Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources as they may have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organisation that chooses to retain few,…Continue Reading Open Educational Resources (OERs)


So everyone seems to be using Evernote so I thought I would give it a try. With Evernote, you can organise your notes, web clips, files and images and it is synchronisable so they are made available on every device and computer you use. As a researcher, one thing you need to be is organised….Continue Reading Evernote


See the new Altmetrics Library guide at: In today’s digital world, researchers share materials online, and the wider public can engage with research outputs via a variety of different media such as twitter, blogs, news reports etc. Often this means impact can be seen more quickly, with research having a broader outreachoutreach Altmetrics aims…Continue Reading Altmetrics

Keeping up to date: RSS feeds

What Are RSS feeds? Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format used for content distribution and syndication. Subscribing to RSS feeds allows you to receive custom, up-to-date information from your favourite online content sources without having to regularly check the site for updates. How to Access RSS feeds You can view RSS feeds using…Continue Reading Keeping up to date: RSS feeds

Researcher Development Day 16 April 2013

A one day conference specifically for research students and early career researchers to learn about various aspects of research from senior academic staff. The second of this years’ Researchers’ Development Days will take place on Tuesday 16th April 2013. The theme for this day will be: What to do with your data and findings The…Continue Reading Researcher Development Day 16 April 2013

Diigo: Social bookmarking tool

Diigo introductory video Diigo is a social bookmarking tool allowing bookmarking and sharing of websites, web annotation, collaborative research. Diigo V5.0 has added additional data types (screenshots, pictures, notes, etc) and platform support, such as Chrome, Android, iPad, iPhone, etc. Diigo offers cloud-based personal information management (PIM) service that enables users to collect, highlight, access…Continue Reading Diigo: Social bookmarking tool

Library Guide for Researchers

Need to know about research resources, impact factors, open access, social media and more? Please see our really comprehensive Library Guide for researchers here. The guide provides an overview of the services available via City University Library for Researchers. General and subject guides are also available here….Continue Reading Library Guide for Researchers