Old, new, borrowable, and blue
In this month’s column, we explain why there’s something for every member in our eBook and print collections
This month, we would like to share some updates on our growing collection of eBooks and books available to members, as well as the library book sale.
NEW BOOKS AND EBOOKS
The following titles have recently been added to the specialist collection of eBooks available to members only to read online or download: the ever-popular Accounting for Non-Accountants; Future work; Risk management, strategic thinking and leadership; Summary, the key concepts in Robert S. Kaplan’s The balanced scorecard; and Winning client trust: the Retail Distribution Review and the UK financial services industry’s battle for its clients’ hearts and minds.
Newly published titles added to our print collection include Booth and Schwarz: residence, domicile and UK taxation (20th edition); Claims handling law and practice: a practitioner’s guide; the newly updated edition of Management by David Boddy; The lexicon of reinsurance terminology; Tolley’s yellow tax handbook 2018-9; and Words of wisdom from women to watch: career reflections from leaders in the commercial insurance industry.
Copies of book chapters from these and the many other resources in our print collections are available by email to all Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Personal Finance Society (PFS) members. In addition, members located within Europe may wish to take advantage of our lending service.
Access our entire collection of books, eBooks, full-text and print journals, reports, and other resources instantly via Discovery, the online entry and search point available to members only at: www.cii.co.uk/knowledge
To request a copy of a chapter, journal article, or an in-person or postal book loan, please email email@example.com
LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The library book sale has met with such huge success that it has been extended. Hundreds of books have gone to members throughout the UK, as well as to Europe, Pakistan and beyond. Many more titles have been added to the sale in the past few weeks but do not delay; we are not expecting these to hang around for long!
All proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase eBooks to add to the online collection, which is accessible to all CII/PFS members everywhere via Discovery at www.cii.co.uk/knowledge
The updated sale list and details of how to purchase books and postage are available on our website at: bit.ly/2Ip5AWZ
Knowledge Services curates technical, professional, market and other specialist information on the members website, as well as the CII’s e-library and print collections – resources to support and inform CII members working in the industry and those undertaking professional qualifications. To contact Knowledge Services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cii.co.uk/knowledge for more information.
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