Thursday, 31 December 2015

Library Opening Saturday 2nd January

DIT Library Kevin St is open on Saturday 2nd January from 10am - 5pm.

Usual semester opening hours resume on Monday 04 January.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

How to find past exam papers for the winter exams

 Need to find past exam papers in a hurry for the December and January exams?
  • Start at the Library Website
  • Under the E-Resources heading select the 'Exam Papers' link.
  • Choose College of Sciences and Health or College of Engineering (Kevin St) and then 2014 etc
  • Click on your course code e.g DT299. Select your module code and download the pdfs as required
Please note the Student Intranet password is required to access the exam papers off campus. Contact us at 01-4024894 or email us if you need the passwords. Or grab a 'How to Find Past Exam Papers' printed guide at the library desk.

To print exam papers see ditprint.ie for more info.

NB.The Library scans and uploads every paper received from the Kevin St Exams Office. If a paper is missing please contact your module coordinator.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Nowomics: stay up-to-date with the latest life science research

Nowomics is a new current awareness service that enables biological scientists to follow genes, species, diseases and keywords to create a personalised news feed of new life science papers and research. It helps take the slog out of keeping up with research literature and provides new and popular papers in a personalised, searchable news feed instead of sifting though  email alerts and tables of content. Data sources include:

Monday, 16 November 2015

Group study room availability update

Kevin St Library has 2 group study rooms available to book for groups of 2 -5 students who need a space for peer tutoring, to work on group assignments or practise presentations

Rooms A206 and A207 in the library can be booked for 1 or 2 hour slots from 9am daily. Each room has a plasma screen which can be connected to your laptop or to one of the Library student use laptops. The rooms also have whiteboards (markers and erasers are supplied on request). 

A207 is the larger group study room and can accommodate two groups of  up to five students (separated by a screen).

Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis at the library desk. Alternatively email, tweet or phone (01-4024894) the library to make a booking.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Irish Times new Student Hub and free digital subscription for students

The Irish Times launches the Student Hub toda;  a website intended to be the primary online resource for third-level students in Ireland. Student Hub will carry news relating to on-campus developments and issues facing students today, as well as developments  new relating to arts, music, health and politics. The aim of the Student Hub is to provide students (no matter what institution they attend) with an opportunity to engage with each other and to stay informed of what’s going on in each other’s colleges. 

Upon registration, students will qualify, free of charge, for a full Irish Times digital subscription.
From the newspaper’s valuable archive material stretching back over 150 years, the digital subscription will give students full access to all content on Ireland’s leading news website. The Irish Times Breaking News App is free to download as part of the subscription, giving students the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest happenings in Ireland and across the globe.

Student subscribers will also be eligible to enter the Cash For College competition offering the opportunity to win €250 every weekday until the end of term.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Abbreviating Science Journal Titles

Some citation / reference styles require you to abbreviate the journal titles when you're adding them to a bibliography. A couple of useful tools to help find the correct science journal abbreviations are:

CASSI (Chemistry)
Web of Science Journals 

If on the other hand you want to find the full journal title from an abbreviation use All that JaS. This resource (Journal Abbreviation Sources) lists the full titles of abbreviated journal titles and conference proceedings

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

October holiday weekend opening hours

The Library will be closed on Saturday 24th October and Monday 26th October for the public holiday weekend. Usual semester opening hours resume on Tuesday 27th October at 9am:
  • Monday - Thursday: 09.00-21.30
  • Fridays: 09.00-17.15
  • Saturdays: 09.00-16.30
See also @KevinStLibrary or the DIT Library website.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Off campus access

Did you know that DIT students and staff have an online library account?  If you are not on-campus this week you may wish to know how to renew your books online, reserve a library book or view your reading history

You can also use your DIT Library PIN and/or DIT email password to access ebooks, databases and ejournals, (including scholarly articles, standards and conference papers) from a laptop or from home. For more information see Off Campus Access

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Knovel Academic Challenge 2015


The 2015 Knovel Academic Challenge just launched this week. Compete with other STEM students while solving weekly engineering problems sets with Knovel's content and interactive tools at your side, accessible from within The Challenge itself. As you answer questions correctly and accumulate points, you further qualify for weekly and grand prizes, while becoming more familiar with the engineer's workflow. Register here anytime, starting today throughout the 5-week game!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Find it faster

Need to find an e-dissertation, a program doc or a past exam paper in a hurry? One quick search by course code will bring you to the lists for your course:.

  • Start at the DIT Library Catalogue
  • Select Title Search from the drop down menu
  • Input your course code e.g. DT299
  • Click on the required information links
NB you may need your Library PIN to open pdf documents.
Need help? Contact us at 01-402-4894 or @KevinStLibrary

Friday, 25 September 2015

Accessing first year past exam papers


It's never too early to start downloading exam papers as we've discovered this week at the library desk. As there have been so many inquiries here's a quick guide to getting started:
  • Start at the Library Website. Under the E-Resources heading select the 'Exam Papers' link.
  • Choose College of Sciences and Health or College of Engineering (Kevin St) and then 2014 etc
  • Click on your course code e.g DT299. Select your module code and download the pdfs as required
Please note the Student Intranet password is required to access the exam papers off campus. Contact us at 01-4024894 or email us if needed.

