Posts for the ‘Library News’ Category

Staying late in the library? How are you getting home?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

With the library open 24 hours a day from now until 8.00pm on Friday 23rd May please remember to think about how you are getting home and ensuring that you are safe when doing so.

First Bus are running their normal timetable so please be sure to check bus times on their website or arrange alternative, safe, transport before leaving the library.


Tutorials and guides on finding information

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The library’s finding information module on CampusMoodle contains a range of information, guides, videos and tutorials about lots of useful topics.

There is information about planning your search strategy including thinking about keywords, using the OR, AND, and NOT to get better search results and more.

There is guidance about finding books and eBooks using the library catalogue. For example this video shows how to get to the library catalogue and search for books and eBooks.

There is information on looking for journal articles and links to guides on databases produced by ourselves and the database providers, for example this ScienceDirect tutorial from Elsevier.

Finally there is some information about searching the internet and on looking for more specialized resources like maps, digital images, legal information, evidence based health information and more.


24 hour library opening has begun!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

 
Today is the day! 24 hour library opening has begun and we are now open continuously until 8.00pm on Friday 23rd May.

For more information check out the main blog post here and we look forward to seeing you!


Library on campus classes next week

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Next week the library is running 20 on campus classes that you can sign up for. The classes are:

Mon 14 April 2014

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Library research skills for Nursing, Midwifery & Health Sciences
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Library research skills for Pharmacy & Life Sciences
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Library research skills for Computing & Engineering
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Library research skills for Business & Management

Tue 15 April 2014

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Library research skills for Business & Management
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Library research skills for Social Work/Sciences & Psychology
  • 15:00 – 16:00 How to use RefWorks
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Library research skills for Art, Design, Architecture & Construction

Wed 16 April 2014

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Library research skills for Art, Design, Architecture & Construction
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Library research skills for Computing & Engineering
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Library research skills for Business & Management
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Library research skills for Pharmacy & Life Sciences

Thu 17 April 2014

  • 13:00 – 14:00 How to use RefWorks
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Library research skills for Business & Management
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Library research skills for Nursing, Midwifery & Health Sciences
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Library research skills for Computing & Engineering

Fri 18 April 2014

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Library research skills for Social Work/Sciences & Psychology
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Library research skills for Art, Design, Architecture & Construction
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Library research skills for Business & Management
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Introduction to Legal Databases

And you can sign up for them, and see all the other sessions on offer, in the Library Classes and Support module on CampusMoodle. See topic 4 for the sign up forms.


24 hour library opening, 14th April to 23rd May

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

 
The Library is to run a second trial of 24 hour opening in the run up to the end of semester and will be open continuously from:

08.00 on Monday 14th April until 20.00 on Friday 23rd May.

The library will then reopen at 13.00 on Saturday 24th May and thereafter vacation hours will apply.
 
Security staff will be on duty from 22.30 until 08.00 and the self service units and returns machine will be available as usual. If you have any questions during these times, please email library@rgu.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Remember that there will be no retail outlets available outwith their normal opening hours and that First will be running their normal bus services so please make plans accordingly.

The usual rules about eating and drinking in the library will apply so please move to the amphitheatre area near the entrance on Level 3 if you need a ‘snack break’.

We hope you will find these extra opening hours useful and look forward to hearing your feedback during and at the end of the trial period.


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

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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