Tag: SMCSE

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

How to: Create a mind map

Mind mapping is an active and visual way of representing information. Unlike linear notes (traditional notes written out), with a mind map you can view all of your notes on one page and visually identify structure and relationships more effectively. You can use old fashioned paper and pencils or mind mapping software to create one….Continue Reading How to: Create a mind map

Resource of the month: ProQuest Refworks

Given up on new year’s resolutions and office decluttering projects but still hoarding lots of research references?  Maybe you would like to try a new reference management software. ProQuest RefWorks  is a new, updated online reference management tool available to staff, students and alumni of City, University of London.  It can be integrated into your…Continue Reading Resource of the month: ProQuest Refworks

Colour me calm 2

Adult colouring books have been some of the bestsellers in recent years… Is it anything to do with ever-growing levels of stress? At City Library we’re joining in the craze again by bringing out some new colouring pages (and an old favourite) for you to escape into… Colour the London Cityscape or Colour the George Daniels Clock As Nick Scott…Continue Reading Colour me calm 2

Bookable Silent Study Spaces return for 24/7 Opening

As part of our exam season offering, Bookable Silent Study Spaces will return to Northampton Square Library. To help you plan and organise your exam preparation, Library Services are offering Bookable Silent Study Spaces on weekdays from 24th April – 2nd June.  Sessions of two or three hours are available from 9am to 9pm. You can book one session a day, with…Continue Reading Bookable Silent Study Spaces return for 24/7 Opening

Your Voice, Our Action – Exams special

Thank you for your feedback. We enjoyed getting out from behind the Library Service Desk to talk to you and we loved collecting your comments from the walls over the 2 week period. We especially liked the fact that 97% of comments about library staff were extra lovely! We’ve looked at every single comment. While a few of your suggestions…Continue Reading Your Voice, Our Action – Exams special

24/7 Opening at the Northampton Square Library

From Monday 24th of April until midnight on Friday 2nd June the Northampton Square Library will be open 24/7 for you to study around-the-clock.  Library staff will be on hand during normal working hours before handing over to our Security colleagues who will keep an eye on things until morning: but don’t worry, if you suddenly think…Continue Reading 24/7 Opening at the Northampton Square Library