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City University London Library: Everything under one ‘roof’

Some research tips: Explore the Library website Search for some articles on City Library Search Find book and journal titles on the Library Catalogue See our brand new Library Services: a guide for research Explore our subject guides and our researcher and social media guides. Find some new databases and electronic journals Work smarter: do research on…

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…

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…

100 websites: Capturing the digital universe

“Websites  don’t last forever. Formats change, whole sites disappear and, once lost,  digital content is irretrievable. But from  the 6 April 2013, this will change as the British Library, the National Library  of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge  University Library and Trinity College Dublin, gain powers to archive the entire  UK …

Europeana 1914-18 Crowdsourcing project

http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en The British Library is digitising 10,00o items (up to 250,00 digital images) of a wide range of material related to the First World War. Digitised content will be available through the Europeana portal as well as through the British Library website. This will form the Library’s contribution to the Europeana  Collections 1914-18. Roadshows have…

UK Web archive from the British Library

UK Web Archive I recently attended a Digital Scholarship workshop at the British Library. One thing that was discussed was the challenges of preserving access to digital content such as websites which may be short term or disappear without being captured eg an election website. In an attempt to address this, since 2004,  thousands of…

British Library

The British Library www.bl.uk is the national Library and is based at St Pancras in London. Explore 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and much more. Find what you need – in the arts and humanities, sciences, or any subject. We recommend that all of our…