Year: 2015

Researcher case study resource

Over the past few months, I have been collecting some case studies from City University London research students and staff and have been collating them on a case study resource. This showcases the work of City research students and staff and also the breadth of approaches and Library resources available. The purpose of this resource is to give…

CILIP Leadership Programme & Conference 2015

In July 2015, I was fortunate enough to have had the chance to have 2 new experiences, the first day of the new CILIP  Leadership Programme  and the opportunity to attend the CILIP Conference 2015, both  in Liverpool (and I also met some great new people). CILIP Leadership Programme The CILIP Leadership programme is a pilot initiative which…

Research resource of the week: Factiva

Factiva is a current international news database produced by Dow Jones, one of the leading global provider of economic and financial information. Factiva.com, from Dow Jones, combines over 35,000 sources to give students, faculty, and librarians access to premium content from 200 countries, in 26 languages. Users have access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications,…

Employability project at City University London Library

 I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to lead on an Employability project at City University London Library. This has been around how Library Services can assist students in developing skills to enable them to be employable in the future and also about how the Library can add value to the work of…

Read for Research campaign at City University London Library

In November 2013 at City University London Library, we introduced a scheme called Read for Research #readforresearch This allows our research and postdoctoral and academic staff doing research to recommend both general and specific research titles for purchase by Library Services. It is very easy for our research staff and students to order a book…

IEEE Xplore = Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary

IEEE/IET Electronic Library is brought to you by the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Featuring content from IEEE as well as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), IEL contains almost one-third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science. PDF access to nearly three million documents from over 1.6 million authors…

City University London Library: Everything under one ‘roof’

Some research tips: Explore the Library website Search for some articles on City Library Search Find book and journal titles on the Library Catalogue See our brand new Library Services: a guide for research Explore our subject guides and our researcher and social media guides. Find some new databases and electronic journals Work smarter: do research on…

Research Resource of the week @CityUniLibrary – Project Muse

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery. MUSE currently includes: 339,176 articles and 775,045 chapters by 242…

British Library: EThoS Share my Thesis competition

Doctoral students: why not enter the British Library #ShareMyThesis  competition and possibly win a MacBook Pro? “The British Library is currently running a Twitter based competition for all PhD authors and current doctoral students, inviting them to say why their doctoral research is/was important, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis.  Twitter competition – https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23sharemythesis&src=typd Competition web page…