Year: 2017

DataStream and Thomson ONE service change

From Friday 1st September, access to DataStream and Thomson ONE software will only be accessible through Eikon. This change is part of a wider move by Thomson Reuters to streamline its products into Eikon. IBES, Mutual Funds and Worldscope will also be moved into Eikon, but IBES access through the WRDS platform is not affected….Continue Reading DataStream and Thomson ONE service change

25 interdisciplinary books you must read now

Summer is a great time to expand your mind. During the year, you can find it too busy to read up on all the stuff that has piqued your interest;  but there’s nothing better than taking the time to explore new ideas and find out more about what’s going on. It’s good for inspiration and…Continue Reading 25 interdisciplinary books you must read now

International Cat Day 2017

There’s only one thing librarians love more than books* and that’s cats. To celebrate International Cat Day 2017 we thought we’d share photos of our special little furry friends. There’s been some new additions to our brood since last year and sadly we’ve had to say goodbye to some of our companions, but we’d like to…Continue Reading International Cat Day 2017

Science Direct: problem solved!

Great news! It seems like ScienceDirect is up and running again. Of course, if you do ever experience any problems accessing Library resources, there are lots of ways you can contact us for help including: Email: Twitter: @CityUniLibrary Online Chat: via the website Actually tell us, in-person: via the Library Service Desk / Roving…Continue Reading Science Direct: problem solved!

Science Direct: access problems

ScienceDirect is a fantastic database covering topics like science, technology, business, management, accounting, health sciences, engineering and social science: making it one of our most popular resources. Unfortunately there is currently a problem affecting access to ScienceDirect: our E-Access Team are working hard to find out more information and solve the problem, but it seems…Continue Reading Science Direct: access problems

Resource of the month: Oxford Competition Law

Oxford Competition Law (OCL) is a database which combines world-renowned commentaries, authoritative peer-reviewed national case reports and analysis from EU member states. It also includes electronic access to “Bellamy and Child: European Union Law of Competition”, “Whish & Bailey: Competition Law” and “Faull & Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition”. How do I access it?…Continue Reading Resource of the month: Oxford Competition Law

How to: Speak to your computer

  This post will consider the benefits of speech-to-text tools. It will discuss software available at City with speech-to-text capability and also some free options. It’s that time of year when you might be writing up a dissertation or thesis, or you may be using time over summer to reflect and explore new ways of…Continue Reading How to: Speak to your computer

Fantastic new study facility offered for the first time in a UK university

Library Services introduces the Silence Sound Center Chairs Library Services are delighted to announce the installation of two Silence Sound Center Chairs in the Cass Learning Resource Centre at Bunhill Row. These specially designed acoustic chairs allow users to work comfortably in a private space, plug in and recharge personal devices and listen to low-level…Continue Reading Fantastic new study facility offered for the first time in a UK university

Great TV shows for rainy days

Normally the last thing you want to be doing over summer is to be cooped up in inside. You want to be out and about meeting friends and having fun in the sun. But let’s be honest, there’s going to be quite a few rainy days this summer. Quite a few? Okay, a lot. We…Continue Reading Great TV shows for rainy days

Library staff’s favourite summer reads

Summer’s all about finding a good book, a nice patch of sun, and relaxing. Well that and a few other things, but either way the library loves curling up with a good book. Here’s a list of the favourite books of members of library staff including some great beach reads and airport novels. Enjoy.  …Continue Reading Library staff’s favourite summer reads