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.

Problems accessing IEEE Xplore and a workaround




We are currently experiencing problems accessing IEEE Xplore. When following the link from our database lists users are being refused access and are seeing the error message: Connection refused by, please try again later.

We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing. We have reported this to the company and are working to identify and problem and put a solution in place.

While this problem is being investigated it is still possible to get access through a different route.

If you are on campus simply go to It will recognise you are on campus and give you access to the database.

If you are off campus please follow these steps:

  • Go to
  • Click Institutional Sign In
  • Click the Shibboleth Symbol
  • Browse or search for Robert Gordon University and then click the link
  • This will take you to an RGU log in screen, log in with your RGU username and password.

You should then be given access to the database.


Free tutorials from IEEE Xplore


IEEE Xplore, one of our major engineering databases, has a selection of free tutorials available for everyone to access.

The tutorials cover topics such as:

  • Cloud based solutions for big data
  • Engineering for human rights
  • 4G Broadband LTE
  • Internet access in rural Africa
  • Radar systems engineering
  • And more.

You can access them by following this link:

And if you are interested in acessing the journals, conference papers and books that RGU has access to on IEEE Xplore then please follow the link from the Engineering list of databases and log in with your RGU username and password when prompted.


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:

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

Victoria Farmer, Liaison Librarian,

We look forward to seeing you there.