Westlaw access problems

We are sorry to report that there are currently problems accessing all content on Westlaw e.g. cases, legislation, journal articles, eBooks etc.

When trying to open any full text you get the following error message:




The company are aware of the problem and are working to resolve it.

We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing and will update when we know more.

Westlaw – problems with eBook access

We are sorry to report that there are currently problems with access to eBooks on Westlaw.

Our subscription to Westlaw gives access to approx. 65 eBooks as well as the cases, legislation etc. However a new platform was launched recently and we are currently able to access nearly 300 titles on this new site.

The company is working to resolve this problem and we will update once we get more details.

Please note that once the problem is fixed we will lose access to all the titles that are not part of our subscription.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.32 – August 2019)

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


The repository currently contains 3,517 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:

  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/400913 = HETHERINGTON, S. and SWINTON, P. [2019]. Progressive resistance plus balance training for older Australians receiving in-home care services: cost-effectiveness analyses alongside the muscling up against disability stepped-wedge randomized control trial. Journal of aging and physical activity [online], (accepted).
  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/392639 = VILELA, M., OLUYEMI, G. and PETROVSKI, A. [2019]. Sensitivity analysis applied to fuzzy inference on the value of information in the oil and gas industry. International journal of applied decision sciences [online], (accepted).

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR:


This month, there have been a total of 13,713 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2403 = CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (233 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792  = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (233 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/234 = CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (191 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.08.2019).

Student Ambassador Vacancies


The University Library is recruiting a small team of Student Ambassadors to help with the day-to-day activities in the Library, the Georgina Scott Suth­erland Learning Centre and to assist in ongoing engagement with students.

Ambassadors will be expected to work for around four hours each week, at an hourly rate of £9.00. If you are interested in joining the Library team as a Student Ambassador, please email your CV to gsslearningcentre@rgu.ac.uk together with a short covering letter (approx. 200 words) outlining why you think you would be suitable for the role by midnight on Friday 30th August.

To find out more click here