To print exam papers see ditprint.ie for more info.

NB.The Library scans and uploads every paper received from the Kevin St Exams Office. If a paper is missing please contact your module coordinator.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Discover Research Dublin 2015



Discover Research Dublin is an event funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 framework as part of European Researchers Night. This is taking place on the 25th September 2015 this year and is open to everyone..

Research isn’t an ivory tower pursuit, and it has real impacts in everyone’s daily lives. For this year’s night there are more than Human, Tech, World and Society 
45 separate events with backgrounds as diverse as biotechnology, history, robotics, theatre, civil rights, gender studies and linguistics. The 2015 themes are

 If you’re on Facebook you can sign up to our events listings to get notified.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

From first year to final year: Library information sheets and guides

Need help getting started with your Library account? Want to access the eBooks, renew your book loan, find an eThesis, use a database or just login to the Past Exam Papers? A full list of information sheets and guides to using DIT Library and finding information from first year to final year is available here.

If you still have a question please contact us at 01-402894 or kst.library@dit.ie

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Printing and copying: Datapac queries


At this time of the year the most common inquiry at the Library information desk is how and where can students print and copy.

All the DATAPAC printing and copying information you need is available at ditprint.ie.  
Any problems with your account or queries re. pricing contact DATAPAC at helpdesk@ditprint.ie or at 087-6243514

Monday, 14 September 2015

Semester Opening Hours begin today


From today (Monday 14th September 2015)  DIT Kevin St Library's opening hours are as follows:
  • Monday -  Thursday: 9am - 9.30pm
  • Fridays: 9am - 5.15pm
  • Saturdays: 9am - 4.30pm
See also http://www.dit.ie/library/a-z/hours/

Monday, 7 September 2015

Welcome to new first years @ DIT Kevin St

A very warm welcome to all the new students arriving to DIT Kevin St. for orientation and induction this week. Looking forward to meeting you during the new semester as you settle in..

Stay up-to-date with DIT Library Kevin St opening hours and resources using the following links:

http://ditlibrary-scienceblog.blogspot.ie/ https://www.facebook.com/DitLibraryKevinSthttp://www.pinterest.com/KevinStLibrary/https://delicious.com/kevinstlibraryhttps://twitter.com/KevinStLibrary


Have a specific query? Give us a call at 01-402-4894, email us or talk to us at the library information desk.  As your course gets underway check out our Subject Guides for help with finding assignment resources.  Subject resources are available for both undergraduates and postgraduates.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Friday, 21 August 2015

School of Languages past exam papers now available

2015 exam papers for the School of Languages (Kevin St) are now available to view and download in pdf format. To access the May 2015 papers:
  • Start at the Library Website and select  the 'Exam Papers' link
  • Choose College of Arts and Tourism (Kevin St) and then 2015
  • Click on your course code. Select your module code & year/level.
  • The Student Intranet password is required to access the exam papers off campus. Contact us at 01-4024894 or at kst.library@dit.ie if required
NB.The Library scans and uploads every paper received from the Kevin St Exams Office. If a paper is not listed please contact your module coordinator.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Supplemental exams

Just to confirm the library is open during August as follows:  Monday - Friday: 9.00-17.15

If you're taking supplemental examinations over the next three weeks and have any queries re. past exam papers or textbooks / eBooks please contact us at 01 - 402894 or kst.library@dit.ie

Printing and copying: getting started



Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Past Exam Papers May 2015

Past examination papers for May 2015 are now available for the Colleges of Science & Health and the College of Engineering (Kevin St). To access the pdfs use the following links:
  • Choose your College and then select 2015
  • Click on your course code and then select your module code and year/stage
  • The Student Intranet password is required to access the exam papers off campus. Contact us at 01-4024894 or kst.library@dit.ie if required.
NB.The Library scans and uploads every hard-copy exam paper received from the Kevin St Exams Office. If a paper is missing please contact your module coordinator.

College of Arts papers will be available very shortly

Friday, 24 July 2015

Accessing past exam papers for August exams


Need past exams papers for August exam prep? 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 e.g. 2015, 2013
  5. Select your course code e.g. DT204 and then your module code. Save/open the pdf files.
If you wish to access the past papers off campus you will need the Student Intranet passwords (not your DIT passwords). Contact us at 01-402-4894 or at kst.library@dit.ie  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 your module co-ordinator.

