Library drop in sessions have finished for the summer – we are still available online
The Academic Librarians can help you find resources, use our services and online sources and with referencing.
Email us your question:
African Leadership College firstname.lastname@example.org
Glasgow School for Business and Society email@example.com
School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Health and Life Sciences email@example.com
Institute for University to Business Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make an appointment for an online chat – best for in-depth and subject specific support. We can share screens with you and can help you with your research questions.
Please check the Library and Archive Centre closure FAQ for any other enquiries.
The library systems provider, ExLibris, will be performing essential maintenance from 11pm to midnight on Saturday 4 July.
During this time users may experience access issues with Discover search and the GCU Resource List system. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Ebook provider Askews will be performing essential maintenance to their online platform from 1opm on Saturday 27 June until 3am on Sunday 29 June.
During this time users may experience access issues with any ebooks hosted on Askews’s VLe ebooks platform, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The first phase of the Scottish Government funded project, ‘Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland)’, has now come to an end. The University’s Archive Centre and Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health have been working on the project since November 2018 to preserve and catalogue existing social enterprise collections and carry out research and outreach work to showcase and build on the collections. Although the Archive Centre reading room is closed at the moment and there is no access to the physical collections, we are able to share digital outputs of the project with you. Continue reading
The National Library of Scotland (NLS) offers free access to a wide variety of online resources, including business, social science and science databases, full-text reference works, journals, reports and newspaper archives for all residents of Scotland. Resources can be easily located by subject area or type. To gain access all you have to do is register on the NLS site and create a password: https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/
The Scanning service provided by the Library helps you make book chapters and journal articles more easily accessible for your students online. The material requested must comply with the Copyright Licencing Agency’s Photocopying and Scanning Higher Education Licence. Key terms of this licence have been temporarily relaxed until 30 June 2020 in response to the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic.
- The scans (subject to publisher permissions) can be taken from either a copy of the text owned by the Library or your own personal copy.
- The Library can scan up to three chapters from a book or no more than thirty percent of a published work, whichever is greater. This is temporarily increased from the standard licence terms of one chapter, or no more than ten percent of a published work.
- To request a new scan please fill in a scanning form, providing as much information as possible.
- Full information on this service is available from the Library’s Scanning webpage.
RefWorks will be undergoing downtime on Sunday 10 May from 2am until 2pm. During this period users may experience access issues with both legacy and new RefWorks, RefWorks Citation Manager and Write-n-Cite. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Working from home requires us all to develop new skills and knowledge – from using unfamiliar systems and software to managing our time effectively.
We’ve started to put together some useful resources in LinkedIn Learn that will help to support GCU staff and students throughout this period.
We’ll be adding new content over time so get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to see added.
You can access the collection here.
Link updated 9/6/2020.
Due to current circumstances, the online resource Box of Broadcasts (BoB) have kindly extended their access to all users across Europe until 31st July.
This means that international students who may have returned home to the EU can still access all content on BoB for the remainder of the academic year.
BoB is Learning on Screen’s on demand TV and radio service for education. It is an academically-focused system that allows staff and students to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search the archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.
You can find BoB on the library Database A-Z or by clicking here.
Please note that due to licencing restrictions BoB is not currently available outside of the EU.
We are very happy to announce that GCU staff and students now have full online access to the 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations as well as guidance notes, the On-Site Guide and the Student Guide to the IET Wiring Regulations.
To access the regs, search for ‘IET Wiring Regulations’ in Discover or the Database A-Z or click here. Paper copies are also available from both Glasgow and London campus libraries.