E-book of the week: “Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Sociological Agenda”, by Robert Dingwall, Lily M. Hoffman and Karen Staniland

“Infectious disease pandemics are a rising threat in our globalizing world. This agenda-setting collection provides international analysis of the pressing sociological concerns they confront us with, from cross-border coordination of public health governance to geopolitical issues of development and social equity. Focuses on vital sociological issues raised by resurgent disease pandemics. Detailed analysis of case studies as well as broader, systemic factors. Contributions from North America, Europe and Asia provide international perspective. Bold, agenda-setting treatment of a high-profile topic.”

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/graduateinstitute/detail.action?docID=1222575

Publisher: John Wiley, 2013.

E-book of the week: “Succeeding with your Master’s Dissertation: A Step-by-step Handbook”, 3rd ed. by John J. Biggam

“This book provides in-depth guidance on how to complete your dissertation, thus meeting the needs of students eager for practical assistance in this common place, but challenging, mode of assessment.”

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/graduateinstitute/detail.action?docID=1920721

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

E-book of the week: “The World Health Organization: A History”, by Marcos Cueto, Theodore M. Brown and Elizabeth Fee

“According to its Constitution, the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) was nothing less than the ‘attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health’ without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic status, or social condition.

But how consistently and how well has the WHO pursued this mission since 1946? This comprehensive and engaging new history explores these questions by looking at its origins and its institutional antecedents, while also considering its contemporary and future roles. It examines how the WHO was shaped by the particular environments of the postwar period and the Cold War, the relative influence of the US and other approaches to healthcare, and its place alongside sometimes competing international bodies such as UNICEF, the World Bank, and the Gates Foundation.

The authors re-evaluate the relative success and failure of critical WHO campaigns, from early malaria and smallpox eradication programs to struggles with Ebola today.”

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2019
https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/world-health-organization

Book Scanning & the COVID-19 Outbreak

A new addition has been made to our current services to offset the COVID-19 crisis effects on your studies and research. We are starting a scan-on-demand service for the Graduate Institute Library’s printed holdings (on a trial basis and within the limits of our resources).

Please note that copyright law forbids us from scanning and sharing whole books. Our staff can only scan relevant chapters or articles you may need up to a limit of 3 chapters (100 pages). 

How to request a scan

For book chapters, please send an e-mail to library@graduateinstitute.ch indicating the title of the book, its call numbers as found on RERO Explore, and the chapters or pages you would need scanned.

For journal articles, please send an e-mail to library@graduateinstitute.ch specifying the title of the journal, its call number (usually “P ./…”) the volume and issue, and the title of the article.

You should receive the requested chapters or articles within 2 working days.


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