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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…Continue Reading Read for Research update

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…Continue Reading Project Muse Premium Collection

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…Continue Reading Some database searching tips

British Library Doctoral Open days

The British Library Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, collections cover every format and language and span the last 3,000 years. You will learn about BL collections, find out how to access…Continue Reading British Library Doctoral Open days

Read for Research promotion #2

Since 8 November, at City University London Library, we have been working with our researchers to enhance our research book collections A selection of titles currently on order can be found here:…Continue Reading Read for Research promotion #2

Read for Research promotion

Read for research You choose, we buy! Want to share your research expertise? City University Library Services are giving our research students the opportunity to help build up our research book collections. You have the chance to suggest titles that will help your research, are key works in your field or are generally useful for…Continue Reading Read for Research promotion

University of Sussex researcher support

I recently visited University of Sussex Library to explore their researcher support. The Research Support section in the Library Academic Services provides dedicated support to research faculty and research students in the University. The team works in close collaboration with the Learning and Teaching Support team and the Doctoral School delivering high quality, innovative information…Continue Reading University of Sussex researcher support

Database trials Library

We have a Library guide advertising our current database trials at City University Library at Some current trials – June- July 2013 PAIS International Pais International contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, etc. Pais International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. The topics…Continue Reading Database trials Library

What to do with your search results ?

I had an enquiry recently about what can be done with results obtained from a database search on Proquest. There are quite a lot of options, especially if you create a personalised My Research account: Create an alert – Create and schedule alerts to deliver new documents matching your search as they become available in…Continue Reading What to do with your search results ?