New eresource sign in screen

We are making a minor update to the way you access library eresources. You will still use your domain username and password to connect to eresources. However, you will temporarily see one of the following screens when you first log in.

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If you have any issues regarding access to eresources please contact the Collections and Discovery team. If you have any issues regarding your domain username and password, please contact IT Services via their online helpdesk or by calling 0141 273 1234.

19th Century British Pamphlets

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the 19th century British pamphlets archive  to our collections via an agreement between JISC Collections and publishers JSTOR.

This collection of 26,000 19th century British pamphlets provides online access to some of the most significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held in UK research libraries. The digitisation of some 26,000 paper copy pamphlets, has created over 1 million page images that focuses on the political, economic and social issues that fuelled the great Parliamentary debates and controversies of the 19th century. This resource provides researchers, students, academics and teaching staff with an immensely rich and coherent collection of primary sources with which to study the socio-political and economic landscape of 19th century Britain.

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Digital library of core eresources on Ireland

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the digital library of core eresources on Ireland to our collections via an agreement between JISC Collections and publishers JSTOR.

This core collection of 620,000 pages and around 80 key journals, 210 monographs and more than 2,500 manuscript pages is available free of charge to further and higher education institutions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland  as part of the JISC Digitisation Programme. The project is providing online access to a comprehensive, multi–disciplinary digital library of research materials relating to Ireland, spanning the 18th century to present. Ceased rare periodicals essential to the study of Ireland’s cultural and political life can be found alongside journals publishing vital contemporary scholarship in their fields.

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Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974 – 1996

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the database Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports to our collections via an agreement between JISC Collections and publishers Readex.

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States’ principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 70 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996, available exclusively from Readex, constitutes a one-of-a-kind archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that provides insight into the second half of the 20th century; many of these materials are firsthand reports of events as they occurred.

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Science Classic

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the archives of the journal Science covering the years 1880 – 1996 to our holdings via an agreement with JISC Collections.

Science Classic is fully integrated with the current content of Science Online making it easier to search the entire collection. The archival content includes ground-breaking research articles and reports; news of the week and news focus; Editorials, letters, book reviews, policy forms, article reviews, brevia, perspectives, association affairs and technical comment abstracts. AAAS has included all content that was published in print between July 1880 and December 1996. As the journal came online in 1997 content published prior to 1997 was not previously available until the archive was digitised.

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Migration to New Worlds

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the database Migration to New Worlds to our collections via an agreement between JISC Collections and Adam Matthew publishers.

From government-led population drives during the early nineteenth century through to mass steamship travel, Migration to New Worlds showcases unique primary source material recounting the many and varied personal experiences of 350 years of migration. Explore Colonial Office files on emigration, diaries and travel journals, ship logs and plans, printed literature, objects, watercolours, and oral histories supplemented by carefully selected secondary research aids.
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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.