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.