Thursday, 11 December 2014

Student PCs at the Greenwich Campus

Need to find a PC at Greenwich campus? You can find them at these locations.

The Stockwell Street Library houses 165 PCs. These are spread across all floors of the building, with a 44 PC silent computing area on the 3rd floor.

187 PCs on the 2nd floor of the Dreadnought building (Rooms: D250, D245 & D215. D245 is primarily a teaching lab, but the PCs are available for general use when the lab is not booked)

103 PCs on the 4th floor of Queen Mary building (Room QM446 is primarily a teaching lab, but the PCs are available for general use when the lab is not booked)

72 PCs on the 2nd floor of Queen Anne building. The PCs are situated in the circulation space. 

All PCs are configured for network printing, and you will be able to collect your work from the nearest Multi-Function Device. Print credit top-up facilities are available on the ground floor of the Stockwell Street Library and in room D250 in Dreadnought building. 

Please note that Dreadnought, Queen Mary and Queen Anne buildings are open from: · 8am - 9pm Monday to Friday

11am - 5pm at weekends.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Logging in and using ScienceDirect

View these slides to find out how to log in and use ScienceDirect on and off campus via the university portal.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Drama Online Advanced Search

Find your way around the advanced search function in Drama Online.

It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Drama Online Monologues

Find out how to search for monologues in Drama Online.


It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.

Friday, 7 November 2014

JISC MediaHub Search Tips

Get the most out of JISC MediaHub with effective searching. This video shows you how. The resource can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.




Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Drama Online Interactive Play Tools

Interactive Play Tools are a key feature of Drama Online. Find out how to use them in this video.
It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Get Started with JISC MediaHub

JISC MediaHub is a key multimedia resource you can use for learning, teaching and research. Find out how to search, play, download and use other features of the resource in this video. The resource can be accessed via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal on and off campus.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Drama Online Reading and Note Taking

This video shows you the best way to read and take notes in Drama Online.


It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.


Friday, 24 October 2014

Focus on JISC MediaHub


JISC MediaHub is a multimedia resource providing digital images, video and audio licensed for educational and research use. It is valuable for students and researchers across a range of subject disciplines. This video shows what you can find in the resource. It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Drama Online Play Landing Page

New to Drama Online? Find out how to navigate around the landing page. 


It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.

Friday, 17 October 2014

New Resource Historical Texts

Historical Texts comprises three collections: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and British Library 19th Century Collection (BL). Access is via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal on and off campus.


Key sources
From the first book printed in English by William Caxton to Newton's Principia Mathematica; various works by Shakespeare; important works from authors such as Voltaire, John Milton, Sir William Blackstone, Captain James Cook; and classics such as A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Mansfield Park and Emma by Jane Austen, The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Languages
Works cover a range of languages from English to Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek, Spanish and Welsh.

Subject coverage includes English literature, history, geography, philosophy, linguistics, theology, law, music, fine arts, education, mathematics and science.

Booking Group Study Rooms in Stockwell Street and Avery Hill Libraries

There are group study rooms at Stockwell Street Library and Avery Hill Library for students to book. 

At Stockwell Street there are 10 rooms in total - 5 on the 1st floor and 5 on the 2nd floor. 
At Avery Hill there are 4 rooms in total - 2 inside the library and 2 just outside the library behind the security desk.

Rooms can be booked via the portal. Just log in and go to the Library & Computing tab; select the Book/Cancel a room link in the Library Group Study Rooms channel and follow the steps from there. 







Tuesday, 14 October 2014

New Resource Drama Online

Drama Online is a fantastic new resource for literature and drama students. It hosts drama titles from Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, and Faber and Faber. Includes full-text access to approximately 1,000 plays and over 100 critical and practical works, and features a number of interactive Play Tools. This video gives you an overview of the resource. It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.





Sunday, 12 October 2014

New Resource Oxford Competition Law



Oxford Competition Law is a great resource for law and criminology students. It provides an invaluable suite of competition analysis, including key commentaries in EU competition law, fully linked with national case reports and source material. It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.


Friday, 10 October 2014

Open Access PCs at the Greenwich campus

Need to find a PC at Greenwich campus? You can find them at these locations.

The Stockwell Street Library houses 165 PCs. These are spread across all floors of the building, with a 44 PC silent computing area on the 3rd floor.

187 PCs on the 2nd floor of the Dreadnought building (Rooms: D250, D245 & D215. D245 is primarily a teaching lab, but the PCs are available for general use when the lab is not booked)

103 PCs on the 4th floor of Queen Mary building (Room QM446 is primarily a teaching lab, but the PCs are available for general use when the lab is not booked)

72 PCs on the 2nd floor of Queen Anne building. The PCs are situated in the circulation space. 

All PCs are configured for network printing, and you will be able to collect your work from the nearest Multi-Function Device. Print credit top-up facilities are available on the ground floor of the Stockwell Street Library and in room D250 in Dreadnought building.

Please note that Dreadnought, Queen Mary and Queen Anne buildings are open from: · 8am - 9pm Mon-Fri 

11am - 5pm at weekends.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Borrowing books


Have you borrowed any books yet? When you're ready to borrow books for your studies, come and see us at one of our Welcome Desks. We can show you how to use the self-service machines. You can borrow multiple items by placing them together in the slot and then scanning your student ID card. The machine will issue the items to your library account. Any items in red or items not issued can be dealt with by us at the Welcome Desk. You can choose to print out a receipt of the transaction. At Avery Hill and the Drill Hall Library the self-service machines are used to borrow and return your loaned items.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Renewing your books

You can renew your books via the self-service machines in the libraries, directly from the Library Catalogue https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/greenwich-ac/login and from the Log in to My Library Account link in the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal with your student ID or staff number. This short video shows you how to view and use your library account.



Monday, 29 September 2014

SWS Group Study Rooms

Did you know we have 10 group study rooms at Stockwell Street Library for students to book? There are 5 on the 1st floor and 5 on the 2nd floor. Make sure you book a room for your group as the rooms are kept open all the time. Rooms can be booked via the portal. 






Monday, 15 September 2014

Welcome to Stockwell Street

Welcome to the new library at Stockwell Street!





Friday, 12 September 2014

Logging in to Emerald

The Emerald resource has recently changed. The slides below show you how to log into Emerald both on and off campus via the portal.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

New Library at Stockwell Street

The Library based in the Dreadnought Building will be moving around the corner to Stockwell Street at the start of September.

Find out more about this fantastic new space at Stockwell Street: http://www.gre.ac.uk/stockwell-street/articles/a2926-stock-st


University Of Greenwich Stockwell Street Development from heneghan peng architects on Vimeo.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Renting eBooks via Dawsonera

You can rent eBooks needed for your course work or dissertations via Dawsonera in the portal.

Start from the University portal by navigating to Online databases and academic journals from the Search the Library portlet in the My Learning page.

Scroll down the list and select Dawsonera from the A-Z list of e-resources.




Rentals are granted for books NOT OWNED by the library so check the Library Catalogue: http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/greenwich-ac/home first before making a rental request.

On the dawsonera rental request form you need to enter your university user ID in the username field e.g. za001 and your university email address in the email address field e.g za001@gre.ac.uk

Note: rentals will be declined if you make requests using a personal email address and you will have to re-submit the request with the details correctly completed.

Friday, 28 February 2014

How to Renew Your Books

You can renew your books via the self-service machines in the libraries, directly from the Library Catalogue https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/greenwich-ac/login and from the Log in to my library account link in the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal with your student ID or staff number.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Scopus Off Campus Login Change

Scopus has changed the way users connect to the service off campus via the portal. When you connect to Scopus via the portal a Login Required to Access Scopus screen is displayed. You need to select the login here link for the Athens and Shibboleth (Institutional) users option which is first in the list. From this link you need to select the UK Access Management Federation and University of Greenwich from a list of institutions. You should be transferred to Scopus via the OpenAthens Authentication screen.

 The University uses single-sign on via the portal to authenticate our students and provide access to our e-resources on and off campus. This has to be done via the University of Greenwich portal. After logging in to the portal http://portal.gre.ac.uk with your Greenwich computer ID e.g. za012 and password: 

Select My Learning
In the Search the Library portlet select the Online databases and academic journals link
On the next page the e-resources are arranged alphabetically by title
Select the letter ‘S’ of the alphabet or scroll down the list and select Scopus to be transferred there.

Note also that you should never enter your University of Greenwich login credentials anywhere other than the University portal.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

24/7 opening survey £50 Amazon voucher prize draw

The three week period of December 2013 – January 2014 24/7 opening for Avery Hill and Greenwich Libraries ended on the 13th of January 2014. We are keen to get some very basic feedback and have created a short online survey to pick up on any issues you may wish to raise about the service.

Please complete the survey by the 27th of January, as your feedback is very much appreciated and will help us plan for the next period of 24/7 which at Greenwich and Avery Hill will be 24th March – 15th May 2014.
Details of The Drill Hall Library extended spring/summer opening will be confirmed as soon as possible.

We will be offering two £50 Amazon vouchers in a prize draw, one for each campus. The URL is: http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/greenwich/2471314