Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Glasgow University Library

Many of you will have been told about the access arrangements we have with Glasgow University Library during your library inductions. To access over 170 UK HE libraries, including Glasgow University, simply sign up to the free SCONUL Access scheme at the GSA Library Service Desk. You will be given a SCONUL card which you can take along to the libraries of your choice with your GSA matriculation card - you will then be issued with a library card from those libraries. All staff, postgraduate students, and part-time or distance-learning undergraduates will gain borrowing rights to these libraries. Full-time undergraduates will gain reference access. For further information, see the Library Website. Link:

If you are planning a visit to Glasgow University Library, which is strong in subjects such as philosophy, psychology, economics, anthropology, politics and social theory, the following video might help you get started.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Library Inductions 2007

The Library inductions season 2007 is now in full-swing, with students receiving tailored subject-specific introductions to Library print and electronic resources from our Subject Librarians. This year these face-to-face inductions are complemented by online inductions, all accessible from the Library's VLE course.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Library Website

The GSA Library website has had a makeover this summer, and has just revealed her amazing new look. As well as being more pleasing on the eye, our website is now much much easier to use, and contains a whole lot of extra content and information that we hope will answer many of your questions more effectively. We've also created several new sections to direct you straight to relevant information in your subject area. Check out the new Library website to access:

  • Subject guides with books and shelfmarks, journals, online resources, blogs and newsfeeds.

  • Online resources by name, subject or type of resource.

  • Comprehensive information on other libraries you can access.

  • Information and research skills guides.

  • Support guides for distance learners, academic staff, school leavers, research students, international students, and disabled students.

  • Demo movies showing you how to search the Library Catalogue.

  • Electronic reference shelf.

  • Quick links to all the resources you need on a daily basis.

  • And much, much more!