2020 has proven to be a year of unprecedented challenges. Everyone connected with GCU has worked hard to adapt, delivering key services to the university community online.
The Library has been no different.
With this in mind, we took to Twitter at the beginning of December to celebrate the 12 Days of Library Christmas. From 1-12 December, our daily posts highlighted the volume and scope of work undertaken by Library staff in recent months (mainly from home). Continue reading
Discover Your Library
Join us online to find out how to get the most from the Library.
Discover how to find books, journal articles and the assigned reading for your course.
We will also show you how to ask for help and find guidance online.
Book your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-your-library-tickets-121538658399
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.
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.
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.