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

Friday, 12 June 2015

New eBooks

The latest eBook additions and editions:

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Click on the image to open. A Library PIN is needed to open the eBooks outside the DIT network.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Extended opening hours 11th, 15th and 16th June

Kevin St Library will be open until from 9.00am - 8.30pm on Thursday 11th June,
Monday 15th June and Tuesday 16th June to facilitate students taking apprenticeship exams.

Library summer opening hours operate at all other times.




Monday, 8 June 2015

Summer Access to Library Resources

Need to access DIT Library e-resources while away from Dublin over the student summer break?
  • Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in with your current DIT email/IS password or DIT Library PIN; see Off Campus Access
  • Take a look at the Science and Engineering Subject Guides for in-depth help and links. 
  • Get resource updates and news from @KevinStLibrary
  • Link to the Exam Papers. If you don't have the Student Intranet password for the DIT past exam papers contact the Library.
  • Need to study in college? From June to early September Kevin St Library is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.15pm.
If you have any password queries contact us at 01-402-4894 or email us at kst.library@dit.ie 

Friday, 15 May 2015

May opening hours update

Kevin St Library will operate usual opening hours for the semester exams until the week ending Friday 29th May:

  • Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 21.30
  • Fridays: 08.30 - 17.15
  • Saturdays: 08.30 - 16.30

Please note from 30th May summer opening hours will apply:

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


Thursday, 14 May 2015

New Google Scholar Button

If you're a fan of Google Scholar you may like to try the new Google Scholar button.  It allows you to check for scholarly articles via Google Scholar as you browse the web. Just highlight any article reference while searching, then use the blue icon which will inform you if the article is available via Google Scholar and it it's an open access article. Other functionality includes:
- Find full text on the web or in your institute's library. Select the title of the paper on the page you're reading, and click the Scholar button to find it.

- Transfer your query from web search to Scholar. Press the Scholar button to see top three results; click "full screen" in the lower left of the popup to see them all.

- Format references in widely used citation styles. Press the quote button in the popup to see a formatted reference and copy it into the paper you're writing.

The GS button can be installed on Chrome or Firefox. 




Friday, 8 May 2015

Library opening at 8.30am for semester exams in May

Kevin St Library will open at 8.30am on weekdays for the three weeks of semester exams. These hours will begin on Monday 11th May and end on Friday 29th May. Full library opening hours can be viewed here.


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

May holiday weekend

  • The Library will be Open as usual on Saturday 2nd May from 9.00-16.30.

  • The Library will be Closed on Monday 4th May for the public holiday.

  • Usual semester hours apply at all other times:

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

 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Recent past exam papers (January 2015)

DIT Kevin St past exam papers for Dec 2014 - Jan 2015 have been processed and are now available to download. To access use the Quick Link to Exam Papers from the Library Website. Next select your College, choose 2015, then your course code and module code.

If you need the Student Intranet passwords contact us at 01-402-4894 or kst.library@dit.ie.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Past exam papers for science: find them fast.


Need past exams papers for May 2015 prep? 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 off campus you will need the Student Intranet passwords (not your DIT passwords). Contact us at 01-402-4894 or at kst.library@dit.ie  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 your module co-ordinator.

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

Monday, 13 April 2015

Desktop for printing use only now available

Need to access the Datapac printers in a hurry? A  desktop is now available in the Datapac area in the Library for students who need access to a pc for printing purposes only. Just login as usual using your DIT passwords and then access the Datapac print service.

Please note that docs may not be saved to the desktop so please bring a memory key or borrow one at the library desk.

Mobile printing is also available for smart devices and laptops.  If the Library is closed or there is a queue remember there are Datapac machines in the Snackery and on the 1st and 4th floors of the Main Building.




Thursday, 9 April 2015

Group study rooms for student use

Need a study space to work on a project or assignment with some of your class? Kevin St Library currently has two group study rooms available for student use in the Library (A-206 and A-207.)  To maximize use and to meet demand room A-206 has been divided into two group study spaces. The three group study spaces are equipped with white boards, wifi, data-screens and hdmi cables.

The rooms must be pre-booked at the Library Desk and a maximum of two hour slots are available to book per group.  A minimum of two people is required per group.


Students can book a time slot at the Library desk, by phone 01-402-4894 or email us if preferred.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Arrow Readership Maps are live

ARROW, DIT's Institutional Repository is a useful resource for students and researchers. It's a database of publications and research outputs by staff and students of DIT.  All material is free to download provided it is attributed to the author and is for non-commercial use.

 A new feature is now available called live readership maps. These show, in real time, which items are being downloaded and in what part of the world. You can look at the general readership map for Arrow here or more specifically view the College of Sciences and Health map.

There is also a very helpful Research Smarts section which includes bibliometrics FAQS as well as assistance on how to upload/add material to Arrow.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

New ebooks for science and eng

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Click on the image above to link to the ebook. For more titles browse or search the MyiLibrary ebook collection. You need a Library PIN to access these resources off campus. Any queries contact us.