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Fairer access to e-books

During the pandemic, the Library Services team at City has been extremely busy with ordering e-book versions of texts that are needed for teaching and research at City. With libraries closed for months and no physical access to print collections – meaning that inter-library loan services have been severely impacted too – it has become…

Vitae Researcher development

Vitae supports the professional development of researchers through research and innovation, training and resources, events, consultancy and membership.       Vitae has four aims: Influence the development and implementation of effective policy relating to researcher development Enhance higher education provision to train and develop researchers Empower researchers to make an impact on their careers…

New law e-books added to our collections

Over the last few weeks, our Research Librarians and Law Library team have purchased some new e-books to help researchers and students at The City Law School. Some of these titles are brand new; others are e-books requested through Read for Research. We hope some of these titles will be of interest to researchers within…

Read for Research – a review of 2019

Now that we are well into 2020, we thought it would be good to review our Read for Research acquisitions over the last calendar year and to share with you some of the themes we have spotted! Our researchers at City suggested many new titles in 2019. Often the book suggestions are quite specific to…

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in January

The start of the year has proved to be a busy time for authors uploading publications to the repository and visitors downloading publications. City Research Online (CRO) had over 18,000 visitors this month from countries all over the globe including Lichtenstein and Yemen. Transcript To add your research to CRO, contact the Publications Team who can…

Finding opportunities to publish an article

We are sometimes asked by students about the possibility of publishing an article based on their dissertation or thesis for example. One way of seeking out opportunities is to subscribe to JISCMail  mailing lists for your area of interest and look out for invitations such as a Call for papers or book chapters or content…

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in December?

In December CRO experienced significant user activity with over 17,000 visitors from 167 countries accessing City’s research outputs. Full details can be found in the infographic below: If you would like to increase the visibility of your work, and help expand City’s archive of research, contact the Publications Team who can help you upload your…

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in October?

While October has seen a steady flow of new additions to CRO, it has also seen a sharp increase in the number of visitors and downloads compared with the summer months. Full details can be found in the infographic below. If you would like to increase the visibility of your work, and help expand City’s…

Finding openly accessible research more easily

The number of journal articles hidden behind paywalls that can also be legally and openly accessed is continuously increasing. But it can sometimes be tricky to find such versions of articles. Luckily, there are tools, specifically browser extensions, which help you locate openly accessible copies of journal articles and other scholarly texts. What are browser…

Read about open access

In support of International Open Access Week, and City’s upcoming events for ‘Good Practice in Research’ taking place next week, a range of books relating to open research can be found on Level 5 of City Library. These books cover topics such as general open access, copyright, and increasing the impact of your research. They…