Posts for the ‘Library News’ Category

New blog launching on 3rd September

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Just a quick reminder that on the Wednesday the 3rd September the library will be launching a new blog to house all the news, information and updates about the library, our services and resources.

The new blog can be previewed already, simply follow this address: http://rgulibraryblog.wordpress.com/ and take a look.

Until Wednesday 3rd September the current blog will still be active so make sure to check back for posts and watch out for announcement of the move later this week.


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.


New blog coming soon!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

On the Wednesday the 3rd September the library will be launching a new blog to house all the news, information and updates about the library, our services and resources.

The new blog can be previewed already, simply follow this address: http://rgulibraryblog.wordpress.com/ and take a look.

Until Wednesday 3rd September the current blog will still be active so make sure to check back for posts and watch out for further advertising of the move and the new blog over the next week.


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.