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Studying over the winter break

Like all of the GSA, the Library will be closed 19th December to 2nd January (inclusive). We’ll be open until 5pm on Tuesday the 18th and reopen at 9am on Thursday the 3rd.

If you will be studying while the GSA is closed for the winter break you will want to know that …

  • all digital collections will remain accessible. Search for full text resources using the Discovery tool or browse specific collections such as Flipster for digital magazine and Planet eStream for video content. Don’t forget there are quick video tutorials to help you find and access online journals and eBooks
  • from the 1st December, any printed collections borrowed can be kept until the Library reopens in January. This does not apply to books in the short-loan reading list collection. Check your Library account to find out the exact return dates for your books and to renew them online.
  • if you need a place to study in Glasgow consider your local public library or the University of Glasgow Library. If you are going to be outside Glasgow and want to use the space in a university library near you, phone them and ask if they will accept your GSA matric card or instead need you to have signed up for the SCONUL Access Scheme. If you need to be registered through the SCONUL Access Scheme please apply before the 10th  As an UG you will be given reference only access. Information on all these options is on the Library website.
  • if you are a post-graduate student then, in additional to all of the above, you also have full access to the collections and computing facilities at the University of Glasgow. To gain access to these resources, please follow the instructions in our infographic. Please refer to the University of Glasgow Library’s website for opening hours, location and information before your visit. You can also apply for SCONUL Access with borrowing rights.

Image: Cats Christmas Card by Cordelia Oliver, GSA Archives and Collections (archive reference: DC/066)

 

 

Now Available: Art & Architecture Source

We have just added Art & Architecture Source to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.

Now Available: Critical Collective

We have just added Critical Collective to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Critical Collective is an initiative by art curator and critic Gayatri Sinha. Since its inception in 2011, it has collaborated closely with institutions in India and abroad to create exhibitions and seminars on art. Its purview is from ancient Indian art to the present as it covers early, medieval, modern and contemporary practices in India. The project brings together more than 150 artists, over a hundred writers and curators from India and abroad, it also initiates special projects to investigate the depths of South Asian art history. The website aims to collate writing on South Asian scholarship and foster intertextual reading between disciplines. Each month over 30,000 words of archival and current writing by leading scholars, critics and art historians is added.

Now Available: DETAIL Inspiration

We have just added DETAIL Inspiration to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

DETAIL inspiration is a new image and reference database that provides visual inspiration to architects and designers. With more than 3,000 projects from the last 30 years of DETAIL magazine, including photographs, sketches, and technical product information.

Now Available: Bloomsbury Fashion Central

We have just added Bloomsbury Fashion Central to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

Fashion Central provides access to major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly e-books, case studies, biographies, guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world.

Now Available: Birkhauser Building Types Online

We have just added Birkhauser’s Building Types Online to our portfolio of online resources, part of our commitment to increasing the number of high-quality electronic resources available across GSA.

BTO contains over 1000 case studies documented with texts by authors that are experts in their fields. The resource includes approximately 5500 architectural drawings of high quality as well as 2200 photographs of the buildings. Thematic articles provide background information on individual building types or explain specific aspects such as lighting, acoustics, urban considerations, access types or planning processes. The resource features many seminal buildings of the past 30 years.

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