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.
Please be aware that the resource isurv will be undergoing scheduled maintenance by the provider tomorrow, Thursday 13 February, from 8am until 9am.
This means that users may experience access issues during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The library is happy to announce that it now has online access to the British National Formulary (BNF). The BNF brings together advice on current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines. Content includes:
- Guidance on the drug management of common conditions
- Details of medicines with special reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, doses, and relative costs
- Guidance on prescribing, monitoring, dispensing, and administering medicines
Online access now means that users can access the most up-to-date BNF content 24/7 via the Library’s Discover search. You can get access to the online version of the BNF here.
SAGE Video Collections
Another new resource available from the library is the online SAGE Video collection. This is a collection of almost 1,500 videos created to help support learning, teaching and research. The library currently has access to three collections within the SAGE Video collection, these are:
- Business and Management
- Counselling and Psychotherapy
The video collections include interviews, online tutorials, observational footage, case studies, conference recordings, and clinical demonstrations.
Users can find the video content directly on the Library’s Discover platform, by searching for SAGE Video collection in the Database A-Z or by clicking here.
Mintel one of our key market research databases has changed. It has a new improved interface and updated search tools enabling you to locate reports and expert analysis by category, region, trend drivers and demographics. Reports can be exported into various formats and you can create your own profile of saved presentations. Take a fresh look and explore in-depth data on brands, products, consumer profiles, companies and industry news.
The library is currently running a trial to Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases, available to all users.
With cases from across the fashion industry, from design and sourcing to marketing and retail, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases will enable students to develop essential business skills required for the next generation of fashion industry professionals to set themselves up for success. Global in focus, cases will present real-world challenges facing the business of fashion around the world and across sectors, tackling important issues such as sustainability, technology, ethics, and leadership.
You can find out more about Bloomsbury Fashion Cases by watching this short video here.
The trial is running until 25th February. You can find Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases by searching the Library’s Database A-Z or by clicking here.
Further to positive feedback on additional study spaces on level 2, we are creating more spaces for study on level 3 of the library.
Additional desks and seating will be installed on this floor on 25 and 26 January 2020.
Due the noise that will be generated, the floor will remain closed during this time.
PCs will be available on level 2 with our short-loan laptop vending machine on level 0 for anyone wishing to still use the silent space on level 4.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please be aware that the Library’s system provider has planned maintenance scheduled from 3am until 3pm on Sunday 9 February.
This means that Legacy RefWorks, RefWorks and Write-n-Cite will be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
In response to your feedback we are creating more spaces for study on level 2 of the library.
Additional desks and seating will be installed on this floor between the hours of 7am and 9am on Sunday 12 January 2020.
The floor will remain open but there may be some noise disruption during this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
At this time of year we see a peak in ebook use. You may notice that your usual link to an ebook won’t let you access the full text due to this increased demand. What can you do?
First wait and try the ebook later. It could be that too many people are trying to use the ebook at the same time.
Next search for the ebook on Discover:
For a reminder of how to find and use ebooks check out our video.
The OVID database will be undergoing scheduled maintenance by the provider on Monday 9 December at 4pm.
While we do not expect this to impact your access, it is possible with any system maintenance that you may experience some downtime during this time.