Archive for January, 2012

RefWorks changes up and running

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

The library is happy to report that the changes to RefWorks that were organised and advertised over the last few months are now all in place i.e. there is now only one route to access RefWorks and the new interface, RefWorks 2.0, is up and running.

To access RefWorks simply follow the link on the library’s RefWorks page:

Click here to go to the library’s RefWorks page

And to find out more about the RefWorks 2.0 interface take a look at the guidance in the library’s Organising and Using Information module on CampusMoodle:

Click here to go to CampusMoodle

If you have any queries please contact the library:

PC availability in the Garthdee library

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) tests are still going on in the Library at Garthdee, so most of our PCs are still unavailable. In the meantime, you can use the computer labs on Floor 2 of the Business School, in Rooms 204, 205, & 221.

ASSIA and Design and Applied Arts Index changes

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The ASSIA and Design and Applied Arts Index databases have moved platforms and are now available from ProQuest.





To take a look simply go to the library database list, find either ASSIA or Design and Applied Arts Index, follow the link, and log in using your RGU username and password when prompted.

The new platform gives access to the same content as before but offers a new way of searching. Take a look at the following PDFs for guidance about how to use the new interface and get access to the articles. There are links to some additional support material at the end of the guides.

ASSIA – Jan 12

Design and Applied Arts Index – Jan 12

Continued access problems to ScienceDirect and EBSCOHost databases

Friday, January 20th, 2012

We are sorry to report that there are still access problems to both ScienceDirect and the EBSCOHost databases. The companies are still working to fix these problems and apologise for the incovenience. There are workarounds that will allow you to access these resources and you can see them here:

Workaround for ScienceDirect

Workaround for EBSCOHost databases

Library PCs unavailable on Monday 23rd January

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

On Monday 23rd January the PCs in the Library will be unavaialble due to Portable Appliance Testing. Hopefully the testing won’t take too long, but you can access PCs and printers in rooms 204 & 205 on Floor 2 of the Business School.

Access problems for EBSCOHost databases

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

There is currently a problem with access to the EBSCOHost databases both on and off campus. After entering your username and password in the log in boxes an error message appears and access is denied.

This has been reported to the company and all parties are working to resolve this as quickly as possible.

This problem affects the following databases: Amed, Art Full Text, Art Museum Image Gallery, Avery, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, Cinahl, International Pharamceutical Abstracts, Library Literature Online, LISTA, Medline, SportsDiscus.

On campus students will still be able to get access by following this workaround access route:

1) Go to
2) Click EBSCOHost Web
3) This takes you to a list of databases
4) Deselect the eBook collection
5) Place a tick next to the database you want to search
6) Click continue

And off campus users can get access by using a temporary username and password and the following the steps below. To get the username and password either contact the library or pick it up from our forum on CampusMoodle by following this link.

1) Go to this web address:
2) Enter the temporary username and password, and click login
3) This takes you to a list of databases
4) Deselect the eBook collection
5) Place a tick next to the database you want to search
6) Click continue

We apologise for this incovenience.