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, most eresources can be used on mobile devices. Increasingly, many have responsive websites which can be used equally successfully on any device. Some require you to download an app. If you have any difficulty using an eresource on your mobile device contact your librarian for assistance.
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. Some resources, usually ebooks, use Digital Rights Management (DRM) to restrict the amount the you download or print. UK copyright law also restricts how much you can print and download, and how you can share resources. Our general use guidelines explain these restrictions in more detail.
You can search for articles, books and more 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 in your subject area.
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 article title into Discover. Place inverted commas round the article title for more accurate results. If this doesn't work then use our Journal Browse tool to search for the Journal of change management.
The following information from the reference would then 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.