Monday, 30 January 2012

Nutrition & Dietetics eResources

A new Subject Gateway section for Nutrition and Dietetics students is now available. Click here to view.  The link contains subject specific project and assignment information e-resources for undergraduate students and research related information resources for postgraduate students.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

New IEEE Xplore additions

New Journals in IEEE Xplore

Tisnghua Science & Technology
This journal is published bimonthly and is sponsored by Tsinghua University. It presents contributions in computer science, electronic engineering and other IT fields.
It contains more than 1800 articles and has a backfile to 1996.

Journal of Systems Enginering & Electronics
Published by the Beijing Insitute of Aerospace Information the journals reports on the latest research in systems engineering, electronics technology and related research.
It is published bimonthly and has a backfile to 1990.

Click here to access the IEEE Xplore database.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Reaxys Database Training

Need an introduction or refresher to the Reaxys chemical database? A training session for interested academic staff and postgrads will take place on Friday 24th February at 10am. For more more details or to book a place contact Julie de Foubert, Kevin St Library.

Friday, 13 January 2012

City of Science

Dublin has been chosen to host Europe’s largest science conference, ESOF 2012 (Euroscience Open Forum), from 11-15 July, 2012. To celebrate this international event in Dublin, the City of Science 2012, a programme of science-related events and activities, will run throughout the year across the island of Ireland.

Register for event updates and news at or follow on Facebook.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Dissertations Abstracts Upgrade

DIT Library's subscription to Proquests Dissertations and Theses: Abstracts and Index now covers the following subjects: 

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Business
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Health & Medicine
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: History
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Literature & Language
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Science & Technology
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Social Sciences
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: The Arts
This database is a collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day. Connect to the database from DIT Library's database listings or click here. to access.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Reaxys: new chemical database

New to DIT Library's database collection Reaxys is a chemical database solution which integrates searches for reaction and substance data with synthesis planning and chemical sourcing.

Reaxys offers excerpted compounds and related factual properties, reaction and synthesis information, as well as bibliographic data – in inorganic, organometallic and organic chemistry research. Content is drawn from selected journals and patents so that only experimentally validated data are included in Reaxys. Small molecules (organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds) are only excerpted if they have:

  1. A chemical structure;
  2. An experimental fact (property, preparation, reaction);
  3. A credible citation. 
Access the database here or via DIT Library's database listings

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Web of Knowledge enhancements

The latest enhancements and  features for the Web of Knowledge database can be viewed on their Facebook page  or view a short video summary.  A new WoK FAQ facility is also available and a mobile app.

Connect to the database via DIT Library's subscription.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Academic Search Complete

The Academic Search Premier database subscription has upgraded to Academic Search Complete.

Subject coverage includes biology, ethics chemistry, engineering,  materials science, mathematics, pharma sciences and physics.
Content includes:

  • More than 13,000 abstracted and indexed journals
  • Nearly 9,000 full-text journals
  • Full text for more than 7,700 peer-reviewed journals
  • Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,400 journals
  • Daily updates
 An EBSCO iPhone and Android database app is also available. Click here to access the database.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Exam paper access


Exam paper panic? To access Kevin St exam papers:

You will need a login and password if using outside the DIT network.These are Student and ThunderRoad (case sensitive).  Any problems contact Kevin St Library here.

Best of luck next week......

New Year Opening Hours

Happy New Year to everyone in Kevin St. 

The usual semester opening hours resume today 3rd Jan.

  • Mon-Thurs: 9.30-21.30
  • Fridays: 9.30-17.15
  • Saturdays: 9.30-15.30

 ....and best of luck to those starting exams next week.