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.
Statista provides statistics, reports and infographics on a range of subjects: for example, social media, e-commerce, smartphones, China, the United States, the food industry, cosmetics, gaming.
Did you know that 78% of people in Thailand were interested in football, but in China and the US it’s only 32%?
In 2007 there were 59 million vehicles in China; in 2016 there were 194 million.
Last year McDonald’s was the most valuable fast food brand in the world with an estimated value of 98 billion US dollars, while the brand value of Starbucks was 44 billion dollars.
online access to every issue of the American Vogue, from 17 December 1892 to the present day. You can read the magazine exactly as it was printed, including the pictures and advertisements.
To leaf through the magazine, choose an issue and click on any item on the contents page. Then click on
Browse this issue at the top of the page:
A Vision of Britain through Time combines maps and population census data from 1801 to 2011. You can look up statistics for particular areas of the country. For example, here are some of the key findings about Norwich:
The population grew from 31,770 in 1801 to 132,512 in 2011.
The highest infant mortality rate recorded was 229.72 infant deaths per thousand live births in 1861, and the lowest was 3.94 in 2001.
In 1841, 50.16 per cent of all workers worked in manufacturing, but in 2011 this had fallen to 6.52 per cent.
The highest male unemployment rate recorded by the census was 14.95 per cent in 1991, and the lowest was 1.94 in 1951.
In 1911, 12.89 per cent of people were living in households with over 1.5 persons per room, but in 2011 this had fallen to .53 per cent.
A 4-week course called
Exploring English: Language and Culture starts today at Futurelearn.
It is for non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level. It’s made by the British Council and it’s free!
Do you know the meaning of these interjections?
I’m thinking or unsure what to say next.
We’ll be meeting them at, uh, 4 o’clock.
Of course I still love you, it’s just, uh…
Sometimes written as “er”.
What did you just say? What do you mean?
– Amy, Question 5?
– Please pay attention. What’s the answer to Question 5?
– I’m going to marry your sister.
– Uh? uh-uh
– Have you seen Bill?
– Uh-uh. uh-huh
Yes or I understand/agree/am listening.
– Then we went on to the party…
– … and Sarah was there – you remember Sarah?
– … and she goes up to Tom and you know what Tom’s like.
– Uh-huh. uh-oh
There’s a problem.
– Hey, the red light is flashing.
– Isn’t that your teacher?
For more information, try these definitions at Collins English Dictionary:
uh, uh-uh, uh-huh, uh-oh.
To celebrate, here are some random BoB playlists I made earlier:
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