Category: SMCSE

More Books – How to choose books for the library…

Did you know that you can choose books for the library to buy? Most books in the library are bought when a lecturer tells their subject librarian what books are needed, while others appear on the shelf when a subject librarian has identified some gaps in the collection, and some are donated because they are…Continue Reading More Books – How to choose books for the library…

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

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)

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)

New Log-In for Databases

Following a recent change you will notice that you now log into an increasing number of online resources through the IT login screen. The new links will make it much easier to move seamlessly between online library resources.  Old links will continue to work in the background as we make this transition. The IT login…Continue Reading New Log-In for Databases

Essential maintenance to Westlaw, LexisLibrary, Nexis and other databases from Monday 23rd November

We will be updating the login for some of our online library resources in the week commencing 23rd November. How will this affect me? This work will affect the way you login to the following online library resources which use the OpenAthens or Institutional login. Westlaw UK Westlaw Books Practical Law Lawtel LexisLibrary Nexis UK…Continue Reading Essential maintenance to Westlaw, LexisLibrary, Nexis and other databases from Monday 23rd November

Library workshops and specialist support

Library themed word cloud.

Did you know you can attend Library workshops to support your studies and research? Or, that you can book an appointment with a Subject Librarian for expert help?…Continue Reading Library workshops and specialist support

Brush up on your academic skills this autumn

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you’re assigned to write an essay? Do you struggle to manage your time effectively? Do you want to get better at sitting exams? Our colleagues in the Academic Skills Team are hosting a series of Study Skills webinars that address these common challenges and more. These webinars are designed…Continue Reading Brush up on your academic skills this autumn