Research Resource of the Month: Cite Them Right Online

Cite Them Right Online is a great tool that gives you quick access to reference layouts for hundreds of different source types, from journal articles to Facebook posts to financial reports – even citing dance recitals is covered!  The main reference style is Harvard, but you can also find options for MLA, APA, MHRA, Vancouver and Chicago for many common types of source.

The “basics” section gives a whistle-stop tour of the background behind referencing: why we do it, what it is, and how to set citations out in your writing. You can also find out more about quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, and how to lay out a Harvard Style reference list. There’s also a section on the main rules for the other referencing systems it covers.

Cite Them Right Online is for you if:

  • You mostly use Harvard
  • You prefer to do your referencing by hand rather than use bibliographic management software
  • You need a reference source so you can check if your bibliographic management software has made a mistake!
  • You’re looking for a simple tool to help your students learn to reference properly from scratch.

There’s also a book version of Cite Them Right Online if you’d rather use a print copy: find it in our libraries at 808.027 PEA.

Prefer to let software do the work for you? Find out more about ProQuest RefWorks.

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Research resource of the week: Factiva

Factiva is a current international news database produced by Dow Jones, one of the leading global provider of economic and financial information.

Factiva.com, from Dow Jones, combines over 35,000 sources to give students, faculty, and librarians access to premium content from 200 countries, in 26 languages. Users have access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more. The broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on business issues and current events – especially with regard to research requiring current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.

IEEE Xplore = Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary

  1. IEEE/IET Electronic Library is brought to you by the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Featuring content from IEEE as well as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), IEL contains almost one-third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science.

IEEEE

  • PDF access to nearly three million documents from over 1.6 million authors
  • Highly-cited, peer-reviewed research that fuels more new patents than any other publisher, including:
    • 154 IEEE journals, magazines, and transactions
    • 27 IET journals and magazines, plus 20+ IET conference titles
    • Proceedings from over 1,200 IEEE and IET annual conferences
  • More than 2,200 approved and published IEEE standards in key technology fields, with the option to add draft standards
  • IEEE Redline Versions of Standards
  • IEEE Standards Dictionary Online
  • Complimentary access to more than 3,100 papers from 20+ VDE conference titles
  • Access to articles accepted for future publication
  • Backfile to the late 1800s for select titles
  • INSPEC® abstract/citation and bibliographic records
  • Unlimited article downloads
  • Weekly updates with more than 20,000 new IEEE/IET articles added each month

 

Research Resource of the week @CityUniLibrary – Project Muse

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

MUSE currently includes: 339,176 articles and 775,045 chapters by 242 publishers

Project Muse

 

Academic Search Complete – Research Resource of the Week @CityUniLibrary

Academic Search Complete offers a large collection of the most valuable full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, this database is the leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary = Box of Broadcasts (BOB)

Box of Broadcasts  (BOB)  is an off-air recording and media archive service for staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions. Only available to users in the UK.   Users can develop playlists. BoB is useful for watching programmes, films, documentaries and also has some foreign language channels.

Research resource of the week @CityUniLibrary Proquest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)

DissProQuest Dissertations and Theses — Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together with over 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.

More than 80,000 new full-text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations. Full-text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be PDF, some PDF image.

Access PQDT.