Wednesday, 16 December 2015

What to do with your library books over the Christmas break

The campuses will be closed from noon 24th December until Monday 4th January. Please check the link below to find out when your campus library is opening after the Christmas break.

Check out the library's opening hours here: http://www.gre.ac.uk/it-and-library/library/opening-hours

Any library books borrowed this week will be due back on the 18th January 2016.

If you are going away over the Christmas break then please consider whether you need your library books just in case someone else needs them. All the campus libraries are open until noon 24th December so there is plenty of time to return them before you go away.

Remember to check your library account and renew your library books if you want to return them after the 18th January 2016.

Please check your University of Greenwich email account in case any of your books get requested before the 18th January.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 16/12/15

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on

Top Tips for starting your dissertation at 1pm & 4pm

E-books at 2pm & 3pm


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Accessing Mintel

These slides show you how to log into Mintel via the portal on and off campus. You should contact the Helpdesk if you are still unable to login after following the steps below:
  • Clear your web browser history, cookies and cache 
  • Close and reopen your browser 
  • Login again to the portal.


Introduction to Critical Thinking Library Workshop 15th December 2015

We are running an extra Introduction to Critical Thinking library workshop on Tuesday 15th December at 2pm. Select the button below to register or go to http://libcal.gre.ac.uk/workshop to book a place.

CLICK AND REGISTER


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Library and Academic Skills 9/12/15

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on

Introduction to Critical Thinking at 1pm & 4pm

Mendeley at 2pm

LibrarySearch 3pm

Friday, 20 November 2015

LibrarySearch Tips and Tricks

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video gives you tips and tricks for getting the most out of LibrarySearch.



Thursday, 19 November 2015

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 25/11/15

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on



Delivering Presentations at 1pm & 4pm

Library Catalogue and Dewey at 2pm

Tools for Tools for Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism 3pm

Friday, 13 November 2015

Advanced Searching in LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video shows you how to do advanced searches.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 18/11/15

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on

Harvard Referencing at 1pm & 4pm

Find and secure a job using the Library’s business research resources at 2pm

Tools for Researchers 3pm


Friday, 6 November 2015

Using the e-Shelf in LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video shows you how to use the e-Shelf.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 11/11/15

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on

Research for Assignments at 1pm & 4pm
E-books at 2pm
EBSCO Databases 3pm

Monday, 2 November 2015

New features in BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) has recently undergone a major new upgrade resulting in the addition of new features and content. You can now:
  • View nearly 1.4 million TV and radio programmes including additional off-air recordings from the BBC going back to 2007
  • Access more than 10 foreign language channels
  • Record from an extended 30-day buffer
  • Display and search transcripts and thumbnails
  • Watch BoB on handheld devices
  • Create clips, playlists and clip compilations easily
  • Find a one-click citation to reference programmes in your work
  • Enjoy a new-look website and improved navigation
  • Share what you’re watching on Twitter
  • Add comments to programmes and clips
BoB is easy to use on and off campus. Find out how at: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/BOB

Friday, 30 October 2015

Using Citation Linker in LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video shows you how to use the Citation Linker.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 4/11/15

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on 


Plotters and Printers at 2-3pm
Tools for Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism at 3-4pm
Assignment & Essay Writing 4-5pm




Friday, 23 October 2015

Reserving Resources via LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video shows you how to reserve resources via LibrarySearch.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Understanding Searches and Results in LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video helps you to understand your searches and results.


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Academic Skills and LibrarySearch Workshops 21/10/15

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on 
Managing your time at 1pm and 4pm and LibrarySearch at 2pm and 3pm. 

Send an email to mg-librarians@gre.ac.uk to book a place. 


Monday, 19 October 2015

Recording a programme in BoB

This video shows you how easy it is to record programmes in Box of Broadcasts (BoB). Find out how easy it is to register at: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/BOB.

Friday, 16 October 2015

LibrarySearch Basic Searching

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video shows you how to do basic searches.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Getting Around LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video shows you how to get around LibrarySearch.


Monday, 12 October 2015

Get Started with BoB

The Library has purchased a great resource called Box of Broadcasts (BoB). You can schedule and view TV and radio programmes as well as create your own clips and playlists. It's easy to use on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal. 

Find out how to quickly register at: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/BOB This video shows you how to get started using BoB. 


