New Evidence Based Practice resources available from the library

Evidence based practice – access for NHS and Higher Education across Scotland

We are delighted to announce that a range of clinical evidence summary resources are now available here at GCU until 6th July 2016. These resources combine support for direct patient care and for education, through evidence-based and problem-based approaches to learning about best clinical practice, and linking quick guidance to deeper knowledge for self-directed study.

Selection of these resources (procured via tender by NHS Education for Scotland) is based on extensive consultation with practitioners and a rigorous evaluation process which considered scope, access and usability, delivery channels, evidence-based methodology, and design for education. Continue reading

The Womens Wear Daily Archive

We are pleased to announce that we have trial access to the Women’s Wear Daily Archive until the end of July. This will take us up to the start of an annual subscription from 1st August.

This  is comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images and will complement our Vogue Archive which is also available on the Proquest Platform.

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Connecting to Refworks

The way to connect to electronic resources has changed.  This post explains the new process to connect to your Refworks account.

To connect to your Refworks account, choose Refworks from the database A-Z  or from the Refworks quick link at the bottom of the library home page.  You will be prompted to log in with your Domain username and password.

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Migrating your RefWorks account to your domain username and password

As an existing Refworks user you need to follow the steps below to retain access to your account. This is a necessary step as we are moving to domain username and password for the library’s online resources – the one you use for GCU Learn or a GCU computer.

  • Click here to begin
  • Log in with your domain username and password
  • Click on the link ‘Link an existing Refworks Account to this Shibboleth AccountDO NOT enter your email address here or you will create a new account.

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  • You will need your RefWorks code which has been sent to you in an email from ertenq@gcu.ac.uk
  • Enter Refworks Code: which starts with RW_2223_**********************************  and password ChangeMe
  • Click on Link Account
  • In future login to RefWorks by visiting the RefWorks homepage and then click on ‘My Institutions Credentials (Shibboleth)’ and not Athens user.

Any questions or issues please email your librarian –  ertenq@gcu.ac.uk.

New ebooks from Cambridge University Press available

1966 titles that were published in 2005-2006 and 2012 by Cambridge University Press are now available through our library catalogue. These are part of the SHEDL perpetual access deal. These join the further 2665 CUP titles in the catalogue which were published between 2007-11. We will also be loading licensed titles published in 2013 on a month by month basis. Links from a catalogue record will take you directly to a title If you would like to see the subject collections please go to http://ebooks.cambridge.org/home.jsf

Box of broadcasts now available

We now have a subscription to BoB National (Box of Broadcasts). BoB is an off-air recording and media archive service which is available to staff and students.  It allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels. Continue reading

JISC historic books now available

Log in using your Athens details at http://www.jischistoricbooks.ac.uk/ or go to our ebooks page.

One platform, over 350,000 historic books
JISC Historic Books contains the full text or page images of over 350,000 books published in Britain from 1475 to 1900. The service draws together content from two of the best-known and long established early book collections:

EEBO (Early English Books Online)
The scanned images and (increasingly) full-text digital versions of over 125,000 books published in English up to 1700, from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)
A digital collection of all the books published in Great Britain and its colonies during the eighteenth century, comprising some 33 million pages from more than 180,000 titles. The collection includes books in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish and Welsh.

Uniquely and never before available online, JISC Historic Books also includes:
Nineteenth Century books from the British Library collection
A digital collection of more than 65,000 first editions from the long 19th century, covering philosophy, history, poetry and literature. The collection of over 25 million pages of previously rare and inaccessible content is searchable for the first time, and includes the original typeface and illustrations for each book.

JISC MediaHub now available

One platform, over 137,000 multimedia items, providing a single point of access to major multimedia archives, enabling cross searching and exploration of over 3,500 hours of film and 50,000 images from the following archives:

NewsFilm Online

Over 3,000 hours of digitised news stories from the ITN/Reuters archives, comprising some 60,000 stories. The sources include the complete Gaumont and Paramount newsreels, from 1910 and 1934 respectively. Many ITN broadcasts also include scripts and rushes, enabling comparison of the raw material and the edited footage that was broadcast.
Includes 9 minutes of British Gaumont newsreel from the 1948 Olympic games http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/record/display/030-00026135
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