Friday, 30 July 2010

HIQA Catalogue of Irish Health Information Sources

The Health Information and Quality Authority today published a comprehensive national Catalogue of Irish health information sources. The catalogue aims to increase awareness about the purpose and content of these sources and how the data can be accessed.

New Health Research Board Report

The therapy professions make up a significant proportion of the health-care workforce in Ireland. One of the DoHC's strategic goals is to ensure that the therapy professions have clear direction for their research.The HRB study addresses this by using the Delphi research technique to identify research priorities for each profession:

(i) physiotherapy
(ii) occupational therapy
(iii) podiatry
(iv) speech and language therapy
(v) nutrition and dietetics
(vi) orthoptics

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Monday 2nd August: Library closed

Kevin St Library will be closed on Monday 2nd August for the Public Holiday.

Summer opening hours apply at all other times:
  • Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.15pm.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Calling all postgrads: useful tools from Google Scholar

In order to get the most out of using Google Scholar have a look at the following recently released new features:
  • Google Scholar Alerts to help you keep up to date with your field of interest
  • Search within Citing Articles which can help you trace an article's impact
Remember when using Google Scholar you need to set your preferences so that Google knows you are affiliated with  DIT Library. That way, Google can detect which journals DIT Library has a subscription to and provide a link to take you to the full text.
You can choose up to three libraries to link to. Once you save your preferences, either a library link or icon will appear in your search results. In addition to selecting your library, you can also choose to display citation import links to various bibliography managers, such as EndNote and RefWorks.

DIT Library collaborates in bibliometrics research project

DIT Library with DCU, UCD and NUI Maynooth Llibraries have received funding for a collaborative project to produce bibliometrics training materials.

Bibliometrics is a methodology to measure research publications and assess research impact and the project aims to produce an online tutorial, worksheets, posters, booklets, and multimedia elements. Materials will be editable wherever possible and will include exemplars of adapting / using the materials for Computer Science.

The grant is from NDLR -  the Irish National Digital Learning Resources service. The materials will be hosted in the NDLR repository which is available for all to use under Open Access license.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Updated Science Programme Documents now available online

34 updated science programme /course documents are now available in pdf format on the Library Catalogue

• Search by Title or Subject and input the Course Code e.g. DT238

• Search by Author and input a School or College e.g. School of Computing or College of Science

• To get a full e-listing search by Subject and input Course document DIT Kevin St

Please note: you will need your DIT student number and your Library PIN to access these documents both inside and outside the DIT network.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

ACM database update

Following numerous desk enquires and emails re. access issues with the ACM Digital Library database DIT Library staff tried to establish to what exactly DIT users were entitled. It turns out that DIT's ACM subscription enables access to the journals full-text only and not to the conference proceedings or letters.

Anyone who needs material beyond this subscription level please contact the Library at 402-4804 or email Ask A Librarian to arrange an Inter Library Loan. Documents can be supplied electronically or in paper format.

Monday, 12 July 2010

New physics textbooks now available

Knight, Randall: Physics for scientists and engineers with modern physics : a strategic approach
Shelf Number: 530
(4 copies in Short Loan & 6 in Lending)
Hofmann, Philip: Solid State Physics: an introduction
Shelf Number: 530.41
(3 copies)
Kidger, M.J. Fundamental Optical Design
Shelf Number: 535.32
(2 copies)

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Summer Services for Postgrads & Researchers

Need information and can't get to the Library during summer opening hours? Here are some of the options you might find useful:

Contact us at 01- 02484 or at Ask a Librarian for more information