Year: 2022

Finding Open Access content

The amount of peer-reviewed open access articles available online is increasing every year, but it can be difficult to recognise and find them. Here are our top tips! How do I recognise if an article is Open Access (OA)? The open padlock symbol is a universal icon indicating whether an article is open access. Whenever…Continue Reading Finding Open Access content

City Research Online – a year in figures

City Research Online now contains just over 20,000 publications – mainly journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and theses. This year there were nearly quarter of a million visitors largely from the UK, with the Philippines, USA, India and Germany rounding out the top 5 most heavy users. Overall however CRO attracts users from all…Continue Reading City Research Online – a year in figures

Publishing Open Access with City’s Transformative Agreements

Have you ever thought about publishing your research open access? Library Services has Open Access transformative agreements with 8 major publishers through which you may be entitled to publish your paper via the Gold Open Access route at no cost for you. The process for using each agreement varies between publisher, but in general you…Continue Reading Publishing Open Access with City’s Transformative Agreements

The Benefits of Open Access

The principle benefits of open access were first enshrined within the visionary Budapest Open Access Initiative statement released on 14 February 2002, and are still very much alive 19 years later. The convergence of research sharing with technological distribution via the internet, it declared, would create an “unprecedented public good” by facilitating free, unrestricted, access…Continue Reading The Benefits of Open Access

Welcome to Open Access Week at City!

We’re celebrating Open Access week, a global event highlighting the importance of making research openly available.This year’s theme focuses on Climate Justice and seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. What is Open Access? Open Access makes publications freely available that would otherwise be restricted access, behind…Continue Reading Welcome to Open Access Week at City!

Senate House Library – extended opening hours

From Monday 26 September until the end of the academic term, Senate House Library will be extending its opening hours on weekdays and will be open almost all weekend. On weekdays, the library will open at 9.00 and close at 23.00 hours (instead of 20.45) and at weekends, it will be open on Sundays as well…Continue Reading Senate House Library – extended opening hours

Online workshop: An introduction to key resources for health students and researchers

The Library will be running an online workshop, primarily aimed at new students and researchers from the School of Health and Psychological Sciences. The workshop will introduce you to and demonstrate resources which can be used for health research. These will include: Databases Grey literature resources Evidence summaries Best Practice resources Guidelines Statistics Current awareness…Continue Reading Online workshop: An introduction to key resources for health students and researchers

Advanced Literature Searching guide for Health

The Library’s literature searching guide for Postgraduate students and researchers from the School of Health and Psychological Sciences has been revamped. Now titled Advanced Literature Searching and Systematic Reviews, the guide contains the same information as the previous guide but in a new improved and easier to read format. The guide takes you through all…Continue Reading Advanced Literature Searching guide for Health

New Library guide: Grey Literature

Grey Literature refers to information such as reports, bulletins, newsletters, blogs etc., which hasn’t been published or published commercially. It can be useful for broadening your research as it can help you to find information not covered in books and journals and also find current and emerging research. The Library has now produced a Grey…Continue Reading New Library guide: Grey Literature

Some tools to support your research

Library website It’s best to access everything via the CityLibrary website either via our Databases A-Z,  Journals A-Z or CityLibrary Search.  For electronic resources, this will help you to log in with your City credentials and enable you to access the content which City subscribes to more easily. CityLibrary Search is a great place to start your…Continue Reading Some tools to support your research