Trailblazing from the Royal Society

To celebrate our 350th anniversary in 2010, Royal Society Publishing will be launching several commemorative initiatives, details at Today Trailblazing takes most of the headlines on launch day and it has already received international media interest. Trailblazing is a user-friendly, ‘explore-at-your-own-pace’, virtual journey through science. It showcases sixty fascinating and inspiring articles selected from an archive of more than 60,000 published by the Royal Society between 1665 and 2010. It can be found at Each article has a short commentary and is presented in the form of a timeline alongside a series of major world historical events to illustrate the content in which each discovery was made.

Welcome addition to Film & Sound Online database!

The EDINA Film & Sound Online service provides free access to hundreds of hours of film, video and sound material which can be used in learning, teaching and research.  

Recently added is a huge collection of material from the Wellcome Trust.  The collection amounts to over 60 films and inlcudes quality material intended for doctors, surgeons, nurses and students.  You can trace the evolution of medicine and health over the last 100 years.

Access the service from the library A-Z database page or from here


Free global pocasts from GMID!

We have a brand new free resource now available in GMID – Global PODCASTS!!

The official title is “Globalcast”, Euromonitor’s new podcast series bringing you the latest trends and insight on industries, countries and consumers worldwide.  With this series, we bring users behind the scenes of the global marketplace with interviews and analysis from our expert research analysts. These discussions provide the listener with innovative concepts from around the globe currently impacting consumers and our specialist industries.


You will now find the podcast link, under LINKS on the GMID homepage, located under Technical Support.

The PODCASTS themselves are absolutely fantastic allowing students to download the podcast of their choice to their I-pod or listening to them at their computer.


 Try them at :

New journal archives from JISC Collections

The Library has signed agreements with JISC to provide access to the following archives at no extra cost to the University.  Access is available until 31st May 2013.

The Brill Journal Archive:
( contains 57,263 articles and includes one of the world’s oldest academic journals on Chinese studies, T’oung Pao.

The Periodicals Archives Online: JISC Collections Selection
( contains 288,006
articles and includes works such the anonymous article in Foreign
Affairs which defined US foreign policy throughout the Cold War.


The Taylor & Francis Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Archive
( contains 20,000 articles and includes journals by some of the foremost professional membership organisations in the field of planning, the environment and architecture: Royal Institute of British Architects and the Association of European Schools of Planning.

NewsFilm online

We now have acces to NewsFilm online which is a JISC-funded service, offering access to over 3,000 hours of downloadable television news and cinema newsreels, selected from the huge ITN/Reuters Television Archives (about 60,000 stories) You can search the service via the NewsFilm Online home page:
Login and select Glasgow Caledonian University from the pull down menu and access will be allowed using
your Athens userid and password
Content includes

  • Channel 4 news & News at 10 1982-2006
  • Channel 5 1996-2006
  • Gaumont newsreels 1920-1959
  • ITN News Reports 1955-1967
  • Unreleased footage 1910-2006
    “users are permitted to embed clips in virtual learning environments or presentations and can “quote” from the teaching and learning materials just as they would quote from a printed resource”