Africa and the World

Image result for Askia

The Access to Scientific and Socio-economic Information in Africa (ASKIA) Initiative is under the Public Information & Knowledge Managment Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It defines a framework for bringing together scientific and socio-economic information for the African community, including scientists, researchers, academics, students, economists and, policy-makers, over an interactive online portal acting as a one-stop shop to such knowledge and associated information from/on Africa. The overall goal of the initiative is to strengthen knowledge discovery and access by tapping into global scientific and socio-economic knowledge on and from Africa.

Subject Guide

Sue Rionda
Contact:
Commerce (Level 3, Main Library)
Tel. (046) 6037339

Principal Librarian: Commerce & Law

Jill Otto
Contact:
Commerce & Law (Level 3, Main Library)

046-6038062

Rhodes Research

Personal Librarian