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Research Resource of the Month: Cite Them Right Online

Posted in Cite Them Right Online, Citing and referencing, ProQuest RefWorks, RefWorks, Research resource of the week, and Uncategorized

Cite Them Right Online is a great tool that gives you quick access to reference layouts for hundreds of different source types, from journal articles to Facebook posts to financial reports – even citing dance recitals is covered!  The main reference style is Harvard, but you can also find options for MLA, APA, MHRA, Vancouver and Chicago for many common types of source.

The “basics” section gives a whistle-stop tour of the background behind referencing: why we do it, what it is, and how to set citations out in your writing. You can also find out more about quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, and how to lay out a Harvard Style reference list. There’s also a section on the main rules for the other referencing systems it covers.

Cite Them Right Online is for you if:

  • You mostly use Harvard
  • You prefer to do your referencing by hand rather than use bibliographic management software
  • You need a reference source so you can check if your bibliographic management software has made a mistake!
  • You’re looking for a simple tool to help your students learn to reference properly from scratch.

There’s also a book version of Cite Them Right Online if you’d rather use a print copy: find it in our libraries at 808.027 PEA.

Prefer to let software do the work for you? Find out more about ProQuest RefWorks.

Research resource of the week: Factiva

Posted in Factiva, Newspapers, and Research resource of the week

Factiva is a current international news database produced by Dow Jones, one of the leading global provider of economic and financial information., 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, websites, company reports, and more. The broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on business issues and current events – especially with regard to research requiring current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.

Academic Search Complete – Research Resource of the Week @CityUniLibrary

Posted in Academic Search Complete, and Research resource of the week

Academic Search Complete offers a large collection of the most valuable full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, this database is the leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary = Box of Broadcasts (BOB)

Posted in Box of Broadcasts, and Research resource of the week

Box of Broadcasts  (BOB)  is an off-air recording and media archive service for staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions. Only available to users in the UK.   Users can develop playlists. BoB is useful for watching programmes, films, documentaries and also has some foreign language channels.

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary – Ebscohost

Posted in Ebscohost, and Research resource of the week

This week’s research resource of the week is: Ebscohost.

EBSCOhost contains online database resources from leading information providers, it offers customisable basic and advanced searching . With links from the full record display to related articles by subject, magazine issue or author, users can further explore their topic. Results can be limited or refined by various criteria including subject, magazine title, date and full text availability. In addition, it allows patrons to print, email or download multiple articles.

It includes a wide variety of databases such as: Academic Search Complete, Medline, PsycINFO, Political Science Complete. These can be searched separately or simultaneously. You can create an My EBSCO account  for additional functionality such as saving  searches and alerts etc.




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