Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Castlebar Campus Library Extended Opening Hours

Extended Opening from Monday 5th Dec - Friday 16th Dec.

Monday - Thursday: 9.30am - 8.00pm
Fridays: 9.30am - 5.00pm

Weekend Opening Reminder

Dublin Rd. library is open this weekend
Friday until 9.00pm & 10.00am - 1.00pm on Saturday

Weekend Opening for January Exams:

  • Friday 2nd / Saturday 3rd December
  • Friday 9th / Saturday 10th December
  • Friday 6th / Saturday 7th January

Friday, November 25, 2011


An interactive e-learning resource for students which offers modules on four core study skills. These are writing; critical thinking; reading and note-making; referencing and understanding plagiarism. It is based on the teaching philosophy of Dr Stella Cottrell, bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook. It is designed to help students study more effectively and achieve better grades in less time.

You can access the resource from Moodle - Choose 'Skills4studycampus' then 'Launch application'.

To get started, choose the most appealing module for you and take the diagnostic test. This will identify which parts of the module are most useful to you. From there, simply explore the resource one page at a time. The activities are designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles, and include full audio at the top-left of the screen.

For more information go to Skills4studycampus and 'Try it Now!'

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Taxfind Online

Taxfind is now available off campus to GMIT staff & students

Please contact the library for the username & password

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Free Trial - SpringerReference

A library trial of SpringerReference is now available.

SpringerReference is a new platform for researchers and academic and corporate libraries. It offers living editions of Springer's eReferences well in advance of their print editions across every subject.

Reference Works Published at the Pace of Scientific Discovery
  • A world-class collection of living eReferences with hundreds of thousands of articles
  • Top quality, constantly updated and peer reviewed
  • All of the latest and forthcoming eReferences on one platform
For more information download the brochure.

To access this and all other free trials click the link from the etrials page:

This trial is available on campus only until 17th December 2011.

Monday, November 21, 2011

No Phone Zone

The Library is a place to study and learn - Ringing and beeping phones distract library users.

  • Please put your phones on silent or vibrate before entering the library.
  • If you are expecting important calls take the call outside the Library.
  • Please cooperate with staff if they ask you to leave due to phone conversation.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Extended Weekend Opening Hours - Dublin Rd. Library

Friday 2nd / Saturday 3rd December
Friday 9th / Saturday 10th December
Friday 6th / Saturday 7th January

Monday - Wednesday 09.00 - 22.00
Thursday 09.00 - 21.00
Friday 09.00 - 21.00
Saturday 10.00 -13.00

Term Time
Monday - Wednesday 09.00 - 22.00
Thursday 09.00 - 21.00
Friday 09.00 - 17.00

Monday - Friday 09.30 - 17.00

Free Trial - Westlaw IE

Westlaw IE – The Irish Online Legal Research Service

Westlaw IE is an online research tool that lets you carry out legal research quickly and easily. It gives you instant access to Irish reported and unreported case law, legislation, journals and legal news.

Content and Coverage:
* Collection of case law including renowned reporting series such as ILRM and ILTR giving you full text law reports dating back to 1867
* Consolidated legislation and court rules
* Annotated legislation
* Unique collection of journals
* Relevant news and business information
* Current Awareness service updated once a day

Please contact the library for username & password

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Upcoming EndNote Web Drop in Sessions

Friday 18th - 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Thursday 24th - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 29th - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ground Floor Library IT Training Room

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

Free Trial - is Ireland's foremost current affairs and political website with a digital archive of prominent Irish magazines published from 1968 to the present day.

The archive includes: articles (2009 - to date)
Village Magazine (2004-2008)
Magill (1977 - 1998)
Nusight (1968 - 1970)
Lookleft (2010-2011)
Changing Ireland (2001 - to date)
Voice of the Traveller (2008 - 2010)

Politico also hosts CrisisJam and BudgetJam, interventions in political debate to which academics, journalists and activists contribute on a regular basis. BudgetJam is a concerted intervention during Budget week involving a daily live blog.

As an added feature, Politico contains a Politicians Database containing the latest news, tweets, and Oireachtas contributions of elected representatives. This database also contains salary and expense details of sitting TDs along with pertinent articles from the entire archive on Politico. The Database for the 31st Dail and Seanad is being updated: here is the database for the last Dail, and a sample profile.

In addition, Politico boasts a large and active following on social media where topical issues and articles are hotly debated. Fair Comment is a popular space within the website itself where readers are invited to publish topical opinion pieces.

Go to to access this free trial.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Well done & congratulations to all who are graduating today and tomorrow.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

EndNote Web Online Tutorial

This tutorial guides you through the process of creating an EndNote Web account.

EndNote Web is a Web-based service designed to help students and researchers through the process of writing a research paper.

EndNote Web enables you to…
  • Quickly and easily collect reference information from a wide variety of online data sources via direct export, online search, or importing text files.
  • Store up to 10,000 references in your own password-protected library
  • Accessible anywhere that you have internet access
  • Share references with other EndNote Web users to simplify collaboration
  • Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word to insert references and format papers instantly
View Tutorial

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

EndNote Web Drop-in Training Sessions November 2011

Friday 4th - Questions & Answer Session
10:30am – 11:00am

Wednesday 9th - Full Session
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Monday 14th - Questions & Answer Session
1:00pm - 1:30pm

Thursday 24th - Full Session
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday 29th - Full Session
11:00am - 12:00pm

All are Welcome …

Ground Floor Library IT Training Room

Sessions are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis