“You choose, we buy!” – More Books scheme has reopened

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What is More Books? More Books is a scheme that allows City undergraduates and taught postgraduates to suggest books that would be useful for their studies. It might be for a project you’re working on, an area you wish to explore in your research, or anything else that would help you get ahead – just…Continue Reading “You choose, we buy!” – More Books scheme has reopened

Log-in to Literature Online (LION)

Screenshot of the Literature Online (LION) database.

Literature Online (LION) compiles different types of resources (including drama, poetry and prose) from a variety of publishers like Cambridge University Press‎ and John Hopkins Press. It also includes a wide range of releases from the ‘Cambridge Companion to Literature’ series. LION is a great way to access these sorts of materials as they are…Continue Reading Log-in to Literature Online (LION)

Library Loves Loaning Laptops

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Library Services are excited to announce that a laptop loan service for undergraduate students is now available from the Northampton Square Library, thanks to special funding from City’s undergraduate student hardship and widening participation programme….Continue Reading Library Loves Loaning Laptops

Explore the UK with Digimap

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Digimap is an online service that allows you to create maps of any location in the UK using Ordnance Survey map data. As well as OS topographic data, you can view a range of information including: Historic maps, from 1846 to 1996; Geological maps and data; Nautical charts and a range of maritime features; Environmental…Continue Reading Explore the UK with Digimap

Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

As the autumn months approach, is there anything nicer than curling up with a good book? Whether you’re an avid reader, a member of a book group, an audio-book lover or like to dip into self-help and wellbeing titles, there’s something for everybody on OverDrive. The OverDrive platform provides access to a wide range of…Continue Reading Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

Everybody benefits from assistive technology

Two simple tools available to all students at City can help with reading, writing and organisation. Reading and Writing Read&Write is a literacy toolbar available via AppsAnywhere on campus. Containing a whole suite of handy tools to use while you are studying, highlights include: Word prediction: for writing. Text-to-speech: reads aloud on-screen text, helping to…Continue Reading Everybody benefits from assistive technology

Access the archive of The Washington Post

CityLibrary now has access to the archive of The Washington Post, which covers the years from 1877 to 2006. Staff and students have access to the digital edition of the Washington Post including illustrations and photos published with the articles. The entire newspaper with articles, advertisements and images are included in the archive. Search results can be filtered…Continue Reading Access the archive of The Washington Post

Resources enhanced for theatre, drama and dance

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CityLibrary has added two exciting new performing arts related resources to our collection: Theatre and Drama Premium and Dance Online: Dance in Video….Continue Reading Resources enhanced for theatre, drama and dance

Lexis+

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Lexis Library has been upgraded to Lexis+, a single database that incorporates both the previous LexisLibrary (cases, legislation, articles, Halsbury’s Laws of England and more) and LexisPSL (practitioner database with practice notes and practical legal research sources). The new database has an improved interface and search functionality making it easier to find what you need…Continue Reading Lexis+

Top tips for borrowing books

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It’s now easier than ever to manage your library account, keep your loans up to date and get hold of the books you need. Here are our top tips:…Continue Reading Top tips for borrowing books