Retrieving the full text of articles/documents

Whilst databases and websites sometimes provide direct access to articles and documents, this is not always the case. If you cannot get direct access from a resource you are searching there are a number of other options you can try to retrieve the full text of an article/document you want to use for your research….Continue Reading Retrieving the full text of articles/documents

Using newspapers and magazines in your research

If you are researching either current or archival news topics or wish to use online magazines, our newspapers and magazine guide is a good starting point for your research. Current newspaper content can be found on databases such as: Nexis UK  is a news database which offers national, regional and international news from a range…Continue Reading Using newspapers and magazines in your research

Exploring OverDrive

                Taking a break from your research? OverDrive is an e-book and audiobook platform which allow you to read e-books or listen to audiobooks from OverDrive using your phone, tablet or computer. It is useful for fiction and non fiction titles,  leisure reading and for students studying creative…Continue Reading Exploring OverDrive

SCONUL Access: free access to other university libraries

The Library is participating in a scheme called SCONUL Access, which allows students and university staff to access other university libraries. Staff, postgraduates and part time students can often  borrow print books from participating libraries, whilst full time undergraduates can use these libraries for reference. How to apply Apply online from the SCONUL Access website….Continue Reading SCONUL Access: free access to other university libraries

Market research databases

We have some great market research databases here at City. These databases are commercial resources, rather than strictly educational or academic, and contain the same industry, company, and country reports, statistics and news as a professional subscriber would see. Companies use them to understand how to target particular groups of consumers, become more competitive, and…Continue Reading Market research databases

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) – New interface

In June 2021, a new  Journal Citation Reports (JCR) platform was introduced. Developed with the researcher in mind, the new platform is intended to deliver enhanced speed and accessibility, improved usability and new features and content. JCR can help you: – Identify journals with the highest citation impact in your field. – Find the most…Continue Reading Journal Citation Reports (JCR) – New interface

The benefits of open access

The principle benefits of open access were first enshrined within the visionary Budapest Open Access Initiative statement released on 14 February 2002, and are still very much alive 19 years later. The convergence of research sharing with technological distribution via the internet, it declared, would create an “unprecedented public good” by facilitating free, unrestricted, access…Continue Reading The benefits of open access

Open Access Book & Information Display

To celebrate Open Access Week, we have created a book and information display on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library. You will be able to browse the display until mid-November, so don’t worry if this week you are not on campus. The books cover topics such as general open access (OA), copyright and research….Continue Reading Open Access Book & Information Display

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

Most popular publications in City Research Online

Top downloaded publication The book chapter, Globalization and Mass Media by Dr Carolina Matos (Department of Sociology) is the most downloaded publication from City Research Online (CRO). Since being added to CRO in 2017 and has since been downloaded nearly 58,000 times – that’s 717 downloads a week. The chapter looks at the how mass media…Continue Reading Most popular publications in City Research Online