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Search for books and ebooks in the library catalogue. If you only want to look for ebooks, tick the 'Search only electronic books' box.
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.
Your librarians are here to help you with questions about finding information. We are happy to help, but before you call us, have a look at some of the helpsheets and tutorials on this page! You may find what you need to know here.
You can also contact your Academic Development Tutor.
We have short guides to the main databases plus links to other training materials directly from the suppliers
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.
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.
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.
We have a step by step checklist for you.
For this you need to use a gateway. They search only quality assured web sites. Here are our favourites:
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.
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.
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