Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Library and Computer Centre Closed Thursday 31st of March

The library and computer centre will be close on Thursday the 31st of March. This is for a staff development day. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The library and computer centre will re-open on Friday the 1st of April at 9am.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Accessing Detail Magazine Online

Art and Architecture Complete is a database which gives access to 400 periodicals, including the full text of Detail magazine back from 2006 to the present. The online version of Detail supplements the library’s print holdings, which cover 1992 to the present. To access the full text of Detail magazine online, from both on- and off the GSA campus network, please follow the instructions below:

First, go to the GSA library catalogue at http://www.gsa.ac.uk/library:


Then, click on ‘My Account’ at the top-right of the screen, and login with your GSA username and password:



Type ‘Art and Architecture Complete’ into the search box. The Art and Architecture Complete database appears in blue words as the first in a list of items. Click on this link:



 A screen of information about the Art and Architecture Complete database will appear. Click on the ‘EBSCO’ link towards the bottom of the screen:


At the next screen, click the ‘EBSCOhost Research Databases’ link near the top of the screen:

At the next screen, select the ‘Art and Architecture Complete’ link at the top of the screen:  




You should now be in the Art and Architecture Complete database, where you will be presented with various search options. Type ‘Detail’ into the ‘Publication’ box (this limits your search results to content in Detail magazine only), and type your search term into the general search box at the top left of the screen (‘cladding’ has been used as an example here). Click the green ‘Search’ button



You will be presented with a list of articles, any of which can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the ‘PDF Full Text’ button. You can also sort your list of results (by date, for example), by clicking the relevance button at the top-right of the screen:



If you have any difficulties accessing Detail online, please don't hesitate to ask for help in the Library.


Easter Opening Hours

The Library and Computer Centre have moved to their Vacation Period opening hours until Monday the 18th of April.

This means that we are only open Monday to Friday from 9 am until 5pm and we will not be open at the weekends.