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
- Nexis UK
What should I do?
All users are asked to back up any important research data in these databases by Wednesday the 25th November.
Please be aware there may be intermittent access issues for some resources during the week of 23rd to 30th November while publishers systems update.
We aim to make the process as seamless as possible. However, whilst we are working with publishers to try and maintain our users’ personal settings, we cannot guarantee changes to users’ settings will not occur.
As a precaution, please can you save any personal settings, files and folders on online library resources websites that you have associated with your City account details before the 25th Nov. This is to minimise any risk to your research data.
From 23rd November onwards, you will start to see changes to login screens when you follow options to sign in via institution or sign in via OpenAthens.
Things to be aware of
- If you have a personal account you may need to re-associate it with your login the next time you access a database (e.g. ThomsonReuters OnePass)
- If you have saved searches and alerts you may need to set them up again.
- If you have bookmarked resources you may need to re-bookmark them.
- Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.
- This will only affect online library resources that use an OpenAthens or institutional sign in as below.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Contact our E-Access Team via email@example.com if you have questions or need any help at all.
We are pleased to announce that Financial resources on site are now available to students.
For those of you able to come to campus, 12 terminals are currently available in the Business School at Bunhill Row, and 6 terminals at Northampton Square Library will be available from Monday 5th October. Continue reading Financial databases on site access
Attention Business students! Whether you are new to the Business School or you just want to brush up on your academic skills, you can quickly learn about which resources you can use and how to access them with our new Business Library Online Resources videos.
They average about 10 minutes in length each and consist of the following:
- Business Libary Online Resources: get started -This video gives you a quick introduction to finding and using our wealth of online resources through our website and our library guides. We have specialist resources available for financial data, company information, market research, academic research, news and current awareness, and citing and referencing.
Continue reading 5 videos for Business students
COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law is a brand new database available via HeinOnline focusing on issues related to the ongoing global pandemic from a U.S. perspective. Continue reading COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law
Doing a project on M&A? Library Resources has many resources available remotely for Mergers and Acquisitions. The most popular include:
- Zephyr – Web-based database providing data on all kinds of deals including Mergers & Acquisitions, IPOs, private equity and venture capital. Add data about details of deals and download into Excel. Access it with your City username and password.
- Eikon – Use the Deal Screener in Excel or the Mergers & Acquisitions Advanced Search (MASRCH) in the web version to find M&A to find data. For access please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- SDC Mergers & Acquisitions and SDC New Issues via WRDS – Access some data in SDC over the web. This is a very advanced database, and it helps if you have a sample before you begin.
- CB Insights – Global database of private companies and their activities including venture capital, angel investor-backed private startups. For access please email email@example.com.
Continue reading Dealogic and Mergers & Acquisitions databases
In order to support students, academics and researchers during the coronavirus pandemic, a number of academic publishers are choosing to make some of their content temporarily free to access online.
We’ve created a special Library Guide to highlight the resources which are now available to you, with instructions on how to access them if a separate log-in or other method is needed.
The guide includes some sources specifically related to the coronavirus pandemic itself, plus there are links to Senate House Library which is also providing special online access to students.
We are updating our guide all the time, so watch out for more databases, e-book platforms and multidisciplinary resources being added in the coming weeks.
If you do come across something which might be useful for your research, assignment or project, please remember that access to these resources and services is time-limited.
If you have problems accessing these resources please contact us via Online Chat.
Have you ever wondered why a library resource is not working or wanted to check if there is any upcoming system maintenance? You can now quickly do so, by checking our Current status of library services and resources page!
We knew that having a centralised place to check would make your life easier, so we worked hard to produce a tool that would clearly show you the status of Library Services’ core systems and services. So now, in one place, we are able to highlight to you known issues and periods of service disruption, and provide you with information on alternatives where necessary.
On that page you will be able to check the status of our online resources, services and spaces. Specific major issues are highlighted at the top, but you can click on each category to get more details on what is happening (an alert shows next to a category when there is an issue related to it), and learn about other potential issues:
- In Online resources are listed current issues with library resources and news items about upcoming maintenance, as well as workarounds for known issues. If you have found an issue with a resource, this page may tell you why. If not, you can report the issue to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By checking the status of our Services, you will know if any of them is disrupted – did you know that all but one are available at the moment?
- Currently all our physical Spaces are closed, of course, but this will be a useful page to remember checking when we reopen.
Give it a quick try at https://libanswers.city.ac.uk/systems – see what’s happening and what will be happening soon!
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to work with two of our suppliers to bring temporary off-campus access to two important resources that are normally only available on specific PCs: Eikon and Dealogic.
To get access to either resource, email email@example.com from your City email account, and a username and password will be issued to you for up to 23 hours. Each username and password is valid from 10:00 BST until the following day at 09:00 BST. You can request another session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a limited number of licences for each database, so if all usernames and passwords have been issued, we will add you to a queue and issue you with details when it is your turn.
Eikon contains news, analytics and financial content. It also includes a range of prices for multiple assets, fundamentals, estimates and charts. Eikon users can find data from Worldscope, I/B/E/S, Lipper and Asset 4. Use the Excel Add-In to download data and access Datastream. You can use Eikon via the web or, if you’re on a Windows machine, download it. For more information please see the Cass Library Guides: https://libguides.city.ac.uk/cass.
Dealogic is a platform used by investment banks to identify M&A opportunities, cover the right clients, evaluate investor appetite and execute deals. You can use Dealogic via the web. Please follow the instructions available on the Cass Library Guides: https://libguides.city.ac.uk/cass.
Two of our databases, IBISWorld and Fame have recently updated their interfaces and added some exciting new features.
IBISWorld – Industry Research database for the UK, US, China and global reports has streamlined its look and added the following product developments:
- Interactive charts
- Downloadable formats including Word, Excel, PDF and PowerPoint
- Easier navigation.
Fame, a financial database for company accounts data in the UK and Ireland has officially switched to a new and improved look. The design has been available for a preview, so you might have already seen it. Fame’s new interface:
- Allows for more seamless searching
- Enables users to create graphs including data not only from companies but now from indexes too.
- Provides greater clarity in the definitions of terminology and how they’re calculated.
Both of these databases are great for anyone investigating particular companies or industries for their coursework, but they are also excellent when you are job-hunting: use them to gain insight into the industries your target company is involved in, and information on their finances and how they compare to their peers.
This autumn Library Services will host a series of drop-in sessions and workshops at the Northampton Square and Cass Libraries. These sessions form our Library Services Autumn Specials. They will be an excellent opportunity to meet the people behind these resources and learn about how to get more out of library resources.
See the table below for dates and times of each session. Select the links to find out more information and book your place.
Autumn Specials at Northampton Square
Autumn Specials at Cass