Category: Library Resources

Beyond the headlines: Resources on Ukraine

A photo of two print books: "Ukraine: what everyone needs to know" and "Death and the Penguin"

As the UK observes a national moment of silence on the 24th of February to mark a year’s anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we wanted to collate some of the useful resources about the country that you can access through the Library and beyond. You might be looking for sources for some of…Continue Reading Beyond the headlines: Resources on Ukraine

#TakeABreak: Develop an affection for the National Theatre Collection

Screenshot of The National Theatre Collection homepage.

The National Theatre Collection, available via Alexander Street Press, features videos of exceptional performances, scripts, and exclusive archive materials, providing greater context and background to the various productions featured….Continue Reading #TakeABreak: Develop an affection for the National Theatre Collection

#TakeABreak with OverDrive and Libby app

OverDrive platform gives you access to e-books and audiobooks on your device, and all you need to do is log on with your City IT username and password. You can find all our 4129 OverDrive titles on CityLibrary search, the City Overdrive website or via the Libby app. We created collections of books you may…Continue Reading #TakeABreak with OverDrive and Libby app

A Kanopy of films – for when you need to #TakeABreak 🎬

A screenshot of a range of feature films and documentaries on Kanopy.

You might know about Kanopy already – it is a streaming service where you can find lots of video material for your course. But did you know that it’s a great resource to find award-winning and popular films too, for when you need a break from studying? Have a look at the #TakeABreak playlist we’ve…Continue Reading A Kanopy of films – for when you need to #TakeABreak 🎬

Take your seats for Digital Theatre Plus

Screenshot showing some of the writers and performers featured on Digital Theatre Plus.

When an exam revision break is needed, pop on something from Digital Theatre Plus to get away from it all. There’s a lot choice for every taste out there, here’s a list of recommendations that will improve any evening….Continue Reading Take your seats for Digital Theatre Plus

#TakeABreak this January

Happy new year! So, exam revision and coursework deadlines are a top priority right now. It’s a busy time of year trying to juggle competing demands and responsibilities. That’s why each year Library Services launches our #TakeABreak campaign. #TakeABreak is about highlighting how taking proper care of yourself can, and will, help you achieve better…Continue Reading #TakeABreak this January

Trans Awareness Book Displays

Library Services’ latest book displays are dedicated to transgender lives. You can find physical displays on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library; outside PC lab 1002 at the Business Library; and in the Law Library there are two displays, one behind the help desk, the other one beside the computer lab. You are free…Continue Reading Trans Awareness Book Displays

“You choose, we buy!” – More Books scheme has reopened

A photo of print books on display with a large sign that reads "More Books"

What is More Books? More Books is a scheme that allows City undergraduates and taught postgraduates to suggest books that would be useful for their studies. It might be for a project you’re working on, an area you wish to explore in your research, or anything else that would help you get ahead – just…Continue Reading “You choose, we buy!” – More Books scheme has reopened

Log-in to Literature Online (LION)

Screenshot of the Literature Online (LION) database.

Literature Online (LION) compiles different types of resources (including drama, poetry and prose) from a variety of publishers like Cambridge University Press‎ and John Hopkins Press. It also includes a wide range of releases from the ‘Cambridge Companion to Literature’ series. LION is a great way to access these sorts of materials as they are…Continue Reading Log-in to Literature Online (LION)