Resource spotlight: Digimap

Digimap is an online mapping and data delivery service that offers the students and staff at RGU access to a number of map data collections:

Ordnance Survey – OS maps covering the whole of Great Britain and at scales ranging from 1:1250 up to 1:750000.

Historic – historical maps of Great Britain, the originals of which were published between 1846 and 1996.

Geology – geological map data from the British Geological Survey (BGS).

Marine – raster nautical charts and Marine Themes vector data from the UK Hydrographic Office.

Environment – land cover data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Separate datasets are available for 1990, 2000, 2007 and 2015. Also included are Dudley Stamp’s maps of the 1930’s Land Utilisation Survey of Britain.

Aerial –  high quality aerial photography of Great Britain.

Lidar – lidar data derived from the Environment Agency, showing Digital Terrain Models (DTM) of the bare earth surface and Digital Surface Models (DSM) that show the vegetation canopy.

You can use Digimap to zoom in on your area of interest, print maps in A4 to A0 size, annotate maps, download maps in PDF, PNG or JPG files and download the data for use in GIS and CAD software.

To access Digimap simply follow the link from our database lists:

A-Z list of databases

And please be aware that the first time you access Digimap you will need to register and accept the user licenses for each individual area and that the maps can only be used for academic / education purposes.

Elsevier Scopus, SciVal and Mendeley

Scopus Scival Mendeley

Michaela Kurschildgen and Denis Reidy from Elsevier will be offering a programme of workshops and demonstrations about Scopus, SciVal and Mendeley on Wednesday 24 October 2018, in room 321, Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre.

  • Scopus is a multi-disciplinary research and citation database and a new Library subscription in 2018.
  • SciVal is a research analytics tool that closely integrates with the Scopus database.
  • Mendeley is a versatile reference management, citation capture, writing and collaboration tool.

10.00 – 11.30 Scopus Hands-On Workshop.

11.30 – 11.45 Break.

11.45 – 13.00 Scopus Journal Metrics and SciVal (Benchmarking and Collaboration modules).

14.00 – 15.00 The value of Scopus – this session will cover advance search tips, personalization, analysis tools, citation trends and impact, author profiles and metrics.

15.00 – 15.15 Break.

15.15 – 16.00 Introduction to Mendeley.


New journal search now available

We have now updated LibrarySearch to make it easier for you to find out if we have specific journal titles in stock.

When you go to the main LibrarySearch page you will see that the menu at the top now says Journal Search:



If you click this it will take you to a dedicated Journal Search page where you can search for eJournals by their title or ISSN.

This page also includes a link to where you can find the list of print journals available in the library.

To find out more about this and other ways to use LibrarySearch to search for journals you can explore the Finding Journals LibGuide.

LibrarySearch and Reading Lists Down

We are sorry to report that there are problems with the library catalogue and our reading list service this morning.  This is a wider issue that is affecting multiple universities and our supplier have advised us that they are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we will update when we know more.