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The library catalogue will show details of all the library's books and other resources. It will also give locations of the paper copy items and links to the electronic books.
Electronic book collections:
Inter library loan - Get books and journals the GCU does not subscribe to.
If you need an item for your coursework, teaching or research, and we don't have it in stock, you can request it through our new inter-library loan (ILL) service, Clio.
For requests for UK theses, please search the Ethos database at http://ethos.bl.uk/ (more information is on their frequently asked questions, FAQs page)
Requesting an inter-library loan
Please remember :
Inter-Library Loans has now moved to a new online requesting system, Clio. Here's how to use it.
Getting your citations right is an important part of academic research. It helps you to avoid plagiarism and a good bibliography will help boost your final marks. Your librarians can help you use RefWorks to store your references and create a bibliography.
Your academic development tutors will help you with manual referencing. The referencing guideleines are on Blackboard. You will also find Turnitin there.
GCU uses the most recent edition (2010) of OSCLOA - the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities. This is a very comprehensive guide which takes you through the format for citing many types of information sources that you may use in your legal writing - including case reports, journal articles, books, updating services, government reports, web sites and more.
Use our single search system to search our books, eBooks, journal content and selected other resources. Don't use Internet Explorer with Discover, it does not display full text journal articles properly. Use Firefox or Google Chrome.
You can search serials solutions to check if we have a journal in stock and which years we have. Search by the journal title. Don't use Internet Explorer, use Firefox or Google Chrome - Explorer does not work well with serials solutions when displaying the full text of journal articles.
We have a step by step checklist for you.
Other useful databases:
Use these gateways below to find other useful websites. These link to collections of web sites reviewed by experts so any site you find there will be of good quality
The research web pages have more useful tips for more advanced researchers, as well as useful links to help you develop advanced information skills. We are here to help you all the way through your research project, so keep in touch!
We have written a new online information literacy tutorial called PILOT which is aimed at postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers. It has in depth information on various topics, including a section called MyRI which tells you everything you need to know for the REF. You'll find it in GCULearn, so you'll need to log in.
Flash movies - you may need to login using your Blackboard details to view these:
External training materials:
All of our workthrough guides and online tutorials are now in the finding information section of SMILE. You will need to log in to GCULearn to use them.