5 database guides now available as online library guides


5 database guides are now available through our library guides website.

These database guides give information about how to access the databases, how to search, how to get full text articles (or map data for Digimap), and, if available, how they link to RefWorks. Take a look at the guides here:

These guides can always be found through the library guides website:

  • Go to the library web pages
  • Click the Library Guides banner
  • Then locate the guides in the “All Guides” list
  • Or click “By Group” and choose the “Resources” group to see the lis

And you will also find links to them in the Library’s Finding Information module on CampusMoodle.

Downtime for ProQuest resources including RefWorks


ProQuest have been in touch with the library to let us know about some upcoming downtime gor their resources with the following details:

On March 1, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 3 a.m. Greeenwich Mean Time (GMT) and will last for five (5) hours.

This will affect a number of resources that the library provides access to, these resources are:

RefWorks, Assia, Art and Architecture Archive, British Periodicals, Design and Applied Arts Index, ERIC, International Newsstand, Periodicals Archives Online, PILOTS, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Vogue Archive. Womens Wear Daily Archive

Library project rooms for students

RGU Library offers students the opportunity to book a room in the library for group work using our online booking system.

There are two rooms to choose from. Both rooms are on the ninth floor of the library.

  • N900A has seating for 6 people and access to one thin client computer.
  • N900D has seating for 4 people, a white board and TV screen that a laptop can be connected to.


If you would like to book one of these rooms you can do so through the booking calendar here:

This link can always be found by going to the library home page, clicking the library guides banner, and then following the link to Library group study room bookings.

And students can also book space in the learning centre so if you are interested in booking the rooms, project pods and seminar space there you can see the booking calendar for that space here: http://libguides.rgu.ac.uk/learningcentre.

Library classes this week

For the rest of this week the following programme of library classes will be running. If you would like to attend a session follow the links to go to the booking form and sign up. Each class will last for one hour and take place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre. To see the full programme of classes over the next semester follow this link.

Library classes and drop-in sessions

If you would like to find out how to search for books, eBooks, and journal articles then sign up for one of the Library research skills classes we are running each week.

Each week we are running these classes on different days and times, they last for an hour and will give you the fundamentals of what you need to find resources for your essays and projects!

And alongside this we also run classes on Harvard Referencing and How to Use RefWorks.

The timetable is available here: library classes and drop in sessions and you can sign up for sessions by just clicking the session you are interested in and filling in a form.


Of course sometimes you have a question not covered by these classes, need a quick answer, or would like to speak to someone one to one.

Therefore when the classes are not being run IT Lab 337 is open for everyone to use / drop in to and a member of library staff will be available to answer any questions you have about searching for information. We look forward to seeing you there.