A new look for two databases: Fame and IBISWorld

Two of our databases, IBISWorld and Fame have recently updated their interfaces and added some exciting new features.

IBISWorld – Industry Research database for the UK, US, China and global reports has streamlined its look and added the following product developments:

  • Interactive charts
  • Downloadable formats including Word, Excel, PDF and PowerPoint
  • Easier navigation.

Fame, a financial database for company accounts data in the UK and Ireland has officially switched to a new and improved look. The design has been available for a preview, so you might have already seen it. Fame’s new interface:

  • Allows for more seamless searching
  • Enables users to create graphs including data not only from companies but now from indexes too.
  • Provides greater clarity in the definitions of terminology and how they’re calculated.


Both of these databases are great for anyone investigating particular companies or industries for their coursework, but they are also excellent when you are job-hunting: use them to gain insight into the industries your target company is involved in, and information on their finances and how they compare to their peers.


New Year, New Look: a new look for Fame and IBISWorld

Northampton Square Library, Level 6

Great news!

The silent study space on Level 6 of the Northampton Square Library has now reopened, providing nearly 200 silent study spaces.

Photo of desks on Level 6 of the Northampton Square Library.
Level 6 Silent Study Area

We had to close the floor for the autumn term to allow disruptive surveying work to take place:  this was in preparation for the proposed development of Level 7.

The additional silent study space in B411C (Level 4 of the University Building) remains open Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00.


Sage Research Methods Video

Are you starting a research project? Do you need to refresh your knowledge of research methods?

SAGE Research Methods Video is a streaming video collection created to support every stage of the research process. Sage Research Methods Video is suitable for both undergraduate students undertaking research for the first time and more experienced researchers.  Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval are all covered.


A few examples of the different types of videos on offer:

The videos are fully integrated with our existing SAGE Research Methods subscription which includes books, handbooks and encyclopaedias and the well-known little green books (quantitative methods series) and little blue books (qualitative methods series).

Accessing Sage Research Methods Video

You can access Sage Research Methods Video via CityLibrary Search or Databases A-Z List.

If you have any questions about this resource you can contact library@city.ac.uk.