Academic Librarians Online

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 lib-alc@gcu.ac.uk

Glasgow School for Business and Society lib-gsbs@gcu.ac.uk

School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment lib-scebe@gcu.ac.uk

School of Health and Life Sciences lib-hls@gcu.ac.uk

Institute for University to Business Education: lib.u2b@gcu.ac.uk

 

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 Online

 

 

 

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/

GCU Staff | Working from home with LinkedIn Learning

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.

Online access to BS 7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations

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.

Changes to Mintel database

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.

 

High demand ebooks

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:

Screen shot of ebook record on Discover showing two available links for an ebook.

1.Click on the title and check if the ebook is available from more than one place

 

Screen shot of Discover results list showing several previous editions of an ebook.

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.

Academic Librarian Drop-in sessions resume 1st of October 2019

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.

Where?
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.

 

New Westlaw

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.

Screenshot of new Westlaw platform

 

Getting started with CINAHL – November workshops

Getting started with CINAHL workshops are running during November in Library Ask & Learn space, Level 1, Saltire Centre.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health) is an authoritative source within the field of nursing and allied health. The database indexes from more than 3,000 journals and allows you to search using a combination of free text (or keyword) and thesaurus terms (known as CINAHL headings) to produce precise results. It offers functionality to limit to peer review material and link out to full text articles.

If you need help to search CINAHL more effectively or have never used CINAHL before, these workshops are for you.

Check out our schedule or contact us if you can’t make these times.