Current research interest: Library & Information Science . Other related research interest include: comics scholarship, digital humanities, open access publishing, research data management, scholarly communications.
Resources at City, University of London Library
CityLibrary Search is a resource discovery tool which searches across a wide range of resources including books, ebooks, ejournals, databases.
Ernesto recommends the City University London library subject guides too for different subjects such as Information Science. Education, Social Sciences. The comprehensive City University London Researcher guide covering research resources, reference management, sharing research etc.
Recommended research tools
Zotero is a tool used with the Firefox browser to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages etc .
City University London subscribes to the reference management tool RefWorks which you can use to store and manage your references while doing your research. You can create an account at www.refworks.com
He also recommends the Directory of Open Access Journals to discover open access articles in a variety of disciplines.
Some of Ernesto’s publications can be found on:
City Research online, the institutional repository or research database of City, University of London also contains some of Ernesto’s publications and datasets.
He subscribes to lots of blog feeds and then disseminates information via paper.li and Twitter for example. Ernesto uses Twitter as a means to keep up with scholarship worldwide, past, present (and future!) colleagues and to share the work he does and the work of others. A useful blog is the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog.
Research staff and students should definitely join the British Library which is the national library and has very extensive collections.
See our guide for information about using other libraries and joining the SCONUL Access scheme.
Advice to new researchers
“Don’t be afraid to innovate. Those who do things differently will stand out. ‘I’ve always done it like this’ is not a good excuse; research and learning are about discovery and pushing your own limits and areas of comfort.
Go out and explore. Share, collaborate, keep up, look up, look out, put yourself out there, professionally, ethically. Be generous, ask around, be patient but disciplined and persistent. Make sure you read before broadcasting an opinion and back up your opinions with evidence from quality sources. Above all follow your passion— even though there is always a painful element to learning, it is by doing what we enjoy that we succeed.”