Friday, 2 December 2011

Remember to use e-books

Our book displays in the Stockwell Street Library highlights just a few of the 13,000 plus titles available as electronic books.

You can find other titles by searching the Library Catalogue. Also download quick guides about e-books from our LibGuides page.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Taylor & Francis Online Mobile

Taylor & Francis Online have introduced a mobile version of their database allowing you to access the resource via iPhone, Android, Blackberry and tablet devices. It’s free to use, and can be set up in a few minutes when you are on campus.

Getting started on Taylor & Francis Online Mobile involves simply typing the url into the browser of a mobile device.  There is also help and instructions available to get users started at

As a member of the University, you can extend access to your mobile device for 180 days by pairing it to our library. An email alert will be sent to you three days before the pairing expires.

If you are connecting to Taylor & Francis Online Mobile via the University wireless network GreenNet, your device will be paired to the library automatically.

To pair your device with an institution, view the video demo or follow the instructions below:

Pairing process
  1. Visit the full site while authenticated via the My Learning page in the university portal when you are on campus. (If you're not sure how to login to e-resources via the portal, you can select this link to find out what to do).
  2. Click the Mobile link at the top of the screen.
  3. You will be directed to a page where you can sign in or register to receive a mobile pairing code. Save the code once you have received it – you will then be able to use it for five minutes.
  4. On your mobile device, go to, tap the Settings icon and select Device Pairing.
  5. Log in here then enter the pairing code and tap Verify Code.
  6. Go to My Account to check your pairing status.

If you do not pair your device to Taylor & Francis Online you will still be able to access content that has been made free to view.

The mobile site works on the following versions of Android, iPhone and Blackberry: 
  • iPhone and iPod devices running OS 3.2 or later
  • iPad 3.2.2 or later
  • Android 2.2 or later
  • BlackBerry OS 6 (including the Torch 9800)
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS devices (including PlayBook) 

If your mobile device is not supported you can still view Taylor & Francis Online, but will be directed to the full version of the site rather than the mobile.

Monday, 7 November 2011

IEEE/IET Electronic Library get started guide

New to IEEEXplore? Get help on searching the IET Electronic Library by viewing or downloading this short PDF guide. The resource is now available from the Databases, Journals and e-books link in the Library & Computing tab in the University portal. Other guides are available from the IEEE website.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Student Support Room

Need help finding academic articles, conference proceedings, books, case studies and other material for your essays, projects and assignments? If you've missed a library induction session, or just want a reminder, don't worry. 
You can drop-in to see us for assistance in the Student Support Room at Avery Hill, or the Drill Hall Library between 9-9pm Monday to Friday and 11-7pm at the weekends.

In Stockwell Street Library you can book a one-to-one session with your librarian via LibGuides.

We are here to help.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)

Students, staff and researchers in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Engineering will be pleased to know that we have a new subscription to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) full text journals, conference proceedings, and active standards via IEEEXplore. 

Subject coverage includes electrical engineering, computer science, and related technologies. There is a backfile to 1872 for select titles as well as INSPEC abstract / citation and bibliographic records.

You can access it on and off campus via the University portal with your computer ID and password.
  • Select the My Learning / Learning support page
  • In the Search the Library portlet select the Online databases and academic journals link
  • On the next page the eresources are arranged alphabetically by title
  • Select the letter 'I' of the alphabet at the top of the list or scroll down and select IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) to be transferred into the resource.
  • On the IEEEXplore screen select the Athens / Shibboleth Sign In link from the menu on the left
  • Enter Greenwich in the text box and select the search button
  • Select either the University of Greenwich - OpenAthens link.

Eresources at Greenwich

Find out what eresources are and how to access them through the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet in the My Learning page in the university portal. Our quick guide will get you started.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL Plus with Full Text replaces CINAHL and the British Nursing Index on EBSCOhost from today. CINAHL Plus is an expanded version of CINAHL with extra content, most of it full text.

For those teaching or studying nursing and midwifery, you have access to the British Journal of Nursing and the British Journal of Midwifery online.

You can see the range of journals available as full text from the Publications tab when you are logged in to CINAHL Plus with Full Text.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text has almost the same content as CINAHL and British Nursing Index and is accessible via EBSCOhost so you can search it together with Medline and PsycInfo. 

You can find further information about CINAHL Plus and its coverage from the EBSCO product page.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Finding eresources

You have access to thousands of online articles, conference proceedings and papers, case studies, books and other academic material to help you with your essays, assignments and projects. View or download the full list of eresources to find out what's available in the My learning / Learning support pages in the university portal.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Foreign Broadcast Information Service

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 70 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe, and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996, constitutes a unique archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that provides insight into the second half of the 20th century; many of these materials are firsthand reports of events as they occurred.

FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996 consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the globe. These media sources were monitored in their languages of origin, translated into English, and issued by an agency of the US government. FBIS Daily reports cover the following regions and dates:
  • Middle East and North Africa, 1974–1987
  • Near East and South Asia, 1987–1996
  • South Asia, 1980–1987
  • Sub-Saharan Africa, 1974–1980 and
  • Africa, 1987–1996
  • Eastern Europe, 1974–1996
FBIS is accessed on and off campus via the student and staff portal. The eresources at Greenwich PDF can be viewed online or downloaded for more information. 

