RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a global bibliography of writings on music dating back more than 60 years. While some full text resouces are available, RILM is primarily useful for searching the abstracts of a wide-ranging catalogue of articles across multiple languages. You’ll find abstracts from journals and magazines from six continents. Abstracts are…Continue Reading RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

New Log-In for Databases

Following a recent change you will notice that you now log into an increasing number of online resources through the IT login screen. The new links will make it much easier to move seamlessly between online library resources.  Old links will continue to work in the background as we make this transition. The IT login…Continue Reading New Log-In for Databases

Limited access via CityLibrary Search, 30th May 2021

One of the suppliers of our online resources will be carrying out essential maintenance from 2am Sunday 30th May to 2am Monday 31st May. As a result, there’ll be a short period of time when links to journals, articles and books via CityLibrary Search may not work for up to 24 hours during this period….Continue Reading Limited access via CityLibrary Search, 30th May 2021

Library systems downtime on Tuesday 13th April

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Our Library systems are being upgraded during the day on Tuesday 13th April 2021. As a result, there’ll be a short period of time when you won’t be able to:…Continue Reading Library systems downtime on Tuesday 13th April

New JSTOR e-books

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As part of our continuous process of acquiring and trialing new resources for your studies, we have recently added over 4,500 new JSTOR e-books to our catalogue. This is especially good news for those who are currently working on their assignments or dissertations. If you are looking for new resources to use for your project,…Continue Reading New JSTOR e-books

Take a break

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Working hard to achieve academic and professional excellence can be tough at the best of times, but throw in a global pandemic too and, well, it’s safe to say most of us are feeling more challenged than ever before. That’s why we want to encourage you to #TakeABreak and think about the importance of self-care…Continue Reading Take a break

March spotlight: Women’s History Month

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, and Women’s History Month throughout the month, we thought it’d be a brilliant opportunity to highlight some of the resources available in the Library. The purpose of this day and month is to uphold women’s achievements, recognise challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s…Continue Reading March spotlight: Women’s History Month

Reading about LGBT+ lives in February and beyond…

As LGBT+ History Month comes to an end, we want to highlight some of the books chosen by the City community to celebrate and honour LGBT+ lives. You recommended these titles through our Liberating CityLibrary scheme. So far, you’ve recommended page-turning memoirs such as Firebird by Mark Doty and We Have Always Been Here by…Continue Reading Reading about LGBT+ lives in February and beyond…

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

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February is when we celebrate the LGBT+ History Month, to coincide with the abolition of Section 28 in the UK. Although we’re currently living in the era of social distancing to protect each other during the pandemic, there are plenty of events and activities to get involved in to celebrate and remember the history, contributions…Continue Reading Celebrating LGBT+ History Month