Thursday, 30 October 2008

New chemistry podcast

Distillations is a weekly podcast on the past, present, and future of chemistry with interviews, features, commentaries, reviews, and—of course!—the Element of the Week.

Recent episodes have included topics like women in chemistry, the chemistry of photography, and forensic chemistry.

Check it out at

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Endnote tutorials

Endnote or EndnoteWeb tutorials are now available in DIT Kevin St Library.
Times: Thursday and Friday mornings
To book a session contact:
The tutorials are run on a one-to-one basis and provide an introduction to the software or address issues for staff or students wishing to get more out of the software.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

11th hour Organic Chemistry

This site covers organic chemistry and consists of complementary explanations and illustrations to the books, as well as test questions and answers. It was prepared to accompany Seth Elsheimer's '11th Hour Introduction to Organic Chemistry' I and II. The subjects covered include atomic structure, bonding and molecular properties, hydrocarbons including dienes and aromatic groups, isomers, conjugation, alkyl halides, elimination and substitution and electrophilic addition reactions, stereochemistry, nucleophilic acyl substitution reactions, carbonyl alpha substitution and condensation reactions, spectroscopy and functional groups such as alcohols, ethers, sulphides, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines, amino acids, peptides and proteins.

Sustainable energy notes from MIT

This course site includes full text lecture notes in pdf format from previous years' courses covering sustainable energy.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

October Bank Holiday -- Library Opening Hours.

The Kevin Street Library Opening hours over the October bank holiday weekend are as follows:

  • Friday October 24th: 9.30am - 9.30 pm
  • Saturday October 25th: Closed
  • Sunday October 26th: Closed
  • Monday October 27th: Closed
  • Tuesday October 28th: 9.30am - 9.30 pm

Enjoy the Midterm break:-)

Cell Biology - interactive tutorials for students

These are a set of interactive tutorials on the topic of cell biology aimed at students. Available tutorials are: animal cell mix and match, catabolism, comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, nerve action potential, and plant cell mix and match. Tutorials can be viewed online or downloaded to a PC or Mac. Produced by the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta.

Skype now available

Skype is now available for student use in the library AV/DVD room. Skype allows users to make telephone calls via the Internet. Please see for details

One hour Skype use slots must be booked in advance at the library desk. Similarly the key to
the AV room must be collected at the library desk. Please note that though this is not a free service, it does allow users to make international calls at a reduced rate.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Sconul Access Scheme

DIT is now a member of the Sconul Access scheme, which allows Sconul card holders to borrow books from participating Sconul scheme libraries. Only DIT staff and research postgraduate students have access to the scheme. Please note that Trinity College Dublin is not a member of the Sconul scheme. Please inquire at the library desk for additional details. Alternatively click on the library A-Z.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Kevin St Library Group Study Room

Library Group Study Room @ The Snackery

Opening Hours:

Monday -Thursday :10am-8pm
Fridays : 10am-5pm

Please book a time slot at the Library desk.

Help with C++ programming

Have at look at these tutorials on C++ and game programming. It is part of a website created by a computer science graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Other sections of the main site include articles, details of projects completed, and games created by the author.