Technical issue [Discover search]

*This issue is now resolved*

We are currently experiencing issues with Discover search. If you are running a search at this time you will not be able to see the full results available to you, therefore we recommend that users do not perform any complex searching at this time.

The issue has been reported to the vendor and we hope it will be resolved ASAP. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Discover search and Resource Lists scheduled maintenance

Please be aware that the Library’s system provider has planned maintenance scheduled for this weekend from 11pm until midnight on Saturday 28 September.

This means that the Library’s self-service machines, Discover search and the Resource Lists platform may be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Discover search and Resource Lists scheduled maintenance

Please be aware that the Library’s system provider has planned maintenance scheduled for this weekend from 9pm on Saturday 31 August until 5am on Sunday 1 September.

This means that the Library’s self-service machines, Discover search and the Resource Lists platform may be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Discover search/ Resource Lists scheduled maintenance

Please be aware that the Library’s system provider has scheduled updates to Discover search, our Self-Service Kiosks and Resource lists from 11pm on Saturday 13 July to 12am on Sunday 12 July. These services may be unavailable during this time.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

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

 

Discover Upgrade: What’s New?

Over the summer the Library team have been giving Discover, the library search engine, a bit of a face lift. Based on feedback from users we have been making improvements and enabling new functionality to bring you the best user experience we can.

If you have any feedback about the improvements made to Discover, please let us know by using our feedback form on the library website or by emailing library@gcu.ac.uk

Locking filters

In Discover, you can now lock the filters on the right hand side of the page. This ensures that the filter remains persistent during your search session, even if you start a new search. Continue reading