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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…

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…

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…

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…