Thursday, January 31, 2013

Free Trial - L’Année philologique

L’Année philologique, a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilization, is now available via EBSCO on a free trial basis. L’Année philologique database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928.

L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique,is a valuable research tool in the area of classical studies. The database covers a variety of subject matter pertaining to Greek and Roman civilization including: Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy.

More than 810,000 records are included - To access the trial please use the following URL:

The trial runs until the 1st March 2013 - Enjoy!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Library Survey - Win a Kindle!

We have compiled an online survey and we would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to fill it out so that you can have your say. We value your feedback and look forward to finalising our plan based on your opinions on what you think of the library and how you would like to see it improved.

As a token of our appreciation we are providing a Kindle as a prize for one lucky winner that will be generated automatically by our survey.

To be in with a chance to win please enter your email address at the end of the survey. Your address will not be linked to your feedback in any way as it is totally confidential and anonymous. The email will only be used to choose a winner of our prize.

The link to our survey is at:

Thanks & Good Luck! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Free Trial - Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks from Taylor & Francis

The library is pleased to announce details of a free trial to Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks from Taylor & Francis.

This site offers instant access to 30,000 titles of the world's premier Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law content — from renowned imprints such as Routledge, Psychology Press and Focal Press.

To avail of this free trial until the 17th February 2013 please go to (On campus only - IP recognition).

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Introducing Justis a legal electronic resource


The library is currently promoting Justis; the full text online legal library of UK, Irish and EU case law dating back to 1163 and legislation from 1235. With over 20 years of experience working with legal and information professionals Justis are able to deliver services that are widely regarded as the most intuitive in the market.

 Justis Publishing is an independent publisher of electronic legal information and provider of publishing software and services. Since 1986 we have provided the legal community with electronic access to a wide range of titles from well respected legal publishers. Our publishing partners include The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales, Sweet & Maxwell, Office of Public Sector Information, and many more.

Please check out this resource @ or view a complete list of our online resources @

As always we welcome your feedback, so let us know what you think of Justis.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

€10 Fine for Late Return of 'On Hold' Books

You know the story - you have an exam looming and the book you need is not available because the patron who has borrowed it does not return it on time, even when requested to repeatedly by library staff. We recognise the frustration and in an effort to combat this, we have introduced a new policy to encourage the return of ‘on hold’ books.

From January, a fine of €10.00 will be placed on the account of patrons who fail to return books requested by another borrower. This fine will be placed only after the patron has been contacted by library staff by text and phone call and given 2 days to return the item.

We hope this will eliminate the practice of holding on to heavily used and requested items in the lead up to exams.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

EndNote Web Drop in Training Sessions - January

EndNote Web is designed to help you to organise your citations and easily create bibliographies. Find out how to collect references quickly and easily from databases, library catalogues & web pages and insert them into a Word document instantly using 'Cite While You Write'.

If you want to learn more come to one of our January drop-in sessions:

Tuesday 22nd January 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday 24th January 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Monday 28th January 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Thursday 31st January 10:00 - 11:00 am

Sessions will be held in the IT training room, Library Ground Floor.
All welcome, but sessions are limited and will be filed on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 2013 Opening Hours

Galway Campus Opening Hours from Monday 14th January 2013

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

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Online Resource - IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Happy New Year! 
The library is pleased to announce that we have acquired access to IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.
IEEE Xplore provides Web access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.

The content in IEEE Xplore comprises over 160 journals, over 1,200 conference proceedings, more than 3,800 technical standards, over 1,000 eBooks and over 300 educational courses. Approximately 25,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.

Download a list of IEEE journals from

Details of this and all our other online resources are all available at