Tuesday, 29 May 2012

New Biomedical eBooks

New biomed e-texts are now available:

BIOS Instant Notes in Molecular Biology: Turner: 2005
BIOS Instant Notes in Microbiology: Baker: 2011
Clinical Microbiology: Stratton: 2012
Concepts & Techniques of Molecular Biology: Romero: 2012
Essential Haematology: Hoffbrand: 2011
Histology at a Glance: Peckham: 2011
Introduction to Immunology: Decker: 2009
Introduction to Microbiology: McCall: 2009
Medical Biochemistry at at Glance: Salway: 2011
Survival Guide for Health Research Methods: Ross: 2012

To access these and more search by title on the Library Catalogue or browse the MyiLibrary ebook collection. If accessing from outside the DIT network you  need your DIT student number and Library PIN

Monday, 28 May 2012

June Holiday Weekend Hours

Kevin St Library will be closed on Saturday 2nd June and Monday 4th June. Summer opening hours apply from Tuesday 5th June:

  • Monday- Friday 9.30-17.15
  • Saturdays: Closed
Any queries or questions over the summer period contact us at kst.library@dit.ie or 01 402-4894.

Friday, 25 May 2012

New Chemistry eBooks now in stock

A number of new chemistry titles are available as eBooks:
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Moyer (2012)
Aspirin & Related Drugs, Rainsford (2004)
Chemistry, Housecroft (2009)
College Inorganic Chemistry, Devi (2010)
Elementary Physical Chemistry, Linder (2010)
LC/MS, McMaster (2005)
GC/MS, McMaser (2008)
Medicinal Chemistry: Thomas (2007)
Modern HPLC for Practicing Scientists, Dong (2006)
Physical Chemistry, Dunaway (2012)

To access the eBooks, search by title on the Library Catalogue or search by title /browse in the MyiLibrary eBook collection

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Text-mining for scientific research v publishers

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.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

SciVerse Hub search engine

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.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Summer Opening Hours update

From Friday 1st June summer opening hours will apply:

      - Monday-Friday: 9.30 - 17.15
     - Saturdays: Closed

Click here to see the opening hours for all DIT Libraries

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Upcoming training webinars for IEEE Xplore

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.

Strategies for Using IEEE Xplore - Europe
  • 21 May - 11:00 am CET
  • 11 June - 11:00 am CET
  • 9 July - 11:00 am CET

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

PerSSonalised Medicine resource

Keeping track of updates and news in your subject area can be time-consuimg and even confusing at times.
PeRSSonalisd Medcine is a free customizable aggregator of quality medical resources in social media. View medical and biomedical realted news, subject tags, a selection of journal article updates, blogs, podcasts, slideshows and Youtube videos on your topic all in one place. Customize it to suit your research interest.

Monday, 14 May 2012


Webicina is a free service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics in over 17 languages for medical professsionals and students. An webicina app is available for smartphone use. A selection of social media resources in medical and biomedical specialties are provided such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pathology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Pharma
  • Vaccines

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Find Articles is a new link to finding research articles on the new look Library Catalogue.  This lists all your options whether you're looking for a specific journal article or a range of articles published on a research topic. Could be useful for a project or assingment?

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Opening hours

Kevin St Library is open today (Saturday 5th) from 9.30-16.30.
Please note the library is closed on Monday 7th May for the public holiday.
Usual opening hours apply from Tuesday 8th.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Facebook page

A new Library Facebook page is now up and running. Click here to get updates.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Printing hassles? A new trouble shooting guide is now available for the RICOH printers in Kevin St Library.  Click here to access the pdf guide. More information on pricing, laptop plug-ins and locations for the RICOH print serivce across DIT is available here.