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.