Category: Research

What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in March?

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…Continue Reading What happened in City Research Online (CRO) in March?

More Books: You choose, we’re all ears

We're all ears (poster featuring an image of a furry animal's ears, possibly wallaby).

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…Continue Reading More Books: You choose, we’re all ears

CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices Survivor Bias Free US Mutual Database

Screenshot of CRSP homepage

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,…Continue Reading CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices Survivor Bias Free US Mutual Database

Changes to Literature Online

LION Homepage

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…Continue Reading Changes to Literature Online

Take a closer look at e-books

Screenshot of CityLibrary search results screen showing titles with an e-book available.

You’ve probably noticed that many of the items on your reading lists come as e-books. E-books are great in several ways: They’re available 24/7 They can be accessed on and off campus They’re often great for readers using assistive software You won’t ever have to worry about forgetting to renew them on time You can…Continue Reading Take a closer look at e-books

CityLibrary makes History

Image of postcards and a bookmark featuring images from the Archive

On Tuesday, November 27th, CityLibrary will take part in History Day for the first time. History Day is an annual event at Senate House bringing together libraries, archives and associated organisations to create a programme of drop-in talks and a fair designed to inspire and support researchers. CityLibrary staff will have a stall in the main…Continue Reading CityLibrary makes History

Resource of the month: British Library Newspapers

The British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. The collection includes national and regional newspapers with special attention paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the…Continue Reading Resource of the month: British Library Newspapers

Unlocking the knowledge contained in doctoral theses

In most cases, it takes anywhere between three and five years to write a doctoral thesis and a lot of the content is original research. But until recently, once finished, bound, and the degree has been awarded, the doctoral theses would end up inaccessible to most potential readers. So where are all the theses? At…Continue Reading Unlocking the knowledge contained in doctoral theses

Creative Commons licenses made easy

Creative Commons licenses enable sharing of, and access to, creative works, such as images, scholarly literature or music. Creative Commons in numbers The American non-profit organisation providing Creative Commons licenses was founded in 2001 1.4 billion works were available under a Creative Commons license in 2017 56% of all works available under a Creative Commons license…Continue Reading Creative Commons licenses made easy

New Library resource: London Review of Books

We’re pleased to announce that Library Services now subscribes to the online edition of the London Review of Books.  Published twice a month, the London Review of Books describes itself as ‘Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas’. It features essays by academics, writers, and journalists on a variety of topics, as well as reviews, poetry, and letters….Continue Reading New Library resource: London Review of Books