Classes and drop-ins this week

This week the library is running a number of sessions on Harvard Referencing, RefWorks and Finding Information for your assignments and dissertations. Take a look at the timetable and sign up here

If you can’t make it along to one of the scheduled sessions, don’t worry! We offer drop-in appointments at the main library in the Sir Ian Wood Building every morning and afternoon Mon-Fri. No need to sign up – just come along with your question. Drop-in times can be viewed here


Access problems to OUP Journals – Update

On the 10th February we reported access issues to Oxford University Press journals and we are pleased to report that these journals and the articles within them can now all be accessed fully.

There is still an issue with some articles showing a “shopping cart” icon next to them implying they need to be bought but if you follow the link to the article you will get access to the full text. Oxford University Press are working on fixing this icon problem.


New IMechE journals available





RGU library is pleased to announce that a new subscription has given us access to an additional journals from the IMechE alongside the titles we previously had access to. We now have access to the following 18 titles:

International Journal of Engine Research

The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers:

Part A: Journal of Power And Energy
Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering
Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology
Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics
Part L: Journal of Materials Design and Applications
Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Part N: Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems
Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability
Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology

All the titles can be found on our main journals list which can be accessed from the library home page using the Find a Journal search box:





Simply search for the journal title and then follow the links provided to get access to the journal contents.

‘Nursing – Art and Science’, a new series of Henry Stewart Talks in the Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

300x250-3BiosciThis month’s additions to Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection include a new series ‘Nursing – art and science’, edited by Prof. Lesley Baillie and Dr. Elaine Maxwell. This series covers key areas within nursing such as the nurse’s role and contribution to healthcare experiences. Lectures include ‘The nurse’s contribution to clinical research and evidence-based practice’ by Dr. Susan Hamer and ‘Family-centred care for children with long-term conditions’ by Prof. Imelda Coyne. There are also new lectures and updates added to several existing series, including a new lecture on ‘Hepatitis B virus (HBV)’ by Prof. Marco Olivera-Martinez. Follow the link above and login with your RGU institutional credentials to access the talks.