Please be advised that the Health Scotland virtual learning environment will be unavailable on Monday 15 October due to the scheduling of essential maintenance.
This downtime is expected to last no longer than half a day. Upon accessing the website a ‘maintenance mode’ message will be displayed during this time.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please be aware that we are currently experiencing difficulty linking to Nursing Times from the Library’s Journal browse. This is currently being investigated by our vendor; in the meantime, we have a simple workaround. Continue reading
Discover RefWorks workshops begin 1st Oct in the Library Ask & Learn space, Level 1, Saltire Centre.
Check out our schedule or contact us if you can’t make these times.
Find out more about RefWorks. Continue reading
GCU Library supports Challenge Poverty Week
October is Health Literacy Month and this week is Challenge Poverty Week – GCU Library will be blogging and tweeting our support throughout. Links between poverty and health are well documented. The Shanghai Declaration on Health Promotion recognised health literacy as a ‘critical determinant of health’ and the World Health Organisation puts improved health literacy at the heart of at least 7 of the UN’s sustainable development goals, including no.1 – no poverty. Continue reading
A Wellcome Trust Research Resources Project
It was during its centenary year in 1975 that the College received its royal title, the Queen’s College, Glasgow. Before that it was called the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (Incorporated), a name dating back to 1908 when the two Glasgow cookery schools amalgamated to form the College. At that time it described very precisely (if not concisely) the function of the College, but after the passage of sixty seven years the name no longer fitted its purpose. Continue reading
We have completed our annual review of the Harvard British Standard Referencing Guide. Continue reading
This summer we have completely updated our subject guides – these guides are a great first place to look for help with your subject resources. Continue reading
Students from a Scottish Higher or Further Education establishment on placement within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) are entitled to membership of NHSGGC Library Network. A student NHSGGC Athens username and password is required. Full details of membership including how to register for an Athens account can be found on the NHSGGC Library Network website.
Membership includes access to:
Please note: monitoring of missing or overdue items will feed in to an annual review of this service. Non-return of items by GCU students may result in this service being withdrawn.
Eleanor Peters is a University of Aberdeen PhD student. She has been using the Queen’s College, Glasgow (formerly the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science) records, which are in the final stages of being catalogued as part of the Wellcome Trust Research Resources Project. Many thanks to Eleanor for sharing the fascinating information she has found from the records. I wonder what other areas of research the catalogue will unlock when it goes live later this year. (KM)
Over the last year, I have had the pleasure of visiting the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) archive several times to carry out research for my PhD. As a part-time research student in the second year of my studies, my thesis is still very much ‘taking shape’; however, it was the records for the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (GWSCDS) which inspired the subject matter of my PhD: Electricity and Domestic Science Institutes in Scotland and England c.1910-1939.
Demonstrating an electric vacuum cleaner, Newspaper cutting February 1934.
Women played an integral role in promoting the uptake of gas appliances in Britain in the late 1800s; large audiences gathered to watch female appliance demonstrators (also known as ‘Lady Demons’!) cook using gas stoves. I wondered if women had also played an active role in demonstrating electrical appliances; being a student at the University of Aberdeen, I naturally turned my attentions to electrical appliance demonstrations in Scotland first. Continue reading
Please be advised that there will be no access to Saltire Centre Level 0 from the George Moore building on Thursday 30th August due to essential maintenance of the Library security gates in this area. All other entrances to the Saltire Centre will remain open during this time.
Access will be restored again on Friday 31st August. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work.