Access the Times Higher Education (THE) online

All City staff and students have access to the Times Higher Education (THE) online via Library Services’s subscription.

THE contains global higher education coverage including world university rankings, news, opinions and features. You can read online articles, digital editions and download the app to your own personal device.

THE Logo

To set up your THE account, go to www.timeshighereducation.com, select the person icon in the top right corner and register using your City email address. The THE app is available to download from your app store provider on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

THE is just one of a number of publications which you can access for free. For news sources check our Newspapers and Magazines, for Journal articles you can browse our Journals A-Z list or, if you’re not sure where to start, have a look at your subject specific Library Guide for expert suggestions and links.

If you have any questions/comments about access to online resources, contact us. Happy reading!

New publications added to PressReader

PressReader is a resource which lets you access over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from 97 countries in 54 languages in full colour, full page format. This month PressReader has added a number of new publications to its catalogue.

New titles include:

Existing  magazine titles include:

Magazines for a healthy body, healthy mind…

To access PressReader you must login with your City ID. If you have questions about PressReader or any of it’s content please email alexandra.asman.1@city.ac.uk.

From the archive: The Beacon

The Archives Group at City Library are responsible for maintaining and preserving City’s Archives and Special Collections. We are currently working on a number of exciting projects to make the content more accessible to staff, students and external researchers.

In our new series From the archive, each month we’ll be selecting a collection from the archive to share with the world via the News Hub. This month it’s the turn of the beloved student magazine The Beacon. Edited and written entirely by students we hold print runs of The Beacon from the late 1940s until the early 1980s.

The Beacon provides a fascinating insight into the lives of City students throughout this period; the things which were important to them at the time and local political issues of the day. We can also see the activities of the student’s union reflected in the pages, with concerts, theatre productions, dances and sports all recorded or advertised.  

If you would like to find out more about City’s Archives and Special collections please visit our Archives Guide or email archives@city.ac.uk. 

Get the PressReader app for your phone or tablet

Download the PressReader app to access your favourite news and magazine titles on the move. This includes over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from 97 countries in 54 languages in full colour, full page format.

PressReader offers offsite access to the platform on your mobile device, courtesy of City Library. This means that registered library users can use the PressReader app remotely for 7 days before they have to authenticate again by connecting their device to the City Wi-Fi network.

Step by step instructions for setting up the app – must be completed on site

Step 1:  Log on to PressReader via the Library website using the following link: http://libguides.city.ac.uk/pressreader. The website normally takes around 60s to load, so don’t worry if it seems slow. 

Step 2: Once loaded click on the menu bar next to the green coffee cup in the top left hand corner of the screen. Select ‘Sign in’ 

Then select ‘Sign up now’

Register for a free account using your City email address.

Step 3: Using your phone or tablet go to the App Store to download the most recent PressReader app. Once downloaded sign in with the login details you’ve just created. You should then see the notice that publications are brought to your by the Library –City University of London.

Like all apps, PressReader will use data from your mobile network plan unless you connect over a WI-FI network. Average monthly usage for PressReader is between 200MB and 400BM. 

If you have any questions about PressReader or the app please contact alexandra.asman.1@city.ac.uk or library@city.ac.uk 

Calling all freshers

Have you collected your official tie? Fancy being a cox? Ready to share with the world your moderate singing voice usually confined to the shower?

Well you’re in luck because Welcome Week can meet all your needs. At least it did fifty years ago.

The images featured here are taken from September and October 1967 editions of Beacon, the Student Union Magazine, copies of which are kept in the City Archive.

Beacon, the SU Magazine

In those days Beacon was almost Berliner sized and monochrome, but over the years it was printed in various shapes and colours and regularly featured an array of announcements, reports and displays of wit, although some of the editorial choices and humour were very much of its time: I doubt today’s Union would feature a ‘Miss Fresher’ winner on the front page, for example.

Picture 1: last minute supplement

In picture 1, the inserted supplement shows just how hot off the press the publication was, one highlight being the section where interested choristers are assured that “a high standard of voice is not necessarily expected”, no doubt giving hope to many.

Picture 2: vacant editorial posts

Picture 2, from the September issue, identifies many of the magazine’s vacant posts, reflecting the fact that at the start of each new academic year departing graduates create opportunities for new students to get involved- and this hasn’t changed, anyone attending Freshers Fair this year should keep an eye out for any clubs or societies which spark their imagination.

