Women’s Wear Daily Archive now available

RGU library is pleased to announce that the database Women’s Wear Daily Archive is now available!


The Women’s Wear Daily Archive is a comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months. It includes key moments in the history of the industry, as well as information about major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers.

To access Women’s Wear Daily Archive you can find a link in the subject guide for fashion and textile design and on the A-Z list of databases on the library web site.

But if you would like a look now simply follow this link, enter you RGU username and password when prompted, and then search and explore.

Library classes this week

For the rest of this week the following programme of library classes will be running. If you would like to attend a session follow the links to go to the booking form and sign up. Each class will last for one hour and take place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre. To see the full programme of classes over the next semester follow this link.

Researcher workshops

Throughout Semester 2 the library is running a programme of sessions aimed at researchers covering topics like Open Access, Where to Publish, Identity and Impact and much more – you can see the full timetable below.

All the sessions are taking place in 337 in the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre and you can find out more about them, and sign up to attend, by:

1) Exploring and following the links in this table:

Date and time Session
Wednesday 11th February, 13.00-14.00 Open Access – REF, research funders and more
Thursday 19th February, 15.00-16.00 RefWorks inc RefShare
Wednesday 25th February, 14.00-15.00 NHS Knowledge Network for health researchers
Thursday 5th March, 15.00-16.00 Keeping current
Tuesday 10th March, 12.00-13.00 Drop-in and get your queries answered
Wednesday 18th March, 09.00-10.00 Open Access – REF, research funders and more
Tuesday 24th March, 10.00-11.00 Literature searching
Wednesday 1st April, 11.00-12.00 Identity and impact
Thursday 9th April, 12.00-13.00 Where to publish
Tuesday 14th April, 13.00-14.00 Drop-in and get your queries answered
Wednesday 22nd April, 14.00-15.00 Researchers and social media
Tuesday 28th April 15.00-16.00 Introduction to research data management planning
Thursday 30th April, 15.00-16.00 Systematic reviews
Wednesday 6th May 14.00-15.00 Introduction to research data management planning

2) Looking through the Library classes timetable for the researcher workshop sessions: http://libguides.rgu.ac.uk/classes


Access issue with ScienceDirect 5th February

Please note that there are issues with access to some content on ScienceDirect. The company has the following message on their website:

ScienceDirect is currently experiencing a technical issue within our User Registration service whereby access to this piece of content is temporarily denied. We are working to restore this service as soon as possible and apologize for this inconvenience!

We will monitor the site and any progress towards resolution.

How to Publish with the IEEE – session for new and early career researchers


On Tuesday 24th February, 11.00 to 12.00 the IEEE will be running a session on “How to publish with the IEEE” here at RGU.

The session is aimed at new and early career researchers in engineering, computing, medical and technology related areas, although of course anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, and it will provide an overview of publishing with the IEEE including:

Find out why publish with IEEE.

  • Identify the best Journal to submit to.
  • Learn about paper structure.
  • Understand the process from submission to acceptance.
  • Find out about Open Access.
  • Get help, practical tips and support.
  • And much more…

The session is taking place in N204 in the Riverside East building and there are 34 places available.

If you are interested in attending reserve your place by signing up here: https://ieeepublishingeventrgu.eventbrite.co.uk

If you have any queries about the event then please get in touch with:

Victoria Farmer, Liaison Librarian, v.g.farmer@rgu.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you there.