Wednesday, March 30, 2011

E-Books on trial for our Nursing Students

Clinical Skills Online explains how to prepare for a skill. It lists the equipment required to carry out a procedure and provides a step-by-step video demonstration of the skill. Each skill is accompanied by a short quiz. No passwords or usernames needed, just click on the link. On trial until the end of April. Remember free trials can only be used on campus.

Why bother Using the Library when everything is on the web?

WRONG ... everything is NOT on the web. And everything on the web is NOT free.

Many Library resources are now available via the web, but they are not freely available to everybody - The library pays for you to access the most appropriate resources based on reliability, relevance and value.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cluain Mhuire EndNote Web Training

Venue: White Room
Date: Tuesday 29th March
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Please note this session does not show you how to reference, but does show you how to organise your references/citations and easily create a bibliography using EndNote Web.

See You There

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

EndNote Web Training

When: Thursday 24th March @ 3.00pm
Where: Library IT room Dublin Rd. campus

All are Welcome …
Sessions are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis

Monday, March 21, 2011

Check out The Dictionary of Irish Biography Online

The Dictionary of Irish Biography is a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, available in print and online, involving 700 contributors and spanning 9,000 lives. The Dictionary is the indispensable reference work for Ireland. It includes the lives of Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland from James Ussher to James Joyce, St Patrick to Patrick Pearse, St Brigit to Maud Gonne MacBride, Shane O'Neil to Eamon de Valera, Edward Carson to Bobby Sands.

Go to: to check out this online dictionary

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Library is Closed on St. Patrick's Day

The Library is closed on Thursday 17th March

Normal hours resume on Friday

Dublin Rd. Library Open
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Read Books Online - 50,000 titles available!

The library has subscribed to Ebrary E-books so you can access 50,000 titles without having to be in the library - All you need is your ID & Library PIN.

Go to: to read, read, read...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Endnote Web Update

The library has created a Harvard (GMIT) style please use this if you are using the Harvard style of referencing in EndNote Web

If you notice any problems please let us know.

Fines Amnesty

There is a fines amnesty during Library Ireland Week 7th-12th March in the Dublin Rd. & Cluain Mhuire Libraries.

Fines will be waived on items returned this week only.

1ST Years - Library Survey. Help us to help you!

First Years - please fill in library survey form available at SU or Library.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Castlebar Campus Moore Library - Library Ireland Week

Our Campus in 1901, District Lunatic Asylum: A History. A Lecture by Fidelma Creaven.
GMIT now occupies the site of the Castlebar District Lunatic Asylum, later known as St. Mary's Hospital, which opened in 1866. For the next 139 years people with mental illness were treated here until it ceased to function as a Psychiatric Hospital in 2005. This talk will focus on 1901 as a year in the life of the hospital.
When: 2pm, Thursday, 10th March 2011.
Where: Roseanne Clear Lecture Theatre, GMIT, Castlebar.
All are welcome

Weekend Opening

Dublin Rd. library has extended the opening hours on Friday's and is now open Saturday.

The opening hours are:

Monday - Wednesday 09.00 - 22.00

Thursday - Friday 09.00 - 21.00

Saturday 10.00 - 13.00

Cluain Mhuire - EndNote Web Training

Wednesday 9th March 2011
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Green Room

EndNote Web is designed to help you to organise your citations and easily create a bibliography.

Institute Network Outage Fri 4th March & Sat 5th March

Make sure and check out your books before 8pm on Friday 4th March as there will be no IT services available after that time due to network outrage.

There will be NO e-mail, Internet access, Library services, network drives etc. for all campuses.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Library Ireland Week 7 - 13 March 2011

Library Ireland Week is an annual event promoting and celebrating libraries in Ireland. Activities are held in academic, public and special libraries throughout the country and here in GMIT, we are also hosting events. Please find below details of our lunchtime lectures during the week.

We hope you can join us for one or all of these talks. Tea/coffee will be served.

GMIT Lunch Time Lectures - Venue Library Research Room

Mon 7th March ~ 1pm
Researching Irish military history a personal view. Mr Joe Loughnane, GMIT

Tues 8th March ~ 1pm
Climate change & natural disasters in Ireland. Dr Kieran Hickey, NUIG

Thurs 10th March ~ 1pm

Abstract Expressionism & Mark Rothko. Anne Harkin Petersen

For more information on Library Ireland Week go to:

Attention ENDNOTE WEB users

Some people are reporting problems with referencing styles using Harvard UL - try changing the style to Harvard (LeedsMet). Hopefully this will resolve any problems with references appearing correctly.

Please let us know if you are still experiencing problems.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We are delighted to be celebrating the 14th World Book Day in Ireland on Thursday the 3rd of March 2011.

Over the last 13 years World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own.

For more information go to: