Monday, 10 December 2012

E-books promotion week at Greenwich Campus and Avery Hill libraries

Come and visit us in the foyer of Greenwich Campus Library and Avery Hill Library between 12 - 2 pm to find out about our e-books. We have over 9,000 e-books across different platforms so whatever you're studying there is something for you and you can use them on and off campus 24/7 including over the Christmas break.

If you can't make it between 12 - 2 pm, no problem, just pop along to the Student Support Room and we'll help you.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Science Direct login change

Elsevier has changed the authentication process for Science Direct and Scopus. All users are now required to login via the UK Federation option and select 'University of Greenwich' from a list of institutions.

Access via the university portal on and off campus is unchanged
Select the My Learning link
Select the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet
On the next page select 'S' from the alphabet or scroll down the A-Z list and select Science Direct to be transferred to the resource.

You should see your name at the top right of the screen above the Brought to you by: University of Greenwich box. This indicates you are logged in and authenticated.

Monday, 3 December 2012

E-books promotion week Drill Hall Library 3-7 December 2012

Come along to the Drill Hall Library for e-books week 3rd–7th December and find out how to access thousands of e-book titles from your PC, laptop or mobile device 24/7. Just drop by for help and get ready for your next assignment, essay or project.

Friday, 16 November 2012

International Review of Financial Analysis special issue

Are you a business student studying finance? Professor Brian M. Lucey the Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of Financial Analysis talks about the papers in the special issue on Complexity and Non-Linearities in Financial Markets: Perspectives from Econophysics (Volume 23, edited by Sai-Ping Li and Shu-Heng Chen)

You can access the journal on and off campus in SciVerse Science Direct via the Library & Computing tab in the portal.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Top 10 Dawsonera e-books October 2012

Are you using e-books? These are the most accessed e-books in Dawsonera last month. E-books can be accessed via the Library & Computing tab in the portal on and off campus. Find out more from our web page.

Misconceptions in primary science 372.350440941 / ALL
Total accesses 1131

Community Pharmacy 362.1782 / RUT
Total accesses 775

The EU and federalism (electronic copy only)
Total accesses 715

Including and supporting learners of English as an additional language 428.24 / GRA
Total accesses 587

Succeed in OSCEs and practical exams 610.73076 / MER
Total accesses 403

Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 5th ed. 615.58 / CLI
Total accesses 379

Childhood and consumer culture 306.3083 / CHI
Total accesses 376

Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology 3rd ed. 364.3 HOW
Total accesses 328

Handbook of policing 2nd ed. 363.20941 / HAN
Total accesses 305

Reflective practice in the lifelong learning sector 374.1144 / ROF
Total accesses 284

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Android Application Development For Dummies

Studying building Android apps? We have Android application development for dummies in stock at Medway and Greenwich Campus Library. 
Check out other books on apps development by browsing the shelves at: 005.26

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Heat binding in the Students' Union

The Students’ Union have taken over heat binding of coursework and projects from the libraries. The service will be available from both Students’ Union receptions at a cost of £2.50. The Avery Hill Southwood Site reception is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and the Cooper Building Greenwich is open Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm. For directions on how to get to either site please visit:

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Free Microsoft software via DreamSpark

Log into the University portal with your University of Greenwich computer ID e.g. in format: za000 and password. Go to the Library & Computing tab and select the Databases, Journals and e-books link. On the next screen enter a resource from the list e.g. IEEEXplore IET Library so that you are authenticated.

Next steps:
1. Navigate to in another window or tab
2. Sign in with your unverified Windows Live ID (create one if you haven't already at
3. Click on "Get Verified" on the left.
4. Click on "Verify as a Student".
5. Click on "Get Verified through my school".
6. Select country "United Kingdom".
You can view your school "University of Greenwich" in the list. Log in with your University of Greenwich computer ID and password to complete the verification process.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Unidays student discount verification

To register for student discounts on the Unidays site first make sure you are authenticated in an e-resource in the portal.
  • Select the My Learning page
    In the Search the Library portlet select Online databases and academic journals

    On the next page the e-resources are arranged alphabetically by title
  • Select a resource to log into e.g. Academic Search Premier.
  • Navigate to the search screen
You are now authenticated. Keep this tab in your browser open. 

Open a new tab in your web browser. Go to: and follow the instructions from the Join Now link. Make sure you use your Greenwich student email address when you register. If you use a personal email account you cannot be verified as a student.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Digimap Carto issues

EDINA Digimap have provided guidance for users experiencing issues with Digimap Carto:

"Following recent changes to popular web browsers and updates to Java installations some users have experienced difficulties using Carto. We understand that there have also been some instances of problems with Carto working on the latest 64-bit versions of operating systems (mostly Windows 7).
Many of these problems are now beyond our control. However, we are currently looking for workaround solutions wherever possible.

The following page has more information about possible solutions to get Carto

Given these recent changes, we regret that we are no longer able to continue development on the platform used by Carto.  Instead, we will be developing a replacement advanced mapping service.

Carto will continue to be available until its replacement is complete, but we cannot guarantee that it will continue to function with the latest updates to your internet browser and to your Java installation.

We would strongly suggest you try Roam if Carto fails to operate as expected.
Digimap Roam offers the majority of functionality available in Carto and some extra functions.  Roam can print at A3 and A4, portrait and landscape, add annotations and labels to your map and measure distances and areas".

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Unidays student discounts

To register to register for student discounts on the Unidays site go to: and follow the instructions from the Log In link. Make sure you use your Greenwich student email address when you register. If you use a personal email account you cannot be verified as a student. 

Monday, 17 September 2012

Library information for international students - web pages

Staff from the library and student computing support have created a web site for international students which we hope will help international students with using the library and IT services at the University. We are aware that international students may have special concerns and issues that arise from studying in a foreign country. Details of some of the support, services and facilities that are available to international students are included on the site:

·         Using the Library
·         Getting help for projects and essays
·         Language skills
·         Living in the UK
·         IT Services
·         Contact the international student library liaison team
A link to the Library information for international students web pages can be found in the Opening Hours and Contacts channel on the Library & Computing tab in the Student Portal

Friday, 13 January 2012

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, Greenwich or the Drill Hall Library between 9-9pm Monday to Friday and 11-7pm at the weekends.

We are here to help.