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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

Publish Gold 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 Publish Gold Open Access with City’s Transformative Agreements

Open Access Week 2021

Welcome to Open Access Week at City! Once again, we’re celebrating Open Access week, a global event highlighting the importance of making research openly available. This year’s theme focuses on ensuring equity among researchers around the globe. Open Access makes publications freely available that would otherwise be restricted access, behind a paywall. There are 2…Continue Reading Open Access Week 2021

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…Continue Reading Research Resource of the Month: Academic Search Complete

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…Continue Reading Research Resource of the Month: Cite Them Right Online

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…Continue Reading Read for Research – City University London Library

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…Continue Reading UK Data Service webinars 2016

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 – Competition web page…Continue Reading British Library: EThoS Share my Thesis competition

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….Continue Reading Vitae Researcher Development website

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…Continue Reading Finding theses