Eresources are resources such as books, journals and databases that you use online. You will usually be asked to log in with your domain username and password.
Yes, many eresources can be used on these devices. Increasingly, many have responsive websites which can be used equally successfully on any device. You may need to download an app. Follow the onscreen instructions. However, if you have any difficulty contact your librarian.
The library pays for these resources and usually the licence agreement restricts access to GCU staff and students.
Yes you can, however the amount that you can download and print may vary depending on the type of resource and the terms of our subscription to it. If you find an article on a database, it may show a link to the full text or a PDF file logo. This means that you can download and print it as we have subscribed to the journal. There may also be a 360 link logo, this is a tool which checks if we have access to the full text of an article. Under copyright law, you can't print out a whole issue of a journal, just one article from it. Ebooks are more complicated, usually you can download or print part of the text, check our general use guidelines for more information.
You can search for articles, books and more by using Discover
- when you don’t know where to begin your search
- to see the range of resources on a specific topic
For more comprehensive searches you will need to search a database. A database enables you to search for journal articles and material that you may be unable to find on search engines such as Google. It will help you find information quickly and efficiently. Check your subject guide for suggestions on which databases to use.
Example: Bamford, D. 2008, "The use of grounded theory in change management research", Journal of change management, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 111-121.
The easiest way to find this article is to copy and paste the title into Discover. Remember to use inverted commas round the article. If this doesn't work, then search the Journal A-Z for Journal of change management.
The following information from the reference would allow you to navigate to the article:
Year - 2008
Vol - 8
Issue - 2
RefWorks is an online reference manager. It lets you keep track of all your research, helps create bibliographies and lets you share references with others. To find out more about RefWorks and how to create an account visit our RefWorks pages. We also have instructions on how to connect to RefWorks.
A journal impact factor is a measure used to rank, evaluate and compare academic journals. The calculation of the impact factor is based upon the number of times articles are cited within a specific year or period of time. Impact factors are shown on journal home pages and are published annually in Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports.