Thank you

Did you notice the Library Loves Feedback campaign in February?

You may have seen the library staff popping up around the university, soliciting your feedback in exchange for chocolates, pens or post-it notes.

Or you might have written a suggestion on one of our feedback walls.

Or you may even have gone online to add to our virtual feedback wall.

If you took part, then THANK YOU!

We’re now in the process of going through all your suggestions, criticism and praise, looking for ways we can keep improving the Library Service.

Where you’ve highlighted an issue that the Library Service can’t tackle by itself, such as something related to IT or to the building works, we’ll pass your feedback on to area of the university responsible or work with them to improve matters.

At the risk of disappointing one optimistic student however, we won’t be going with your suggestion of employing belly dancers to keep you amused.

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Resource of the month – World Bank eLibrary

What is the World Bank eLibrary?

The World Bank eLibrary offers quick and easy access to nearly 9,000 World Bank books, reports, journals and working papers published since early 1990’s.

The Word Bank eLibrary is a very useful resource to find information on global issues such as development policy, climate change and poverty; it covers a broad range of subjects:  

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How can I use it?

You can browse or use the Quick and Advance search option to search for a specific book title or a topic. 

The landing page, always displays the list of the most recent books, journal articles and working papers added to the World Bank eLibrary

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You can view if the book has been mentioned on social media, and link to the blog post or tweet, and view a geographical and demographical breakdown of the tweeters.

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Looking for data?  The eLibrary’s data collection contains 54 of the most popular World Development Indicators.  You can search for data by regions or by indicators.  You can select the years you require and save them in a spreadsheet.

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World Bank eLibary, highligts and features at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6GLU4sF3Co and video tutorials at http://elibrary.worldbank.org/page/using_elib

Where can I access it? 

Find the link to the World Bank eLibrary in the A-Z list of databases http://libguides.city.ac.uk/az.php?a=w , then access with your IT username and password

Stapling in CityLibrary

Our recent Feedback Wall showed that you are keen to see stapling in CityLibrary.  

The stapling feedback we received
The stapling feedback we received

Well, did you know that you can use the larger combined printers and photocopiers in the library for stapling, too?  
The option can be selected from the Printer Properties menu.  From here you can get the printer do many of the things you might want it to do, such as print in colour, print multiple pages or multiple slides on one sheet.
Through the Finishing part of the menu, you can select Stapling: this section allows you to say how many pages you would like stapled together and whether you want your work stapled in the top left corner or in a booklet format.

 

Check out this video that shows you how:


Give it a go – it’s a useful and new function that can be used to staple essays or lecture notes at the same time as printing them!

 

Try our new look Library Services Training Calendar

We’ve revamped the Library Services Training Calendar to give it a fresh modern look and brand new functionality.

What’s changed? 

  • We now have one calendar for all training across Library Services – no separate calendars for The Law Libraries and Cass Business School. Just filter by library to see the workshops nearest to you.

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  • The calendar is now searchable; just enter your keywords to find events of interest.

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  • Workshops can be browsed in list view and monthly calendar view 

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You can access the Library Training Calendar from the Library Services Homepage or by visiting http://libcal.city.ac.uk/calendar/workshops

If you have any feedback please contact library@city.ac.uk

Do You Want  More?

More Books that is….

City University Library has been running the More Books scheme now for 3 years, and we More Books-01have bought thousands of books through it.

What is it?

Students recommend books that they think should be on our shelves. The book can either be a new title for us to buy, or another copy of one we already stock but that never seems to be available…

All we ask is that it is relevant to your course, and costs less than £80.

Why?

We want to stock the books you want to read and find useful; gems that you’ve discovered yourself that won’t necessarily be on your reading list (we always buy those).

By asking you to recommend books, we hope to add to the ones your subject librarians and lecturers order, and create a library collection that everyone feels proud of.

How?

Just fill in the online form. If we can’t purchase your request we will let you know and explain why.

What you said:

“Thank you for running the More Books campaign. I have always wanted to read these books, but I couldn’t find them in the library…”

Recent purchases from More Books:

Forensics: the anatomy of crime written by bestselling crime writer Val McDermid who picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom.

Winning at interview: a new way to succeed.  An interview guide for the 21st century. Alan Jones encourages you to take a radically new approach to preparing for interviews. You can win job offers even when competing with more experienced and better qualified people….

EU Law: Key facts key cases.  A very popular book; the main concepts of your EU law module explained easily. The facts and associated case law for: The constitution of EU law, its institutions, the sources of EU law and the means of enforcement; the relationship with national law; and much more…

Acute nursing care: recognising and responding to medical emergencies. Emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in emergency care.

Social: why our brains are wired to connect. Matthew Lieberman draws on the latest research in the newly emerging field of social cognitive neuroscience to show that social interaction has moulded the evolution of our brains: we are wired to be social.

Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph. A timeless masterpiece and universally acknowledged as a classic. Nearly half of a century has done nothing to diminish the riveting impact of these pictures or the controversy they inspire. This is the first edition in which the image separations were created digitally.

Streaming Video Collections: Alexander Street Press

We currently have unlimited access to Alexander Street Press’s complete suite of academic video titles (more than 43,000 titles!) for a year. The most watched videos will become part of our permanent collection. 

The videos cover a wide range of subjects and topics. Collections include:

  • 60 Minutes: 1997-2014
  • American History in Video
  • Medical Imaging in Video
  • Human Resource Management Online (video content)
  • Human Rights Studies Online (video content)
  • International Business Online (video content)
  • Meet the Press
  • Opera in Video
  • The BBC Video Collection 

All of the videos can be accessed via CityLibrary Search, just search for your topic then narrow your content type to ‘Streaming Video’ and click ‘Apply’.

Features include searchable transcripts and the option to share videos, make clips and create playlists. 

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If you have any feedback on this resource or would like more information please contact your Subject Librarian.

Resource of the month: HeinOnline

What is it?
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HeinOnline provides full text access to a large number of law and law-related periodicals covering US, UK and international publications. It also includes resources such as:

  • Publications from the European Centre for Minority Issues
  • Pentagon Papers (a collection of papers relating to the US’s involvement in Vietnam from 1945 – 67)
  • US Presidential Library, which contains various documents relating to US Presidents
  • Women and the Law, which includes biographies of famous women, as well as resources on topics such as ‘legal rights & suffrage’ and ‘women & society’
  • World Constitutions and related material, searchable by country.

How can I use it?  Search all collections by using the search box at the top of the HeinOnline menu page, or browse collections by category or name.  An Advanced Search function is also available.

Where can I find it?  Search for ‘HeinOnline’ in CityLibrary Search.  Click on the HeinOnline link and enter your username and password.  Once on the HeinOnline home screen, click on the blue ‘LOG IN’ button in order to access the HeinOnline menu page.

Resource of the month: Cite Them Right Online.

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Your go-to resource for proper citing and referencing. 

It covers how to cite and reference resources in your work using Harvard, the standard style for City, as well as APA, MLA, MHRA, OSCOLA and Vancouver referencing styles.Content includes step-by-step instructions for citing and referencing anything you use in your work including:

  • Book chapters
  • Journal articles 
  • Company reports
  • Websites 
  • Newspaper articles
  • YouTube videos
  • Legal cases
  • Government documents

Cite Them Right also has added content including videos, tips and tricks and guidelines for avoiding plagiarism.

How can I use it? Search for the type of resource you want to reference (e.g. ‘magazine article’) or browse using the categories at the top and choose your preferred style. Use the box next to the reference example to fill in your reference without having to switch between your browser and document.

Where can I find it? Search for ‘Cite Them Right’ in CityLibrary Search.