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Year: 2019

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in October?

While October has seen a steady flow of new additions to CRO, it has also seen a sharp increase in the number of visitors and downloads compared with the summer months. Full details can be found in the infographic below. If you would like to increase the visibility of your work, and help expand City’s…

Finding openly accessible research more easily

The number of journal articles hidden behind paywalls that can also be legally and openly accessed is continuously increasing. But it can sometimes be tricky to find such versions of articles. Luckily, there are tools, specifically browser extensions, which help you locate openly accessible copies of journal articles and other scholarly texts. What are browser…

Read about open access

In support of International Open Access Week, and City’s upcoming events for ‘Good Practice in Research’ taking place next week, a range of books relating to open research can be found on Level 5 of City Library. These books cover topics such as general open access, copyright, and increasing the impact of your research. They…

CORE Recommender

Searching for similarly themed open access research outputs, such as those held in institutional repositories such as City Research Online (CRO), has been significantly improved in recent years by repository software tool CORE Recommender.  The recommender searches over 135 million research papers aggregated by CORE, the world’s largest collection of open access papers, offering a…

Open Access Week 2019

What is International Open Access Week? Open Access Week is an annual event, now twelve years old, focusing on scholarly communications, open access and related issues.  Founded by SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) in 2007 it originated as one day event in collaboration with students across American university campuses.  It has since expanded…

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in September?

The beginning of the new academic year has seen a significant increase in the number of research outputs added to CRO in comparison to last month, full details of which can be found in this months infographic below. Transcript If you would like to increase the visibility of your work, and help expand City’s archive…

SAGE Research Methods Online – Videos

Welcome to all of our new and returning research students at City. We have a great new research resource at CityLibrary called Sage Research Methods Online Videos  It’s easy to access from the library Databases A-Z   which is on the left hand side of the Library website. It includes hours of video tutorials, interviews and…

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in August?

While the summer vacation has witnessed a drop in the number of uploads to CRO throughout August, continued deposits mean we are steadily moving towards hitting a total of 15,000 research outputs being available for download. Full details can be found in the infographic below: Transcript If you would like to increase the visibility of…

New Jisc Library Hub Discover service

The new Jisc Library Hub Discover service will allow searching across over 100 academic and specialist library catalogues. New features include: An improved interface providing a better user experience. A single search box that allows keyword searching as well as the ability to generate complex search queries. Details are given in the Search Help An…

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in June?

This month has seen a consistent level of deposits to match last month’s new additions to CRO, figures for which are detailed below: Transcript In addition to items downloaded directly from CRO, the Publications Team continue to receive regular requests for embargoed items including journal articles, book chapters and PhD theses. If you would like…