Thursday, March 27, 2014

Library Study Room Bookings Go Online

The Library is piloting a new online reservation system for booking group study rooms. Bookings are made from the computer at the Dublin Rd. library desk with your GMIT e-mail address.

Please tell us what you think of this service, your feedback is important, if this service is introduced you will be able to book group study rooms online from anywhere.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Upcoming Drop-in Training Sessions

The Library offer a variety of sessions throughout the year on a range of topics from advanced database searching to how to use the online library, referencing items correctly and using EndNote Online.

Upcoming Sessions: 

Citation & Referencing | Monday 31st March 2:15pm – 3:00pm 
Outline of the Harvard Style of Referencing the manual way. 

EndNote Online | Tuesday 1st April 3:00pm – 4:00pm 
Find out how to use EndNote Online to help you to organise your citations and easily create a bibliography in Word.

Using the Online Library | Wednesday 2nd April 12:15pm – 1:00pm 
Learn how to use the Online Library focusing on MultiSearch, setting up library pin numbers, requesting books, accessing exam papers etc. 

Copyright & Plagiarism | Thursday 3rd April 10:15am – 11:00am 
Definition of copyright, learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Advanced Database Searching | Friday 4th April 12:00pm – 12:45pm 
Improve your search skills to give you relevant results quickly, advanced search techniques.

Journals: what are they & how to find them | Monday 7th April 2:30pm – 3:15pm 
Learn why you should use journals, find out where you can locate them online and in print.

Information Sources | Wednesday 8th April 10:15am – 11:00pm 
Learn about primary and secondary sources, academic books, scholarly journals and peer review.

EndNote Online | Friday 11th April 10:00am – 11:00am 
Find out how to use EndNote Online to help you to organise your citations and easily create a bibliography in Word. 

There's no need to book just drop-in to a session in the Dublin Rd. library IT room
(library ground floor half way down on the left)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Free Trial - Sage Research Methods

Our latest free trial is..... SAGE Research Methods.....

A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

With SAGE Research Methods, researchers can explore their chosen method across the depth and breadth of content, expanding or refining their search as needed; read online, print, or email full-text content; utilize suggested related methods and links to related authors from SAGE Research Methods' robust library and unique features; and even share their own collections of content through Methods Lists.

SAGE Research Methods contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and "Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and specially commissioned videos.

Go to to access this free trial (on campus only).

A set of videos that will support the use of specific functions of SAGE Research Methods to help you to fully utilize the features is available at

We would much appreciate your feedback.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Have Your Say!

We need your help to improve our services, fill in the Library Survey today and have your say.

We would really like to hear from you about what we're getting right or what we could be doing better. Information that we collect in this survey will be used for planning future developments and tweaking services we already offer.

Go to: to take the short survey now.

Many thanks!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Win an Apple iPhone 5s

Emerald | Win an Apple iPhone 5s -

Happy St Patrick's Day Everyone!

The Library is Closed St. Patrick's Day - Monday 17th March.

The Library will close Friday 14th March at 5.00pm and re-open Tuesday 18th March at 09:00am.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Free Access to Palgrave Macmillan Journals

Palgrave Macmillan is offering FREE online access to all its journals until 31st March 2014.
This includes all current and archival content for their portfolio of titles spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business.
Go to and start browsing of search for titles and topics of interest.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

EndNote Online Drop-in Training Sessions

The following up-coming  training sessions will take in the Library IT Training Room - There's no need to book just drop-in!

Thursday 13th March 4:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday 19th March 12:00 - 1:00pm
Monday 24th March 11:00 - 12:00pm
Tuesday 1st April 3:00 - 4:00pm
Friday 11th April 10:00 - 11:00am

EndNote Online is an online bibliographic service which will help you to store and organise your references and automatically format citations, reference lists and bibliographies in your documents.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Studying this weekend?

The Dublin Rd. campus library is open today, Friday, until 9:00pm and tomorrow Saturday, 10:00am until 1:00pm.

If you can't get into the library use our online library for ebooks, ejournal, newspaper articles and more - available online 24/7 at

Monday, March 3, 2014

New Institutional Repository

A valuable new research resource for third-level students and academic staff in the North West has been officially launched by the three Institutes of Technology in the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA).

The institutional repository called ‘Cual’, developed by the libraries in GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT, hosts extensive research material from staff and students in the three colleges, such as journal articles, theses, monographs, books, book chapters and conference papers.

This significant academic resource is also a platform which showcases research on a range of topics and disciplines to the general public on

The new institutional repository is the first collaborative academic initiative by the CUA. It was formally launched at a reception hosted by Letterkenny IT in Donegal last month attended by the Presidents of the three Institutes and the Registrars from GMIT and LYIT as well as programme chairs.

Margaret Waldron, GMIT Librarian, says: “The CUA Institutional Repository is a highly significant project as it provides a resource which preserves and showcases at a worldwide level the research of academics, students and researchers in GMIT, IT Sligo and LYIT. The repository will raise the profile of the researcher and in turn increase the citations to their work. We are delighted to share this educational resource with the public”.

Changes to Emerald website

On 1st March 2014 the Emerald website was separated into two new-look websites designed to enhance customer experience and make finding information quicker and easier.

Logo: Emerald Group PublishingFurther changes will be taking place later in the year - See more.

On 1st March 2014 the Emerald website was separated into two new-look websites designed to enhance customer experience and make finding information quicker and easier. Further changes will be taking place later in the year - See more at:

Competition Winners

The joint winners of the CUA Institutional Repository competition are:
  • Carla Harkin in LYIT
  • Áine Meehan in IT, Sligo
  • Dr. Owen Foley in GMIT
The winning name they chose is CUAL - Connacht Ulster Alliance Libraries.