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