Year: 2014

E book heaven

At City University London Library we currently have an ebook trial of over 63000 ebooks from EBL. The trial will continue until the budget available for this project has been spent. Titles can be seen here. The first title on the list is the rather interestingly titled Color Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming…Continue Reading E book heaven

Read for Research update

City University London Library has been working in partnership with our research students with our Read for Research promotion. Since November 2013 our researchers have recommended titles for purchase by the Library in support of building research collections. We have found that a selection of students from all of our departments have requested titles and…Continue Reading Read for Research update

Project Muse Premium Collection

I’m very pleased to say that we have a new database at City University London Library. The Project Muse Premium Collection is MUSE’s foremost collection of high quality, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journals from leading university presses, not-for-profit publishers and prestigious scholarly societies in humanities and social sciences. All journals available on the MUSE platform are…Continue Reading Project Muse Premium Collection

Some database searching tips

1. Define key concepts: Use dictionaries, online encyclopedias, textbooks, thesauri, some databases have a thesaurus or list of subject terms. 2. Use alternative words: Eg. synonyms Heart attack, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction Broader/ narrower terms: Eg Linguistics grammar/ word/ sentence/ phrase 3. Search for variants of words, this may assist with UK/ US spellings: Truncation…Continue Reading Some database searching tips

Box of Broadcasts New Interface

BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and…Continue Reading Box of Broadcasts New Interface

City University London Library: Psychological Experiments Online trial

We have a new free trial for Psychological Experiments Online, a new database provided by Alexander Street Press. Psychological Experiments Online pairs audio and video recordings of quintessential experiments in psychology with thousands of pages of primary-source documents. It’s packed with exclusive and hard-to-find materials, including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes,…Continue Reading City University London Library: Psychological Experiments Online trial

Box of Broadcasts

Missed Benefits Street or researching Buffy and fan fiction? Box of Broadcasts, our great TV and radio programme streaming service now has a brand new interface. View or listen to over 1 million TV and radio programmes, record from 60+ channels, create clips, search transcripts, compile playlists and more. Try out the new interface today….Continue Reading Box of Broadcasts

A taste of Japan at City University London Library

Myself and our Systems Librarian and Digital Repository Manager at City University London Library were very pleased to welcome some colleagues from Kyoto University Library, Japan recently. We had some mini Danish pastries and orange juice to celebrate. Our colleagues were visiting the UK for a week and had been to University of Oxford, University…Continue Reading A taste of Japan at City University London Library