Update to Full Text@RGU on Google Scholar

With the recent launch of our new library catalogue (https://librarysearch.rgu.ac.uk), we have also updated the Full Text@RGU service on Google Scholar.  If you have previously set this up , you will need to re-add it in order to continue using it.  The steps below will show you how to re-add this service, or how to add it for the first time if you have never used it before.

What is the Full Text@RGU service on Google Scholar

You can use this service to find out if RGU has the full text, online version of a journal article when searching Google Scholar. Once set up, when looking at the search results you will see a Full Text@RGU link next to any articles that are available from RGU, as can be seen below:


Clicking on this link will either take you directly to the article, or will open up a new screen where you will get information about where to view the article:


You can then click on one of the View Online links to view the article.

How do I set this up when On campus?

If you are on campus, you do not need to do anything.  Simply go to Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.co.uk/) and perform your search. The updated Full Text@RGU link will show automatically.

How do I set this up when Off campus?

Whether you have used this in the past, or are a new user, if you are off campus you will need to follow these steps. Please note you must have cookies enabled for this to be retained, otherwise you will need to set this up each time you search.

Go to Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.uk

Click the menu button at the top left and then choose Settings:


Choose Library links:


Search for Robert Gordon University and ensure that Robert Gordon University – FullText@RGU is ticked, and then click save:



You are now ready to search and find out what articles RGU has available for you.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.18 – June 2018)


Welcome to the eighteenth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service Update

Last week, the publications team were involved in delivering a range of sessions on Open Access for different Schools as part of Research Week. The sessions gave researchers a chance to refresh their knowledge of Open Access and to ask any questions they had. Feedback from the sessions was very positive and people seemed to find them helpful. If anyone would like to arrange an in-person session for their particular group, please just get in touch.


The repository currently contains 2,822 links between Schools and outputs (some records are linked to multiple Schools and therefore included in this figure more than once). Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2967 = AL-KADRI, M.O., AIJAZ, A. and NALLANATHAN, A. [2018]. X-FDR: a cross-layer routing protocol for multi-hop full-duplex wireless networks. IEEE wireless communications [online], (accepted).
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2968 = NKISI-ORJI, I., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S., HUI, K.-Y. and HEAVEN, R. [2018]. Ontology alignment based on word embedding and random forest classification. In Lecture notes in computer science [online]: proceedings of the European conference on machine learning and principles and practice of knowledge discovery in databases (ECML PKDD 2018), 10-14 September 2018, Dublin, Ireland. Basel: Springer, (accepted).
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2969 = BANDHAKAVI, A., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and DEEPAK, P. [2018]. Emotion-aware polarity lexicons for Twitter sentiment analysis. Expert systems [online], (accepted).

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 13,444 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:


  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/489 = KOKOLI, A. M., 2002. ‘The cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe’: towards a feminist remodelling of (meta)history. In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism, 11 (1), pp. 55-70. (292 downloads)


The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/373 = TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (256 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2445 = SOKARI, I.E. 2017. Technology innovation management in the Nigerian banking industry: integrating stakeholders’ perspectives, an exploration of strategy and policy implications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (221 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (28.06.2018).