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.
We’re constantly updating our collections so that you can access the best resources possible.
Over the last few weeks we have been busy adding new e-books to CityLibrary Search: some of these are brand new titles, including those chosen by you through one of our Recommend a book for purchase schemes; others are digital versions of print books which are inaccessible because of the lockdown.
Here, our Subject Librarians have picked out some highlights from the new items in our collections to help you while you are studying at home. The title links will take you through to the e-book record where you can login to access the full text.
We are pleased to announce that Library Services are now able to offer remote access to Morningstar Direct during the current closure period.
Morningstar Direct is usually only available from dedicated terminals on site. It is an investment analysis platform, providing access to investments in Indexes, Equities, Hedge Funds, Segregated Accounts, Open-End Funds, Closed-End Funds, Insurance/Pension/Life and Exchange Traded Funds.
Please note that Morningstar can only be used on a Windows PC/laptop. Instructions for downloading Morningstar, the Excel Add-in, how to use the web version and the current password (which will change each week) can be obtained via the Cass Library Services Moodle Module.
If you don’t currently have access to this module you can self enrol – please go to Cass Library Services Moodle Module, and click ‘Self-Enrol’ when prompted.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
- 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!
The buildings might be closed but CityLibrary is most definitely open. Whatever help you need accessing and using Library resources and services, there are lots of ways you can get it, including:
We have extended our Online Chat service so you can now speak to a member of Library staff online from 9am to 5pm during weekdays. You can find the Online Chat box via the Library homepage.
When Online Chat isn’t available, you can still ask questions and find answers using our Ask Us service. If you can’t find an answer to your question straight away, simply submit a new question and we’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.
Appointments with a Subject Librarian
Find advice, guidance, tips and useful links via our Library Guides, including subject-specific pages for each School, and information on the types of services and resources available.
CityLibrary News and Social media
Keep taking care of yourselves, and each other.
Library Services provides all current City students access to a huge range of e-books, on Westlaw, Lexis and other platforms.
What subjects are covered?
These titles cover a lot of different law topics: Company & Commercial, Crime, Employment, EU and International Law, Family, Land and Property, Litigation, Tort Law and many more.
We give you online access to texts such as “The White Book” and “Blackstones on Criminal Practice”, so you can always consult them even when all the library copies are being used.
Shipping books such as Snell’s Equity, Kennedy Rose on the Law of Salvage, and Scrutton on Charter parties are also available online, so you don’t have to wait to get your hands on them!
We also subscribe to many of the Butterworths’ handbooks and practitioner textbooks such as Banks on Sentence or McDonald on Immigration. This means you don’t have to come to the library to access them, they are all available from your computer and you can access it from anywhere.
If you’re already writing your dissertation, you’ll be happy to know that the library is in a great position to support you as a lot of content is accessible remotely.
How do I get a list of all the available books?
Does this sound interesting but you’re unsure which books are in the collection? Come to the Library Help Desk and we’ll show you how to view the full list on Westlaw and LexisLibrary, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot find what you’re looking for. We’ve also provided some brief instructions below.
Westlaw – start by searching “Westlaw” in our catalogue (libraryservices.city.ac.uk) and log in using your City username and password.
Select the drop-down menu next to the ‘Westlaw’ logo and select “Books”: you can see all the titles included in our subscription. If you wish, you can also filter the titles by subject area, from the section headed ‘filters’ on the left-hand side.
LexisLibrary – search “LexisLibrary” on our catalogue and log in. On the right-hand side of the screen, there is a section headed “My Bookshelf”. Scroll down and select the “View More” link to see all the titles you can read online.
When you open a book on Lexis, we recommend you open the “Table of Contents” on the left-hand side, as this will make it easier for you to browse the book. Do let us know if you have any issues reading a resource.
You can also use the ‘Search’ bar in both databases.
Need further help?
Please contact us at LawLibrary@city.ac.uk or come to the Help Desk if you cannot find a book or need further help!
Not a law student?
We have thousands of e-book titles covering the full range of subjects taught at City
We are upgrading our library systems overnight Monday 16th – Tuesday 17th December. As a result you may experience intermittent periods of downtime during which you will be unable to:
- login to online resources
- see book availability through CityLibrary Search
- request items, or
- login to your CityLibrary Account to renew items.
Please plan ahead to conduct research and manage your account ahead of this time.
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
|Successful Employability with the Financial Times||Tuesday 24th September||12-12:30pm||A110 College Building|
|Financial Times Drop-in||Tuesday 24th September||1-3pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
|Euromonitor Passport Drop-in||Monday 7th October||12-3pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
|Gale Cengage Roadshow||Wednesday 17th October||11am-2pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
|SAGE Research Methods||Thursday 7th November||11am-2pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
Autumn Specials at Cass
|Successful Employability with the Financial Times||Thursday 3rd October||12-12:30pm||2003, Bunhill Row|
|Financial Times Drop-in||Thursday 3rd October||1-3pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|
|Bloomberg Drop-in||Tuesday 8th October||1-4pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|
|Bureau van Dijk Drop-in||Thursday 17th October||1-4pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|
|Euromonitor Passport Drop-in||Wednesday 23rd October||12-3pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|