New Resource: New York Times Archive

Library Services now provides access to the  New York Times Archive 1851-2013. The newspaper which has won more Pulitzer Prizes than any other title, covers both US and international news, politics, science, technology and the arts.

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As well as offering full –text page images, the archive is integrated with the New York Times Index which allows searches to be targeted by subject, location, person, and organisation/company.


To access New York Times articles from 2014 onwards use Nexis UK or Factiva.

Browse our other historical newspaper databases on our Newspapers guide.


Logon to the New York Times Archive via the A-Z Database list or City Library Search.


Contact your Subject or Research Librarian if you need any help using this resource.

5 ways to take a break: Library-style

It could be because it’s exam season. There could be a coursework deadline looming. Either way, you’ve decided to camp out in the Library: you’ve remembered your water, cold snacks, laptop, and those fluffy slippers to keep your feet comfortably cosy. You’re ready-to-go with an all-night revision-a-thon. Your referencing is going to show Harvard who’s boss. It’s on, people.

But you also know that having a break is ESSENTIAL to successful exam survival and coursework preparation. Rest is important. Burning yourself out will not help anyone.

So, with this in mind, here are 5 things you can do in the Library that will help you take your mind off things:

  1. Look out of the window. From a glorious sunrise, to a spectacular sunset, looking out of the window can be awe inspiring; and inspiration is key to good studying. On a bright sunny day gaze at beautiful blue skies and puffy clouds. On grey rainy days, watch as other people get drenched. Bliss.

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  2. Go for a walk. We have 5 floors, stairs, lifts, doors to open and close- plenty of promenading possibilities. Plus, you never know who you might bump into
  3. Browse. Seriously, not only does it add a whole new exciting dimension to promenading (see: 2, above) but browsing can be serendipitous for the soul. We’ve got loads of things you can browse, books (pick up a floor guide at the desk, choose a section, off you go…) journals, newspapers. And once you’ve found something which sparks your imagination, grab a comfy purple chair, sit back and expand your mind.
  4. Hang out with BoB. BoB could be your new best friend. BoB will listen to what you want and try to give you what you want, when you want it. BoB’s great like that.
  5. Talk to a librarian. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or even the good old fashioned way, in person, at the Service Desk. Topics we’re good at include: library essentials, resources, referencing, knitting, board games, TV and cake.

And remember: you will get there in the end- just make sure you look after yourself on the way. to visit Cass Business School and Northampton Square Library

ft-at-cass-16The is returning to City. This is a great opportunity to learn how to access this popular publication as well as the different types of content they offer.

Find the at Cass Business School Learning Resource Centre on

Friday 16th September 11:00 – 14:00

Tuesday 20th September 15:00 – 17:00

Find the at Northampton Square Library on

Friday 30th September 11:00 – 14:00

Wednesday 5th October 11:00 – 14:00

To access the Financial Times need to register for access, and once you’ve registered you can go to the website and login with your credentials without going through the library. To get started use the link in the Cass Library Services Moodle Module, and register with your Cass Business School email address.

New Resource – The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2012

Library Services now provides full access to The Economist Historical Archive (1843-2012). To find out more, simply move your mouse over the image below. 

If you need any help in using this resource you can contact your friendly Subject Librarian.

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.



2. Forbes Magazine

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



3.Vogue Paris

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


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.



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. 


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

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. 

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.


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.


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

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