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We are currently experiencing access issues with ebooks hosted on the ProQuest/Ebook Central platform.
This issue is currently being investigated by the vendor and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE has enjoyed a spectacular career in football, both as a player and manager. He was born in Govan on Hogmanay 1941 to parents Alexander, a plater’s helper in the shipbuilding industry, and Elizabeth (née Hardie). After obtaining his Secondary School Certificate he completed an apprenticeship as a toolmaker with Remington Rand. His senior football playing career lasted from 1958 to 1974, when he entered management with East Stirlingshire, St Mirren and Aberdeen, before joining Manchester United in 1986. Continue reading
Pure and the Research Online portal will undergo a major upgrade from Monday 23rd September 2019. Pure will be unavailable to users until 2nd October 2019; Research Online will remain accessible during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The upgraded system will bring the following benefits to users:
- Pure system now fully supported and maintained with upgrades and new functionality available each month
- Cloud hosted system provides reliability and scalability
- Improved functionality and new Pure portal with clean, modern user interface
- Access Pure directly on and off campus without the need for VPN or remote desktop
- Access for all academic staff
- Improved data quality and integration with other University systems
- New REF and awards management functionality coming soon
For enquiries regarding the upgrade or system downtime please contact email@example.com
For urgent enquiries relating to REF eligible outputs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please be aware that the Library’s system provider has planned maintenance scheduled for this weekend from 9pm on Saturday 31 August until 5am on Sunday 1 September.
This means that the Library’s self-service machines, Discover search and the Resource Lists platform may be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
My brother is getting married this weekend, and along with revising my best man speech (gulp), I’m also anticipating a lot of relatives and newly minted in-laws asking the perennial question; what is it you do again?
GCU Archive Centre reading room
As ever, I’ll smile and reply that I work as an archive assistant. They’ll nod, pause and then ask, but what do you do? And that’s where it gets tricky.
Sign up for a Library tour Monday to Friday, 16th – 27th Sept.
First tour 10am, then on the hour, until the last tour at 4pm. Tours last only 45 minutes. You will be able to:
- find the resources you need for your course
- get started using our huge online library of ebooks and journal articles
- borrow books and laptops and renew your loans
- get help from the library staff
- find the best study space for your needs
We encourage you to come along and get the best start for your studies.
Download the GCU 2019 induction app or book directly on Eventbrite.
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.
Please be aware that Lynda.com will be undergoing essential maintenance on Tuesday 9 July, the resource will be unavailable during this time. This essential maintenance is being undertaken in order to upgrade to their new platform, now called LinkedIn Learning.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.