All campus libraries will be closed from 4.50pm on 19th December until 5th January when a full service resumes. The Library catalogue may be unavailable on Saturday 20th December (only) due to essential network maintenance. A limited service will operate at Ayr on 22nd and 23rd December staffed by SRUC colleagues and the virtual library never sleeps (well not very often) - the Library’s electronic resources will be available as usual for registered users. Network username and password required!
Ebsco (focus: environmental issues, nursing, psychology, sport science, sociology)Emerald (focus: business & management, education, engineering, health care) Science Direct (focus: the sciences – health, life, physical, social)Springerlink (focus: science and technology)Taylor & Francis (focus: behavioural & social sciences, education, politics)Web of Science (focus: science, social sciences)
[Remember to use the SFX option (if provided) to check if we have access to the full text of an article from another supplier. See the SFX FAQs (select Electronic Resources from menu on left) for more details.]
Resources on Moodle: From the Services dropdown, select Library then either Library (Moodle) or UWS Referencing Guide. You can use the link icons on the right to move between these modules.
Can’t find the full text? Complete an Inter-library loan request form for each item – select Services from the menu on the left and view Interlibrary Loans. We’ll process these, and answer any questions, when we return on 5th January.
Any questions?Email your subject librarian and we’ll respond on 5th January or as soon as practicable thereafter.
The four campus libraries are open all year but the hours vary to reflect demand.
The current opening hours, valid until Sunday 21st December, are:
Over the festive period:
Monday 5th to Sunday 25th January 2015
The Libraries will be open:
For opening hours at other times of the year, please see our table. Note: all dates/ times are provisional and may change.
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The menu on the left gives access to our services, contact details and links to our resources:
Advice is also available from the Subject Librarians who often take part in your classes to give you tips on effectively finding, evaluating and presenting information gleaned from the material published in your subject area. You can also ask for advice by email or in small groups.
We have hundreds of electronic books and access to thousands of journal articles on many different subjects which will help you with your studies wherever you are.
You will need your student ID and network password - probably your date of birth in DDMMYY format - to login to the electronic resources.
Please contact your Subject Librarian to help you make the most of the resources.
In addition to the electronic resources and support, there are other ways we can try to help you access either our library or an alternative library nearer your own home.