Friday, 9 October 2015

Get Started With LibrarySearch

LibrarySearch can help you search and find a wide range of resources to support your essay writing, coursework and dissertation. This video gives you a quick introduction.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Science Classic

Science Classic Provides access to the digitized full text archives of Science from its first issue in 1880 to 1996. We can access all free science content on the site, including table of contents, abstracts and summaries for all Science, Science Classic, Science Signaling, Science Translational Medicine and SAGE KE issues. 

Science online supporting material, such as podcasts, videos, and interactive content, Science Technical Comments, ScienceCareers.org, Science News, including Science NOW articles (published within the past four weeks) and Science Insider policy articles/commentary is also included.

Access is on and off campus via the Online databases and academic journals link in the portal. Note that you will need to use the proxy server URL when connecting from outside the university or via wi-fi if connecting to the university network from your personal device on campus.

Help Finding Your Books Workshop 7/10/15

The first of our Library workshops starts tomorrow in B006 in Stockwell Street Library. Drop by and see us at 2 or 3pm. 

CLICK AND REGISTER FOR 2PM  CLICK AND REGISTER FOR 3PM







Monday, 28 September 2015

Marketing & Management Video Collection

We have a brand new video resource the Marketing & Management Collection. for anyone looking for content by leading experts in the subject areas of Finance, Management, Marketing, Organization, Strategy and more.

Access is via LibrarySearch and the Databases, Journals and e-books link in the portal on and off campus.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Scopus to cease support of Internet Explorer 8



Please be aware that effective from the 1st October 2015, Scopus will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

Why are Elsevier ceasing support of IE8?

This is following Microsoft’s directive to focus support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. 

You are strongly advised to also follow Microsoft’s directive by updating to more recent versions of IE or by using other supported browsers on your personal laptop. University networked PCs support IE9 which will allow you to access Scopus as usual via the portal.  

Elsevier will discontinue support a few months ahead of Microsoft’s official deadline of January 2016 in order to get an earlier start on some major projects. By removing IE8 from their support list, Elsevier will be able to provide the following future enhancements:

  • Remove current IE8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design to aid use of Scopus across devices
  • Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Elsevier at:

nlinfo@elsevier.com  - Europe

Note: Compatibility mode in IE9 or higher reverts the browser back to IE7 or IE8 behaviour. If you experience issues accessing Scopus using IE9 or higher, please disable the compatibility view mode in your IE browser.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Cite Them Right Online updates



Cite Them Right Online has been updated with added guidance on referencing 24 new source types within the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. In addition to the existing coverage (books, eBooks, web pages, journal articles) the new sources covered are as follows:
  • Web pages with no author
  • Web pages with no date
  • Web pages with no author or title
  • Prepublication journal articles
  • Blogs
  • Facebook 
  • Twitter
  • Newspaper articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Photographs from the internet
  • Videos on YouTube
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Personal communications 
  • Departmental publications
  • Scientific datasets
  • Research reports
  • Translated books
  • Anthologies
  • Films/movies
  • Television programmes
  • Musical scores
  • Music or sound recordings on audio cassettes
  • Music or sound recordings on audio CDs or vinyl
  • Sculpture
Additionally, guidance on referencing Kindle books in American Psychological Association (APA) – this can be found under Books > Electronic Books (ebooks), has been added.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

New HeinOnline Law Journal Library

We now have access to the HeinOnline Law Journal Library. It comprises over 2,000 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and up to the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. 

Search by article title, author, subject, state or country published, full text, and narrow by date.


Access is on and off campus via the Databases, Journals and e-books link in the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Turnitin guidance


If you experience any issues such as the system not responding, or difficulty uploading to Turnitin, specifically if the submission screen just “hangs” and doesn’t appear to upload your submission, follow these steps:

1. Upload the file and wait. Leave the file to upload until either successful or the browser reports a Timeout error (408).

2. If a Timeout error occurs, keep trying to upload but also take a screenshot showing the Timeout message, the date and time and the Turnitin URL in the address bar.

3. Report the problem to your Course Leader.

4. Staff should contact Helpdesk (helpdesk@gre.ac.uk) and provide the screenshot, course code, banner number and Turnitin URL.

Turnitin state that there is no technical issue their end, so it is an issue that is caused by increased traffic on the Turnitin servers.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Free Mathematics and Statistics Daily Article of the Day in March

Every day in March Taylor & Francis is giving free access to a Mathematics & Statistics Journals article of the day. These articles will be free until the end of December 2015. Find out more at: http://t.co/PFeOqAX4R5. You can follow daily updates to find out what articles are released on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Recording a programme in BoB

This video shows you how easy it is to record programmes in Box of Broadcasts (BoB). This video shows you how. Find out more about BoB at http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/bob.



