Problem with some links on LibrarySearch

We are sorry to report that we are currently experiencing problems with some links on LibrarySearch.

It has been reported that if you try to link to any articles or journals from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) then you will get an error message saying “Some error occurred while retrieving services”.

This has been reported and the support team hope to get a fix in place as soon as possible and we apologise for the inconvenience this is causing.

While this is being investigated RCN resources can be accessed from the RCNi Journals link on the Database A-Z list.

Trial access to DETAIL Inspiration

DETAIL inspiration is an online database for architects and construction engineers.

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

We are pleased to announce that we have trial access to the 7th August.

You can access the database by following this link.

And you can always find the link, and lots of other resources here: Temporary access to additional online resources.

Local Holiday Weekend 10th – 13th July

Library staff will be taking a break over the Aberdeen local holiday weekend Friday 10th July – Monday 13th July inclusive.

However, all online services – ebooks, databases, Refworks etc. – will still be available as usual via the library webpages. If you have any enquiries over the weekend email us at and we will reply on Tuesday 14th July.

Most Library services will be available as normal over the summer period but please get in touch if there’s anything the team can help with.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.42 – June 2020)

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 hope that everyone is staying home, staying safe and staying well during the pandemic. We have suspended our training sessions on the use of Worktribe until access to campus facilities has been restored. All other repository services are operating as usual, though we apologise for any additional delays while the Publications Team do our best to work from home.


OpenAIR currently contains 3890 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

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

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Aberdeen Business School – 573
Gray’s School of Art – 254
Law School – 174
School of Applied Social Studies – 144
School of Computing and Digital Media – 516
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 461
School of Engineering – 572
School of Health Sciences – 175
School of Nursing and Midwifery – 281
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 613
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 271
Other departments – 19


Last month, in May, there were a total of 3338 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 29.06.2020.

New Opportunity for Law Students!

Thomson Reuters is offering the opportunity for a student of RGU’s Law School to become a Westlaw Student Representative for Academic Year 2020/21.

The following is a transcript of the details provided by Thomson Reuters:

What will you be doing?

– Encouraging more effective use of Thomson Reuters Legal Services such as Westlaw UK, eBooks and legal know-how. Running and promoting training sessions and competitions.

– Working with Thomson Reuters, Law Librarians and other key members of staff to schedule hands-on training sessions online and on-campus at your institution.

To be eligible to apply:

You must be studying a Law Degree full time during the 2020/21 academic year at the institution that you are applying for.


We pay our Student Representatives a Fixed Fee of up to £180 per month during term time to deliver a set number of tasks. We expect these tasks to take an average of 5 hours per week.

To Apply:

Simply follow the below link and complete the form!

Closing Date – Friday 26th June

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us at

Information courtesy of Thomson Reuters

As stated above, please complete the linked form by Friday 26th June 2020 to be considered for the position.

Good luck!