In less unusual times, we know that many of our students would be heading away from SGUL right now to enjoy a few weeks’ holiday; and while it’s easy lately for the days and weeks to blend into one, we hope that everyone does get a chance to take some time off over the coming weeks (even if our entertainment options these days are a little different than in the past).
That said, we know that many of you will also be working to stay on top of your studies. With that in mind, here are three quick reminders of some of the ways your library can help.
1. Access online resources with your SGUL password
Hunter allows you to search a huge collection of online journal articles that you can access with your SGUL login. For tips on finding articles in Hunter, check the Hunter FAQs.
Or browse a list of learning resources – including HSTalks for lecture videos, Cite them Right for referencing help, our most popular online resource BMJ Best Practice, and many more – that can also be accessed with your SGUL login.
Help with offsite access
Our quick video shows you the easiest way to log in to journals and other online resources when you’re offsite. There’s also a PDF helpsheet to guide you through the process.
If you’re having problems logging in to any of our journals or online resources, let us know at email@example.com. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Resetting your SGUL password
You can reset your SGUL password here, as long as you’ve registered an alternate email address; if you haven’t done this yet, contact the Student Life Centre to set one up.
If you have problems resetting you password, email ITAV@sgul.ac.uk.
2. Explore e-books
There are now over 3000 e-books available in Hunter – so whatever your topic, it’s quite likely there’s an e-book that can help. To find out, search in Hunter for Books and more; then select Online Resources in the filter at the left to see which titles you can access straight away using your SGUL login.
See our short video on finding and accessing e-books in Hunter.
Temporary access to extra e-books
A number of publishers are making their e-book collections freely available during the Covid-19 health crisis – so you may be able to view e-books now that you wouldn’t usually be able to access.
From Monday 13th April you’ll be able to access all of these through Hunter while free access lasts. For now, you can log in to publishers’ websites to see what’s available and start reading. Try:
- E-book Central from Proquest – access to titles from 150 publishers until mid-June
- LWW Health Library – e-books and videos in a range of medical disciplines until 22nd May
- ScienceDirect Textbooks from Elsevier – 256 textbooks available until 10th June
For a full list of these offers – as well as a growing collection of free resources on Covid-19 – check the new list in our Databases A-Z. We’re updating this list as new resources become available.
We’ve suspended holds for now, so you won’t be asked to return any books you’ve borrowed until further notice. Books will continue to renew automatically.
3. Get 1-2-1 help from a librarian
The library team may now be working from kitchens, bedrooms, sitting-rooms and a few other places besides – but we’re as committed as always to getting you the information, research and referencing help you need.
We continue to provide 1:1 support for everyone at St George’s. To make an appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In these unusual circumstances, we use Microsoft Teams to guide you through the databases and answer any questions you might have.
We are focusing our efforts on developing online material on Canvas and helping you make the most of our e-resources. For any queries or help needed email us at email@example.com. We are happy to help!