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Year: 2014

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary = Box of Broadcasts (BOB)

Box of Broadcasts  (BOB)  is an off-air recording and media archive service for staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across…

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary = Journal Citation Reports

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 levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. It is useful for…

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary Proquest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses — Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the…

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary = City Research Online

This week’s resource is open access, so everyone can use it. City Research Online (CRO) is the institutional repository of City University London. It includes research outputs (such as article, etheses and datasets)  created by members of City University London  staff and research students.  Where possible versions of  full text articles and theses etc are…

Research Resource of the week: BrowZine – New trial @CityUniLibrary

Browzine – TRIAL ACCESS ends 10th Dec 2014 BrowZine provides an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines. Browzine enables you to read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablet devices, create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals, be alerted when new editions of…

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary – Ebscohost

This week’s research resource of the week is: Ebscohost. EBSCOhost contains online database resources from leading information providers, it offers customisable basic and advanced searching . With links from the full record display to related articles by subject, magazine issue or author, users can further explore their topic. Results can be limited or refined by various criteria including…

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary – Scopus

53 million records | 21,915 titles | 5,000 publishers Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyse and…

Research resource of the week @cityunilibrary – Web of Science

Web of Science is an integrated multidisciplinary  database  from Thomson  Reuters covering 9300 of the highest impact research journals  in the world back to 1970  which includes and allows both general and citation searching . It is updated weekly has current and retrospective coverage of the: Science Citation Index Social Sciences Citation Index Arts &…

Research resource of the week @cityunilibrary – Sage Research Methods Online

Sage Research Methods Start out by doing a Quick Search from the box in the upper left of every page. Use the Advanced Search feature for creating a more targeted query.  Search results will include relevant books, book chapters, dictionary and encyclopedia entries, videos, or journal articles from over 175,000 pages of renowned SAGE content in…

Erasmus visit to the Freie Universität Berlin part 3

One of the most interesting parts of my visit was presentations by the Elearning team (CeDis) who provide training, support and consultancy. They define their work into 3 areas: 1. elearning (blogs and wikis, e-examinations, educational software, social software..), 2. eresearch (E-Publishing, multimedia archives, open access.) and 3. multimedia (web publishing, AV and multimedia). The…