We are pleased to announce that we have been able to work with two of our suppliers to bring temporary off-campus access to two important resources that are normally only available on specific PCs: Eikon and Dealogic.
To get access to either resource, email firstname.lastname@example.org from your City email account, and a username and password will be issued to you for up to 23 hours. Each username and password is valid from 10:00 BST until the following day at 09:00 BST. You can request another session by emailing email@example.com. We have a limited number of licences for each database, so if all usernames and passwords have been issued, we will add you to a queue and issue you with details when it is your turn.
Eikon contains news, analytics and financial content. It also includes a range of prices for multiple assets, fundamentals, estimates and charts. Eikon users can find data from Worldscope, I/B/E/S, Lipper and Asset 4. Use the Excel Add-In to download data and access Datastream. You can use Eikon via the web or, if you’re on a Windows machine, download it. For more information please see the Cass Library Guides: https://libguides.city.ac.uk/cass.
Dealogic is a platform used by investment banks to identify M&A opportunities, cover the right clients, evaluate investor appetite and execute deals. You can use Dealogic via the web. Please follow the instructions available on the Cass Library Guides: https://libguides.city.ac.uk/cass.
Whether you are a brand new student just starting out, returning to study after a gap and looking to refresh your skills, or a postgraduate aiming to publish your work for the first time, there are lots of ways in which we can provide support, guidance and advice at a time and a place when you need it.
All of our online services and resources can be accessed via the Library website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as long as you have an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC or other connected device.
City Library Guides bring together the essential resources in your subject area and connect you quickly and easily to information about Library Services.
From the Library Guides homepage select your school to see the Subject Guides relevant to you. In each of these guides your Librarians have gathered together the most important resources for you to use in your assignments and research. You’ll also find other helpful information such as details of library workshops or contact information for your Librarian.
March has seen a buzz of activity in CRO, with 190 new research publications being uploaded from across the university. These new additions bring the total number of City’s research outputs available for download or request to nearly 14,000. The infographic below details a breakdown of upload and download figures for the month.
Over 20,000 visitors from 168 countries have visited CRO this month, highlighting the global appeal of research published by our academics, and resulting in over 73,000 items from across the schools being downloaded.
For the second month this year, the most accessed paper was Sociology lecturer Dr Carolina Matos’ ‘Globalization and the Mass media,’ gaining 643 downloads across the world.
March’s figures give a strong indication of CRO’s importance for increasing the visibility and discoverability of our academic research, giving users in countries as far afield as Mali and the Seychelles free and immediate access to the research information they need.
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.
Do you want a large amount of historical time series data covering security prices, returns and volume data for stock exchanges in the US like the NYSE, AMEX, ARCA and NASDAQ? CRSP is the dataset for you. It is usually pronounced ‘crisp’ and is hosted on WRDS (pronounced like ‘words’), along with research datasets like Compustat, Audit Analytics, IBES and more. Use the ‘Register’ button and your City email address to create an account. WRDS is a serious research tool for data and gives you access to a range of powerful analytics tools.
Additional files in CRSP provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates, mutual funds and real estate data, and you can cross-search with sister database Compustat, which contains company fundamentals and market information.
Use this dataset if you want lots of comprehensive historical data to perform analysis on for your project or other coursework. It is a popular research resource in higher-end business schools, and institutional investors use it to back-test investment strategies and set benchmarks.
Literature Online (LION) has moved to the Proquest platform and is now cross-searchable with ProQuest journals, newspapers, and other relevant content. The new Literature Online site will be available in parallel with the legacy Literature Online site until August 1, 2019. The new site will be accessible via A-Z Database List and Subject Guides but records in CityLibrary Search will continue to link to the legacy platform until July 2019.
You won’t ever have to worry about forgetting to renew them on time
You can search within the text of an e-book to find the thing you want really quickly.
You’ve probably also noticed that different e-books look and function differently.
That’s because we purchase titles from different publishers and providers and so the rules about access and use can vary.
To help answer questions you might have about using e-books, we have created an online guide which you can access via the Library website. As well as some general information about using e-books, the guide has detailed sections on each of our main suppliers, offering tips on the different features available, troubleshooting advice, plus links to more information if you need it.
All of our e-books can be accessed via CityLibrary Search – just click on the ‘Full Text Online’ link when it appears in the search results.
We have thousands of titles available online and we’re acquiring new ones all the time (for example, the clickable images scrolling above) so whatever your research or personal interests, there should always be something for you, available when you need it.