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