Library website and LibGuides down

While the problem with the library website and LibGuides mentioned at is being looked in to, please find some useful links below:

LibrarySearch –

Reading Lists –

Library Room Bookings –

Library website and LibGuides down

We are having problems with the library website and LibGuides this morning. We have contacted the vendor and asked them to look in to the matter urgently. Hopefully the problem should be resolved quickly, but we will post again when we have further information. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.36 – December 2019)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.


We are currently offering one-to-one sessions for researchers on how to capture outputs on Worktribe. If you are interested in having one of these sessions and have not yet heard from us, please e-mail the team to arrange an appointment.


OpenAIR currently contains 3551 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

  • = PAVLOVA, A.V., SAUNDERS, F.R., MUTHURI, S.G., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., HARDY, R.J., COOPER, R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2017. Statistical shape modelling of hip and lumbar spine morphology and their relationship in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development. Journal of Anatomy [online], 231(2), pages 248-259. Available from:

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 551
Gray’s School of Art – 241
Law School – 158
School of Applied Social Studies – 132
School of Computing and Digital Media – 463
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 439
School of Engineering – 508
School of Health Sciences – 159
School of Nursing and Midwifery – 235
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 540
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 249
Other departments – 20


In December, there were a total of 2348 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 06.01.2020.

Westlaw – problems with eBook access – December update

Throughout this semester we have had a range of problems with accessing eBooks on Westlaw. Essentially these problems mean that we have been able to access books that are not part of our subscription. More information can be seen in the previous posts.

Unfortunately we have to report that these problems are still in place. While most of the issues have been resolved we are still getting access to 16 titles that we should not have access to, these titles are:

Comparative Law of Security Interests and Title Finance, 3rd Ed.
Conflict of Laws and International Finance, 2nd Ed.
Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance, 1st Ed.
Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers 5th Ed.
Cousins: The Law of Mortgages, 4th Ed.
Illegality and Public Policy, 4th Ed.
Inheritance Act Claims, 4th Ed.
International Insolvency: Jurisdictions of the World, 1st Ed.
International Loans, Bonds, Guarantees, Legal Opinions, 3rd Ed.
Muir Watt & Moss: Agricultural Holdings, 15th Ed.
Principles of International Insolvency, 3rd Ed.
Project Finance, Securitisations, Subordinated Debt, 3rd Ed.
Regulation of International Finance, 2nd Ed.
Renton & Brown’s Statutory Offences
Security Interests and Title Finance: Jurisdictions of the World, 1st Ed.
Set-Off and Netting, Derivatives, Clearing Systems, 3rd Ed.

The company is still working on a resolution and access to these titles will be removed as soon as a resolution is found.