Year: 2017

Research resource of the month: Westlaw UK

This month we are focusing on Westlaw UK, which is one of the major legal databases we subscribe to at City.  It is a great resource for researching UK and EU case law and legislation, and for reading legal journal articles and selected practitioner texts. Here are some key benefits and highlights: Westlaw Insight (available from the…

Research resource of the month: BrowZine

BrowZine is a great online resource that enables you to easily browse, read and monitor current journal content from CityLibrary either online or from an app on your mobile device. What are the main features of BrowZine?                                                                              Search for journals by title, ISSN or subject term. Browse current and previous issues of journal collections. Create customisable bookshelves of your…

ORCID: how to set up a unique researcher identifier

What is ORCID? ORCID – which stands for ‘Open Researcher and Contributor ID’ – is a system whereby researchers are given a unique digital identifier, which distinguishes them from other researchers. This can be very useful when you share the same name with other people! In addition, by using an ORCID ID during the publishing…

Research resource of the month: ProQuest RefWorks

What is ProQuest Refworks? ProQuest RefWorks is an online reference management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels gather, organise, store and share all types of information and to generate citations and bibliographies. ProQuest  RefWorks can be accessed at: https://refworks.proquest.com/ You will need to click Create account the first time you use ProQuest RefWorks. You need to use…

Communicating through research

I have recently  had the opportunity to conduct some research-based practice by undertaking an MA in Academic Practice  dissertation in the Learning Enhancement and Development Department at City, University of London. This gave me the opportunity to combine two of my interests which are teaching/ training and conducting research. I chose a topic which is related to my…

Reflections on LILAC 2017

I was fortunate this year to have the opportunity to attend LILAC 2017 in Swansea in April.  LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference which is a 3 day event which attracts national and international delegates.  There are keynotes, workshops, presentations  and networking opportunities on  many different aspects of information literacy. In my free time, …

City Graduation 2017

After a slightly challenging summer but having passed my MA in Academic Practice in October 2016, I attended my City, University of London graduation ceremony at the Barbican in January 2017. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to take UG and PG and vocational qualifications and I have always found them a chance to learn new languages, …