Tag: Databases

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library

The IALS law library, located in Russell Square, is one of the most important law libraries in Europe, essentially forming the national legal research collection, and funded directly by the government for the benefit of the nation. It includes an extensive collection covering over 200 separate jurisdictions, with particular strengths in public international law, comparative…Continue Reading Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library

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

Research resource of the month: IEEE Xplore

IEEE Xplore provides access to content from IEEE as well as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). It contains full text of almost one-third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science, including highly cited peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and standards and some archival material from the 1880s. Search options include: Basic…Continue Reading Research resource of the month: IEEE Xplore

Research resource of the month: Westlaw UK

This month we are focusing on Westlaw UK, which is one of the major legal databases we subscribe to at City.  It is a great resource for researching UK and EU case law and legislation, and for reading legal journal articles and selected practitioner texts. Here are some key benefits and highlights: Westlaw Insight (available from the…Continue Reading Research resource of the month: Westlaw UK

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…Continue Reading City University London Library: Everything under one ‘roof’

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