Category: Library Resources

Library Loves Loaning Laptops

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Library Services are excited to announce that a laptop loan service for undergraduate students is now available from the Northampton Square Library, thanks to special funding from City’s undergraduate student hardship and widening participation programme….Continue Reading Library Loves Loaning Laptops

Explore the UK with Digimap

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Digimap is an online service that allows you to create maps of any location in the UK using Ordnance Survey map data. As well as OS topographic data, you can view a range of information including: Historic maps, from 1846 to 1996; Geological maps and data; Nautical charts and a range of maritime features; Environmental…Continue Reading Explore the UK with Digimap

Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

As the autumn months approach, is there anything nicer than curling up with a good book? Whether you’re an avid reader, a member of a book group, an audio-book lover or like to dip into self-help and wellbeing titles, there’s something for everybody on OverDrive. The OverDrive platform provides access to a wide range of…Continue Reading Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

Everybody benefits from assistive technology

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Two simple tools available to all students at City can help with reading, writing and organisation. Reading and Writing Read&Write is a literacy toolbar available via AppsAnywhere on campus. Containing a whole suite of handy tools to use while you are studying, highlights include: Word prediction: for writing. Text-to-speech: reads aloud on-screen text, helping to…Continue Reading Everybody benefits from assistive technology

Access the archive of The Washington Post

CityLibrary now has access to the archive of The Washington Post, which covers the years from 1877 to 2006. Staff and students have access to the digital edition of the Washington Post including illustrations and photos published with the articles. The entire newspaper with articles, advertisements and images are included in the archive. Search results can be filtered…Continue Reading Access the archive of The Washington Post

Resources enhanced for theatre, drama and dance

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CityLibrary has added two exciting new performing arts related resources to our collection: Theatre and Drama Premium and Dance Online: Dance in Video….Continue Reading Resources enhanced for theatre, drama and dance

Lexis+

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Lexis Library has been upgraded to Lexis+, a single database that incorporates both the previous LexisLibrary (cases, legislation, articles, Halsbury’s Laws of England and more) and LexisPSL (practitioner database with practice notes and practical legal research sources). The new database has an improved interface and search functionality making it easier to find what you need…Continue Reading Lexis+

Have you logged on to FT.com?

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We’ve arranged a subscription to FT.com, giving you access to all of the site including apps for phones and tablets, up-to-date news and information, plus all the FT’s articles. The FT is a leading news organisation which began life as a newspaper in the 19th century, famously recognisable by its distinctive salmon pink newsprint, and…Continue Reading Have you logged on to FT.com?

Two ace databases for performing arts

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You can now access two new databases covering topics related to performing arts. The International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is a mix of different journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts all relating to theatre and performance. It has over 560 full-text titles and covers a wide span of years…Continue Reading Two ace databases for performing arts

Routledge Performance Archive is live!

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The Routledge Performance Archive is now live and accessible via Library Services. The Routledge Performance Archive covers everything from the performance side of theatre to the theoretical and technical aspects of it too. It features videos from a wide array of practitioners and theatrical voices who have helped to shape and adapt theatre in various…Continue Reading Routledge Performance Archive is live!