The library systems provider, ExLibris, will be performing essential maintenance this weekend from 11pm until midnight on Saturday 6 June.
During this time users may experience access issues with Discover search and the GCU Resource List system, 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.
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.
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.