OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.8 – August 2017)


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


The repository currently contains 2,316 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = ANDERSON, A.R. and LENT, M. [2017]. Enterprising the rural: creating a social value chain. Journal of Rural Studies, (accepted).
  • = BAXTER, G. 2014. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Presented at the Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2014), 8-10 January 2014, Bournemouth, UK.

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 4,683 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. (91 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. (152 downloads)
  • = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (58 downloads)
  • = ADAM, I.S. 2014. An Empirical Investigation of the Efficiency, Effectiveness and Economy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s Management of Nigeria’s Upstream Petroleum Sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (52 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (29.08.2017).

Lexis Middle East Law access problem

We are currently experiencing a problem accessing the Lexis Middle East Law database.  We are in contact with the database provider and hope to resolve the problem soon.  In the meantime, we can provide RGU students and staff with a temporary access route – to request details, please contact us at  Apologies for any inconvenience.

Nursing journal archive now available

RGU library is pleased to announce that we now have access to a new journal archive from the RCNi.

The collection includes journals from their start date until 2016 and covers the titles:

  • Cancer Nursing Practice – 2000 – 2016
  • Emergency Nurse – 1993 – 2016
  • Learning Disability Practice – 1998 – 2016
  • Mental Health Practice – 1997 – 2016
  • Nurse Researcher – 1994 – 2016
  • Nursing Children and Young People – 1988- 2016 (includes the journal Paediatric Nursing)
  • Nursing Management – 1994 – 2016
  • Nursing Older People – 1989 – 2016 (includes the journal Elderly Care)
  • Nursing Standard – 1987 – 2016
  • Primary Health Care – 1990 – 2016

These journals can be accessed from the database list under the title RCNi Journal Archive. Or alternatively the titles can be found individually 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