Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness week 9-15 May 2022 the Sir Alex Ferguson Library is supporting Keep the heid and read!: Scotland’s Reading moment 2022.
Reading just 6 minutes a day can improve your mental health.
To find out more and how to join in and visit Keep the heid and read!
If you are on campus why not visit our new wellbeing space Relax and Renew at 3pm on Wednesday 11th May 2022 and join staff and students from the GCU community to pledge your 6 minutes and read.
You can select a book to read from our wellbeing collection or just relax and read in the space (near the Library desk on Level 0).
PRISMA is a recognised tool designed to improve the quality of reporting primary systematic review and meta-analyses. It is used widely by researchers, staff and students in the School of Health and Life Sciences. Updates to PRISMA, including the statement, checklist and flow diagram were published earlier this year. The Library is working on updates to our website and associated guides to reflect these changes.
For the time being we will continue to provide our guidance on using the 2009 flow diagram.
We will also consult with academic departments within the school on how our support should develop in response to the new guideline.
If you need to access the new PRISMA documents you can find them on the PRISMA website. For more detailed information on PRISMA 2020 including how it was developed, how to use it and exemplars the following articles are helpful:
BMJ (OPEN ACCESS) Page, M. J. et al. The PRISMA 2020 statement: An updated guideline for reporting systematic reviews. BMJ 2021;372:n71, doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n71
BMJ (OPEN ACCESS) Page, M. J. et al. PRISMA 2020 explanation and elaboration: updated guidance and exemplars for reporting systematic reviews. BMJ 2021;372:n160, doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n160 Continue reading
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 email@example.com
Glasgow School for Business and Society firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment email@example.com
School of Health and Life Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute for University to Business Education: email@example.com
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 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/
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.
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.
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.
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:
1.Click on the title and check if the ebook is available from more than one place
2. Look at the results lists for previous editions of the same book
For a reminder of how to find and use ebooks check out our video.
Beginning 1st Oct 2019
Did you know that Monday to Friday you can drop-in to get help from an Academic Librarian between 11am and 3pm?
What to expect?
The drop-in session is for quick questions – like needing help to find resources on a topic or getting started with a database or RefWorks.
The drop-in desk is the first desk in the Library Ask & Learn space on Level 1 of the Saltire Centre.
Need more help?
Make an appointment with your subject specialist academic librarian. Appointments can be for a group and you can request an online appointment too.
There is a new version of Westlaw, the law database. You can access it via the Database A to Z or the Law subject guide.
If you have used the previous version of Westlaw you will find new Westlaw familiar, but it has more features and is easier to use. The publisher has provided step-by-step help guides which you can find here.
Help is also available from your academic librarian.
The publisher will be withdrawing the previous version so please update your bookmarks and links.