Thursday, 29 December 2016

How to access past exam papers for the January 2017 exams

Need to find past exam papers in a hurry for the New Year 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 2016 etc
  • Click on your course code e.g DT228. 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 01-402-4894 or email us if you need the passwords. Or grab a 'How to Find Past Exam Papers' printed guide at the library information 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.


Friday, 16 December 2016

Off campus study resources for January exam prep

When studying off campus for the January exams keep the following in mind:


Tip: make sure you have your DIT Library passwords and exam paper passwords before you leave!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Scopus adds CIteScore metrics to it's database



Scopus has just added CiteScore™ metrics to it's resource.

The CiteScore advantages are:

  • Comprehensive.
    CiteScore metrics are calculated using Scopus data for over 22,000 serial titles ― peer-reviewed journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade journals ― in 330 disciplines
  • Transparent. Using Scopus data, CiteScore metrics calculations are straightforward and easy to replicate.
  • Current. CiteScore Tracker shows how the current year’s CiteScore builds up each month.
  • Free. Anyone can access serial-level metrics functionality on Scopus and download the complete CiteScore metrics data from JournalMetrics.Scopus.com without cost.

Learn more about CiteScore metrics

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Textbooks all checked out for the exams? Try the Library eBook collection


If copies of your textbooks are all checked out for pre-exam study, try the eBook collection which contains many of the most popular science textbooks.

  1. Start at the Library website
  2. Click on eBooks
  3. Choose the MyiLibrary collection and search or browse as usual
If accessing off campus please enter your Library PIN to open the full-text

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Printing, Scanning or Top-Up Queries in the Library? Use the new Datapac direct student phone

Printing, copying, scanning problems or top-up queries for Datapac? The Library has recently installed a student phone in the copy/print room with a direct line to the Datapac Help Desk to help you resolve your issues faster. A line to the ICT Support Help Desk is also available.

The phone is located on the table beside the student desktop. Just follow the instructions on the poster.


Thursday, 1 December 2016

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 01-402-4894 or email us if you need the passwords. Or grab a 'How to Find Past Exam Papers' printed guide at the library information 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.


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Kanski's Clinical Ophthalmology and Dacie & Lewis' Haematology: new eBooks

Kanski's Ophthalmology and Dacie & Lewis'Haematology are two of the most frequently borrowed textbooks in Kevin St. The latest editions are now available to use in both print and in eBook format - just click on the links below to access the electronic editions.



Kanski's Clinical Ophthalmology, a Systematic Approach: 2016: 8th edition (Brad Bowling, Elsevier)




Dacie & Lewis' Practical Haematology: 2016: 12th revised edition (Barbara Bain, Churchill Livingstone)




Please note you will need a DIT Library PIN to access the eBooks off campus.
Copyright applies when downloading content from the eBook collection

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

October Holiday Weekend update

Kevin St Library is closed on Saturday 29th and Monday 31st October for the holiday weekend. Usual semester hours resume on Tuesday 1st November at 9am.

Semester hours are:
  • Monday - Thursday: 09.00-21.30
  • Fridays: 09.00-17.15
  • Saturdays: 9.00-16.30
 Opening hours updates are also available via @KevinStLibrary or the DIT Library website.


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Off campus access to your DIT Library Account and eResources

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

Monday, 3 October 2016

Student Group Study Rooms

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 practice 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 and a stationery pack with markers and erasers can be borrowed at the Library Desk.

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.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Need course related infomation in a hurry? Try our Find it faster route...

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

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Finding 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.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Printing & copying queries: getting started with DATAPAC

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 including pricing, locations and mobile printing and e-tutorials is available at ditprint.ie


Any problems with your account and password contact DATAPAC at helpdesk@ditprint.ie or at 087-6243514

A Datapac technician will also be available on site at once a day to assist with queries.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Semester opening hours start today


From today (Monday 12th September 2016)  semester opening hours for DIT Kevin St Library 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/

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

New online dissertations for DT223 and DT228 (2016) now available

Online dissertations / final year projects for DT223 and DT228 have just been added.

To access the projects:

  • Start at the DIT Library website:
  • From the drop-down search menu choose Title Search
  • Input your course code e.g DT228
  • Select the Online Dissertations option and view/download as required.
 Note: To open the pdfs you will need a Library PIN 




Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Welcome to new DIT Kevin St students

A very warm welcome to all the new students arriving to DIT Kevin St. for orientation this week. Looking forward to meeting you during induction sessions over 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://twitter.com/KevinStLibraryhttp://www.pearltrees.com/ditsciencelibrary

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.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Zika Research Resource Portal



Wolters Kluwer Health has recently launched the Zika Resource Portal, a single point of access to clinical knowledge and current information to help healthcare professionals and researchers stay up-to-date on the rapidly spreading virus. The portal provides complimentary access to leading evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions, as well as continuous updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). For more info see also @wkhealth.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Student Group Study Rooms: stationery packs available

Using the Group Study Room areas in the Library for August exams revision or peer tutoring?

Stationery packs containing whiteboard pens, erasers, hdmi cables and data-screen instructions are available to borrow from the library desk when you check-in to use the study rooms. Just bring your student card with you.

Any queries just ask us.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Accessing past papers for the August exams

Need to access past exam papers for supplemental exam revision?  To access the papers in pdf format use the following links:
  • Choose your College and then select 2015, 2016 etc
  • 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 01-402-4894 or kst.library@dit.ie if required.
NB.The Library scans and uploads every hard-copy exam paper received from the DIT Kevin St Exams Office. If a paper is missing please contact your module coordinator.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

August Opening Hours

Just a reminder that the Library is open through-out August.

If you are studying or doing supplemental exams later in the month our summer opening hours are: Monday-Friday: 9am-5.15pm. Updates are available here

(Evening and Saturday opening resumes on Monday 12th September with the start of the new semester)

If you've any queries contact us at 01-4024804, kst.library@dit.ie or @KevinStLibrary

  

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Ask a Librarian link temporarily out of action

If you need to contact Kevin St Library in the next few days please email, tweet us or phone us.

The Ask Us option on the DIT Library website isn't linking from the web page to Kevin St Library email, so please contact us directly with any queries or questions until this issue is resolved.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Summer access to Science eResources

Away from Dublin over the student summer break? Need to access DIT Library resources for dissertation work or revision purposes?

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
  • Link to the Exam Papers here. If you don't have the Student Intranet password for the exam papers contact the Library.

Friday, 1 July 2016

July opening hours

Just to remind students that the Library is open through-out July & August.

Our summer opening hours are: Monday-Friday: 9am-5.15pm and updates are available here.

If you've any queries contact us at 01-4024804, kst.library@dit.ie or @KevinStLibrary