The benefits of open access

The principle benefits of open access were first enshrined within the visionary Budapest Open Access Initiative statement released on 14 February 2002, and are still very much alive 19 years later. The convergence of research sharing with technological distribution via the internet, it declared, would create an “unprecedented public good” by facilitating free, unrestricted, access…Continue Reading The benefits of open access

Open Access Book & Information Display

To celebrate Open Access Week, we have created a book and information display on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library. You will be able to browse the display until mid-November, so don’t worry if this week you are not on campus. The books cover topics such as general open access (OA), copyright and research….Continue Reading Open Access Book & Information Display

Finding Open Access content

The amount of peer-reviewed open access articles available online is increasing every year, but it can be difficult to recognise and find them. Here are our top tips! How do I recognise if an article is Open Access (OA)? The open padlock symbol is a universal icon indicating whether an article is open access. Whenever…Continue Reading Finding Open Access content

Most popular publications in City Research Online

Top downloaded publication The book chapter, Globalization and Mass Media by Dr Carolina Matos (Department of Sociology) is the most downloaded publication from City Research Online (CRO). Since being added to CRO in 2017 and has since been downloaded nearly 58,000 times – that’s 717 downloads a week. The chapter looks at the how mass media…Continue Reading Most popular publications in City Research Online

Open Access Week 2021

Welcome to Open Access Week at City! Once again, we’re celebrating Open Access week, a global event highlighting the importance of making research openly available. This year’s theme focuses on ensuring equity among researchers around the globe. Open Access makes publications freely available that would otherwise be restricted access, behind a paywall. There are 2…Continue Reading Open Access Week 2021

ORCID

What is ORCID? ORCID – which stands for ‘Open Researcher and Contributor ID’ – is a system whereby researchers are given a unique digital identifier, which distinguishes them from other researchers. This can be very useful when you share the same name with other people and you can keep this throughout your research career. In…Continue Reading ORCID

SAGE Campus

        Library Services is delighted to introduce our new online training resource SAGE Campus  which supports the teaching and learning of skills and research methods through 250+ hours of structured online learning. The 27 online courses are self-paced and instructor-led and comprise a mixture of SAGE quality content, videos, interactive content and…Continue Reading SAGE Campus

SAGE Research Methods online

SAGE Research Methods online  is a research methods tool which supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. From designing your research project, understanding your chosen methods, identifying new methods, conducting your research or writing up your findings there is good quality content available within this…Continue Reading SAGE Research Methods online

New Web of Science interface

All Web of Science users will be directed to the new Web of Science platform from 7 July 2021.The new interface has been running in parallel with the existing one since November 2020  and has undergone development and enhancements based on user feedback including: Improved search capabilities Faster page loading Increased accessibility features Responsive design…Continue Reading New Web of Science interface

Symplectic Elements new version release

Elements, City’s publications database will be updated on 6th July 2021. While its look has changed, the core functionalities stay the same: you can still upload your publication, claim the articles and chapters you have written, write a short biography about your academic achievements and so on. We have updated our library guides and Ask…Continue Reading Symplectic Elements new version release