Thursday, 21 September 2017

Two IEEE Xplore seminars on Thursday 5th October in DIT FOCAS Institute



Two IEEE Xplore database seminars are scheduled for Thursday 5th October - all welcome.  Please register using the links below.

1. IEEE Xplore: Search tips to help with your work
Date:  Thursday 5th October 2017: 10.30 to 12:30
Location: Seminar Room, DIT FOCAS Institute, Camden Row,  Dublin 8 



2. Prior Art (Patent Searching) Best Practices with IEEE Xplore
Date:  Thursday 5th October 2017: 13.30 to 15:00
Location: Seminar Room, DIT FOCAS Institute, Camden Row, Dublin 8

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prior-art-patent-searching-best-practices-with-ieee-xplore-dublin-it-tickets-37992174617

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Find it faster: one quick search for all your module needs

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

  • 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 kst.library@dit.ie 01-402-4894 or @KevinStLibrary


Monday, 18 September 2017

Printing, copying, scanning queries? Datapac print service can help



Printing, copying, scanning problems or top-up queries? Need to link your laptop or mobile device to the printers? Contact Datapac at ditprint.ie who provide the student print and copy services across DIT.
They can be contacted at helpdesk@ditprint.ie or at +353 (0)876243514

There is also a student phone in the Kevin St Library copy/print room with a direct line to the Datapac helpdesk 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.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Your DIT student card is your Library card. #askus

There have been quite a few queries this week at the desk (as you'd expect at this time of year) about how to borrow from the Library. Just to highlight that your student card is your library card.

To be able to borrow books or other DIT Library items, you need to pick up your DIT student card. Once you collect your card from Student Services your DIT Library account will be active within 24 hours. Check Student Services opening hours and contact details are available here

Other reasons to collect your card:
  • You can add Datapac Photocopying/Printing credit to your student card
  • Use your student card to access and borrow from any of the six DIT Libraries
  • Use your card to access and exit buildings (e.g. Church Lane in Kevin St)  

 Have a question? Ask us at kst.library.dit.ie or 01-4024894



Thursday, 14 September 2017

New library guides - for first years to final years - all your assigment needs.

If you're a first year or a final year student a new selection of general and science library guides are available to help you find the right information for your assignment needs. From finding an online dissertation, renewing a book loan or using a science database for the first time these can help you find answers to your research questions.

Take a copy of any title from the Information Skills stand near the library desk or download one here. And if in doubt don't forget to ask us!




Thursday, 7 September 2017

Semester opening hours re-commence next week

Semester opening hours begin in the library next Monday 11th September. A warm welcome to all the new science and engineering and languages students starting their studies. If in doubt just ask!


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Analysing Engagement: Showcasing success for Irish institutions (Altmetric)


Analysing Engagement: Showcasing success for Irish institutions 

 3pm BST, 13th September 


The Altmetrics Team are hosting the  "Analysing Engagement: Showcasing success for Irish institutions" webinar next Wednesday 13th September.       
Altmetric and guest speakers from Digital Science and UCD will focus on the experience of Irish institutions in particular, and look at how integrating altmetrics data and tools into workflows can benefit those involved in higher education and research.



The webinar will cover:
  • A perspective on the tools and approaches that can be used to increase the visibility of an institution’s research expertise
  • How evidence can be gathered to provide indicators of engagement with and impact of an institution’s research activity.
  • A presentation from Liam Cleere, Senior Manager - Research Reporting and Analytics at University College Dublin on the approach they are taking.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Welcome to new Kevin St students

A very warm welcome to all the new students here for induction and orientation in science, engineering and languages during the week. Please ask at the library information desk if we can help with any of your study or textbook requirements over the next semester as and when you need it. Pick up a handout at the desk to check out our services or have a look at our e-resources. And keep an eye out here and @KevinStLibrary for regular updates. If in doubt just ask us!
  

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Finding science past papers for the August exams

 Need to access Kevin St past papers for August supplemental exam prep?

  1. Start at the DIT Library website. In the E-Resources section click on Exam Papers.
  2. Select the purple Exam Papers 2001 to date 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 outside the DIT network you will need the Student Intranet passwords. Contact us at 01-4024894 or at kst.library@dit.ie (Mon - Fri. 9am-5.15pm).

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 the DIT exams office or your module coordinator.

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

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

How to Access Past Exam Papers for the supplemental exams #finditfaster

 Need to access Kevin St past papers for supplemental exam prep?

  1. Start at the DIT Library website. In the E-Resources section click on Exam Papers.
  2. Select the purple Exam Papers 2001 to date 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 outside the DIT network you will need the Student Intranet passwords. Contact us at 01-4024894 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 the DIT exams office or your module coordinator.

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

August public holiday weekend: Library opening hours


Monday, 31 July 2017

Proquest Dissertations & Theses database update



Just a short update re. ProQuest who have discontinued their Dissertations and Theses UK database. All of their content is now available through the DIT online subscription - ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Abstracts and Indexes. Coverage includes citations for the US, UK and Ireland and some international dissertations and masters theses. Items published after 1997 include a pdf preview.

Access this database through the DIT Library Database List on the DIT Library website. Any problems contact us as kst.library@dit.ie
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