Tag: SMCSE

City’s institutional repository receives a makeover

This week, City Library is excited to unveil the new and improved City Research Online (CRO), the open access repository showcasing research by City staff and research students. Learn more about the changes on our citylibresearchers blog.  …Continue Reading City’s institutional repository receives a makeover

New online resource – Times Higher Education (THE)

Library Services are pleased to announce that all City staff and students now have access to the Times Higher Education (THE) online. The THE contains global higher education coverage including world university rankings, news, opinions and features. Read online articles, digital editions and download the app to your device. To set up your Times Higher…Continue Reading New online resource – Times Higher Education (THE)

Take a break

At this time of year you’ll be busy revising and preparing for your exams, and many of you will be spending a lot of time in the Library, especially as we’re open 24/7. But it’s important to remember that taking rest breaks, eating and sleeping are extremely important activities too: health and wellbeing are crucial…Continue Reading Take a break

Knovel Update

  The engineering database Knovel has undergone a major update, login to check out the great new features. To get the best from Knovel you will need to create your own account, this will enable you to save all your recent work. There is an introductory video highlighting the main changes. Don’t forget Knovel is…Continue Reading Knovel Update

Library Updates – School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

Get to know your Subject Librarian  Verena Price is the Subject Librarian for the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Verena can help you find the best current material for your assingments and give guidance on using all types of databases ranging from standards, maps, financial resources, legislation through to e-books and articles. To find…Continue Reading Library Updates – School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

Find your Library Guide

Our Library Guides bring together the essential resources in your subject area and connect you quickly and easily to information about Library Services. From the Library Guides homepage select your school to see the Subject Guides relevant to you. In each of these guides our Librarians have gathered together the most important resources for you…Continue Reading Find your Library Guide

How to: Speak to your computer

  This post will consider the benefits of speech-to-text tools. It will discuss software available at City with speech-to-text capability and also some free options. It’s that time of year when you might be writing up a dissertation or thesis, or you may be using time over summer to reflect and explore new ways of…Continue Reading How to: Speak to your computer

How to: Hear text “read aloud”

This post explores text-to-speech as a reading support tool. It will discuss software available at City with text-to-speech capability and also some free options. Text-to-speech at City TextHelp Read&Write software is a suite of accessibility and organisational tools in one convenient toolbar, designed to support the reading and writing of students of all abilities. You can use…Continue Reading How to: Hear text “read aloud”

Employability Skills workshops at City Library

Sign-up to one of our Employability Skills workshops to find out how City Library can support your personal development and transition into the workplace.  1. Researching future employers using library resources When applying for jobs you’ll need to be able to demonstrate to future employers that you keep up to date with news and current affairs…Continue Reading Employability Skills workshops at City Library

Dramatic discovery of medieval manuscript

Last year two members of library staff discovered an unknown manuscript in the City Library Special Collections. The two members of staff, Rob Hodgson and Simon Bralee, unearthed the manuscript whilst auditing the collections. The text The manuscript contains two texts – the Algorismus (or De Arte Numerandi) and the De Anni Ratione – written…Continue Reading Dramatic discovery of medieval manuscript