Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Libraries Closed 31st July - 5th August 2013

Galway, Cluain Mhuire & Castlebar campus libraries will be closed from Wednesday 31st July to Monday 5th August inclusive. We will reopen on Tuesday 6th August at 9:30am.

 The online library is available 24/7 to:
  • Access MultiSearch the library's online search engine
  • Read over 80,000 Ebooks
  • View our Ejournals
  • Renew your Books 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

EBSCO update

 As part of their continued efforts to constantly improve the EBSCO search experience, EBSCO is releasing several updates and enhancements, including:
  • Improvements to the overall look of the Search, Search Results, and Detailed Record pages within EBSCOhost, providing a more visually appealing interface to end users.
  • The feature previously labeled Alert/Save/Share is now labeled Share.  All of the existing functionality of this feature remains the same. This change is one of several small updates that further optimizes our interface for language translation.
In addition to the above enhancements, Visual Search will be discontinued in all EBSCO databases and interfaces. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ebrary Sign in Problem

The library is currently experiencing problems with personal logins in Ebrary. The following error message is appearing when you try to login: 

"Proxy Error
The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /lib/gmit/login.action.
Reason: Error reading from remote server"

We are currently working to resolve this issue, apologies for the inconvenience. This problem does not affect searching or opening ebooks using the search function.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

British Standards Online Now Indexed in MultiSearch

New content has been added to MultiSearch - British Standards Online is now indexed.

British Standards Online (BSOL) is a bibliographic, citation and full text database of British and adopted European international standards. BSOL provides researchers with the most complete collection of current, draft and withdrawn standards available anywhere.

MultiSearch simplifies the process of finding information, it searches books, journals, newspaper articles, e-books, dissertations, conference proceedings, and numerous academic databases. Rather than search for all of these things separately, MultiSearch lets you find them all at once, quickly and easily. Even better, it's tied directly to what is available through GMIT Libraries, online or in print.

MultiSearch may index some or all of the databases and journals you already use. Some databases and journals have full text indexing, others are indexed just by citation information (title, author, abstract, etc.).

To see all the databases indexed in MultiSearch go to:, items with a next to the title are indexed, those without need to be searched separately.

We hope you are finding MultiSearch useful, as always we welcome your feedback!