GTUC has a main library for all students and a students’ resource centre for graduate students only. The main library and the students resource centre are stocked with both hard and e-books for use by students. You will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning and to make effective use of all the resources at your disposal – human, printed and electronic – to develop your subject knowledge and your critical and analytical skills. Students are encouraged to use the library for private study. Information on the Graduate School Library is provided to students during the Induction/orientation ceremony.
Access to resources
Resources at the Graduate School Resource Centre are for graduate students and faculty. Students are expected to use identification numbers to gain access to electronic resources. In addition to resources at the centre, graduate students have access to electronic resources of our international partners. Below are the guidelines for getting access to international partner resources:
- Coventry university e-library
Coventry University students at GTUC have access to the Lanchaster electronic library to support studies. To access these resources, students need computer username and password. A unique seven digit number, called the universe id is assigned to every student which is used as part of the log in credentials and e- library registration. Date of birth used for online registration must be the same as that submitted to GTUC Graduate School. This information is provided to students in a student’s welcome pack by Coventry University’s Academic Partnership Unit on registration.
Please ask the Graduate School Registry for this. For details of how to register for your computer username and password please visit our collaborating institutions page on the Web link below:.
Here you will find details of how to register and also links to the resources that you can access and other useful information. Please keep your username and password safe and do not give it to anyone else as usernames and passwords are individual and any misuse of resources can be traced back to the owner.
For licensing reasons please remember you will only be able to access the subscription resources shown on the collaborating institutions page. If you are within a resource and use the Find it @CU button, you will only be able to access the full-text of the item if it is provided by one of the resources listed on the collaborating institutions page. Your username and password will not allow you to login to the full Coventry University e-Library.
- Staffordshire University e-library
Students on Staffordshire University programmes use a six digit password assigned to each student for access to the electronic library. Students may have access to approx. 70 databases and be able to use Summon discovery service – a search engine that searches across all e-journals, e-books, print and open access resources. To see a list of the e-resources legally available to Partnership students please go to: http://libguides.staffs.ac.uk/az.php?t=7200
- Anhalt university library
Students on Anhalt university programmes presently do not have access to online resources at the e-library. However, relevant links and journals are sent directly to students periodically to support learning. Fly-in-faculty from Anhalt University who teach at GTUC also provides useful course related links to students.