Friday, 30 September 2011

Library Express Tours

Fast facts ten minute library tours are running this term. Grab a tour and get the info basics for your assignments.

When:  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Where: Start at Kevin St Library Desk.
Time: 12.05pm - no need to book.
  • Printing & Copying Service
  • How to locate textbooks
  • Library Account
  • Study Rooms & Laptops

Monday, 26 September 2011

RSC app for Chemists

The new free RSC Mobile app for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod) is available on iTunes. To access RSC Publishing resources app click here. RSC app for android is due in early 2012

Monday, 19 September 2011

DIT Library app

A new DIT Library app 'Library Anywhere' is now available. Click here to use the app. Access your library account, use the catalogue, Arrow research repository and ejournals all from your smartphone.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Term Opening Hours

Term opening hours begin on Monday 19th September

  • Monday-Thursday: 9.30-21.30
  • Fridays: 9.30-17.15
  • Saturdays: 9.30-16.30
For the full listing of library site opening hours click here

Thursday, 8 September 2011

NLM apps

Hot on the heels of other information providers the National Library of Medicine is now providing a selection of apps and mobile website links for those who like to research on the move or use an iPad. Have a look at their range of mobile technology services if it's the kind of thing that works for you. Resources covered include DailyMed, PubMed and Medline Mobile amongst others.

NLM Reference Point

The NLM Reference Point blog is a new resource for biomedical students and researchers who use PubMED or NCBI resources regularly. Worth having a look as resources change so quickly. The FAQ section is up and running too.

NSAI Standards

Just a reminder to users of the NSAI Standards database.

The access route for DIT staff and students is

  • Start at
  • Then click on Standards (Irish & ISO)
  • Next click on 'Online Catalogue-Registered Users'
  • Enter the standard number and then access the pdf  via Click2View
Any problems give the library desk a call at 402-4894

Friday, 2 September 2011

Science Direct mobile

Need full-text but not at your desk? The SciVerse ScienceDirect database iPhone app doesn't restrict your brainwaves to the workplace; now you can find and read your subscribed Elsevier article on the move.
 Click here for the itunes app link.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

ChemSpider App

ChemSpider Mobile

A free iOS app (iPhone, iPod, iPad) for searching ChemSpider the free online chemical database is now available at

So why use it?
*  Provides the ability to search by drawing a chemical structure or entering a compound name.
* Straightforward and easy to use.
* Search results shown in a list showing structures and names.
* Any search result can be examined in more detail by launching the mobile browser and viewing the structure on the ChemSpider web page.

Exam Papers

Exam papers for 2006-2011 are now available.

To access Kevin St exam papers:

• Go to the DIT Library website
• Click on Find Exam Papers upper right of screen.
• Then Click on Quick Link to Recent Exam Papers.
• Select College of Science, College of Engineering or Arts and click on the year e.g. 2011, 2010 etc.
• Then click on the course code and module you require.

You will be asked for a login and password if accessing outside the DIT network. These are Student & ThunderRoad.


New ALCID academic library access cards for 2011-2012 are now available at Kevin St Library Information Desk.

For more information and an ALCID application form click here