Friday, May 29, 2015

Enjoy the Long Weekend

Dublin Rd. Campus library is closed at 5.00pm today and will re-open 9.30am Tuesday 2nd June.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Free Trial Access to Nature

Nature is the world’s foremost international weekly scientific journal and the flagship title for Nature Publishing Group (NPG). The journal is a weekly distillation of the best in science resonating beyond any one field of research, with landmark papers, award winning news, leading comment and expert opinion on important, topical scientific news and events.


provides timely, hard-hitting, insightful and arresting news and interpretation to all readers who require the best possible perspective of the evolving scientific world - on a daily basis via

Nature publishes the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the measure of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.

Check it out now at (on campus only)

Monday, May 18, 2015

CCAM Opening Hours for the Summer

The opening hours in the Centre for the Creative Arts & Media library for the summer are:

Monday - Thursday 
9.00am - 1.00pm | 1.30pm - 5.00pm

9.00am - 1.00pm | 1.30 - 4.30pm

The summer hours start today, for all the campus library opening hours see

8 Must-Have Google Chrome Apps for Students

Friday, May 15, 2015

We are Open this Weekend

For those who have exams next week the Galway campus library is open this weekend -- we are open until 9.00 pm tonight (Friday) and from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm tomorrow (Saturday).

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

All you need to know about .... ebrary ebooks

ebrary offers authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need - Access ebrary here.

To learn more about ebrary ebooks, please click on this link:

The top 20 ebrary ebook titles from May 2014 - April 2015 as viewed by GMIT library users.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Free online training platform - Elsevier Publishing Campus

The Elsevier Publishing Campus is an online platform offering free lectures, interactive training and professional advice. Perhaps you are interested in writing a journal article or submitting a book proposal; learning how to conduct peer review for a high impact journal; understanding research and publishing ethics or writing a successful grant application, whatever it may be Elsevier have the resources to help you achieve your goals.

Our hope is that you will also be inspired to contribute to this community. Perhaps you have an idea to share, a view on a specific trend or topic, or maybe you wish to leave a comment – we welcome all your participation.

The Campus offers:
  • online lectures 
  • interactive training courses 
  • webinars 
  • professional advice from experts 
  • useful resources such as guides, crib sheets, articles, blogs and more 
Topics cover the fundamentals of getting published, peer review and ethics, effective grant writing, techniques and tools for promoting their work, and more.

Plus, for each interactive training module or online seminar that researchers complete, they will be recognized with a personalized certificate from Elsevier.

Visit the Elsevier Publishing Campus today, sign up for free, link to it and use any of the available resources in your own research service curriculum and materials.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Have you looked at CUAL?

CUAL is the Institutional Repository for the Connacht-Ulster Alliance Libraries (GMIT, LYIT and IT Sligo). It's great to see it being used... here are some usage statistics.

Take a look yourself ... CUAL is an online Open Access repository of the research and scholarly output of the CUA Institutes. The content is made fully and freely available in accordance with copyright holder permissions.