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A guide for IMBE and FHSCE staff about the Library

Introduction

On this page you will find information about the library resources that are available to you, and how to access them.

You will also find details about our current range of curriculum-embedded Information Skills sessions, which we offer to equip students with the skills to confidently and accurately use the library's resources. 

Sessions can be delivered as lectures or workshops and can be adapted to individual course requirements (with advance notice). Where possible, it is recommended that a library session be linked to a specific assignment e.g. Foundation SSC, to generate a higher degree of motivation for learning.

Participation or attendance by lecturers in these sessions is not necessary but is welcome.

Please contact your Liaison Librarian to organise a session.

Finding resources

Hunter provides a 'Google' type search experience by allowing you to search across all of the library's holdings (including books, journal articles and journal titles) all from one search box.

1. Find books

To find books in Hunter, enter your search terms, select Books and more. Sign in to find the book location and availability.

Some books are available as e-books, select View Online to view electronic versions. You will need to login with your university login to access these. 

2. Find journal articles

In Hunter, enter an article title or a few words from the title and select Articles and more. Select view online and follow the link to the full text. You will need to login with your SGUL login to access these off-site.  

3. Find journals

To find a specific journal in Hunter, type in the name of the journal and select Journal Titles results will include journal titles from the Library’s electronic and print journal collections. You will need to login with your university login to access electronic journals off-site.

The Liaison Team has developed a series of Subject Guides designed to help you and your students find information and access materials relevant to your subject.

Each guide contains details on how to find information via Hunter and relevant databases, advice on evaluating information and tips for managing your resources (e.g., referencing and Reference Management Software such as RefWorks).  Please promote the Library's Subject Guides to your students, and include a link to them from your Canvas pages.

If you don't see a Subject Guide for your subject, please contact your Liaison Librarian who will be happy to discuss creating one for you.

Adding a Resource List to Canvas is your way of telling us what resources are needed for your module and making them available to students. Please see the Resource List guidance on the library website for details on formatting and maintaining your list, or contact your liaison librarian for further support. You can also send your resource/reading list to your liaison librarian.

Please email resourcelists@sgul.ac.uk, or your liaison librarian, to let us know when you have added a list, so that we can make sure we have enough copies of each item to accommodate your students (current policy is 1 book per 10 students, but we will also buy an e-book of Core resources, where available).

See this guidance for how to link to articles and ebooks from your Resource List.

We can also provide limited scanned readings of printed texts (book chapters)  to include in your resource lists.  For more details see our Scanned Readings service page.

If you would like to recommend a new book to add to the library stock, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

If you would like to recommend a new journal title, please complete this form, adding as much detail as possible.

All suggestions received are added to the Library’s “wishlist” for consideration during the Library’s yearly Journals & E-resources Evaluation in July and August. Your suggestion must be received before 1st June in order to be considered for the following year. (Subscriptions usually run from 1st January to 31st December.)

For further information please contact: journals@sgul.ac.uk

If you require an item that the library does not hold, you can either request that the library purchases it, or order it as an interlibrary loan.  Each interlibrary loan costs £6. Most article requests will arrive within 2-7 days; most book requests will arrive within 7-14 days.

Making an interlibrary loan (ILL) request:

In Hunter, sign in at the top right to activate the Request Interlibrary Loan link.

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This link will take you to an ILL form where you can submit a request for a book or article.

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1.    If you would like an article to be delivered directly to your email inbox, please make sure you select Deliver to me electronically (Articles Only)

2.    If you are paying for your ILL by account code, please enter the code in the Comment box.

NB Before submitting an interlibrary loan (ILL) request, please check Hunter to make sure we do not hold the book or journal you require.

For more information about interlibrary loans, please email intloan@sgul.ac.uk