Year: 2013

British Library Doctoral Open days

The British Library Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, collections cover every format and language and span the last 3,000 years. You will learn about BL collections, find out how to access…

Read for Research promotion #2

Since 8 November, at City University London Library, we have been working with our researchers to enhance our research book collections http://www.city.ac.uk/library/read-for-research A selection of titles currently on order can be found here: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/Citylibresearchers…

Read for Research promotion

Read for research You choose, we buy! Want to share your research expertise? City University Library Services are giving our research students the opportunity to help build up our research book collections. You have the chance to suggest titles that will help your research, are key works in your field or are generally useful for…

RefWorks Library guide

Ever considered using reference management software? Some advantages are: Store your references in one place and organised in folders Search, edit your references etc. Create bibliographies and in text citations Access your references over the Internet Sharing your references with other researchers Saving PDFs/ links to full text resources City University London subscribes to RefWorks,…

ONS Consultation on Statistical Products 2013

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/get-involved/consultations/consultations/statistical-products-2013/index.html The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is holding a consultation which will inform decisions on spending cuts to some of its statistical products. The statistical products include: • General Lifestyle Survey data collected via the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey • General Lifestyle Survey reports • Integrated Household Survey core questions in the Living Costs…

University of Sussex researcher support

I recently visited University of Sussex Library to explore their researcher support. The Research Support section in the Library Academic Services provides dedicated support to research faculty and research students in the University. The team works in close collaboration with the Learning and Teaching Support team and the Doctoral School delivering high quality, innovative information…

Visit to Warwick University Library

I recently visited University of Warwick Library to look at their researcher support. It’s great to go out and meet other colleagues and see what they are doing. Like many other Universities, Warwick University Library was restructured into 3 divisions (Client Services, Academic Services and Digital Services) in 2009. Client Services supports general enquiries, roaming…

New City Uni Library Search is live

The New City Uni Library Search is now live. Please try it out and search for books, articles and more for your research and give feedback on your experiences to inform development of the product (see link below). http://www.city.ac.uk/library/news/citylibrary-search-now-fully-live City Library Search is a new search discovery tool which searches across a range of resources…

Enhance your research impact

Strategic publishing Choose a suitable journal Publishing in high quality, academic journals which are prestigious in your discipline and read by researchers in the field is still an established and important method of sharing your research. You may target different journals at different stages of your career. Use appropriate keywords Keywords tend to be used…