New e-books to help you study at home

We’re constantly updating our collections so that you can access the best resources possible.

Over the last few weeks we have been busy adding new e-books to CityLibrary Search: some of these are brand new titles, including those chosen by you through one of our Recommend a book for purchase schemes; others are digital versions of print books which are inaccessible because of the lockdown.

Here, our Subject Librarians have picked out some highlights from the new items in our collections to help you while you are studying at home. The title links will take you through to the e-book record where you can login to access the full text.

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New books – March 2020

We are adding new books to our collections every month. Use the carousel below to browse a diverse selection of the new titles added between January and March 2020 . Click on any cover to see where the book is located or to place a request.

Want to recommend a book? Tell us what’s missing from our collections via our More Books, Read for Research or Liberating City schemes. 

 

New titles for School of Health Sciences

Print and e-book collections for School of Health Sciences students have been updated and expanded over the summer.

Brand new titles, latest editions, plus extra copies of essential titles were ordered, processed and catalogued and are now available for you to access or borrow.

Watch out for the latest version of your favourite textbook on the shelves or available online via CityLibrary Search.

For more information on using e-books, have a look at our E-books Guide.

New Fiction Titles at Cass Learning Resource Centre

Wondering what to do this summer? Why not borrow one of the new fiction titles we have at Cass Learning Resource Centre.

The fiction books at Cass LRC are a great way to relax in-between your studies, or on your work break. We have a variety of titles to suit every type of reader…

If you like a good mystery, then we have IQ by Joe Ide, which has been described as ‘a Sherlock re-imagining in a gritty LA setting’. Or if you would prefer a lighter read then we have A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn, the first in a murder mysteries series, set in Victorian London.

If you want to have a good laugh instead, we have Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman about a very British apocalypse. We also have Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams, which is a whirlwind book full of surreal comedy, time-travel, and mystery.

If you like a shorter read, we have some great short story collections available. How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin is a collection of speculative stories, exploring different areas of science fiction and fantasy by an award-winning author. We also have Girl, Balancing by Helen Dunmore, a posthumous collection of her short stories, focusing on war and womanhood.

We now have two new graphic novels. Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui is a personal account of the author’s family fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s. We also have The End Of Summer by Tillie Walden, her debut graphic novel, a fantasy story about a young boy who lives in a secluded castle with his family.

If you would like to read one of our new fiction books, you can borrow them from Cass LRC. If you are a student or member of staff at another City, University of London site, you can request the books to be sent over to Northampton Square Library or The City Law School Libraries.

Happy Reading!

(Note: Cass LRC will be closed from Saturday 13th July – Sunday 21st July inclusive. Requests during this time will not be fulfilled).

Browse all the new fiction titles below…

New title: High Risk Pregnancy, 5th edition

The latest edition of High Risk Pregnancy: Management Options is now available to access online – simply log-in with your username and password. Alternatively, log-in to Cambridge Core direct and then search for ‘High Risk Pregnancy’ (we’ll be adding direct links from CityLibrary Search soon).

Screen shot of High Risk Pregnancy title page on Cambridge Core platform.

Fully updated to reflective the latest evidence and best practice, and featuring new chapters, videos and images, this resource is reviewed annually to make sure that the online content is up-to-date and relevant: published chapters can also be downloaded in pdf. format if required.

Screenshot of a section of the book showing an image with the title 'Fetal Doppler'.

High Risk Pregnancy (5th edition) is an essential resource for Midwifery students and researchers, but may also be useful to other health professionals looking to increase their knowledge of the subject area.

You can find out more about using CityLibrary e-books by visiting our E-books at City Library Guide.

More Books: You choose, we’re all ears

We're all ears

Since 2013, CityLibrary has given students the chance to help choose the books we have through the More Books scheme.  So far, just over 2000 books have been bought.   You can find a selection of these on display on Levels 4 and 5 of the Northampton Square Library, as well as below in our virtual display.

Books on all kinds of subjects have been bought covering many courses taught at City.  From health sciences to law to engineering, psychology, history, English, maths, computing and beyond, there is something for everyone.

You can get in on the act by filling out the More Books form online (or the Read for Research one if you are a research student) here.  Tell us what’s missing from the collections, whether it’s a classic text you think every library should have, or a title that just never seems to be on the shelf when you need it.

The scheme was set up in response to student’s wanting to have more control over books that were bought for the library.  To see what else Library Services have done to improve the student experience, check out the Student Survey section on the Student Hub.

New Books – February 2019

We are regularly addding new books to our collection. Use the carousel below to browse a diverse selection of the new titles added over the last few months. Click on any cover to see where the book is located or to place a request.

Want to recommend a book? Tell us what’s missing from our collections via our More Books Scheme.

Law books in Northampton Square Library

Library Services recently expanded the law collection in Northampton Square Library, in order to make as many core texts as possible available for students wishing to use this library and take advantage of its extended opening hours.

In order to give everyone in the library the opportunity to consult them when needed, the majority of these books are for reference use only. You can find them on Level 5 in the law section. Please ask a member of library staff if you need help locating them.

Some of the most used books are currently on display on Level 5, on the first shelf you see as you enter the level.
These books can be borrowed and include: EU law : text, cases, and materials by Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca; Equity and Trust and The Law of Finance, both written by Alastair Hudson; An introduction to Islamic law by Joseph Schacht; and many more. Come browse our book display, you might find the book you need!

New books for the School of Health Sciences

A Library Services project to enhance the print and e-book collections for health sciences students took place over the summer.

New editions and extra copies of more than 50 of your most popular and essential titles were ordered, processed and catalogued and are now available for you to access or borrow.

Watch out for the latest version of your favourite textbook on the shelves or available online via CityLibrary Search.

For more information on using e-books, have a look at our E-books Guide.

And don’t forget, you can request items to be purchased for the collection via our More Books and Read for Research schemes: why not recommend a book today?

The Practising Midwife: online access

The Practising Midwife, a key peer reviewed journal for students and staff working in maternity services, is now available to read online via the Library website.

Screenshot of the front cover of the latest edition of The Practising Midwife
The Practising Midwife

Individual full-text articles can be discovered using CityLibrary Search, or you can browse to a specific issue via our Journals A-Z: simply log-in using your City Username and Password and then select ‘Our Journals’ from the top menu of the journal’s website.

Access is provided from 2013 onwards, with the latest edition for July/August 2018 available now.

Online access to this journal comes in addition to the print version which continues to be kept on Level 5 at the Northampton Square Library, with more volumes dating back to 1998 available on request from the Library Store.

And don’t forget, if you see a title which you think we should have access to, please contact us with your suggestion: email library@city.ac.uk or contact your Subject Librarian to make a recommendation.