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Online Library

Online Library

Greenford e-Library is a 100% Online Library. Greenford e-Library is linked from all course pages, and it is accessible to registered degree seeking students. Greenford e-Library provides a range of important services and resources for all students. The online library is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week. In Greenford e-Library, these services and resources include:

  • Online Books (Electronic Books) – Access to over 45,000 e-books covering a variety of subjects.

  • Research Databases (Articles) – Access to over 40 research databases. Over 500,000 articles are available via 40 databases.

  • Ask an Online Librarian – A team of on-call reference librarians are available at all hours, every day, to assist students with their questions. Using "chat" and "co-browsing" features allows students to be guided to appropriate resources pertaining to their research questions. At the end of each session, students receive an email containing a transcript of the chat and hyperlinks to each site to which the librarian took them.

  • E-global Search – Is a Federated Search. This allows students to search quickly across a variety of databases and catalogs using a single web interface.

  • Library Tutorials – Several demos and tutorials to help students with research.

  • Research Guides – Over 75 Research Guides covering several different subject area under Humanities, Social Science, Science and Technology and Business. Thousand of annotated resources in more than 75 subject-specific guides that introduce students to each topic, explain research strategies, and point them to a broad range of information resources: association materials, online journals, government documents, research institute reports, and Internet-based white papers, surveys, statistics, and similar materials.

  • General Reference Resources – A comprehensive list of links to almanacs, dictionaries, maps, encyclopedias, and other reference works for swift and easy access to reference resources. We have compiled more than 125 sources, organized into 15 categories, to help students locate just about anything in this online reference area.

  • Document Delivery Service – This service borrows articles from other libraries which are not available in the online library databases for students. Certain restrictions apply.

  • Government Resources Section – Links to an often-overlooked resource: government documents. With materials from more than 250 government sites, this resource provides access to more than 100,000 full-text documents including laws, regulations, statistics, technical reports, technical specifications and standards, consumer guides, business resources, and educational materials.

  • Technical Support – All e-global library users are provided technical support via Chat (24 Hour), telephone (business hour) and email (after business hours).

MBS Direct is the official bookstore of GIU. They are fast, convenient, reliable, and guarantee to have the correct books in stock for all GIU courses. In the event that a book is unavailable or out of stock, GIU and MBS work together to make sure students have what they need to successfully complete their courses. MBS has a dedicated customer service department that can resolve any book related issue via phone or email. They also offer used books and eBooks when available.

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