Access to e-Books over the Christmas Period

If you have problems accessing ebooks over the vacation, please remember that use of some books is limited to a fixed number of readers at a time so you may need to try again later.

Some books have been bought in a way that allows a fixed number of uses – if you receive a message saying there are no credits left, please email libaspire@rgu.ac.uk and the Library will purchase more credits on 5th January.

If you need immediate access to relevant resources, remember that you can use the “Find other formats/editions” option on Aspire to see links to other editions of the e-book and to find out if there are print copies available in the Library.

To do this: click on the title on the reading list – this will take you to the page where you would normally access the ebook – then click on the blue ‘”Find other formats/editions’ button on the right hand side of the screen.

Resource spotlight: Journal of Forensic Sciences

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

journal of forensic sciences

The Journal of Forensic Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and it publishes “investigations, observations, scholarly inquiries, and reviews” on a wide range of topics related to forensic sciences including pathology, toxicology, behavioral sciences, physical anthropology, criminalistics, engineering sciences, and more.

Some recent articles are:

  • The Possibilities and Limitations of Forensic Hand Comparison
    Written by Ana Slot and Zeno J.M.H. Geradts. Published in 2014 in volume 59, issue 6, pp. 1559-1567.
  • Collecting and Analyzing DNA Evidence from Fingernails: A Comparative Study
    Written by Lisa M. Hebda, Ashley E. Doran and David R. Foran. Published in 2014 in volume 59, issue 5, pp. 1343-1350.
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Young French Male Prisoners
    Written by Anne Gaïffas, Cédric Galéra, Virginie Mandon and Manuel P. Bouvard. Published in 2014 in volume 59, issue 4, pp. 1016-1019.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 2006 to the present day from Wiley and in print from 1995-2007.

To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library catalogue which includes log in information in the full record section.

Alternatively you can follow this link to the ScienceDirect website and see what the Journal of Forensic Sciences journal has to offer*.

*To log in please enter your RGU username and password when prompted.

Resource spotlight: Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

journal of unconventional oil and gas resources

The Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources aim to provide coverage of the “recent advances in knowledge and practice in the area of evaluation, development and management of unconventional resources” (such as tight gas, shale gas, liquid rich shales, tight oil, coalbed methane, and gas hydrate) covering topics like well drilling and completion, rock mechanics, reserve assessment, production engineering, petroleum economics and policy, improved recovery for unconventional resources and more.

Some recent articles are:

  • Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from Barnett Shale gas used to generate electricity
    Written by G. Heath, J. Meldrum, N. Fisher, D. Arent, and M. Bazilian. Published in 2014 in volume 8, pp. 46-55.
  • Liquid uptake of gas shales: A workflow to estimate water loss during shut-in periods after fracturing operations
    Written by K. Makhanov, A. Habibi, H. Dehghanpour, and E. Kuru. Published in 2014 in volume 7, pp. 22-32.
  • Integrated geologic modeling and reservoir simulation of Umiat: A frozen shallow oil accumulation in national petroleum reserve of Alaska
    Written by I. Oraki Kohshour, M. Ahmadi, and C. Hanks. Published in 2014 in volume 6, pp. 4-27.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 2013 to the present day from ScienceDirect.

To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library catalogue which includes log in information in the full record section.

Alternatively you can follow this link to the ScienceDirect website and see what the Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources journal has to offer*.

*To log in please enter your RGU username and password when prompted.

Resource spotlight: Long Range Planning

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

long range planning

The journal Long Range Planning is an international journal that looks at the field of strategic management, publishing both empirical research and theorectical articles. Topics covered include: corporate strategy and governance, strategies for emerging markets, innovation, organizational structure and design, corporate social responsibility, management of technology, and methods for strategy research amongst many others.

Some recent articles are:

  • Preferences and Performance of International Strategies in Retail Sectors: An Empirical Study.
    Written by Bernhard Swoboda, Stefan Elsner, and Dirk Morschett. Published in 2014 in volume 47, issue 6, pp. 319-336.
  • Management Education makes a Difference: Enhancing German Engineering Performance.
    Written by Robert A. Paton and Richard Wagner. Published in 2014 in volume 47, issue 5, pp. 277–298.
  • Innovate or Imitate? The Role of Collective Beliefs in Competences in Competing Firms.
    Written by Mark Jenkins. Published in 2014 in volume 47, issue 4, pp. 173–185.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 1968 to the present day from ScienceDirect and in print from 1995 to 2006.

To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library catalogue which includes log in information in the full record section.

Alternatively you can follow this link to the ScienceDirect website and see what the Long Range Planning journal has to offer*.

*To log in please enter your RGU username and password when prompted.

Christmas Dinner & the TLC Food-bank

TLC Xmas 

Like us, the volunteers at the TLC food-bank are busy planning for Christmas too. They are hoping to support more than 20 families by providing the food they will need for their Christmas Dinner.  If you or a group of friends or colleagues would like to help you can sponsor a family by donating the food from the special ‘Christmas dinner shopping list’.

The food-bank supports families of different sizes, from 1 up to 7 members so we can match you or your group with a family of a suitable size. If you would like to bring your donated food to the Riverside East Reception before noon on 19 December the Cultural Animateur and volunteers will be on hand to receive your donation. Alternatively we can arrange for your donation to be collected from another building on campus. The Food-bank volunteers will ensure your donation is shared with your family in time for Christmas.

Thanks to your generous support earlier this year, the food-bank received nearly a quarter of a ton of donated food, in recognition of Sarah Schmid’s charitable swim in Loch Lomond. This has since been distributed through the Inchgarth Community Centre to local people experiencing food poverty. In response to the growing number of families travelling to Garthdee to use the food-bank TLC have, this week, opened a new distribution point, together with storage facilities, at Citrus House in Torry.

If you would like to sponsor a family please contact Lorna Adam l.adam@rgu.ac.uk or to find out more about this appeal or information about the services of the food-bank please contact Natalie Kerr n.kerr1@rgu.ac.uk, the Cultural Animateur-in-Residence.