Monday, 26 May 2014

Opening hours this week

Kevin St Library will be open as usual this week as exams continue on site:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9.30pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5.15pm
 Any queries contact us at or @KevinStLibrary

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Making sense of chemical stories and myths scientists, toxicologists and dieticians debunk common chemical myths in a new edition of this guide published by Sense About Science with support from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

The guide flags up the more serious misconceptions that exist around chemicals and chemistry in relation to health and the environment. It suggests some straightforward ways for people to evaluate them in a non-alarmist way.

For more info, posters and coverage that is well worth a look see this link.

Click on the image to access the full-text.
You can’t lead a chemical-free life

Monday, 19 May 2014

Blibliometrics sending you into a spin? Try the MyRI tutorials.... 
Created by  DCU, DIT, NUIM and UCD libraries (Click on the image to access the tutorial)

Module 1  :   Bibliometrics

Introduction and definition
Research assessment and evaluation – stakeholders   
  • Government and funding agencies
  • Institutional management and administration
  • College, faculties, schools
  • Individual researchers
  • The main metrics 
Publication and citation counts
The main tools
  • Web of Science
  • Scopus
  • Google Scholar + Publish or Perish
Module 2 :  Track your research impact

Citation analysis tools
Citation searching
SWOT of Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar
Using citation analysis tools
Search for your publications
  • How many citations?
  • Most highly cited paper?
  • Setting citation alerts
Introduction to the H-index
Calculating your H-index (by database)

Other metrics
  • Metrics from institutional repositories
  • Publication and citation data for a group or department
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Benchmarking research performance
  • Essential Science Indicators

Module 3:  Journal ranking and analysis

Journal ranking and analysis
Journal Citation Reports
Journal Impact Factor calculations and high impact journals
Journal metrics by category
Individual journal metrics
Issues and limitations

Monday, 12 May 2014

Opening hours for exams in May

Kevin St Library will operate usual semester opening hours until the week ending Friday 30th May:

  • Monday - Thursday: 09.00-21.30
  • Fridays: 09.00-17.15
  • Saturdays:09.00-16.30

From 31st May Summer Opening Hours apply:

  • Monday - Friday: 09.00-17.15
  • Saturdays: Closed

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Computing & Maths textbooks, eBooks: Stallings, Tanenbaum and Bird

New print and eBook editions of the very popular course texts by Stallings, Tanenbaum and Bird are now available for use either in the Library or remotely. Click on the image to access the eBook or browse the full collection at MyiLibrary. Any access problems contact us or see the off campus access guide.

See also the new Deitel and Elmasri computing eBook texts listed earlier this month