Sport has always featured strongly at City, dating right back to our founding as the Northampton Institute in the late 1800s. Over the years we’ve had football, rugby and cricket teams, people swimming in the Pool in College Building, whilst the old Saddlers’ Sports Hall even once hosted a European shooting championships; and societies too, be it drama, photography or Winnie-the-Pooh focused, have a long established history.

Picture 3: advert for the Fencing Club

Picture 3 is an advert for the Fencing Club who were, like all of the groups at the time, seeking new members. It describes Fencing as being the ‘politest’ of sports, though suggests that “gentlemanly would have been a better word but women also fence”: presumably a satirical observation, emphasised by the recent photo of fencers on City’s Sports Club website. In 1967 the club met on Wednesday afternoons, but a quick look online shows that the current Fencing Club will next get together on Saturday the 30th of September for both training and taster sessions.

It’ll be fascinating to look back in another 50 years to see what our current students got up to…

The Curious Case of Library Staff Love #14

Rather excitingly, and in typical crime fiction fashion, this month we received an anonymous tip-off. It seems that there’s something worth investigating on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library and, luckily for us, our unnamed online-form-filler left some vital clues to help us take a closer look:

Clue 1: “It’s got loads of great new contemporary writings and photos.”

Hmm, how mysterious. Could it be an online resource? We’ve got so many, including LION– but you don’t need to be on Level 5 to access our e-resources, you can do that from anywhere with an internet connection. No, it must be something else…

Clue 2: “You can just curl up with a big Galaxy bar and sail away to loads of different worlds.”

Hmm, well I know that Bloomberg (available on PCs in the Financial Resources Suite) does a cool thing with little ships, but I don’t think it’s that. What does Clue 3 say…

Clue 3: “It is a great way to discover new writers. You can pick the most recent copies up from Level 5 although our collection goes back to 1979.”

Ah, I think I can see where this is going. Recent copies? A longer back catalogue? I’m thinking Journals, of which we have many in both print and digital form. But which one could it be? It must in print as we were told to look at Level 5. Let’s look at the final clue…

Clue 4: “It publishes work from a lot of hot new things including work by one of our talented alumnae: ‘Strange Heart Beating’ by Eli Goldstone will be published in June 2017 and then be available from all good bookshops and libraries.”

Aha! Time for a little process of elimination: if I Google ‘Strange Heart Beating by Eli Goldstone’ I get a results list, and the top result says Granta has bought the rights to this book. Now, maybe, if look for Granta on CityLibrary Search… huzzah! I can see that we stock… Granta Magazine!

Now, if I head to Level 5 and inspect the scene carefully…

Granta Magazine, on Level 5 of Northampton Square Library

Mystery solved! Us Librarians, we do love a bit of sleuthing. Thanks anonymous tip-off person!

5 of The Best Magazines in Press Display

As well as full digital replicas of today’s newspapers from over 95 countries, Press Display also gives you access to hundreds of popular magazine titles from around the world. The magazines can be read on any computer or mobile device.

Here are 5 of our favourites:

1. Total Film

Each month, Total Film provides a range of features, from spotlight interviews with actors and directors, to making of and on-set pieces for new and future releases. Every month you’ll always find the Total Film Interview, which is a six-page in-depth chat with an actor or director, along with a critique of their body of work.

beasts

 

2. Forbes Magazine

Well known for its lists and rankings this bi-weekly magazine features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics.

leader

 

3.Vogue Paris

Explore the latest highend fashion trends in the french edition of Vogue magazine. Covers fashion, beauty, health, fitness, travel and entertainment.

paris

4. Bomb

Bomb is a quarterly magazine edited by artists and writers. It is composed, primarily, of interviews between creative people working in a variety of disciplines — visual art, literature, music, film, theater and architecture. In addition to interviews, the Bomb issues section features new fiction and poems, several 500-word “Artist on Artist” essays, and a reviews section.

dance

 

5. Lonely Planet Magazine

Starting to plan your summer getaway? Need to escape London after your exams? Get some inspiration from Lonely Planet magazine. Includes all the latest travel news, themed Mini Guides and Easy Trip ideas. 

beach

 
To explore many more titles search for Press Display  in CityLibrary Search and choose the first result in the list.

Explore the Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images. You can explore every page, advertisement and cover, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer, model and brand.

Subject Coverage:

  • Popular Culture
  • Gender studies
  • Fashion history 
  • Photography 
  • Marketing and advertising 

Access the Proquest Vogue Archive via CityLibrary Search