Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Computing : Hadoop textbooks and e-resource

Due to computer science student demand the following Hadoop textbooks are now available for borrowing at the 005.74 shelf number:

  • Hadoop in Practice (Holmes, 2015) 
  • Apache Hadoop Yarn (Murthy, 2014)
  • Field Guide to Hadoop (Sitto, 2015)
  • Hadoop in Action (Lam, 2011)
  • Professional Hadoop Solutions (Lublinksy, 2015, ebook)
More to follow in the next few weeks...if other titles are required let us know at kst.library@dit.ie.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Easter eResources for the 2015 student break

Need to access DIT Library e-resources for assignments or revision while you are away from Dublin over the student Easter break?

Follow the tips below:

  • Access e-books, e-journals, e-dissertations and databases remotely by logging in with your DIT password or Library PIN; see Off Campus Access
  • Take a look at the Science and Engineering Subject Guides for more in-depth help and specific assignment resource links.
  • Link to the Exam Papers here. If you don't have the Student Intranet password for the exam papers contact the Library.
If you have any issues or queries email us at kst.library@dit.ie or via @KevinStLibrary

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Citing and writing with the Harvard Referencing Style

In the middle of drafting an assignment or project and need to get to grips with citing and referencing? The Library offers an updated introductory guide to using the Harvard Referencing Style. This is available to take away at the Information Desk or to download via the Library Subject Guide pages.

Please check with your supervisor or module coordinator before using this version of Harvard. There are many variations and adaptions of the Harvard Style and your School or module may use a specific in-house version.

See also the collection of citing and academic writing books at the 808 shelf number in Book Stack 10 in Kevin St Library.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Sense about Science resource

Sense about Science is a useful online resource for new students getting to grips with evaluating resources and idea for assignments, debates and projects. The website's aims are to:
  • Make sense of science and evidence
  • Provide quick help and advice
  • Represent the public interest in sound science
  • Activate networks of scientists and others in defence of evidence
It offers a great Subjects page as well as a range of downloadable introductory resources including:

- Standing Up For Science : A Guide to the Media
- I Don't Know What to Believe: A Short Guide to Peer Review
- There Goes the Science Bit
- Making Sense of Chemical Stories

Well worth a look and and a read....

Monday, 16 March 2015

New MyiLibrary ebooks for science and eng


Click on any title above to view. A Library PIN is needed to access off campus. Keep an eye out for more computing titles to arrive in the next week 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. Any queries contact us at kst.library@dit.ie or via @KevinStLibrary

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

St Patrick's Day Holiday

The Library will be Closed on Tuesday 17th March for the national holiday.
Normal library opening hours apply at all other times:

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

Any queries contact us at kst.library@dit.ie or @KevinStLibrary

Monday, 9 March 2015

ORCHID and SCOPUS : organize your research profile

When your research activities happen across multiple sources, it can be a challenge to organize and distinguish your work from that of others. The solution? Establish an ORCID record so you can better manage this challenge. ORCID.org, a non-profit community-driven organization, offers a transparent way for you to link your research activities and outputs to one unique identifier. Through a partnership between Scopus and ORCID.org, you can connect your Scopus author ID and publication records with your ORCID identifier. Once the two IDs are linked, visitors to your Scopus Author Profile page can click on your ORCID number to access your complete author record in ORCID. Click here to review and send your Scopus Author details to ORCID
Watch this short video to learn more about Scopus and ORCID.
Tip: Scopus allows you to search for an author by ORCID number. From ‘Author Search’ go to the ORCID box and enter the ID you wish to find.
Learn more about ORCID on their website, visit ORCID’s news page, or follow ORCID on Twitter

Saturday, 7 March 2015


ChemTube3D contains interactive 3D animations and structures, with supporting information for some of the most important topics covered during an undergraduate chemistry degree. ChemTube3D now works on computers, smart phones and tablets - use latest versions of browsers for best results.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

eDissertations for Chemistry MSc courses DT233, DT237 and DT276 now available

eDissertations for the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc 2014 cohorts are now available to view and download via the DIT Library Website. These courses include:

  1. DT233 MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Biotechnology
  2. DT276 MSc in Pharmaceutical Validation Technology
  3. DT237 MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Regulation

  To access:

  • Start at the DIT Library Website
  • Using the 'Search the Library Catalogue' box menu choose TITLE search and input your course code DT233 or DT276 or DT237
  • View the project listing and click to open and view the title you require.
  • A DIT Library Pin is needed to access the pdfs.
  • Or use the DIT Library eDissertations Guide 

Any problems contact us.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mature Student Support Service

Are you a mature student in Kevin St? Like some help getting started in the Library or with resources for an assignment? Download our Mature Student Services Guide or contact catherine.moran@dit.ie.