Health Scotland scheduled maintenance/ upgrade

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.

Saltire Centre Essential Maintenance: Thursday 30th August

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.

Discover Upgrade: What’s New?

Over the summer the Library team have been giving Discover, the library search engine, a bit of a face lift. Based on feedback from users we have been making improvements and enabling new functionality to bring you the best user experience we can.

If you have any feedback about the improvements made to Discover, please let us know by using our feedback form on the library website or by emailing library@gcu.ac.uk

Locking filters

In Discover, you can now lock the filters on the right hand side of the page. This ensures that the filter remains persistent during your search session, even if you start a new search. Continue reading

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.