For January we thought we’d share Samantha’s nomination for City Research Online (or CRO for short):
“I love City Research Online because it’s a great showcase of all the amazing research our academics produce. It’s a repository of different versions of our academics’ work, freely available for anyone to download and benefit from.”
Research is shared on CRO as part of our commitment to the principles of Open Access: that results of research, in the form of publications, should be freely available to anyone with access to the internet.
For anyone wanting more information about City Research Online and Open Access, the team have put together a helpful Library Guide available online. You can also follow the latest items being uploaded to CRO via Twitter.
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.
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.