Beat the heat – curl up with a good book!

28 May

Beat the heat – curl up with a good book!

When it’s 42°C outside and the mercury’s still rising, there’s nothing better to do than curl up with a good book and a cool drink.

Come and see the ‘summer reads’ display in the library lobby where just some of the hundreds of fiction titles we carry are on display, and yes, you can check any of these books out – just see a member of the library team.

Happy summer reading!

Oxford Business Group Country Reports: Qatar 2014

19 May

The Oxford Business Group offers ‘internationally acclaimed intelligence on regions that are shaping the future balance of economic power’. It has published 216 country reports over the past 20 years, which are regularly cited in The Financial Times, the BBC, the Economist and other leading media outlets.

25,000 articles in the reports can be searched by keyword using the OBG website.

The Report: Qatar 2014 has just been published and can be accessed via the GU-Q Library website. Simply type oxford business group in the keyword search box on the home page and click ‘Search’. The country reports are the first entry in the results list so just click on ‘Electronic Resource’ and you will be taken to the OBG site with access to all the country reports. Select Qatar.

The report can be read online or downloaded as a pdf. A password is required to access the pdf file. Please contact a Librarian to receive the password.  

 If you have any queries regarding these reports, or any difficulties accessing them, please do not hesitate to contact a Librarian.  

Congratulations to all our Seniors!

7 May

We wish you all the very best in your new lives as Graduates of Georgetown University – Hoya Saxa!  

Please don’t be strangers – we hope to see you again in the library as Alumni library members.

The GU-Q Library Team


More new books in the Library!

6 Apr

More new books in the Library!

These have all just arrived in and are available to borrow, but you’d better get here quick before they are snapped up!

World Water Day – 22 March

20 Mar

We drink it, bathe in it, wash with it, pollute it, conserve it, fight over it, waste it…and we simply can’t live with out it. Celebrate the UN’s World Water Day on 22nd March and take a moment to check out some of our many water related resources on display in the library lobby – you might look at your bottle of water a little differently afterwards…


International Security and World Politics Trial Databases

9 Mar

New trial databases running through to 6 April, 2014

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
ISCTRC provides a comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. Content includes hundreds of full text journals and periodicals, hundreds of thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries that pertain to terrorism and security.

World Politics Review
World Politics Review is a daily, online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government, and elsewhere. This database currently has thousands of articles in its archives, and produces more than 75,000 words of original content per month.

If you encounter any problems, have any questions regarding access, or would like to provide feedback, please email

Numerique Premium and Statista trial databases

19 Feb

Please refer to the Trial Databases LibGuide to view the library’s latest trial databases. In addition to our existing trials, the library now has access to two additional collections:

Numerique Premium
Numérique Premium presents is a French language e-book collection in the areas of History and Human Sciences. It contains content from thirty different publishers and societies.

Statista is a statistics portal that integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

If you encounter any problems, have any questions regarding access, or would like to provide feedback, please email


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