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
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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
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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

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.