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.
We’re currently encountering difficulty downloading British Standards via the Firefox browser. The following action is recommended as BSOL seek to remedy the issue:
- Click on the standard number from the search results. This navigates to the item’s bibliographic data.
- You will then get the option to open or save the file:
Internet Explorer and Google Chrome are the recommended browsers for accessing BSOL. The above steps, however, allow standards to be downloaded with Firefox at this time.
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.
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.
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.
edShare@GCU is the University’s new educational resources repository. It allows staff to store, share and preserve a wide variety of learning and teaching materials in one central location. Staff can upload and manage their own resources and have the option to share them openly on the internet, with all members of the University, or with a select group of students or staff. The repository accepts any permanent resources created by GCU staff and provides a point of contact for copyright and intellectual property rights (IPR) advice within the GCU community.
Where do I start?
The repository can be accessed at https://edshare.gcu.ac.uk. You can log in with your domain username and password.
Why has this new repository been built?
The repository will enhance learning and teaching by enabling staff to manage, store and share a greater variety of digital resources, providing broader and deeper learning opportunities for students. It also supports flexible learning by allowing Continue reading
There is currently a printing problem on the Westlaw platform. This is causing problems for academic sites using Shibboleth and Westlaw are working to fix this for the next update of the platform. In the meantime, we have a workaround which you can use. You will need to create a My Westlaw UK Profile for this. You will also have to use Chrome as your internet browser.
• Access Westlaw (from the catalogue, Law subject guide or our database A-Z page).
• Log in with your domain details.
• You will see a default prompt to log in to your my Westlaw account. Under the log in boxes, choose Create Profile to create your account:
• You will be prompted to add your First name, Last name and an email address. Please use your @gcu or @caledonian email address.
• Click the button to Create your profile.
• You will receive a temporary password in an email from Westlaw. Use this to log in to your MyWestlaw UK Profile where you will be prompted to create a new password.
• When logged in to Westlaw with your profile, you can add items to a folder. You can print, email or download items from a folder.
• The Add to folder option is at the top of each page:
• When you add the item to your folder you can print the items off from there. To do this choose My Folders from the top toolbar:
• Click to open the relevant folder. All of the items you choose to add to your folder will be shown with a check box to the left. Select the items you want to print by checking the box and then from the Delivery drop-down box choose Print:
Pilot is the library’s online information literacy, research and communication skills resource which supports postgraduate researchers. Pilot is on the Subject Help menu on the library web site. It has been updated to run on mobile devices and has a new easier to use menu structure.
- communication skills
- data management (including plagiarism and referencing)
- research skills
- searching (including systematic reviewing)
- using information (including ethics)
If you are a lecturer and would like a detailed set of links to the sections of Pilot, we can add them to your blackboard module for you – just contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a researcher and you have questions or feedback on Pilot, you can contact us on email@example.com and if you would like to arrange further support for your research please contact your librarian.
Our library self-service machines on Level 1 can now be used to pay cash for outstanding fines. All you need to do is:
- Touch the screen to select ‘My Library Account’
- Place your student/staff card on the reader icon
- From the options displayed, choose ‘Pay charges’ and follow the instructions to pay your fine
- Select ‘Finish’ to end the session
To find out more about the library self-service machines, read this blog
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