Sketch Engine is an online tool for analysing text corpora in various languages. You can use it to find collocations, compare words, generate word lists, etc.
For example, you can find objects of the verb
British universities have free access only until the effective date of
Brexit, i.e. 29 March 2019.
This week a new film arrives in Indian cinemas:
. This Punjabi comedy tells the story of a small town boy struggling to get a high enough IELTS score to move to Canada. Jatt vs IELTS
There is singing and dancing, possibly on IELTS-related themes.
The results for 2017 are summarized
For example, the average bands in the Academic test for speakers of these first languages:
Credo Reference is a collection of online reference books. It can be browsed and searched like an encyclopedia.
For example, if you search for
global warming, you are shown the topic page on climate change (“the now commonly used term, having replaced “global warming”), extracts from many books, a list of related topics (Climate change, Greenhouse gas, Kyoto Protocol, etc.), images, and a mind map.
It might be a good place to start research for your long essay or project.
HSTalks are video lectures and case studies. UEA has access to the Business & Management Collection.
The lectures are accompanied by slides and some have transcripts.
A big welcome to everyone on the presessional course.
Have a wonderful time.
Don’t work too hard!
Mintel Academic provides consumer and market research.
For example, this month has a report on the
UK fizzy drink industry. It seems more people want less sugar in their fizzy drinks.
Meanwhile women are getting comfortable with looking older. This could be bad news for the
hair colourant market.
MarketLine provides company and industry reports, market research, case studies and business news.
You can use it to look up particular companies, such as the
John Lewis Partnership, or industries, such as the Indonesian mobile phones market.
Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey is now in its 5th edition. Some of our students will have copies of the printed book.
ebook is available through UEA Library.
Nexis is a database of newspapers and other news sources. It contains full-text articles.
For example, you can search for
UEA in the headlines of UK national newspapers:
UEA criticised by notable alumni for ‘thuggish’ development plans ( The Guardian, September 7, 2016)
UEA academics from different subject areas unite in disappointment at Brexit result ( The Independent, June 24, 2016)
mirror.co.uk, March 14, 2016) fighter jet ‘missing’ during Yemen combat mission ( UEA
I bet you never knew this university had its own fighter jet.