24 Hour Library Opening

The University Library will be open 24/7 until Friday 23rd January to provide additional study time during the exam period. Security staff will be providing assistance overnight and self service facilities will be available to allow you to borrow and return books during this period.

A normal FirstBus service will be running so remember to check bus times or organise alternative transport before leaving to make your journey home. Don’t forget to take regular breaks from your studies during the night – try leaving the library for any snack breaks! There will be free tea and coffee available overnight in the Amphitheatre area. A water fountain is available on Level 3 near Riverside East Reception.

If you have any questions or comments about 24/7 opening please contact library staff by emailing library@rgu.ac.uk

Access to e-Books over the Christmas Period

If you have problems accessing ebooks over the vacation, please remember that use of some books is limited to a fixed number of readers at a time so you may need to try again later.

Some books have been bought in a way that allows a fixed number of uses – if you receive a message saying there are no credits left, please email libaspire@rgu.ac.uk and the Library will purchase more credits on 5th January.

If you need immediate access to relevant resources, remember that you can use the “Find other formats/editions” option on Aspire to see links to other editions of the e-book and to find out if there are print copies available in the Library.

To do this: click on the title on the reading list – this will take you to the page where you would normally access the ebook – then click on the blue ‘”Find other formats/editions’ button on the right hand side of the screen.

Resource spotlight: Journal of Forensic Sciences

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

journal of forensic sciences

The Journal of Forensic Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and it publishes “investigations, observations, scholarly inquiries, and reviews” on a wide range of topics related to forensic sciences including pathology, toxicology, behavioral sciences, physical anthropology, criminalistics, engineering sciences, and more.

Some recent articles are:

  • The Possibilities and Limitations of Forensic Hand Comparison
    Written by Ana Slot and Zeno J.M.H. Geradts. Published in 2014 in volume 59, issue 6, pp. 1559-1567.
  • Collecting and Analyzing DNA Evidence from Fingernails: A Comparative Study
    Written by Lisa M. Hebda, Ashley E. Doran and David R. Foran. Published in 2014 in volume 59, issue 5, pp. 1343-1350.
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Young French Male Prisoners
    Written by Anne Gaïffas, Cédric Galéra, Virginie Mandon and Manuel P. Bouvard. Published in 2014 in volume 59, issue 4, pp. 1016-1019.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 2006 to the present day from Wiley and in print from 1995-2007.

To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library catalogue which includes log in information in the full record section.

Alternatively you can follow this link to the ScienceDirect website and see what the Journal of Forensic Sciences journal has to offer*.

*To log in please enter your RGU username and password when prompted.

Resource spotlight: Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

journal of unconventional oil and gas resources

The Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources aim to provide coverage of the “recent advances in knowledge and practice in the area of evaluation, development and management of unconventional resources” (such as tight gas, shale gas, liquid rich shales, tight oil, coalbed methane, and gas hydrate) covering topics like well drilling and completion, rock mechanics, reserve assessment, production engineering, petroleum economics and policy, improved recovery for unconventional resources and more.

Some recent articles are:

  • Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from Barnett Shale gas used to generate electricity
    Written by G. Heath, J. Meldrum, N. Fisher, D. Arent, and M. Bazilian. Published in 2014 in volume 8, pp. 46-55.
  • Liquid uptake of gas shales: A workflow to estimate water loss during shut-in periods after fracturing operations
    Written by K. Makhanov, A. Habibi, H. Dehghanpour, and E. Kuru. Published in 2014 in volume 7, pp. 22-32.
  • Integrated geologic modeling and reservoir simulation of Umiat: A frozen shallow oil accumulation in national petroleum reserve of Alaska
    Written by I. Oraki Kohshour, M. Ahmadi, and C. Hanks. Published in 2014 in volume 6, pp. 4-27.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 2013 to the present day from ScienceDirect.

To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library catalogue which includes log in information in the full record section.

Alternatively you can follow this link to the ScienceDirect website and see what the Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources journal has to offer*.

*To log in please enter your RGU username and password when prompted.