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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.


Books in new locations

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Over the last month we have done work in order to move some books to a more suitable location. The moves completed are:

Books at shelfmark 645-646.99 (sewing / tailoring)
Are now on Floor 8 in the open shelving

Books at shelfmark 647-647.99 (hotel management)
Are now on Floor 6 in the mobile shelving

Books at shelfmark 663-664.99 (food science)
Are now on Floor 7 in the mobile shelving

These books are now in their new location and all the records have been updated on the library catalogue.

Please remember to always check the library catalogue for the location of the books you are interested in. The catalogue will show you what floor they are on and whether they are on the open or mobile (moveable) shelves.


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.


Supporting Sarah’s Swim: Notes from Sarah’s training diary

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Occupational Therapy final year student, Sarah Schmid, is swimming 2 miles at Loch Lomond on August 23rd to raise awareness for the TLC Food-bank based at the  Inchgarth Community Centre.

As part of her training Sarah sometime swims in open water. Here are notes from her diary about training swims in Knockburn Loch.

“Knockburn Loch is a wee place out in the spectacular country side of Aberdeenshire, the purpose build Loch for recreational/ sports swimming and kayaking.  It is not more than 2 meters deep and 700m round. Wearing a wetsuit is definitely a good option, especially earlier and end of the season (April/May-September/October), the changing facilities with hot water showers and the café there can work a treat.  For training I tend to swim 3-4/5 laps to get used to swimming with the wetsuit, the neoprene hat and to the (mild) waves.

Outdoor swimming has a completely  different feel to it, there’s no opportunity to rest like on the edge of a pool, you can’t push off a wall as you would for the beginning of every new length. More so you really notice when your core
strength/stability isn’t great and you start slacking with your technique and body/swim posture when fatiguing.

It feels less restricted than swimming in a pool, it’s in an endless open, just you, the water, the weather and surroundings around you- and the other swimmers you pass by once in a while.  Going back into the pool feels very strange, especially a 25m pool. You wonder why you’ve already reached the end after you just left the beginning.

Although I love my few outdoor swims for the benefits of building long-swim endurance, the different environment, set-up and getting used to the wetsuit and often much cooler temperature, I also value greatly the pool swims for working on
technique, various drills and as it’s a bit warmer.

Meeting and swimming with same minded people is always very helpful, encouraging and good banter!”

Swimming in open water can be dangerous and should not be attempted without the help and support of experienced open water swimmers.

‘Support Sarah’s Swim’ is brought to you by the Cultural Animateur-in-Residence as part of Open House 2014

 


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.


Support Sarah’s Swim:Shopping List for the TLC Foodbank

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Occupational Therapy final year student, Sarah Schmid, is swimming 2 miles at Loch Lomond on August 23rd to raise awareness for the TLC Food-bank based at the Inchgarth Community Centre.

If you would like to support Sarah and the food-bank you can do so by donating food from the shopping list below.

  • Tinned Veg/Beans
  • Tinned Potatoes / Tomatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned Meat / Fish
  • Tinned Soup
  • Tinned Rice Pudding / Custard
  • Tinned Sponge Pudding
  • Instant Mash Potato
  • Jars of Pasta / Cooking Sauces
  • Jars of Coffee / Hot Chocolate
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Tea Bags
  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Breakfast Cereal / Oats
  • Rice/Pasta/Noodles
  • Cartons of Fruit juice
  • Bottles of diluting juice
  • Chocolate / Sweets
  • Biscuits /snack bars

Volunteers from the food-bank who will be on hand between 11.00-14.00, in the foyer of Riverside East, each day next week. It couldn’t be easier to help people in crisis in Aberdeen.
‘Support Sarah’s Swim’ is brought to you by the Cultural Animateur-in-Residence as part of Open House 2014