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Food Science Source now available!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

RGU library is pleased to announce that the database Food Science Source is now available!

Food Science Source is a database that covers the food industry and related topics such as food and beverage science, food processing, food packaging, food safety, food service and more.

It covers over 1400 publications including journals, monographs, magazines, industry reports, market reports and trade publications and it includes both an extensive amount of full text results and other bibliographic information as well.

To access Food Science Source you can find the links on the A-Z list of databases and the subject list of databases within the Pharmacy and Life Sciences Section. Simply follow the link and enter you RGU username and password when prompted.


The Times Digital Archive 1785 – 2008 now available

Monday, July 28th, 2014

RGU Library is pleased to announce that we now have access to The Times Digital Archive 1785 – 2008.

You can access this database from the A-Z list of databases and it can be searched and browsed.


Open access books

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

There are an increasing number of Open Access books becoming available and we wanted to highlight a couple of places you can find these.

So to start with here are a couple of sites that include books from a variety of publishers.

The OAPEN Library is a platform that contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences, in a variety of languages. Check it out here:

http://www.oapen.org/
 
 

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) has the main aim of “increasing the discoverability of Open Access books”, again in a variety of languages. Check it out here:

http://www.doabooks.org/doab

 
 
And you can at times find open access eBooks from various publishers sites as well. For example:

This is the Athabasca University Press who as well as giving the opportunity to buy paper copies of their books also have a “free PDF” link available for their titles. Take a look here:

http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/
 
 

There is also the O’Reilly Open Books project where they have made a selection of books available openly for people to access. While this is a limited collection it shows how some publishers are making selected titles open to access while continuing to make their main collection available to purchase. Take a look here:

http://oreilly.com/openbook/


Do School Exhibition – Temporary Closure

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Unfortunately due to ongoing building works in the Exhibition Area The Do School Exhibition will now be closed until Monday 4th August 2014

If you intent to visit the exhibition please phone ahead on 01224 263988 just to check on opening arrangements.

At the moment due to the Buidling Works the area is only accessible via stairs

Apologies for inconvenience caused by this


New Update: Access issues to MedicinesComplete (including the BNF)

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Access to Medicines Complete for off campus users has been restored for the Institutional Login route. Follow the instructions from the Library e-resources page to gain access. Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused.


RefWorks guide updated

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The main RefWorks user guide has now been updated with some changes to how you export/import journal article references from databases in to RefWorks.

You can take a look by accessing the guide in CampusMoodle or by following the link below.

RefWorks Guide – Jul 14