New health journals available

RGU library is pleased to announce that we now have access to a new journal collection called Health Professionals. The collection includes the titles:

  • British journal of healthcare management
  • British journal of hospital medicine
  • Dental nursing
  • International journal of therapy and rehabilitation
  • International paramedic practice
  • Journal of paramedic practice
  • Practice management


And backfiles from the Journal of operating department practitioners.

These journals can be accessed from the database list under the title Health Professionals. Or alternatively the titles can be found individually on our main journals list which can be accessed from the library home page using the “Find a Journal” search box. Simply search for the journal title and then follow the links provided to get access to the journal contents.

IBISWorld now available!


RGU library is pleased to announce that the database IBISWorld is now available!

IBISWorld gives access to a collection of industry market research reports and business environment profiles. The university has access to the following main modules:

  • UK Industry Reports (UK SIC)
  • US Industry Reports (NAICS)
  • China Industry Reports
  • UK Business Environment Profiles
  • US Business Environment Profiles

Along with access to a range of UK Brexit Impact Statements.

IBISWorld can be accessed using your RGU username and password from the A-Z list of databases or from relevant subject database lists on either the main or additional databases page (Business and Management, Fashion Management, Journalism, Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality).

For further details about searching, browsing and what you will find in the reports and profiles please explore the IBISWorld Guide.

Coming this week…….a new library search engine

Coming this week ………. a new library search engine that will replace our current library catalogue.

It is quick and easy to use and will search our collection of books and eBooks and many of our electronic journals simultaneously – giving you all the results in the same place.

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So look out for the updated Search Books and Articles box on the library home page later this week and try it out (the search boxes on CampusMoodle and LibGuides will also be changing).

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A link to the catalogue will still be available in the quick links at the bottom of the main library web pages for some time.

If you have any questions or queries please pop in and see us or contact us at or through Twitter @RGULibrary.

New edition of RGU Harvard referencing guide

The new edition of the RGU Harvard referencing guide is now available from the library website.

The guide has a new look, contains more examples, and now includes a frequently asked questions section.

We hope you will enjoy using the new guide.  Please feel free to contact us with any comments.

If you are completing your RGU studies, and wish to continue using the old guide, please note that it will remain available on CampusMoodle until the end of October.

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New Library Resources to Support Health and Social Care Integration, Practice and Research

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We’ve added new high quality full text resources, research databases and evidence based clinical decision tools to the Library collection. With other Scottish Universities we are also working with NHS Education Scotland to explore future opportunities for joint procurement of Library resources to support health and social care. Seeking to improve on our research coverage in the social sciences earlier this year, we have replaced the Assia database with a new portfolio of online research databases:

SocIndex with Full Text
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Family Studies Abstracts
Peace Research Abstracts
Race Relations Abstracts
Urban Studies Abstracts
Violence and Abuse Abstracts

These are all delivered on the EbscoHost platform that we are familiar with and link to full text directly or with the Findit@RGU article linking tool.In addition to these we also offer the following evidence based best practice tools, three of which are also from Ebsco, each presented on its own platform:

BMJ Best Practice
Dynamed and DynamedPlus
Nursing Reference Center Plus
Rehabilitation Reference Center

These resources are accessible from the new library website and database A-Z list