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Research Resource of the Month: Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a multidisciplinary database containing full text articles, reports, conference proceedings and books in nearly every area of academic study. It is updated daily and contains articles going back as far as 1887.  Academic Search Complete articles are indexed in CityLibrary Search. It’s an EBSCOHost product, so you can search it in conjunction…

Research Resource of the Month: Cite Them Right Online

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…

Read for Research – City University London Library

Read for Research  offers the opportunity to research students and staff  at City University London conducting research to suggest  titles for purchase by City University Library Services   See our Read for Research Twitter hashtag for some titles ordered so far and to see what students think of the scheme. Read for Research has been…

UK Data Service webinars 2016

The UK Data Service has just released its 2016 programme of webinars introducing different aspects of their service and explaining their key datasets. Introductory webinars: Introduction to the UK Data Service – 21 January, 20 April, 12 October Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service – 9 March, 28 April, 19 October Key…

British Library: EThoS Share my Thesis competition

Doctoral students: why not enter the British Library #ShareMyThesis  competition and possibly win a MacBook Pro? “The British Library is currently running a Twitter based competition for all PhD authors and current doctoral students, inviting them to say why their doctoral research is/was important, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis.  Twitter competition – https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23sharemythesis&src=typd Competition web page…

Vitae Researcher Development website

The Vitae website is very useful for promoting the interests and development of researchers. Useful webpages include: Developing as a researcher Supporting researcher development Supervision Employability News and events are also advertised. Information about the Vitae Researcher Development Framework is here….

Finding theses

There are many ways to find past theses. Some are free and some are subscription resources. Library catalogues City University Library holds print copies of PhD and for example DPsych theses submitted by our research students. Theses can be searched via the library catalogue by subject/ keyword and then click Thesis on the left hand…

Read for Research update

City University London Library has been working in partnership with our research students with our Read for Research promotion. Since November 2013 our researchers have recommended titles for purchase by the Library in support of building research collections. We have found that a selection of students from all of our departments have requested titles and…

Project Muse Premium Collection

I’m very pleased to say that we have a new database at City University London Library. The Project Muse Premium Collection is MUSE’s foremost collection of high quality, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journals from leading university presses, not-for-profit publishers and prestigious scholarly societies in humanities and social sciences. All journals available on the MUSE platform are…

Some database searching tips

1. Define key concepts: Use dictionaries, online encyclopedias, textbooks, thesauri, some databases have a thesaurus or list of subject terms. 2. Use alternative words: Eg. synonyms Heart attack, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction Broader/ narrower terms: Eg Linguistics grammar/ word/ sentence/ phrase 3. Search for variants of words, this may assist with UK/ US spellings: Truncation…