Thursday, 29 March 2012

Easter Opening Hours

Kevin St Easter Opening Hours are as follows:
  • Mon 2nd - Wed 4th April: 9.30am-9.30pm
  • Thursday 5th April: 9.30am-3pm
  • Friday 6th - Monday 9th April: Closed
  • Tuesday 10th April: 9.30am-3pm
  • Wednesday 11th April: 9.30am-9.30pm
Term hours apply from Wed 11th April:
  • Monday - Thursday: 9.30am-9.30pm
  • Fridays: 9.30am-5.15pm
  • Saturdays: 9.30am-4.30pm
See also

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

IEEE Xplore database changes

From next week new features incorporated into IEEE Xplore will include:

  • New and improved IEEE personal account registration process
  • New citation diagrams
  • Full-text PDF access to over three million documents from over 1.6 million authors;
  •  Highly-cited, peer-reviewed research  including:
    • 154 IEEE journals, magazines, and transactions
    • 27 IET journals and magazines, plus 20+ IET conference titles
    • Proceedings from over 1,200 IEEE conferences.
  • More than 2,200 approved and published IEEE standards in key technology fields
  • Self Paced Training Tutorials
  • Enhanced and more streamlined abstract page
  • Enhanced browsing by title with the inclusion of refinements
  • See the new features web pag for more info

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

St Patricks Day Public Holiday

DIT Kevin St Library will be closed on Saturday 17th March and Monday 19th March for the St Patrick's Holiday Weekend.

Usual opening hours resume on Tuesday 20th March. 

Keep an eye out for the 'global greening' as the Niagara Falls and Leaning Tower of Pisa amongst others turn green.

IEEE Xplore Database remote access

There have been lots of questions recently re. accessing the IEEE Xplore Digital Library database from outside the DIT network. At the moment an Athens password is required for remote access. See the Athens information link to get started. The set-up passwords are available from this passwords list or from the Kevin St Library desk

Monday, 12 March 2012

Particles of the Past

To celebrate Dublin City of Science 2012, the Particles of the Past exhibition will showcase a selection of science-related gems from the National Library of Ireland's collections.

The NLI will also host a series of free public lectures linked to this exhibition.

Wednesday 21 March at 7pm
'Science for everyman (and woman): the Royal College of Science of Ireland and its students, 1867-1926'.
Dr Clara Cullen, UCD
Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

 Wednesday 28 March at 7pm
"Robert Boyle: Step-father to modern evidence based medicine"
Jim Malone, Prof (Emeritus) of Medical Physics, TCD; Director of the Robert Boyle Foundation
Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

All welcome and no booking is required for these events.

New databases

Oxford Dictionaries Pro: With up-to-date online dictionaries, thesaurui, and language reference content Oxford Dictionaries Pro is an extensive smart-linked English language resource. It offers quick search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style and usage, grammar, and spelling,  plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of biographies of over 58,000 people worldwide. It provides  access to the complete text of the 60-volume Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and the 33-volume Dictionary of National Biography. Included are themed articles, reference lists, special features, learning resources, free biography podcasts, and thousands of internal and external links to other resources.

The databases are available from DIT Library’s Databases webpage.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

IEEE Xplore Digital Library Training

Calling all engineers and computer scientists: two IEEE Xplore Digital Library training sessions will take place on Thursday 22nd of March.

Times: 10am and 1pm
Location: DIT Library Aungier St Training Rm 1

Anyone interested in attending please email Julie de Foubert to reserve a place or contact the information desk at 402-4894.

Monday, 5 March 2012

More eBooks..

Some new eTitles recently added to our collection include:

  1. Basic Bioscience Laboratory Techniques :Wiley (2011)
  2. Biomedical Science Essential Laboratory Medicine: Wiley (2012)
  3. Cell Biology a short course: Wiley (2011)
  4. Choosing and Using Statistics: a Biologists Guide: Wiley (2011)
  5. Communication Skills for Biosciences: Wiley (2010)
  6. From Genes to Genomes: Wiley (2012)
  7. Functional Biochemistry in Health & Disease: Wiley (2009)
  8. Gene Cloning and DNA analysis: Wiley (2010)
  9. Human Drug Metabolism an introduction: Wiley (2010)
  10. Immunology: Body Surface Defence: Wiley (2012)
  11. Molecular Techniques for the study of Hospital Acquired Infection:Wiley (2011)
  12. Statistics for Terrified Biologists: Blackwell (2008)
  13. Writing Scientific Research Articles: Wiley 2009
Access via the MyiLibrary eBook collection or do a title search on the Library Catalogue and link directly to the ebook.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Women in Science

Reaxys chemcial database

Get started with Reaxys by using their e-tutorials and guides. Use the range of eTutorials and link to the database here. Reaxys supports the organic, medicinal, synthetic, agro/fine/catalyst, inorganic and process chemistry areas.

DIT's subscription runs to 31st December 2012. Access from outside the DIT network is currently not available, but watch this space for updates.