Resource spotlight: Digimap

Digimap is an online mapping and data delivery service that offers the students and staff at RGU access to a number of map data collections:

Ordnance Survey – OS maps covering the whole of Great Britain and at scales ranging from 1:1250 up to 1:750000.

Historic – historical maps of Great Britain, the originals of which were published between 1846 and 1996.

Geology – geological map data from the British Geological Survey (BGS).

Marine – raster nautical charts and Marine Themes vector data from the UK Hydrographic Office.

Environment – land cover data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Separate datasets are available for 1990, 2000, 2007 and 2015. Also included are Dudley Stamp’s maps of the 1930’s Land Utilisation Survey of Britain.

Aerial –  high quality aerial photography of Great Britain.

Lidar – lidar data derived from the Environment Agency, showing Digital Terrain Models (DTM) of the bare earth surface and Digital Surface Models (DSM) that show the vegetation canopy.

You can use Digimap to zoom in on your area of interest, print maps in A4 to A0 size, annotate maps, download maps in PDF, PNG or JPG files and download the data for use in GIS and CAD software.

To access Digimap simply follow the link from our database lists:

A-Z list of databases

And please be aware that the first time you access Digimap you will need to register and accept the user licenses for each individual area and that the maps can only be used for academic / education purposes.

Resource Spotlight: Journal of Pharmacy Practice

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

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The Journal of Pharmacy Practice is a “peer-reviewed journal that offers practicing pharmacists in-depth useful reviews and research trials and surveys of new drugs and novel therapeutic approaches, pharmacotherapy reviews and controversies, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, drug administration, adverse drug events, medication safety, pharmacy education, and other pharmacy practice topics”.

Some recent articles are:

The Redesign of a Community Pharmacy Internship Program
Written by Anthony J. Pattin et al. Published in 2016 in volume 29, issue 3, pp. 224-227.

Pharmacists as Members of the Rapid Response Team
Written by Christine M. Groth and Nicole M. Acquisto. Published in 2016 in volume 29, issue 2, pp. 116-120.

Critical Review and Update on the Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Embolism
Written by Nancy L. Shapiro and Snehal H. Bhatt. Published in 2016 in volume 29, issue 1, pp. 35-45.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 2000 to the present day from Sage. To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library’s journal list, simply follow the link, search for the journal, and follow the link to get access.

Resource Spotlight: International Journal of Nursing Studies

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

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The International Journal of Nursing Studies provides a “forum for original research and scholarship about health care delivery, organisation, management, workforce, policy and research methods relevant to nursing, midwifery and other health related professions”. It is peer-reviewed and you can see the impact factor here.

Some recent articles are:

Primary care team communication networks, team climate, quality of care, and medical costs for patients with diabetes: A cross-sectional study.
Written by Marlon P. Mundt et al. Published in 2016 in volume 58, pp. 1-11.

Starting Out: A time-lagged study of new graduate nurses’ transition to practice.
Written by Heather K. Spence Laschinger et al. Published in 2016 in volume 57, pp. 82-95.

Patients’ experiences and actions when describing pain after surgery – A critical incident technique analysis.
Written by Kerstin Eriksson et al. Published in 2016 in volume 56, pp. 27-36.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 1963 to the present day from ScienceDirect. To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library’s journal list, simply follow the link, search for the journal, click the “S” icon, read the access information and then click the “Go” button to get access.

Alternatively you can follow this link, click “Go”, log in with your RGU username and password when prompted and see what the journal has to offer.

Resource spotlight: Crime, Media, Culture

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

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Crime, Media, Culture describes itself as a peer reviewed, cross-disciplinary international journal for research that links criminological and cultural inquiry and investigates the relationship between crime, criminal justice, media and culture. The journal “explores a range of media forms (including traditional media, new and alternative media, and surveillance technologies) and has a special focus on cultural criminology and its concerns with image, representation, meaning and style”.

Some recent articles are:

Fighting crime, battling injustice: The world of real-life superheroes
Written by Elaine Fishwick and Heusen Ma. Published in 2015 in volume 11, issue 3, pp. 335-356.

The anatomy of written scam communications: An empirical analysis
Written by Elisabeth Carter. Published in 2015 in volume 11, issue 2, pp. 89-103.

Entering the Maze: Space, time and exclusion in an abandoned Northern Ireland prison
Written by Theo Kindynis and Bradley L. Garret.  Published in 2015 in volume 11, issue 1, pp. 5-20.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 2005 to the present day from Sage Premier.To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library’s journal list, simply follow the link, search for the journal, click the “S” icon, read the access information and then click the “Go” button to get access.

Alternatively you can follow this link, click “Go”, log in with your RGU username and password when prompted and see what the Crime, Media, Culture journal has to offer.

Resource spotlight: Journal of Travel Research

This is part of a series of spotlights on resources available from the RGU library service.

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The Journal of Travel Research is a “peer-reviewed research journal focusing on travel and tourism behavior, management and development”. It is up-to-date and covers international and multidisciplinary research on topics such as behavioral trends and management theory in this dynamic industry

Some recent articles are:

Tourists’ Life Satisfaction at Home and Away: A Tale of Two Cities
Written byPenny M. Simpson, Judy A. Siguaw and Xiaojing Sheng. Published in 2016 in volume 55, issue 2, pp. 161-175.

Smartphone Use in Everyday Life and Travel
Written by Dan Wang, Zheng Xiang, and Daniel R. Fesenmaier. Published in 2016 in volume 55, issue 1, pp. 52-63.

Length of Stay at Multiple Destinations of Tourism Trips in Brazil
Written by Glauber Eduardo de Oliveira Santos, Vicente Ramos, and Javier Rey-Maquieira. Published in 2015 in volume 54, issue 6, pp. 788-800.

RGU library service provides access to this journal online from 1999 to the present day from Sage Premier.

To take a look at the online journal you can always get access to it from the library’s journal list, simply follow the link, search for the journal, click the “S” icon, read the access information and then click the “Go” button to get access.

Alternatively you can follow this link, click “Go”, log in with your RGU username and password when prompted and see what the Journal of Travel Research journal has to offer.