Tag: School of Policy & Global Affairs

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”

Library Staff Love #16: Rock’s Backpages

As anyone who has listened to our latest Spotify playlist knows, Librarians have excellent taste in music. We’re not common people. We know our Bachs from our Back for Goods. What we librarians also have excellent taste in is our selection of online resources, which is why for Library Staff Love #16 Alex, our Subject…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #16: Rock’s Backpages

Digital Theatre Plus – Now available via CityLibrary Search

Films from Digital Theatre Plus can now be retrieved quickly and easily via CityLibrary Search. Digital Theatre Plus offers high-definition films of UK theatre productions and 65+ interviews with actors, directors and creative teams. Some recent theatre productions include: Lovesong (2012) Into The Woods (2010) Macbeth (2011) Finding a film: Go CityLibrary Search and type the name…Continue Reading Digital Theatre Plus – Now available via CityLibrary Search

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

Ms Setsuko Thurlow visits City

Last Week City was privileged to host Ms Setsuko Thurlow who discussed her experiences in Hiroshima in 1945. Ms Setsuko Thurlow was in the UK to receive the Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace on Saturday. A Canadian citizen, she has previously received the Order of Canada Medal, the highest honour for Canadian…Continue Reading Ms Setsuko Thurlow visits City

The Disappearance of Miss Bebb

Proving once again that Library staff are multi-talented folk,  Alex Giles, a member of the City Library team has written a drama to be performed by an all star cast. “The Disappearance of Miss Bebb”, a 90 minute radio-style version of Alex’s screenplay “Justice” will be performed at Middle Temple Hall on 2nd April.  About the play …Continue Reading The Disappearance of Miss Bebb

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