Friday, 20 February 2015

Most popular e-resources this week 20 February 2015

These are the most popular e-resources accessed this week.
  • EBSCO Research Databases 2996
  • Science Direct, Scopus, Engineering Village 1842
  • Emerald 675
  • Wiley Online Library 538
  • Westlaw UK 447
Find out more about our e-resources: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/e-resources, e-books: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/ebooks and LibrarySearch at: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/librarysearch and get in touch with us via the Helpdesk if you have any problems.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Get started with BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is easy to use on and off campus. Find out how to quickly register at http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/bob. This video shows you how to search BoB.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

BoB is here!

The Library has purchased a great new resource called Box of Broadcasts. You can schedule and view TV and radio programmes as well as create your own clips and playlists on Box of Broadcasts. It's accessible on and off campus within the UK via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal. Find out more at: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/BOB

Monday, 26 January 2015

New Resource Vogue Archive


We have a great new resource for the textiles and dress; fashion history; popular culture; gender studies; photography and graphic design and marketing and advertising subject areas.The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from 1892 to the current month. Find out more at: http://search.proquest.com/vogue/productfulldescdetail?accountid=15997

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Stockwell Street Library noise focus group with free lunch

Library staff have been made aware of students expressing concerns regarding the amount of noise in the Stockwell Street library and the use that some students are making out of the academic space in several departmental Student Experience Meetings since the beginning of the academic year.

We have been working hard to make sure that this building serves its real purpose which we believe is a place for academic work, where students have access to the resources and the facilities that they need to develop their academic work. We are aware that some students need to focus more on group work, while other students, mainly third years and postgraduates, are in need of a quiet environment to work on their dissertations and final year projects.

With this in mind we have now a much clearer division of Silent, Quiet areas and zones where group work is not allowed. We have installed a “Noisy Neighbour” icon in all PCs in the Stockwell Street library so people can report noise discreetly. All members of staff have been trained to respond with confidence and professionalism to any situation where the rules need to be enforced. We are now more active in walking around the floors making sure students are aware of the environment where they are working and asking them to respect the Silent and Quiet areas.

We are hoping all this is having an impact in the student experience and all those who are looking for a quiet space to do their work feel comfortable in the library.

In order to know if all these initiatives are working, we would like to run a focus group with students who regularly use Stockwell Street Library to hear directly your opinion of noise and see where we need to go next. If you are interested in taking part in one of our focus groups in the first week of February please email Irene Barranco at i.barranco@gre.ac.uk before Wednesday 28th of January. We will be providing a nice lunch for all students taking part. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Accessing OHSIS and CIS

Login access to Occupational Health and Safety Information Service (OHSIS) and Construction Information Service (CIS) on IHS Global has changed. The steps in the slides below show you how to access both via the portal on and off campus.


Friday, 9 January 2015

LibrarySearch Launch

Our discovery tool allows you to search across a wide range of the scholarly content we pay for. It’s predominantly text-based covering journal articles, conference papers and proceedings, reports and eBooks although some audio visual content is included. LibrarySearch sits above our electronic resources and although anyone can search it you won’t be authenticated until you log into an e-resource via the Databases, Journals and e-books link in the portal first.  


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

New Resource Cite Them Right Online

Would you like help with your referencing? You may already be familiar with the print book, as we have multiple copies on the shelves across the 3 campus libraries. Cite Them Right offers extensive guidance on how to reference and includes a range of support materials. You can: 
  •  find out how to construct a reference for anything.
  • build your reference on screen.
  • cut and paste the prepared reference straight into your coursework.
  • create references in different styles including Harvard.



Cite Them Right can be accessed on and off campus via the Databases, Journals and e-books link via the Library and Computing/IT tab in the portal or via: http://www.citethemrightonline.com.

New Resource Taylor and Francis Online SSH Collection

The Library is pleased to announce the return of the Social Sciences and Humanities Collection in Taylor and Francis Online. The resource provides full text coverage back to 1997 and up to the current year. This is particularly useful for users of Education Research Complete in EBSCO where embargoes are in place on the accessibility of the most recent articles published within the last 18 months. 

It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal. You can view a list of titles in the collection online at: http://goo.gl/HlSZxv. The collection also has coverage in subject areas including arts and humanities; behavioural science; business, management and economics; criminology and law; geography, planning, urban and environment; health and social care; media, cultural and communication studies; politics, international relations and area studies; sociology; sport, leisure and tourism and strategic, defence and security studies.