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.

Resource of the month: Amirsys Imaging Reference Centre

What is it?  

A database offering high quality of medical images. It also contains information on pathology, differential diagnosis and different imaging findings such as CT, MR, nuclear medicine , ultrasound and radiographic findings. A selection of references for further reading is also presented in the database.

How do I use it? 

Select a topic from the ‘Topic Categories’ box or conduct a search in the box at the top of the screen.

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Images can be used for teaching, presentations, assignments or dissertations. 

How do I access this resource? Search for ‘Amirsys’ in CityLibrary Search

Resource of the month: Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures)

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Anatomy TV (also known as Primal Pictures) is a database containing 3-D human anatomy images with descriptions, layers of pictures and interactive learning activities. Images can be observed as individual organs or as a region of the body. They can be used for teaching, presentations, assignments or dissertations.

How can I use it?

Select the category such as atlas, imaging, functional or clinical anatomy. Choose part of the anatomy to view and browse the collection using the tabs and the table of contents. Images can be rotated and customised.

How do I access it?

Search for ‘Anatomy TV’ in CityLibrary Search

Resource of the month: Cite Them Right Online.

What is it?download

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.

Book an appointment with a librarian

Subject Librarians at Northampton Square offer 1 to 1 meetings where you can discuss your specialist research needs or get help with literature searching, using e-resources or citing and referencing. 

You can now book an appointment with a librarian online by visiting http://libcal.city.ac.uk/calendar/workshops or accessing your specific Subject Guide. When booking an appointment you will be asked to select a specific date and time and answer a few questions about the research you’ve done so far.

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Each librarian has their own set of expert skills so before making a booking click the i symbol next to their name to make sure they have the right knowledge to help you. 

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Once the appointment is made you will receive a booking confirmation and a reminder via email. If you can’t keep the appointment, please cancel in good time.

What we are not permitted to do

Librarians cannot  proof read or correct your written work. If you need support in essay planning or writing skills please contact Academic Learning Support