Friday, 14 October 2011

Education Research Complete

We now have access to EBSCO’s Education Research Complete database. The database provides full text access to over 1,200 journal titles, full text access to over 500 books and monographs and conference papers as well as indexing and abstracts for more than 2,300 journals.

This database covers all stages of education, from early years to lifelong learning and all subject areas relating to education. Find out more about the collection from the product page

To access on and off campus:

Log in to the University portal with your computer ID and password.

Select the My Learning / Learning support page.
In the Search the Library portlet select the Online databases and academic journals link.
On the next page the eresources are arranged alphabetically by title.
Select the letter 'E' of the alphabet at the top of the list or scroll down to Education Research Complete and click on the name to be transferred into EBSCOhost.
Select EBSCOhost Research Databases.
Select the Education Databases group to search.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Look after your bike

Unfortunately bike thieves are operating at the Greenwich Campus! 

Make sure you lock your bike properly with a good quality lock and report any suspicious activity to Security personnel.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Microsoft DreamSpark

In order to download free Microsoft professional tools students need to get verified via DreamSpark. You need to create a Windows Live ID account and follow these steps:

1. Navigate to
2. Sign in with your unverified Windows Live ID
3. Select Get Verified on the left
4. Select Verify as a Student
5. Select Get Verified through my school
6. Select country United Kingdom

We also have a presentation on Slideshare

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Westlaw UK Profiles

In Westlaw UK you can now create an individual profile allowing you to get access to personalised features such as alerts, RSS feeds, Research Trail, Journal PDFs and Circulation Lists and the upcoming My Folders.
Remember Westlaw UK is accessed on and off campus via the portal. The eresources at Greenwich PDF can be viewed online or downloaded for more information. 

Monday, 26 September 2011

Logging in to eresources

Students and staff have access to thousands of electronic resources including journal articles, electronic books, reports, conference proceedings, reviews, datasets, maps and audio visual material across a wide range of academic disciplines to support learning, teaching and research in the University. 

Find out more on our LibGuides page.

Note that some resources require you to additionally register a name, email and password as an individual user, the first time you use the resource as a member of the University. This separate registration allows you to use personalised features such as saved searches and creating search alerts, journals alerts and more.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

New: BFI InView

We now subscribe to a new resource called BFI InView. It enables you to search over 2,000 non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th Century to the early 21st. The material is organised under six main themes, each with an introductory essay by an academic historian. The resource is beneficial to anyone studying or researching these subject areas:
  • Education
  • UK Industry and Economy
  • Health
  • Law and Order
  • Environment and Immigration
  • Race and Equality
Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet in the My Learning / Learning support page.

Monday, 19 September 2011


Welcome to the start of your course if you are studying with us for the first time. If you are a returning student welcome back for another year. Over the coming weeks I will be posting about services and facilities available to you in the libraries.

You can access print and electronic books, journals, audiovisual materials, a wide range of e-resources, computers, printing, photocopying, scanning and much more.

If you want to keep up to date with new posts on this blog you can do so by RSS news feed or email newsletter. Just click on the appropriate 'subscribe' options in the right-hand menu and follow the instructions.

Nadine Edwards

Saturday, 25 June 2011

British Library and Google book digitisation project

If you are studying or researching History you will be interested in a new digitisation project between the British Library and Google. This YouTube video explains more about the project.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Final Year Students

Final year students please remember to return all your books and clear any library debts before you leave the University.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Emerald Ebook Series

We now have access to the Emerald Business, Management & Economics eBook Archive collection (1991 - 2010). The titles can be accessed from within the Emerald database. Coverage includes Strategy, Economics, Accounting and Finance and Human Resource Management. Find out more about the collection from the product page.

To access on and off campus:

Log in to the University portal with your computer ID and password.

Select the My Learning / Learning support page
In the Search the Library portlet select the Online databases and academic journals link
On the next page the eresources are arranged alphabetically by title
Click on the letter 'E' of the alphabet at the top of the list or scroll down to Emerald Management Journals and click on the name to be transferred into the resource.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Connected Histories

Anyone studying history should take a look at Connected Histories which provides access to a wide range of distributed digital resources relating to early modern and nineteenth-century British history.

Search across the Connected Histories resources at

The Connected Histories website is fully searchable and provides access to millions of pages of text, hundreds of thousands of words and tens of thousands maps and images. It incorporates the following digital sources: 
  • British History Online
  • British Newspapers 1600-1900
  • Charles Booth Online Archive
  • Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540–1835 • London Lives, 1690–1800 • Old Bailey Proceedings Online, 1674–1913 • Origins Network • Parliamentary Papers • Printed Ephemera from the Bodleian Library • Strype’s Survey of London 

The resource will grow substantially over time as new sources are added. The first update, due in September, will include 65,000 British Library books from the Historic Books Platform, 19th century pamphlets from JSTOR, and abstracts of wills from The National Archives.

JISC news release
4 April 2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Digimap channel on YouTube

Digimap users should have a look at EDINA's Digimap channel on YouTube. This video shows you how to search, save and query maps in Digimap Roam. There are more videos at