Friday, October 16, 2015

Postgrad Access to Glasgow University e-resources

At the start of academic session 2015-16, the Library has some brilliant news to announce for new postgraduate students. We’ve agreed with Glasgow University Library that GSA postgraduates can access the online resources available through GU’s Library catalogue.

Up until recently, this offer has only ever been available to GSA staff and postgraduate researchers. Now it is also open to GSA Masters-level postgraduate students. The new arrangement means that in addition to lending print materials at GU Library through the SCONUL Access scheme, postgraduates starting a course in academic year 2015-16 will have digital access to GU Library online resources including useful e-journal and newspaper databases such as the ones listed here. These resources may be accessed 24/7 both on and off the GSA campus. 
For access to GU Library’s online resources, postgraduates need a username and password (what GU refers to as a GUID). This is created at the point where Registry confirms your GSA postgraduate status to GU’s Registry who then up-date your GU privileges. Registry will confirm when your access is active in an email to your GSA student email. The username is a GU student number followed by the first initial of your surname. The default password is your date of birth in the format YYMMDD. The password can then be changed here.
GSA Library also subscribe to quality online resources such as JSTOR and Vogue Archive Online on behalf of GSA students, staff and researchers. A list of resources including databases relevant to your subject area can be found using our subject guides. New to the library in academic session 2015-16 is the database Art and Architecture Archive for access to historical journals and we’re also continuing to make a greater number of e-books available. Except from busy exam periods, all GSA students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) have access to GU Library for reference to its print resources. So every student benefits from the resources offered at both GSA Library and at GU Library.

A selection of key databases available through GU Library:
  • Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts
  • Artists’ Papers Register
  • Berg Fashion Library
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
  • BoB National (Box of Broadcasts)
  • British Newspapers 1600-1900
  • British Periodicals Collection
  • Burney Collection of the 17th and 18th Century Newspapers
  • CAMIO (OCLCFirstSearch)
  • Design and Applied Arts Index
  • Gale NewsVault
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive
  • IEEE Xplore
  • Oxford Art Online
  • Proquest Academic
  • Routledge Performance Archive
  • Web of Science