Category: Recommended by our library staff

Read for pleasure: fiction books recommended by CityLibrary staff

Read for pleasure book display at Northampton Square Library

People tend to think of academic libraries as places with lots of textbooks and obscure titles for research on the most unimaginable things. Of course, CityLibrary has all that, too, but we have a broad collection of fiction as well! To highlight this, CityLibrary News recently surveyed members of CityLibrary staff to learn what books…Continue Reading Read for pleasure: fiction books recommended by CityLibrary staff

The Turing Test and Artificial Intelligence

In an article written in 1950, computing pioneer Alan Turing proposed a way of testing how well a computer could imitate a human being.  This test, which he called the imitation game, has become known as the Turing Test and, 30 years ago in November 1991, a competition, the Loebner Prize, was first set up…Continue Reading The Turing Test and Artificial Intelligence

Celebrate Black History beyond October with Liberating CityLibrary

As Black History Month comes to an end in the UK, we want to highlight some of the books chosen by the City community to celebrate and educate about black lives. You recommended these titles through our Liberating CityLibrary scheme. So far, you’ve recommended illuminating history texts: Black artists in British art: a history since…Continue Reading Celebrate Black History beyond October with Liberating CityLibrary

Three ways to “librify” your summer

The summer’s here, so there is no point in accessing the Library, right? – WRONG. It might actually be one of the best times of year to delve into everything your Library account offers as there are no pressing deadlines to stand in your way to explore everything you can access and to focus on…Continue Reading Three ways to “librify” your summer

Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA)

The Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) provides access to archives of the online version of the Physical Review published by the American Physical Society, dating back to the founding of the review in 1893. PROLA articles cover a variety of subjects in physics including:…Continue Reading Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA)

ESDU Validated Engineering Data

The Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) has over 80 years’ experience in providing authoritative, reliable engineering design data and methods to engineers and designers. ESDU covers a wide range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, mechanical, structural and process engineering: and it’s available via CityLibrary….Continue Reading ESDU Validated Engineering Data

Digimap (Ordnance Survey)

Screenshot of an ordnance survey map on Digimap.

Digimap is an online map and data delivery service that allows users to view and create up-to-date maps of any location in Great Britain using Ordnance Survey data. City students and staff can use Digimap to view, annotate, download and print maps….Continue Reading Digimap (Ordnance Survey)

Sunday Times Digital Archive

Two front pages from the Sunday Times Digital Archive.

The Sunday Times Digital Archive provides access to the full print run of the Sunday Times from 1822 to 2006. It contains full-page scans of the paper, including images, cartoons, and adverts, in an easily-searchable format. You can run a basic keyword search from the landing page, or select the ‘Advanced Search’ option to target…Continue Reading Sunday Times Digital Archive

British Standards Online (BSOL)

British Standards Online (BSOL) is the flagship online collection of British Standards, compiled by the British Standards Institute: and you have full-text access via CityLibrary….Continue Reading British Standards Online (BSOL)

Music Online

A selection of scores and stills from performances from Musi Online.

Music Online is a wide-ranging database of scores, recordings, videos, and reference works for music and dance. It’s a fantastic resource for music scholars, musicians at all levels, and anyone with an interest in a wide range of streaming music and performance. Once you’ve logged in with your usual City credentials, you can search the…Continue Reading Music Online