Tag: Research

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

Guides for Researchers

The Library has produced a number of  online guides specifically for researchers at City. These guides cover: Links to and details about key resources How to perform an effective literature search Managing your research and keeping up to date How to improve the impact of your research Understanding open access; the Research Excellence Framework and…Continue Reading Guides for Researchers

Tips for researching Arts and Social Sciences at City

Welcome to all new and returning doctoral students at City. The best way to access all of our resources is from the library website.   The main library for the School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) is at Northampton Square, if you wish to visit, you can book a study space or computer space from…Continue Reading Tips for researching Arts and Social Sciences at City

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…Continue Reading Finding opportunities to publish an article

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…Continue Reading Read about open access

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…Continue Reading Research Resource of the Month: LexisLibrary

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…Continue Reading Open Access Week 2018

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

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…Continue Reading ACT on ACCEPTANCE: make the REF 2021

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…Continue Reading Communicating through research