Journal articles, book chapters and conference papers supplied by the British Library will now be delivered to staff and students via the DRM Lite service.
Benefits of DRM Lite
- No need to install plugins or special software.
- DRM Lite allows you to view the item on any device with internet access.
- Once you have downloaded the item, you will have access to it for up to 3 years and can print one copy.
How do I get articles via DRM lite?
- There is no change to how you request the item through our inter-library loan service, Clio.
- A link to the item will be emailed direct to you. To download it you will need Adobe Reader version 10 or above. This software is installed on all GCU staff and student machines and is available to download free of charge on your own devices.
Full information is available on our web pages. https://www.gcu.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary/inter-libraryloan/drmlite/
We have completed our annual review of the Harvard British Standard Referencing Guide. Continue reading
This summer we have completely updated our subject guides – these guides are a great first place to look for help with your subject resources. Continue reading
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 email@example.com
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
Over the summer the Library team have been making improvements to Discover, the library search engine. All our enhancements will be going live on Monday 2nd July and while we are upgrading, users may experiences some issues while using Discover.
Students often tell us they’ve been asked to find ‘peer reviewed’ journal articles for an assignment. Librarians and academics sometimes talk about peer review in very general terms – ‘rigorous editorial process’, ‘evaluated by experts’, ‘reliable academic standard’ and so on. The language we use to talk about peer review tends to be quite positive and therefore it’s no surprise that on campus there seems to be a general consensus that peer review is a good indicator of high quality information. Continue reading
We thought it would be useful to tell you about some of the comments we received during our festive Feedback campaign, and some of the actions that have taken place in response to your feedback.
We received 54 responses over the festive period covering these areas:
The Library has lots of useful resources that can help you with your dissertation or Honours’ Project.
Planning your search strategy
We have a range of books that can help you get started with your literature review and with your dissertation or project more generally (for example here, here and here). Additionally our online training package SMILE has lots of tips that will improve the quality of your research. Continue reading
The Library is pleased to announce the installation of a short loan laptop facility in the Saltire Centre.
Short loan (up to three hours) laptops are available for loan to GCU students and staff. The Lapsafe laptop vending machine is located on level 0 of the library, facing the café counter.
Laptops are provided fully charged for use around campus. You must have your student or staff card in order to use this service.
For further information on this service, please see the following webpage:
The Library has updated the Harvard Referencing Guide to expand the guidance on using in text citations.
The referencing style is unchanged. There is no change in how to compile your reference list and you will still choose the Harvard British Standard 2010 GCU Library output style in Refworks.
For more help contact your librarians.