September Update

Whether you’re back in Tooting or still a little further afield, the Library has a range of help and resources that you can connect to from (almost) anywhere, helping you get a headstart on your studies for the new semester.

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Access online resources with your SGUL login

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Use the new-look Hunter to search for e-books and online journal articles that you can access from anywhere with an internet connection.

  • To find e-books, drop down to ‘Books and more’ before you search, then use the filter options to narrow your results to Online Resources.

E-book search

  • Search in ‘Articles and more’ to find online journal articles and similar material.

To open the full e-book or article, follow the links under ‘View Online’ and enter your SGUL login and password. You can find more help in our PDF guide to accessing e-resources from offsite.

For more advice about finding resources in Hunter, see the Hunter FAQs.


More online resources, including Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, BMJ Best Practice and DynaMed Plus, can be found in the Databases A-Z.

  • Find a resource in the A-Z list then follow the link for offsite access
  • Enter your SGUL login and password to access

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Find more information about online resources and apps in the Useful Apps section of our Library Essentials LibGuide.

Forgotten/Expired password?

Use this link to reset it from offsite.

Note: you must have already set up an external email address and if you don’t receive a reset email, check your junk mail folder.


Contact the Library for help

The Library remains open 7 days a week, with 24 hour opening returning from Monday 17th September.

The Library Helpdesk is staffed as usual from 8am to 6pm every weekday. Call in and see us, or phone us on 020 8725 5466.

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The Research Enquiries Desk can help with more in-depth queries about finding resources, referencing and more. Drop in or phone 020 8725 5514 during the RED’s staffed hours (see below).

Alternatively, email a query to liaison@sgul.ac.uk and a liaison librarian will get back to you.

Summer From Sep 17th
Library Opening Hours Mon to Fri: 8am – 11pm

Sat and Sun: 9am – 9pm

24 hours

Library Helpdesk staffed Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Research Enquiries Desk staffed Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2pm* Mon to Fri: 11am – 2pm* from Sep 11th

*subject to change

Find more information about these and other services – including support with IT and academic writing – in the Getting help section of our Library Essentials LibGuide.

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Library ♥ E-books

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This month, Library loves E-books! Through the Library you can access many online resources including e-books. We have collections available for SGUL staff and students and  NHS users and accessing them is easy (try one of the QR code posters if you are in the Library).

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E-books chosen by you

Here are some of the latest e-books that have been added to the collection through user choice. Go to the Catalogue Record tab and use the relevant link for SGUL or NHS users to access the content.

clinical-immunologyEssentials of Clinical Immunology

management-of-atrial-fibrillationManagement of Atrial Fibrillation: A Practical Approach

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Oxford Handbooks available online

Oxford Medicine Online  gets you access to over 290 titles including popular books such as the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics, Oxford Textbook of Medicine and more.

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Accessing the e-books

Use the Library Catalogue to find and access our e-books:

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Tick the ‘Search only Electronic Books’ box before beginning your search.

You can also use Hunter to search for e-books.

See our webpage on how to access e-books from St George’s Library, for more information.

Find out more – Library pop up Tuesday 21 March 12-2pm

Visit our pop-up library to find out more about accessing e-books and e-resources on Tuesday 21 March 2017 12-2pm. Find us in the Social Learning Space outside the Library 1st Floor Hunter Wing. We will also have some goodies to give away!

Library ♥ E-books

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Through the Library you can access many online resources including e-books. We have collections available for SGUL staff and students and  NHS users. Accessing them is easy (see below).

Two e-books collections that we would like to highlight are the  Oxford Medicine Online and Oxford Scholarship Online Collection.

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Oxford Medicine Online  gets you access to 293 titles including popular books such as the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics, Oxford Textbook of Medicine and more.

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Oxford Scholarship Online includes:

  • Neuroscience – 154 titles
  • Psychology –   598
  • Biology  – 235
  • Palliative Care – 82
  • Public Health and Epidemiology – 168
  • Social Work – 164

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 Accessing the e-books

Use the Library Catalogue to find and access our e-books:

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Tick the ‘Search only Electronic Books’ box before beginning your search.

You can also use Hunter to search for e-books.

See our page on how to access e-books from St George’s Library.

Offsite access

Please note- if accessing titles from the Oxford Medicine Online  and  Oxford Scholarship Online collection, from outside of the library, you need to do the following before you login :
1. Move to the Subscribers’ Login area on the left-hand side of the screen
2. Select Login with Athens/ Access Management Federation

SGUL staff and students
Type in St George’s, and select from the list before logging in with Shibboleth.

NHS staff
Type NHS England when prompted to identify where you are from, before logging in with Athens.

Find out more

Visit our pop-up library on e-books on Thursday 21 April 2016 12-2pm in the Social Learning Space outside the Library.

Video on how to find and access e-books using Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

Print or digital – what is your reading preference?

ARFIS is the Academic Reading Format International Study to explore the reading preferences of students, originating from work by Information Literacy practitioner Diane Mizrachi at UCLA in the USA. The group have a community Facebook page.

You can contribute to the research by completing the survey which is available online for students in UK higher education from 18th February until 31st March 2016.

Participation will take a total of about 5-10 minutes.

This survey is completely anonymous. No information you provide can be traced to you or identify you in any manner.

The results of the research may further our understanding of how students prefer to read their course material, online or print, and inform the decisions and policies of libraries and lecturers regarding the collection and dissemination of online and print academic materials.

 

Problems with Dawsonera e-books platform

Dawsonera are experiencing performance issues with their e-books platform. Downloads are currently not possible, and although e-books can still be read online, users may experience ‘intermittent problems’ for the rest of this week. Dawson’s are working  to fix the issues.

To find out the latest information on the situation, you can check the @Dawsonera Twitter feed.

Other e-books – provided by Oxford Medicine Online and MyiLibrary – are unaffected.

RESOLVED :DawsonEra e-books website currently down.

** DawsonEra have resolved the problem with their e-books and most DawsonEra e-books are now available to read online or download. **

 

Unfortunately the DawsonEra e-books website is currently down. This is a Dawson’s problem and they are working hard to resolve it as soon as possible.

Other e-books – provided by Oxford Medicine Online and MyiLibrary – are unaffected.

To find out the latest information on the sitauation, you can check the @Dawsonera  Twitter feed.

EDITED: Additional Information

Dawsonera anticipates that their e-books service will continue to be unavailable throughout the weekend. They are working to restore access to the most popular titles first.

ISBNS for e-books tweeted to #dawsonerarestore will be prioritised in the restore process by @dawsonera