Library Staff Love #1: LISTA

Welcome to our brand new feature, Library Staff Love! Each month, a member of the Library Services team here at City University London will share what they love about the Library and tell you why.

Our first recommendation has come from James, who has nominated LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) as his choice.

"Fantastic place to find an array of relevant articles!"
“Fantastic place to find an array of relevant articles!”

But why does James love LISTA?

“I have found this an invaluable resource and my first port of call when looking for articles for essays, presentations and now my dissertation. It’s easy to set up a detailed search, as well as save searches and articles for later.”

James is absolutely right- LISTA has full-text access to books, journals, conference proceedings and all kinds of information dating right back to the 1960s, making it a fabulous resource for Library and Information Science researchers.

Thanks James!

Book an appointment with a librarian

Subject Librarians at Northampton Square offer 1 to 1 meetings where you can discuss your specialist research needs or get help with literature searching, using e-resources or citing and referencing. 

You can now book an appointment with a librarian online by visiting http://libcal.city.ac.uk/calendar/workshops or accessing your specific Subject Guide. When booking an appointment you will be asked to select a specific date and time and answer a few questions about the research you’ve done so far.

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Each librarian has their own set of expert skills so before making a booking click the i symbol next to their name to make sure they have the right knowledge to help you. 

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Once the appointment is made you will receive a booking confirmation and a reminder via email. If you can’t keep the appointment, please cancel in good time.

What we are not permitted to do

Librarians cannot  proof read or correct your written work. If you need support in essay planning or writing skills please contact Academic Learning Support

New Resource: Artemis Primary Sources


Artemis Primary Sources is a dynamic search platform which allows you to cross-search the full text of City University’s  subscriptions to Gale historical collections and newspapers. 

Content includes:

  • The Times and Sunday Times Archive (1785-2008)Capture
  • The Financial Times Historical Archive  (1888-2010)
  • The Independent Digital Archive  (1986-2012)
  • Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004)
  • 19th Century Newspapers
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals
  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection. 

Features
As well as options to print, email and download your results you can create an account with Artemis to save and tag to your research.

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Search Tips
Try using Term Clusters to see terms that commonly occur in relation to your own search term; this can help uncover hidden connections, or can be a helpful starting point in the early stages of research.

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Use the Term Frequency function to see the frequency of a search term(s) in the content over time.  This shows the importance of particular concepts during given periods.

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Access
You can access Artemis Primary Sources from the A-Z Database List or from CityLibrary Search.

Help
If you require help in using Artemis Primary Sources please contact your Subject Librarian

 

Library Essentials – Getting to know CityLibrary

Library Essentials Logo 1Do you need a reminder about some of the resources and services available at CityLibrary? Did you miss your library induction?

Then this new 30min workshop is perfect for you. The session will cover:

  • Our different libraries and facilities
  • How to use City Library Search to find print and online resources
  • Managing your library account
  • How to access your reading lists
  • Where to go for further help

This workshop is designed to give an overview of CityLibrary services and is suitable to students of all levels. Book your place using our Library Training Calendar 

Love Your Library

Between 1st October and Christmas Library Services will be running a pilot scheme allowing the consumption of food and drink in library spaces. 

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The success of the scheme will be monitored throughout the autumn term and will only become policy if all students work together with Library Services to make it a success.

A fresh fair full of friendly folks

It was great to meet so many of you at the City Library Services stall at Freshers’ Fair set in the University’s brilliant new sports facility, CitySport. We hope you enjoyed meeting us, finding out a bit more about the Library Services and learning how to search for resources.

If you missed our stalls you can always say hello to us via social media. This term we want to know what you love about Library Services. Take a photo on Instagram, tweet or write on our Facebook wall. Whether it’s the studious buzz of the third floor at Northampton Square, the artworks in the Graduate Centre or even just reading a library book on the bus in the morning, we want to know.

All entries will be entered into a prize draw to win a free goody bag. Just remember to use the hashtag #LibraryLoves

If you missed our Freshers’ Fair stall don’t worry you can still say hello to us via social media! #cityunilibrary #libraryloves

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Welcome to City University London, Library Services.

We have spent this summer adding some great new resources to our collections, we’ve made a number of changes and improvements to our facilities, by moving collections we have created extra study spaces at Northampton Square and Cass, we have new lighting and furniture throughout Gray’s Inn Place. We’ve also been part of a University wide project to improve the printing and photocopying facilities, and deliver a more environmentally friendly service.

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Our Subject Guides have been fully updated and Academic Library Services have been busy creating a number of new workshops which will run throughout the year. We hope these will help you access our high quality collections and offer you effective support for your study and research.

Many of the improvements we have made over the past year have been as a direct result of student feedback, including our annual Library Loves … Feedback, the University wide Your Voice Our Action campaign, and of course the results of the National Student Survey. I am delighted to say that Library Services improved its score from last year by 3% to 89%. I am very proud of my staff and all they achieve but we want to do even better this year, so please remember to share any comments you have with us. You can do this through speaking to us in person, contacting us via email or using the new feedback pages on our website. We look forward to working with you and wish you all the best for your studies in the year ahead.

Louise Doolan
Director of Library Services