Year: 2022

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

National Theatre Collection

An exciting new online resource at CityLibrary is the  National Theatre Collection:  Volumes I & II. These bring the stage to life through access to high-definition streaming video of world-class productions and unique archival material offering significant insight into theatre and performance studies. Through a collaboration with the U.K National Theatre, the collections offer a…Continue Reading National Theatre Collection

Retracted articles – shown on CityLibrary search

As a researcher, it is good to know about the status of articles, as you may be aware,  sometimes journal articles can be retracted because they include either accidental or deliberate errors.  The retraction could be due to incorrect experimental or interpretive errors and is to prevent researchers from being wrongly informed and wasting time…Continue Reading Retracted articles – shown on CityLibrary search

Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar? Google Scholar is Google’s search engine for scholarly works. Some of these will be available as City online resources, but many will be citation-only. You can make your Google Scholar search more effective by connecting Google Scholar to your City account. Change your Google Scholar settings Go to Google Scholar and select the Menu…Continue Reading Google Scholar


OSCOLA (The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities) is a citing and referencing style designed specifically for use with legal material. It is widely used in law schools including here at City Law School, so you should be somewhat familiar with it already.  The style is maintained by the Law Faculty at Oxford…Continue Reading OSCOLA

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library

The IALS law library, located in Russell Square, is one of the most important law libraries in Europe, essentially forming the national legal research collection, and funded directly by the government for the benefit of the nation. It includes an extensive collection covering over 200 separate jurisdictions, with particular strengths in public international law, comparative…Continue Reading Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library

Guides for Researchers

The Library has produced a number of  online guides specifically for researchers at City. These guides cover: Links to and details about key resources How to perform an effective literature search Managing your research and keeping up to date How to improve the impact of your research Understanding open access; the Research Excellence Framework and…Continue Reading Guides for Researchers

Retrieving the full text of articles/documents

Whilst databases and websites sometimes provide direct access to articles and documents, this is not always the case. If you cannot get direct access from a resource you are searching there are a number of other options you can try to retrieve the full text of an article/document you want to use for your research….Continue Reading Retrieving the full text of articles/documents

Using newspapers and magazines in your research

If you are researching either current or archival news topics or wish to use online magazines, our newspapers and magazine guide is a good starting point for your research. Current newspaper content can be found on databases such as: Nexis UK  is a news database which offers national, regional and international news from a range…Continue Reading Using newspapers and magazines in your research