Thursday, 24 October 2013

IEEE Explore: tips and tricks short seminar

What's new with the IEEEXplore database? Want to update your database skills?  A short seminar will take place in DIT Library Kevin St on Friday, 1 November 2013 and will be facilitated by Content Online Ltd
Time: 10:00 to 11:00am
Venue: Library Training Room, DIT Kevin St, Dublin 8

Please register for the event online at

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

October Holiday Weekend

The library is closed on Saturday 26th and Monday 28th October for the Public Holiday weekend. Usual semester opening hours resume on Tuesday 29th October at 9am:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9.00-21.30
  • Fridays 9.00-17.15
  • Saturdays 9.00-16.30

Friday, 11 October 2013

eBook additions this week and more....

Click on the image to access the eBook link. These titles and more are available via MyiLibrary in the E-Books section of the DIT Library website. Any queries please contact us.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Engage in Research: Bioscience Students Resource

Engage in Science is a resource designed to help bioscience students with advice and assistance on the most important aspects of scientific research. Whether you need help with identifying resources, doing a literature review or  you're struggling with statistical analyses, you'll find the information here. You'll also find worked examples, exercises with answers, help sheets and quick quizzes to help you gauge your understanding.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Kaye & Laby Online (Physical & Chemical Constants)

There have been a few queries from students about the availability of the Kaye & Laby Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants. There is a copy in the library for loan, but the text is now available online with a search engine function via NPL (National Physical Laboratory). Content is updated regularly and includes tables, data, formulae, graphs and charts from fundamental constants to fibre-optics, superconductivity to raman spectroscopy.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Healthwell resource and the Institute of Public Health

The Health Well is an all-island (Ireland and Northern Ireland) health information website supporting evidence-informed decision making. It provides assistances in.
  • Accessing health related research and information sources (Lenus, Hiqa, Nice etc)
  • Hosting webgroups and supporting key health networks
  • Using information more effectively (with online analysis tools and support for knowledge translation) 
It also aims to build the health intelligence capacity of public health workers and health related organizations.
The Health Well, encompassing its hubs, data tools and web groups, is managed by the INIsPHO Team in the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Acromine: a new way to refine your search terms

Many popular search terms are acronyms or abbreviations in common use. Even in the biological and medical sciences, many acronyms have a variety of meanings.

 Europe PMC Labs' Acromine lets you disambiguate acronyms by suggesting alternative expansions for them.The disambiguation tool enriches your literature exploration by suggesting alternative meanings of acronyms in your search.  

Using the Acromine-powered search as you would any search engine.  If your search term is an acronym, you will see suggested expansions listed to the right.  If one of those corresponds to your intended meaning, clicking will make it (and similarly-spelled variants) your new search term.    

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

more eBooks...browse, download, use...

Click on the image to find the eBook link. These titles and more are available via MyiLibrary on the E-Books section of the DIT Library website. Any queries contact us.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Cochrane Systematic Reviews

Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention and treatment and  assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a condition in a specific patient group and setting. They are published online in The Cochrane Library.

Each systematic review addresses a clearly formulated question; for example: Can antibiotics help in alleviating the symptoms of a sore throat? All the existing primary research on a topic that meets certain criteria is searched for and collated, and then assessed using stringent guidelines, to establish whether or not there is conclusive evidence about a specific treatment. The reviews are updated regularly, ensuring that treatment decisions can be based on the most up-to-date and reliable evidence.