Friday, 28 November 2014

Past exam papers for Science : find them fast

Need past exams papers before 15th December? Try this quick start guide:
  1. Start at the DIT Library website. In the E-Resources section click on Exam Papers.
  2. Select the purple Exam Papers link
  3. Choose the College of Sciences and Health from the list
  4. Click on the year(s) you require
  5. Select your course code e.g. DT204 and then your module code. Save/open the pdf files.
If you access the past papers from outside the DIT network you will need the Student Intranet passwords. Contact us at 01-4024894 or at if required.

Please note DIT Library scans and indexes every exam paper received from the DIT Kevin St Examinations office. If your exam paper is not on the list please contact the exams office or your module co-ordinator.

To print or copy past exam papers see the Datapac print service.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Guide to C Programming (Paul Kelly): extra copies available

Extra copies of Paul Kelly's A Guide to C Programming (4th edition) are available from today at shelf number 005.133C in Book Stack 1. You can also link to the textbook's Companion Website with FAQs and free programming downloads.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Web of Science access

There has been intermittant access / reduced availability to the Web of Science database since last Friday. The issue has been logged with Thomson Reuters and hopefully there will be a speedy resolution to the access issues. We'll keep you updated and apologies for any inconvenience.

(Please note to access the WoS database off-campus you will be asked for your DIT student/staff number and password)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

eResources for School of Language students

Need help finding a language e-magazine or newspaper database for an assignment? Try the new Languages Subject Guide which aims to help undergraduate students get started with the Library eResources. This includes a help-sheet and e-tutorial for the Nexis UK database as well as a full listing of other resources and guides from first year to final year. 

If you need assistance with finding e-newspapers or magazines for your subject please contact us at

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

GAMSAT text now available for bioscience students

The GAMSAT Gold Standard book is now available for bioscience and biomed students. (3rd edition, 2013, edited by Ferdinand Bratt.)
The title is currently in the Short Loan collection at the Library information desk and can be used in the library or in the group study rooms. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

New laptops for student use

A number of new laptaps have been added to library stock this week. They are for student use on a 3 hour loan basis and are for use in the Library only. The laptops are hdmi cable enabled and may be used with the data-screens in the Library Group Study Rooms. Students should use a memory key to save docs.

Interested? Please ask at the library desk (bring your DIT card)