Web of Science scheduled maintenance/ upgrade

Please be advised that Web of Science (WoS) is undergoing scheduled maintenance from 1.00 pm on Saturday 21 April until 1.00 am on Sunday 22 April.

Access to the service may be intermittent during this time. Clarivate Analytics apologise for any inconvenience as a result.

During the maintenance period there will also be an upgrade of WoS. A summary of the new features can be found at the following:

https://clarivate.libguides.com/wosupdates/whatsnew

As ever, please feel free to contact your librarian for assistance in making the best possible use of WoS and the Library’s range of electronic resources.

Stash

We are happy to announce that the library recently added Stash Media to our collection of eresources.

Stash is an online video library featuring animation, VFX and motion design. Stash is published six times per year, each issues includes:
– TV and cinema advertising
– Title and broadcast designs
– Music videos
– Brand films
– Game trailers and cinematics
– Short films
– Behind the scenes features
– Exclusive interviews

The resource also includes Stash News – up to date news on the projects, people, events and jobs powering the motion design, visual effects and animation industry.

You can access this resource directly from our Database A-Z by logging in with your domain username and password. If you require assistance using this resource please contact your librarian.

BrowZine

BrowZine is a new online resource that enables you to easily browse, read and monitor current journal content either online or on your mobile device. BrowZine brings together titles in our journal collection with open access titles for a complete browsing experience.

BrowZine: Discover Scholarly Journals
With BrowZine, you can:

Browse and read journals: Browse thousands of top journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.

Stay Current with My Bookshelf: Create a personal bookshelf of titles to follow and receive new article notifications.

Access on any device: Easily access BrowZine from your iOS and Android device and on the web to stay up to date wherever you are.

Save and export articles: Use the BrowZine app to save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as RefWorks, EndNote and more.

Get started today! To find out more about how to use BrowZine, including how to download the mobile app, please visit the library website.

Seamless eresource access on GCU computers

We have been working over the summer updating the way users access library eresources.  One benefit of the Single Sign On project is that when you are using a GCU computer you will no longer be required to re-enter your domain username and password each time you access eresources via the library website.

When you access any of the library eresources from any other device, you will be prompted to enter your log in details once, then connected to your chosen resource.

When logging into eresources, you may temporarily see one of two different log in screens. Please see our previous blog post for more information.

If you have any issues regarding access to eresources please contact the Collections and Discovery team. If you have any issues regarding your domain username and password, please contact IT Services via their online helpdesk or by calling 0141 273 1234.

New eresource sign in screen

We are making a minor update to the way you access library eresources. You will still use your domain username and password to connect to eresources. However, you will temporarily see one of the following screens when you first log in.

SSO screen 1a

If you have any issues regarding access to eresources please contact the Collections and Discovery team. If you have any issues regarding your domain username and password, please contact IT Services via their online helpdesk or by calling 0141 273 1234.

19th Century British Pamphlets

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the 19th century British pamphlets archive  to our collections via an agreement between JISC Collections and publishers JSTOR.

This collection of 26,000 19th century British pamphlets provides online access to some of the most significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held in UK research libraries. The digitisation of some 26,000 paper copy pamphlets, has created over 1 million page images that focuses on the political, economic and social issues that fuelled the great Parliamentary debates and controversies of the 19th century. This resource provides researchers, students, academics and teaching staff with an immensely rich and coherent collection of primary sources with which to study the socio-political and economic landscape of 19th century Britain.

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Digital library of core eresources on Ireland

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the digital library of core eresources on Ireland to our collections via an agreement between JISC Collections and publishers JSTOR.

This core collection of 620,000 pages and around 80 key journals, 210 monographs and more than 2,500 manuscript pages is available free of charge to further and higher education institutions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland  as part of the JISC Digitisation Programme. The project is providing online access to a comprehensive, multi–disciplinary digital library of research materials relating to Ireland, spanning the 18th century to present. Ceased rare periodicals essential to the study of Ireland’s cultural and political life can be found alongside journals publishing vital contemporary scholarship in their fields.

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Downloading from British Standards Online

We’re currently encountering difficulty downloading British Standards via the Firefox browser.  The following action is recommended as BSOL seek to remedy the issue:

  • Click on the standard number from the search results.  This navigates to the item’s bibliographic data.

BSOL FF 1

  • Click on Download PDF.

BSOL FF 2

  • You will then get the option to open or save the file:

BSOL FF 3

Internet Explorer and Google Chrome are the recommended browsers for accessing BSOL.  The above steps, however, allow standards to be downloaded with Firefox at this time.

 

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974 – 1996

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the database Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports to our collections via an agreement between JISC Collections and publishers Readex.

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States’ principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 70 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996, available exclusively from Readex, constitutes a one-of-a-kind archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that provides insight into the second half of the 20th century; many of these materials are firsthand reports of events as they occurred.

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Science Classic

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the archives of the journal Science covering the years 1880 – 1996 to our holdings via an agreement with JISC Collections.

Science Classic is fully integrated with the current content of Science Online making it easier to search the entire collection. The archival content includes ground-breaking research articles and reports; news of the week and news focus; Editorials, letters, book reviews, policy forms, article reviews, brevia, perspectives, association affairs and technical comment abstracts. AAAS has included all content that was published in print between July 1880 and December 1996. As the journal came online in 1997 content published prior to 1997 was not previously available until the archive was digitised.

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