Friday, 29 January 2010

e-Resources for Geography & Archaeology: Tuesday 02 February

Introduction to key e-resources for Geography & Archaeology

Date
: Tuesday 02 February

Time: 15.00-16.00

Venue: Library Training Room

Booking required
. To book go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/520722495

Trainer:
Niamh Walsh
Subject Librarian, College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

Forthcoming IReL Cancellations - Message from Librarian January 29th 2010

Dear Colleagues,

You will be aware that the current round of IReL (Irish Research eLibrary) funding came to an end in December 2009. The IUA Librarians' Group is engaged in positive discussions with the HEA and others to secure funding for IReL for 2010 onwards but it is likely that this will be at significantly reduced levels. Due to increasing publisher costs and other factors it is necessary for some IReL resources to be cancelled even if IReL funding were to be maintained at pre-2010 levels. Arising from this, and in the first of what will probably be a number of cancellation processes, the resources listed at: IReL News will shortly become unavailable through IReL. These resources have been identified for cancellation because they incur the highest cost per use.

The Library regrets the cancellation of any resource. We are working with our colleagues, the HEA, university senior officers and others to maintain access to as many resources through IReL as possible. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves but in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or queries.

For comments or queries please contact Monica Crump at monica.crump@nuigalway.ie or Ext. 3765, your subject librarian or your research librarian.


Best wishes,

John Cox
University Librarian

e-Resources for Engineering and Informatics - 4th February

Introduction to key e-resources for engineering and informatics, including how to access full text journals and standards.

Venue: Library Training Room
Date and Time: Thursday 4th February 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Presenter:
Brendan Duffy
Information Assistant (Science and Technology)
email: brendan.duffy@nuigalway.ie
telephone: +353 91 495917
(extension: 5917)

Book your place online here.

Advanced e-Knowledge training sessions - 2nd and 4th February

Introduction to the more advanced features of e-Knowledge including cross searching, saving results and creating lists of favourite resources.

Suitable for all students and staff.

Session 1 (Tuesday 2nd February):

Presenter:
Jane Mulligan - Health Sciences Librarian
email: jane.mulligan@nuigalway.ie
Telephone: 091 49 5228
(extension 5228)

Venue: Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Book your place for the Tuesday 2nd February session here.

Session 2 (Thursday 4th February):

Presenter:
Fiona Quinlan, Subject Librarian
email: fiona.quinlan@nuigalway.ie
Telephone: 091 49 3351
(extension: 3351)

Venue: Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Book your place for the Thursday 4th February session here.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Updated Guide to Literature Searching now available.


An updated version of the Library publication "Your Literature Search: a step by step guide" is available to download.
This guide is aimed at anyone beginning a research task and will help you quickly get to grips with the process and research tools available.
This is an e-only publication in pdf format. To read and download please click on the following link: Your Literature Search




Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Medical Library - 4th Feb. - 'Medicine and the Arts' Event - Service Impact

Access to the Medical Library, CSI, will be temporarily unavailable on
Thursday 4th February 2010
11am – 4pm
to facilitate the ‘Medicine and the Arts’ event.
Please note that the Medical Library Self Teaching Room and the Main Library located on the NUI, Galway campus will both be open during these times.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

ConTempo Quartet - Concert - Library Foyer - Feb. 1st

CONTEMPO QUARTET
Galway Ensemble-in-Residence
will be performing in the Library
Foyer on Monday 1st February
at 1pm
So take a break from your studies and relax with some high quality music

•Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41, no. 3
•Brahms: String Quartet, Op. 51, no. 1
All Welcome

Monday, 25 January 2010

e-Resources for Engineering and Informatics - Thursday 28th January

Introduction to key e-resources for engineering and informatics, including how to access full text journals and standards.

Presenter:

Fiona Quinlan, Subject Librarian
email: fiona.quinlan@nuigalway.ie
Telephone: 091 49 3351
(extension: 3351)

Venue:
Library Training Room

Time:
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Book your place online here.

e-Resources for Psychology: Wednesday 27th January

12.00 p.m. Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite, booking essential http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/librarians/Training/Lark_Sem2_2009_10

Introduction to e-Resources for Psychology

e-Resources in general
Types of e-Resources
Subject specific and multi-disciplinary
Some examples
Searching with an opportunity for hands-on experience

Kathleen Burke
Subject Librarian
Schools of Education, Psychology, Political Science & Sociology

Friday, 22 January 2010

e-Resources for Education: Tuesday 26th January

10.00 a.m. Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite, booking essential http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/librarians/Training/Lark_Sem2_2009_10

Introduction to e-Resources for Education
  • e-Resources in general
  • Types of e-Resources
  • Subject specific and multi-disciplinary
  • Some examples
  • Searching with an opportunity for hands-on experience


Kathleen Burke
Subject Librarian
Schools of Education, Psychology, Political Science & Sociology

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Introduction to key e-resources for engineering and informatics, including how to access full text journals and standards.

Presenter:
Brendan Duffy
Information Assistant (Science and Technology)
email: brendan.duffy@nuigalway.ie
telephone: +353 91 495917
(extension: 5917)

Venue: Library Training Room
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Book your place online here.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

ScienceDirect and Scopus unavailable

Due to scheduled maintenance, Science Direct and Scopus will be unavailable for about 12 hours from 13:00 Saturday, 23 January to 01:00 Sunday, 24 January.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Improve your Library and Research Know-how: training in the Library this week

Get a head start this Semester by attending some of the training sessions being offered in the Library this week and improve your Library and Research Know-How (LARK)!

  • Finding Books and Journals on E-Knowledge (Monday-Thursday 11.30 or 3.00, no need to book!)
  • Introduction to Scopus (Tuesday, 12.00)
  • Preparing your Literature Review (Thursday, 10.00)
  • Research Your Legal Essay (Thursday, 2.00)

Find out more or book a place on the library's LARK training page.Keep an eye out for further training in the coming weeks!

What are the black squares in the library catalogue?


Have you seen black squares like this within e-Knowledge (the library catalogue) and wondered what they were? Well, they are QRcodes.

QRcodes are handy barcodes you can scan with a smartphone. We've started to use them experimentally in the library catalogue. We hope they'll save your fingers inputting lengthy URLs when you want to bring up a book-location map or ARAN repository PDF in your smartphone. Bring the map with you as you locate the book! Read the PDF on the bus.





While they are used extensively in Japan for advertising purposes, we think this is their first application in a library catalogue. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Training in the Library this week - Get a head start!

Get a head start this Semester by attending some of the training sessions being offered in the Library this week and improve your Library and Research Know-How (LARK)!
  • Introduction to Endnote for Reference Management
  • e-Resources for Science
  • Introduction to Legal Resources
  • Finding Books on E-Knowledge
  • Finding Articles on E-Knowledge
Find out more or book a place on the library's LARK training page.

Keep an eye out for further training in the coming weeks!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Booking for Library Training Sessions Now Open!

The library provides a series of training sessions and workshops to help you gain the skills to find, evaluate and use the information you need for your studies or research. Full details are available of the training sessions coming up in Semester 2 in both our Library and Research Know-How programme and our Researcher Workshop Series.

Come and learn how to find and use better quality information more quickly!