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Tag: Research

Finding opportunities to publish an article

We are sometimes asked by students about the possibility of publishing an article based on their dissertation or thesis for example. One way of seeking out opportunities is to subscribe to JISCMail  mailing lists for your area of interest and look out for invitations such as a Call for papers or book chapters or content…

Read about open access

In support of International Open Access Week, and City’s upcoming events for ‘Good Practice in Research’ taking place next week, a range of books relating to open research can be found on Level 5 of City Library. These books cover topics such as general open access, copyright, and increasing the impact of your research. They…

Research Resource of the Month: LexisLibrary

LexisLibrary provides a very useful starting off point for those carrying out research into UK law, and it also offers selected sources of material for researching the law of other countries. We are often asked how LexisLibrary differs from Westlaw, and whether legal researchers need to use both LexisLibrary and Westlaw. In short, each database…

Open Access Week 2018

What is it about? Open Access Week is a global event celebrating all things open access. It originally started as a local event in 2007 organised by SPARC on a few campuses in the USA. Today, International Open Access Week is held in hundreds of locations across the globe. As the Week became more established across…

Need to use another library for your research? Here’s how you can do it!

As a research student or member of staff at City, you can benefit from a wide range of collections held by academic and specialist libraries. So not only can you visit many other university libraries, you can also access the library collections of art galleries and professional bodies, as well as important archive collections. We…

ACT on ACCEPTANCE: make the REF 2021

What is Act on Acceptance? From 1st April 2018, changes to HEFCE’s open access policy require researchers to submit their work to City Research Online within 3 months of acceptance to be eligible for the next REF. As soon as you know your research will be published in a peer-reviewed journal, or conference proceedings, Act…

Communicating through research

I have recently  had the opportunity to conduct some research-based practice by undertaking an MA in Academic Practice  dissertation in the Learning Enhancement and Development Department at City, University of London. This gave me the opportunity to combine two of my interests which are teaching/ training and conducting research. I chose a topic which is related to my…

Choosing a dissertation topic

I have recently completed an MA in Academic Practice degree run by the Learning Enhancement and Development Team at City, University London. The Academic Practice course is a mixture of theory, practice and reflection aimed at internal and external academic staff, professional staff, library staff and some research students who teach. My particular highlight of…

Designing surveys for research

During a research project, it may be decided to conduct a survey if it is considered that it will add value to the attempt to answer the research question.  This should only really be done after completing the literature review part of the project to identify if a survey is appropriate as a research tool….