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., 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.


  • 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 = City Research Online

This week’s resource is open access, so everyone can use it.

City Research Online (CRO) is the institutional repository of City University London. It includes research outputs (such as article, etheses and datasets)  created by members of City University London  staff and research students.  Where possible versions of  full text articles and theses etc are made available. City Research Online’s mission is to:

  • Provide open access to full text research, as permitted by publishers and copyright law.
  • Be a reliable source of information on the research publications of City staff.
  • Share openly its information with internal and external services, such as other areas of City’s web presence, Google, Bing, Google Scholar and other web services and search engines.
  • Access City Research Online.


Research Resource of the week: BrowZine – New trial @CityUniLibrary

BrowZine provides an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines. Browzine enables you to read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablet devices, create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals, be alerted when new editions of journals are published and easily save to Zotero, RefWorks, Mendeley, Dropbox and other services. Download and start using BrowZine by visiting and clicking on the appropriate link from your Android or iOS mobile device. Once BrowZine is loaded and installed, the first time you open the app, you will be instructed to choose your library from a drop down list. Select “City University London” to be taken to the log-in screen where you should enter your IT account details. Please see here for advice on how to sync devices
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