Wednesday, 30 July 2014

eDissertations for DT299 now available

DT299 (Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry) final year e-dissertations for 2014 are available in pdf format.
  1. At the Library Catalogue do a Title search for DT299
  2. Choose the Dissertations option
  3. View the list, sort as required and open the full-text pdf.
  4. Please note: you need a current DIT student number and Library PIN to open the documents.
NB. Paper copies of DT229 2011-2013 final year dissertations are still held at the library desk, but 2014 is available in pdf format only.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Stay up-to-date over the summer break.

Stay summer savvy with  DIT Library Kevin St's e-resources and opening hours using these social media options (click on the icons to access):

Have a specific query? Give us a call at 01-402-4894 or email us. Alternatively check out our Subject Guides for in-depth help with accessing journal articles, exam papers and eBooks.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Understanding Health Research: new evaluation tool

Can I trust the findings of this health study? How do I make sense of this piece of research from the net?  Finding and evaluating research of good academic quality for use in assignments can be tricky.

The Understanding Health Research tool is designed to help you judge the quality of health studies, so that when you come across a piece of health research, or an article you can assess for yourself whether to trust it. The tool guides you through a series of questions to ask about the study, and, based on the answers to those questions, it helps you to assess its credibility.  There are different pathways depending on whether you found the study in the media, on a health website or in an original scientific paper. You can quickly check to see if the basic features of the study are credible, and, if you choose to analyse the study in more detail, you will be guided through a more in-depth assessment.

To help you weigh up the credibility of health studies, the tool provides guidance on concepts such as correlation and causation, scientific uncertainty and the use of statistics. Additional resources are offered, including explanatory guides, and links to external resources.

Definitely worth a try if you're new to using health resources and reports. Another useful resource for evaluating science and health science information on the net is Sense about Science.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

New eDissertations available to access for DT228

DT228 final year dissertations for 2014 are available in pdf format via the Library Catalogue.
  1. At the Library Catalogue do a Title search for DT228
  2. Choose the Dissertations option
  3. Sort and open the full-text pdf.
  4. Please note: your need a current DIT student number and Library PIN to open the documents.
Paper copies of DT228 2014 projects are not held in the Library. Final year e-projects from other schools should arrive before the start of the new semester.

Monday, 7 July 2014

New chemistry and biomedical science eBooks selection of new electronic book titles and texts have been added to the Library collection in the past week. Click on the eBook image below to access. If there are any science related e-texts you'd like added to our collection please contact us.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Academic and scientific writing titles

Academic and scientific writing texts are available to students and staff in both hardcopy and eBook format. Browse the paper copies at shelf number 808.042 (Book Stack 10) and 610.72 (Book Stack 5).
Or try the selection of e-titles below (click on the image to access). If there's a related title that should be in the library email us!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Library Catalogue Access Restored

The DIT Library Catalogue and associated eResources such as eBooks and exam papers are now available again from 11.30am.
If you still have off campus access problems or queries with any of the eResources please call us at 01 - 4024894 or email us.

Library Catalogue unavailable

The DIT Library Catalogue is unavailable both on and off campus  today due to essential server maintenance. This temporarily affects off campus access to your MyLibrary account, eBooks, some eJournals, Final Year eProjects and Program documents.

The Library Website resources and databases including Science Direct, Web of Science and Arrow are unaffected on & off campus.

The Library is open as usual from 9am-5.15pm and books can be returned, renewed and borrowed as needed. Any problems please call (01-4024894) or email us.