Wednesday, 25 February 2015

new eBook titles now available

Some new eBook titles added this week include:

Keep an eye out for more to arrive in the next few weeks or browse/search the MyiLibrary eBook collection. MyiLibrary will also cite eBooks in your chosen referencing style: Harvard, APA etc which can be exported or cut and pasted into your reference list.

Note: a DIT student number and Library PIN are required to access the eBooks off campus or from a mobile device.

Want a textbook added to Library stock in eBook format? Contact us and we'll check if it's available.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Services For Mature Students @ DIT Kevin Street Library

Are you a mature student back in college after many years? Are you anxious about using the  Library? Catherine Moran is the new Kevin St Library Mature Student Liaison contact.

She is happy to help you to:
  • Arrange individual /group tours of the library
  • Find textbooks (including study guides) eBooks & journals
  • Locate exam papers
  • Print, photocopy and scan documents
  • Organize training sessions on the use of the library databases and e-resources
  • Cite correctly and avoid plagiarism
Catherine can be contacted at or via / 01- 4024894 for any Kevin Street Library related queries that you might have.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Science textbooks: extra availability

By popular demand extra copies of the following core textbooks are now available in Kevin St Library lending collections.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Friday, 13 February 2015

DT223 eDissertations now available to download

Final year projects /e-dissertations for the BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2014 cohort are now available to view and download via the DIT Library Website.

To access:

  • Start at the DIT Library Website
  • Using the 'Search the Library Catalogue' box menu choose TITLE search and input DT223
  • View the project listing and click to open and view the title you require.
  • A DIT Library Pin is needed to access the pdfs.

Any problems contact us.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Altmetric for SCOPUS

Altmetric for Scopus is a powerful 3rd party web application that runs within the new DIT Library database Scopus . It appears in the sidebar of the article and abstract pages. It's a quick and easy way to see all of the social or mainstream media mentions gathered for a particular paper as well as reader counts on popular reference managers.
The Altmetric application is currently installed for all Scopus users by default but will only appear in the sidebar when there is data available for the article that you're currently viewing. You can find it underneath the "Related Documents" box on the right hand side of the screen.

What does Altmetric do?

Altmetric watches social media sites (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+), science blogs, many mainstream media outlets (including the NY Times, The Guardian, non-English language publications like Die Zeit & Le Monde and special interest publications like Scientific American, New Scientist) and reference managers for mentions of academic papers.
It cleans up this data, enriches it and then allows authors, readers and researchers to see it in context.
Though not every article is discussed in public online Altmetric tracks over a hundred thousand mentions a week. Well worth a look alongside the regular bibliometric SCOPUS functionality.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Education in Chemistry: new app and free issues for 2015

Education in Chemistry has launched its first app for mobile devices. The magazine is now available on iOS and Android and also in a web reader version. To celebrate the launch, all issues of the magazine will be free to download throughout 2015.

In addition to bimonthly issues of Education in Chemistry magazine, app readers will also have access to themed supplements on emerging topics in chemical education.

Education in Chemistry supports chemistry teachers across secondary, further and higher education, by providing  feature articles, news and opinion, demonstrations and reviews of the latest resources.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Databases for researchers

Databases for Postgraduates & Researchers via DIT Library

For more information see the DIT Library Subject Guides and click on the postgraduate information sections. Need password help? Use the Off Campus Access help page.