Wednesday, 20 December 2017

How to find past papers for the January exams #finditfaster #exampapers

Need to access the past papers for the January exams? Here's how to find them online:

  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 need to 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 your module coordinator.

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

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Web of Science database upgrade: new metrics and open access enhancements

A new upgrade of the Web of Science database was released in the last couple of days. Features include improved data access and improved user experience and personalization. Read on to find out more. Remember to link to the database via DIT Library.



Discover More Open Access
 

Web of Science users will now be able to discover millions more open access articles amongst the content they already search every day—and they can be confident that they are discovering links to the final, trusted version of an article, from the journals that meet our high editorial standards for Web of Science Core Collection, our specialized index collections and those of our regional partners.

Web of Science is the world’s first research platform to implement this OA discovery technology, resulting from our partnership with Impactstory.You will see a new filter for Gold (plus Gold Hybrid), Green Published, and Green Accepted OA:

Open Access

(Note: Number of open access records available will depend on your institutional Web of Science collection entitlements)

Simpler Navigation – Helping you get what's most important to you more quickly

We’ve redesigned your view of search results sorting options—making them easier to access. Sort now with a single click, by: Date, Times Cited, Usage Count, and Relevance… or click the drop down to reveal all available options.


Simpler Navigation

Key Metrics at a glance: Better visibility of the Citation Network within the full record

A newly redesigned full record view presents a clean and easy-to-read view of an article’s Citation Network and Usage Counts.
Easily see newly added content that cites the current content with the Times Cited link, and the research that influenced the current article with the Cited References link.

Citation Network


Better visibility into what research is of most interest to users of the Web of Science

An updated look of the article-level widget will now show you how users of the Web of Science globally are interacting with an article. If a Web of Science user anywhere in the world has clicked through to access the full text of the publication, downloaded the article data to EndNote or other bibliographic software, or saved the data to a file, it registers as a use. This is a great way to find relevant, useful articles that may have fewer citations because they’re simply new or may be in fields of research that have lower citation counts overall.

Use in Web of Science


Web of Science now indexes Early Access articles

Web of Science is now working with publishers to index Early Access publications – these are final, accepted versions of articles that have a static DOI and online publication date, but do not yet have final volume, issue or page numbers. They will be given an "Early Access" document type in the Web of Science Core Collection, which will allow you to search, filter, and easily identify these articles as early access.



You will be able to now receive Web of Science Core Collection search alerts daily in addition to weekly or monthly – save your search and have the results emailed to your Inbox.


For more details see the Clarivate LibGuide. For a printable summary click here





Monday, 4 December 2017

Accessing past papers for the December exams #exampapers

 Need to access the online past papers to prep for the winter exams? Here's how:

  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 need to 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 a module paper is not on the list please contact your module coordinator.

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

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Engineering resources for postgrad students

If you're a new engineering postgraduate student have a look at the library resources in your subject area. Click on the subject to get started:

Renewable Energy Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Engineering 

Computing 

Mathematics


See also the Getting Started in the Library Guides for information on literature reviews and accessing online dissertations. Any problems or queries just ask us:

Friday, 20 October 2017

Science specific resources for postgrad students

If you're a new science postgraduate student have a look at the library resources in your subject area. Click on the subject to access:

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Chemistry

Computing 

Mathematics

Nutrition and Dietetics

Optometry and Ophthalmology

Physics


See also the Getting Started in the Library Guides for information on literature reviews and accessing online dissertations. Any problems or queries just ask us:




Monday, 16 October 2017

Science subject links and tips on Pearltrees and Pinterest

Need some inspo for a project or assignment or even just general study resources and tips?

Try the Library's subject links on Pinterest and Pearltreess - just click on the image to view.

http://www.pearltrees.com/ditsciencelibrary
DITScienceLibrary

KevinStLibrary
KevinStLibrary

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Subject resources for engineering undergrad students

Need some reliable and relevant information for a first year assignment or a final year project? Or just getting started with using the Library?  Try the Kevin St Library Engineering Subject Guides to get started. Choose your specific subject area and read on:

Renewable Energy Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronic and Communications Engineering

 



 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Stay in touch with Kevin St Library on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook #askus

Stay up-to-date with library opening hours, new services and training with the app you prefer- just click the image to view. Or check out the widgets on the right hand side of this blog.

@KevinStLibrary
@KevinStLibrary
DITLibraryKevinSt


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Science specific information for undergrad projects and assignments

Need some reliable and relevant information for a first year assignment or a final year project? Or just getting started with using the Library?  Try the Kevin St Library Science Subject Guides to get started. Choose your subject area and read on:

Biological and Biomedical Science

Chemistry

Computing

Maths

Nutrition and Dietetics

Optometry

Physics

Or have a quick look at the Getting Started in the Library Guides 

Any problems just ask us!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

MATLAB Masterclasses at DIT Kevin St 20/10/2017

Venue: DIT Kevin Street
Date: 20/10/2017 (Friday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Information Sessions include:

  1.    An Introduction to MATLAB for new users

  2.    What's New in MATLAB?

  3.    Top Productivity Tools in MATLAB for experienced users

Who Should Attend

  • Students with MATLAB/Programming experience who have active or upcoming projects with MATLAB
  • Staff that are using, or thinking of using MATLAB
  • Not just engineers and programmers but scientists of all sorts, economists, geographers, psychologists, in fact anyone with data, which is almost everyone!
For more details and to register click on this link.

Need to book a group study space for assignment prep? Then read on...

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. 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, 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