Downtime for IEEE Xplore – Friday 7th September



IEEE have been in touch to warn us that they are undertaking scheduled maintenance on Friday 7th September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm BST (or 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET / 6:30 – 8:30 UTC).

This work will cause access issues to IEEE Xplore during this time and the company apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause.

Access the Times Higher Education online

This just a quick reminder that RGU library now has a subscription to the Times Higher Education online which all staff and students can sign up to in order to get access.


To register simply go to the website:, click the person icon, choose the register link, and then set up your account using your RGU email address (this is essential to make sure your account links up and gives you full access).

And please follow the link to see a more detailed guide.

THE Institutional Set Up



Scopus now available to RGU students and staff

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

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings. It has over 55 million records and covers all subjects areas including science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

To access Scopus please go to the library’s database list and log in with your RGU username and password when prompted.

If a pop-up box appears asking if you want to log in or register simply click to continue as a guest and you will be logged in as an RGU student or member of staff and be able to search Scopus. If you would like to be able to create alerts, save searches etc, then you can register and create a personal account.

Finally please note Scopus is an abstract/citation only database, to find out if RGU can give access to any of the material on Scopus simply click the Full Text @ RGU link under each result:

And you will get information about if RGU can provide access to that item.

Downtime for Proquest resources including RefWorks.


ProQuest will be undertaking maintenance of some of their products, including RefWorks, this weekend. 

Access to our eBooks supplied by ProQuest will not be available for approximately 5 hours:

See what time this maintenance window will occur in your region

In addition, access to the following resources will not be available for approximately 8 hours:

RefWorks, Art and Architecture Archive, British Periodicals, Country Life Archive‎, Design and Applied Arts Index, ERIC, International Newsstand, Periodicals Archives Online, PILOTS, Vogue Archive and Womens Wear Daily Archive

See what time this maintenance window will occur in your region

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Taylor & Francis Online technical problems resolved

We are pleased to inform you that the technical problems experienced on the Taylor & Francis Online platform reported last week have been resolved.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience, and if you have futher questions please get in touch at