Improved access to full-text articles via PubMed

It’s now easier than ever to check if the articles you’ve found on PubMed are available in full-text via CityLibrary.

Use the direct link to PubMed on the Databases A-Z and each time you search and select an article, look for the ‘isit@citylibrary’ link on the top right-hand side of the screen. This link will then:

  • display a pdf. if available
  • take you to a log-in screen, or
  • show information on how to use the Inter-Library Loan service to obtain a copy.

If you have registered for an account with PubMed you can also change your settings by logging-in to MyNCBI and changing the Outside Tool setting.

If you have any problems accessing full-text articles drop us an email, Ask Us or speak to a member of staff at a Help Desk during staffed hours.

New and updated Library Guides for Health Sciences

We are excited to announce Governmental, news and statistical resources, a new Library Guide for School of Health Sciences students, researchers and academics. It provides access to:

The guide formally known as Doing a systematic review has been updated and renamed Doing postgraduate research to cover all advanced dissertations and research projects, including systematic reviews.

Some new sections have also been added, including a Database Search Checklist which can be used after an initial database search to ensure the correct search strategies have been followed.

All of our guides for Health Sciences can be found here https://libguides.city.ac.uk/health.

Find your Library Guide

City Library Guides bring together the essential resources in your subject area and connect you quickly and easily to information about Library Services.

Library Guides Homepage

From the Library Guides homepage select your school to see the Subject Guides relevant to you. In each of these guides your Librarians have gathered together the most important resources for you to use in your assignments and research. You’ll also find other helpful information such as details of library workshops or contact information for your Librarian.

As well as Subject Guides you’ll also find links to Help Guides and Library Service Guides which cover topics such as services for students with additional needs, how to access other University of London libraries and help with copyright.

If you have any feedback or comments on the Library Guides please contact your Librarian directly or look for the Report a problem button on the page.

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.

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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 title: High Risk Pregnancy, 5th edition

The latest edition of High Risk Pregnancy: Management Options is now available to access online – simply log-in with your username and password. Alternatively, log-in to Cambridge Core direct and then search for ‘High Risk Pregnancy’ (we’ll be adding direct links from CityLibrary Search soon).

Screen shot of High Risk Pregnancy title page on Cambridge Core platform.

Fully updated to reflective the latest evidence and best practice, and featuring new chapters, videos and images, this resource is reviewed annually to make sure that the online content is up-to-date and relevant: published chapters can also be downloaded in pdf. format if required.

Screenshot of a section of the book showing an image with the title 'Fetal Doppler'.

High Risk Pregnancy (5th edition) is an essential resource for Midwifery students and researchers, but may also be useful to other health professionals looking to increase their knowledge of the subject area.

You can find out more about using CityLibrary e-books by visiting our E-books at City Library Guide.

Return of 24/7 opening

The Northampton Square and Cass libraries will open for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during City’s main exam and assessment period.

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Cass Learning Resource Centre:

Monday 25th March – Friday 3rd May

Northampton Square Library:

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 31st May

Bookable study spaces will be available at both sites to reserve a seat in advance. At Northampton Square our Occupancy Chart will be back on Level 2 so you’ll know which floors are currently busier than others, plus each library will have additional security staff working through the night.

We’ll also be running our #TakeABreak campaign throughout 24/7 offering tips, advice, puzzles, colour-me-calm sheets and a weekly prize draw, all to encourage you to pause, refresh and recharge in between.

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Pick up a puzzle

Thanks to everyone in advance for showing consideration to local residents when entering and exiting university buildings through the night, this goes a long way to helping ensure we can stay open for longer at this busy time of year.

Detailed opening times can be found on the Library website.

Good luck everyone.

Counseling and Therapy in Video

Counseling and Therapy in Video is an online database which may be of interest to students, researchers and academics from the health and social sciences.

The database provides access to videos (in the form of instructions, lectures/presentations and documentaries) which demonstrate the realities and challenges of working with clients and the challenges of putting theoretical concepts into practice.

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Subjects covered include behaviour, child development, crime, communication, culture, mental health and psychology.

 

New Books – February 2019

We are regularly addding new books to our collection. Use the carousel below to browse a diverse selection of the new titles added over the last few months. Click on any cover to see where the book is located or to place a request.

Want to recommend a book? Tell us what’s missing from our collections via our More Books Scheme.

Want help with your citing and referencing?

Are you confused about Harvard citing and referencing, or do you need a refresher on the basics?

Good citing and referencing can help:

  • Structure your written work
  • Follow good academic practice
  • Give your written work credibility
  • Avoid plagiarism by crediting other people’s work.

If you want some help with your citing and referencing, then the library can help.

CityLibrary is running workshops throughout the term at both Northampton Square and Cass Business School on the basics of Harvard citing and referencing. These sessions will help you learn how to include citations in your work, how to reference different types of materials (e.g. book and articles), and how to create a reference list at the end of your written work.

Workshops at Northampton Square Library are running on:

Workshops at Cass Business School are running on:

  • Monday 11th February, 2.10pm – 3pm Book here
  • Tuesday 26th February, 2.10pm – 3pm Book here

Anyone can sign up for these sessions at either Northampton Square or Cass. If you can’t attend, there is also a guide on Harvard citing and referencing here.

CityLibrary’s online resource access and use policy

Library Services has developed an Online Resource Access and Use Policy to ensure a clear relationship between the provision of online resources and City’s Education and Student Strategy and Research and Enterprise Strategy.

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By providing clarification around licence agreement requirements, user access level rights and the acceptable use of subscribed online resources, the policy aims to ensure all library
users comply with our licence agreements.

You can find out more from the About Library Services section of our website, and if you have any questions or comments about the new policy, please contact us via email, in person or via social media.