There have been quite a few exam paper access queries this week at the Library information desk. In case there are questions over Christmas week when the library is closed the exam papers are available on the Library Catalogue: click here and follow the on-screen instructions.
To access the exam papers off campus remember you will need the following passwords:
Student and ThunderRoad (case sensitive). Any queries
contact the Library Desk at 01-402-4894 or email us from 2nd January.
RSC Mobile provides readers with access to search RSC journals
content access via Android and iOS using the institutional wireless network. Access the most
relevant scientific research via Latest Articles or Search options and
save articles for reading offline. RSC Mobile includes:
Full text HTML and PDF access via wireless networks for subscribing institutions/organisations
Saving articles for offline reading. Sharing via email, FB or Twitter
The Royal Society of Chemisty website has developed a number of subject gateways relating to specific chemistry topics and areas of research which are very useful for posters, projects and assignments resources.
The subject gateways to weblinks, books and news include:
Since its launch in 2009, mendeley.com has gathered a user base of two
million who have, to date, uploaded more than 280 million documents between
them. It began as a software tool for organizing papers from scholarly journals
but has become a platform for connecting like-minded researchers and helping
academics discover new papers. This is one of the many technology services,
including Altmetric, Academica.edu and Zotero, that are enabling
university researchers to go digital and get social.
While the focus of Mendeley has primarily been to improve the productivity of
researchers by taking the labour out of document search and organisation, the founders are keen to move it forward: The next step involves connecting people as well as documents. It will help
researchers discover groups on Mendeley doing similar work to them and use that
to connect people with other academics with whom they might want to collaborate. Link to the full Irish Times article by Marie Boran here.
The newly launched e-version of SDAR (Journal of sustainable design and applied research in innovative
engineering of the built environment) is available via the Arrow repository. Print copies of the 2011 and 2012 issues are also available in Kevin St Library.
Update for all DT204 histology students. Extra copies of the newly assigned core textbook Orchard and Nation's Histopathology are now available on the shelf at 611.018 (Stack 5). A back-up copy is also available in the Short Loan Collection if you need to access or copy a section in a hurry. Best of luck in the end of semester exams.
Science Omega is a science resource that showcases news, features and opinions from the fields of
science, technology and engineering. It's topic coverage include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Energy. Environment, Healthcare, Mathematics. Medicine. Physics and Robotics. It provides
regular news updates of the latest scientific developments,
with feature articles from members of the scientific community. On a lighter note see their Top five scientific moustaches as the end of Movember is nigh.
Being digital is a collection of short, easy to follow activities and youtube clips from the OU. They cover
the skills we all need to be effective online, whether it’s searching
efficiently, critically evaluating information, communicating and sharing
online, or selecting the right online tool for your needs. Being digital can help you develop essential skills for study, work
and lifelong learning. Give it a go and see what you think.
Some maintenance work will occur in Kevin St Library on Saturday 3rd November. Apologies for any minor disruption this may cause to students on the premises. The library will be open as usual from 9.30-16.30.
A software and hardware desktop upgrade will take place on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th November The pc room in the library will be closed by ICT to facilitate this repair work. The main library areas will be open as usual from 9.30-21.30.
As part of Maths Week this year's RIA Hamilton Lecture will be given by Professor Yuri Manin,The Max Planck Institute of Mathematics, on Tuesday October 16th at 7.30pm in Gleeson Hall Theatre, DIT Kevin Street. Entitled "Silver lining: codes and clouds" the lecture will address error-correcting codes, their asymptotic bounds, and Kolmogorov complexity. Reserve your place here.
Need help with getting the best from the RICOH printing service? Not sure how to print from webcourses, print from your laptop, print in colour, on A3 etc? Help sessions will be taking place in the library at the following times to get you sorted:
JournalTOCs is the largest free collection of scholarly tables of contents (TOCs) from over 20,000 journals for use by students and researchers. JournalTOCs alerts you when new issues of your followed journals are published. Most followed journals for September were Nature, Science, NEJM, the Lancet, and JAMA.
To get the full-text of a journal article check the DIT Library eJournal listings for availability
If you are a previous ticTocs user please note that your account and contents of your MyTOCS folder has been transferred to JournalTOCs, so your current awareness service continues without interruption.
After a publication delay the long awaited Transfusion and Transplantation Science textbook by Robin Knight is now available in Kevin St Library for DT204 students. As of today there are 6 copies at 615.39 in Book Stack 6.
If more copies are needed or one would work in the Short Loan Collection please let us know. This is the latest text in the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series held in the library. See also the IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science) link.
INIS offers online access to a unique set of non conventional literature (NCL) from the International Atomic Energy Agency. This consists of over 280,000 full text documents such as scientific and technical reports, conference proceedings, patents and theses not available through commerical channels. It also offers a mulit-lingual thesaurus.
Kevin St past exam papers for May 2012 and January 2012 have been processed and are now available via the Library Catalogue. To access click here.
To access the exam papers off campus please use the following passwords: Student and ThunderRoad (case senstitive). Any problems or queries contact the Library Desk at 402-4894 or email Ask a Librarian.
Off campus access to the DIT full text subject databases has been
streamlined this month .
You will now be prompted by either of two pages:
databases open on the DIT IS Services screen. This requires the username
and password used for DIT email or active directory access. Databases includes ACM, IEEE & Web of Knowledge.
57 databases continue to use DIT Library's own authentication page. This
page requires the user to have a Library PIN and a current DIT ID number to access the databases. These databases include Engineering Village and Science Direct.
ACM DL Training Sessions will take place at the following times:
July 24, 2012 from 1:00pm to 1:30pm
This A20-30 minute presentation is designed
to give an overview of the ACM Digital Library. It will highlight the
key full text Computer Science publications and Analytic tools that are included
in the database.
The Science in the City festival kicks off this weekend featuring everything from Dara O'Briain to the Higgs Bosun particle. The 10 day festival is being held to celebrate Dublin hosting Europe’s largest
science event, the Euroscience Open Forum, which takes place in the Dublin
Convention Centre from 11th July – 15th July.
Researchers are pushing for an end
to publishers' default ban on computer scanning of thousands of papers
to find links between genes and diseases. The scale of new information in modern science is huge; more than 1.5m
scholarly articles are published every year and the volume of data doubles every
three years. No individual can keep up with such a volume, and scientists need
computers to help them digest and make sense of the information. The restrictions placed by publishers on text mining has led campaigners to view
the issue as another front in the battle
to make publicly funded research work available through "open
access", free at the point of use. That would allow researchers to mine the
content freely without needing to request any extra permissions. Read more on this controversy from the Guardian here.
Is Google too general and you want an alternative to the Scirus science search engine? Try SciVerse Hub where you can access a growing body of science content of over 500m records across publishers, repositories and the scientific web. Use the advanced search and refine search function and etutorials. Register with the Hub to personalise your searches and use their metrics and social media tools as works for you..
Remember full-text access may not be provided depending on the resource listed. Check out DIT Library's respository and eJournals or apply for an Inter Library Loan if you wish to obtain the full article or resource.
IEEE training webinars offer the opportunity to learn the best practices in
searching the IEEE Xplore Digital Library as well as getting quick
demonstrations of new features. All courses are taught by professional
librarians from IEEE.
Register today for any of the upcoming online
training webinars for the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All attendees to
join the webinar will receive a certificate of completion and a week's access
to the IEEE eLearning Library.