OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.7 – July 2017)


Welcome to the seventh monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at


The repository currently contains 2,252 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = MCFADDEN, A., GAVINE, A., RENFREW, M.J., WADE, A., BUCHANAN, P., TAYLOR, J.L., VEITCH, E., RENNIE, A.M., CROWTHER, S.A., NEIMAN, S. and MACGILLIVRAY, S. 2017. Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 2, article number CD001141. Available from:

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):




This month, there have been a total of 4,827 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:



  • = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (64 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (138 downloads)
  • = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (68 downloads)
  • = ATOROUGH, P. 2013. Consumer Behaviour in Online Shopping: Understanding the Role of Regulatory Focus. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (55 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (24.07.2017).

Dawsonera eBook download problem resolved

We are pleased to report that the problem with downloading Dawsonera eBooks reported in this post has now been resolved and titles can now be downloaded as before.

Please note that Dawsonera eBooks are currently available in either a PDF or ePub format. If the title you would like to download is in an ePub format you will need Adobe Digital Editions to open the file and this is not available on on-campus machines. However you should be able to download this off-campus if you chose to do so.

We apologise for the incovenience this caused and please get in touch with us at if you have any queries at all.


New occupational health journal now available

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the journal Occupational Health at Work.

The journal provides “expertly written legal, practical and management occupational health information” and looks at a full range of OH topics such as mental health, occupational asthma, absence management, managing disability at work, and more. Some recent articles include:

  • Excellence in OH nurse education (Volume 14, Issue 1)
  • Is PPE working for women? (Volume 13, Issue 6)
  • Safeguarding the mental health of employees (Volume 13, Issue 5)

To access this journal please contact the library for the username and password by emailing and then use the Find a Journal search from the library home page to get a link to the journal home page. Once there log in and you will be able to search and browse for journal articles.