Posts for the ‘Electronic resources’ Category

Library catalogue ‘at risk’, 8am Thursday 10th April

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Due to essential planned maintenance, the library catalogue at will be ‘at risk’ for 10 minutes from 08:00am Thursday 10th April.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

EBSCOHost access problems resolved

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014


  We are pleased to report that the access problems to the EBSCOHost databases reported here have been resolved.

We apologise for the inconvenience this caused and please contact us at if you have any queries.

Resource spotlight: Journal of Sports Sciences

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

This is part of a series of spotlights on journals available from the RGU library service.

  The Journal of Sports Sciences publishes research and review articles on various aspects of the sports and exercise sciences. It covers areas like anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, psychology, sociology, ergonomics, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives. The emphasis is on the human sciences, broadly defined, applied to sport and exercise.

Some recent articles are:

Increased delivery stride length places greater loads on the ankle joint in elite male cricket fast bowlers
Written by Wayne Spratford & Amy Hicks. Published in 2014 in volume 32, issue 12, pp. 1101-1109.

Aging of running shoes and its effect on mechanical and biomechanical variables: implications for runners
Written by Nicolas Chambon et al. Published in 2014 in volume 32, issue 11, pp. 1013-1022.

Rankings in professional men’s tennis: a rich but underutilized source of information
Written by Machar Reid at al. Published in 2014 in volume 32, issue 10, pp. 986-996.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 1996 to the present day.

To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library catalogue which includes log in information in the full record section.

Alternatively you can follow this link and see what the Journal of Sports Sciences has to offer*.

*Off-campus users click on ‘Sign in’, click on ‘Sign in via Shibboleth’, then select ‘Robert Gordon University’ from the list and log in.

Scheduled Maintenance – Online Library Resources – Tuesday 8th April 2014

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Due to essential planned maintenance, access to all online Library resources will be unavailable from 7:30am to 8:00am on Tuesday, 8 April 2014, with a further at-risk period from 8:00am to 9:00am on Tuesday, 8 April 2014, including:

  • Library Catalogue
  • Access to online e-books, e-journals, library databases
  • ‘Find It @ RGU’
  • RefWorks
  • Inter-library loans
  • BookMyne mobile app

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Access to eResources update

Friday, April 4th, 2014


We are pleased to announce that the problems accessing Compendex off campus reported here have now been fixed and you will be able to access the database as normal.

Compendex can be accessed from the subject list of databases (in the Computing and Engineering sections) and the A-Z list of databases. Simply click the link and follow the access instructions described underneath.

EBSCOHost Databases

Unfortunately the problems with access to the EBSCOHost databases are still ongoing. A fix is being worked on and we will report back once normal access has been restored.

In the mean time you can see a workaround that will give you access at this blog post.

Unfortunately there is still an issue with the certificate when logging in to OnePetro.

While a resolution for this is being worked on you can find a workaround, along with a description of the problem, at the this blog post.
We thank you for you patience and please get in touch with us at if you have any queries.

Online on campus access to ASHRAE Journal and Transactions now available

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The library is pleased to announce that we now have online access to the ASHRAE Journal and ASHRAE Transactions.

They are both available on campus only and we have the journal from 1997 to the present day and the transactions from 1970 to the present day.

To access these resources we have added the links to the library catalogue and included the resource on our A-Z list of databases.

However if you are on campus and would like to take a look all you need to do is follow this link; you will be taken straight in without any need to log in.

The link will take you to a page where you could browse through the sections or use the search box near the top of the screen to look for a topic across each of the resources.

Once you have searched or browsed you will see a list of results, click the title you are interested in:

Then click the read button to open up the full article: