DETAIL Inspiration now available!

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the database DETAIL Inspiration.

Over 3,600 architecture / building projects from over 30 years of DETAIL magazine are available in the database with new projects added monthly.

The database is available on the A-Z database list but if you would like to take a look now simply follow the link below and log in with your RGU username and password when prompted.

DETAIL Inspiration

And if you have any queries please contact the library at

Access problems for Lexis Library News and International resolved

We are pleased to report that the access problems we reported for Lexis Library News and Lexis Library International earlier this week have now been resolved.

We apologise for the inconvenience this caused and please get in touch if you have any further problems by emailing us at

Access problems for Lexis Library News and International

We are sorry to report we are currently having problems with the databases: Lexis Library News and Lexis Library International.

When any search is performed on these sites no results are returned.

We have reported this to the company and will update once we know more. We are very sorry for the problems this is causing.

Sage Research Methods now available

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the core module of Sage Research Methods.

This is a valuable resource for all your research methods questions. Access via the A-Z database list or through records on LibrarySearch. Follow the link below for a look now.

Sage Research Methods (core module)

The core module includes the books and reference material, a small number of videos, and tools such as the project planner.

Please note other modules such as cases, datasets, and most videos are not included in this subscription so after searching make sure to click “content available to me”.

Access to Print Stock!

Exciting news, the print stock at RGU Library is accessible again! The team have been working hard to put in place new systems to ensure that the print books held in the Library can be used alongside electronic versions.

There are three ways to access the print stock:

  1. Click & Collect – reserved items can be collected 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. At the moment access to campus buildings is strictly controlled so please don’t come into the building. The collection point is outside the Sir Ian Wood building.
  2. Article & Chapter requests – if all you need is a single chapter or article, or a few pages from a book or journal, then you can request that we scan and send it to you.
  3. Postal Loans – if you are unable to come to campus then you can request a postal loan. We post the items to you, but please note that you are responsible for paying the return postage and items may be recalled from you.

We’re expecting high demand for these services so please ensure you place your requests in plenty of time. We’ll do our best to get all requests processed quickly but there will be minimal staff on campus.

To find out more about Click & Collect, Article & Chapter requests and Postal Loans see the guide to Borrowing.

Any questions? Get in touch with us at