Scanning service update: revised key terms

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.

Box of Broadcasts now available in EU

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.

New Online Resources

BNF Online
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
  • Education

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.

Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases Trial

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.

We encourage users to send us feedback on Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases directly via our Twitter or by email at ertenq@gcu.ac.uk

Technical issue [ProQuest ebooks]

**This issue is now resolved: please note that you may need to delete your browser’s cookies and cache in order for platform access to be restored**

We are currently experiencing access issues with ebooks hosted on the ProQuest/Ebook Central platform.

This issue is currently being investigated by the vendor and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

Inter-library loan service update

If you need an item to support your research, teaching or coursework and we don’t have it in stock you can request it through our inter-library loan service.  We have now introduced a quicker, easier method of placing requests through Discover and you can track the progress via your library account.

To place a request, either:

  • Carry out your search and select Expand My Results Beyond GCU Library Collections;

choose the Get it tab where available and sign in;

click Inter-library loan request, you will be taken to the request form which will be automatically populated with the information about your chosen item.

or

For a trial period, we are extending this service to all GCU staff and students.

Full information is available on our web pages.

Please let us know what you think of this service by completing our feedback form.

New Trial Resources

The library are currently running trials to three new online resources, available to all users. You can find them by searching the Database A-Z or using the links below.

JoVE – Journal of Visual Experiments

The JoVE video journal publishes experimental techniques in a visual format with detailed text protocols to increase scientific reproducibility and productivity. Also included in the trial is the JoVE Science Education library. These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.

The trial is running until 4th March. You can find JoVE here.

MarketLine Advantage

MarketLine Advantage is an interactive database offering a comprehensive and unique collection of company, industry, financial, and country information extending across every major marketplace worldwide. Included in the trial is access to:

• 8,000+ Industry Profiles reports – including Porters Five Forces Analysis
• 101,000+ Company Profiles – with 12000 SWOT analysis including 25,000+ Company Financial Reports
• 600+ Case Study Reports
• 1,215,000+ Company News Articles
• 540,000+ Financial Deals Articles
• 170+ Country Reports with PEST and PESTLE analysis including Macroeconomic outlook reports and also Global
Risk Reports)
• 180+ City Reports with PEST analysis of major cities in the world including a breakdown of Business environment,
Travel and Tourism, Construction and Real Estate and finally Retail sectors of the given company.

The trial is running until 17th February. You can find MarketLine Advantage here.

SAE Mobilus

The SAE MOBILUS platform includes over 200,000 resources covering a wide range of technologies surrounding the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries. These content types include:
• aerospace standards
• ground vehicle standard
• aerospace material specifications
• technical papers
• eBooks and ejournals
• magazines
• videos

The trial is running until 30 April. You can find SAE Mobilus here.

You can send us feedback on any of these trials directly via our Twitter or by email at ertenq@gcu.ac.uk