Month: June 2013

Hunting down grey literature: finding theses

I was talking to a student recently about locating other peoples’ theses. Yesterday, I was looking at the OpenDOAR website. Some electronic theses (often more recent ones) can be found in repositories. There is a list of UK repositories mainly from Universities including the City University London one City Research Online (CRO) There is a…

Database trials Library

We have a Library guide advertising our current database trials at City University Library at http://libguides.city.ac.uk/database-trials. Some current trials – June- July 2013 PAIS International Pais International contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, etc. Pais International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. The topics…

New web scale discovery tool coming soon to City

City University Library will be launching a new search discovery tool later in the year. Web scale discovery services are a tool with major potential to transform the nature of library systems. These services are capable of searching quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote content and providing relevancy-ranked results. Examples…

Journal Citation Reports

The Journal Citation Reports from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge now includes 2012 data. Journal Citation Reports offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world’s leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles’ cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category…