Posts for the ‘Electronic resources’ Category

Library e-resources at risk 8am-9am Tuesday 2nd September

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Access to library e-resources including databases, ebooks and ejournals will be at risk between 8am and 9am on Tuesday 2nd September, due to essential maintenance.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


MIT eBooks now available

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to a selection of eBooks from MIT on the IEEE Xplore database.

We have access to over 500 titles published between 2014 and 1943 in a large range of topics related to computing and engineering such as: computing, processing, communication, circuits, networking, robotics, power and more.

There are various ways you can take a look at the new titles:

All of the books have been added to the catalogue so they will come up in the results when performing a normal search for a topic there.

You can also log in and take a look at the full list of titles available by logging in from the MIT Press link on the eBook collections page.

Finally you could log into the IEEE Xplore database from the list of databases. Once logged in you could click “books and eBooks” under browse and then narrow down to the MIT Press titles in the “filter these results” section.

Following a link from the catalogue will take you directly to the book but if you are looking through the list of titles on the database simply click the title of the book you are interested in to see more.

Once looking at the book details simply scroll down to get to the chapter headings where you will be able to open and then download chapters in PDF form:

We hope these will be useful to you and as always if you have any queries please let us know by emailing library@rgu.ac.uk.


Mintel: access issues resolved

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

We are pleased to advise that off campus access issues when authenticating to the Mintel market research database have been resolved.

Access is again available in the usual way from the subject and A-Z lists of databases.


MedicinesComplete: off campus issues resolved

Monday, August 18th, 2014

We are pleased to advise that off campus access issues with  MedicinesComplete have been resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Access is now available in the usual way from the link on the eBooks collections page.  Simply choose ‘Sign in via your home organisation’ then search for Robert Gordon University and sign in with your RGU username and password.

MedicinesComplete comprises full-text drug and healthcare reference works including BNF, BNF for children, Martindale, Stockley’s Drug Interactions and Clarke’s Analysis of Drugs and Poisons.


Access issues: Medicines Complete

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Off campus users may find they experience problems trying to login to Medicines Complete from our list of eBooks packages with their usual RGU details.

Medicines Complete comprises full-text drug and healthcare reference works including the British National Formulary (BNF), BNF for children, Martindale, Stockley’s Drug Interactions and Clarke’s Analysis of Drugs and Poisons.

We are working with the suppliers to resolve this issue. In the meantime students and staff working off campus are invited to contact us at library@rgu.ac.uk for a temporary ID and password which will allow access off campus until matters are resolved. Please include your name, course and student number in your message.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Workaround for on-campus users for Mintel

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Mintel have set up auto IP authentication access for us whilst we investigate the problems we are currently experiencing with authentication to their site. 

On-campus users please go to http://academic.mintel.com/ click to agree terms and conditions. 

Off-campus users please go to MyApps https://myapps.rgu.ac.uk/Citrix/XenApp/auth/login.aspx and login.  Then click on Browser and go to http://academic.mintel.com/ Mintel should then recognise that you are a student from Robert Gordon University as using MyApps will provide on-campus access.