Tuesday, 24 April 2012

E-Journal Linking Service SFX now restored!

We are delighted to tell you that our e-journal linking service SFX has been restored following a technical problem.  This affected the Find E-Journal service as well as any links from our catalogue to e-journals. 

Profuse apologies for any inconvenience caused by this short downtime.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Avoid Library Fines

Could you do without the expense of Library fines?



Remember to renew your books on time-
There are many ways to do this...



  • 50 cent per day for main library books
  • €2 per day for three day loans
  • €4 per day for one day loans (ie 24 hours)
  • €2 per day for videos, DVDs and audiotapes




Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Training for researchers – Scopus, Proquest and Research Professional


This semester researchers availed of training provided by Elsevier, Proquest and Research.Research.com to update their skills. These training workshops were organised by Rosie Dunne, Research Services Librarian, as part of our ongoing series of Training for Researchers.

Peter Darroch from Elsevier demonstrated how to give feedback to ensure your publications are captured in a unique Scopus author id. For more details see the following pdf link: 


It’s also possible to create a dynamic link to times cited in Scopus from your list of papers. The functionality is called the Scopus Cited-By Count API.

For more information, training, or to request a copy of a Scopus user guide, email our Research Services Librarian at rosie.dunne@nuigalway.ie

Rebecca Price from Proquest gave an overview of the new improved search interface showing how to search across subject groupings (Proquest is particularly strong in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Aquatic Science) or across Newspaper or Dissertation collections. If you missed the training, Proquest have a suite of thirteen 2 minute YouTube tutorials covering all aspects of the new interface. Well worth a look to improve your skills and find out how to use more advanced feature such as to “Add a widget for easy access to ProQuest from wherever you need it”


Jade Lenthall from Research.Research.com demonstrated how to stay up to date with research news and funding opportunities using Research Professional. If you missed these workshops you might like to book for a web seminar. Here a few of the upcoming online training links:


Noreen Goggin from the Research Office has added the full list of dates for 2012 to the Research Professional front page where you may also view a series of Video Introductions to the database.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Easter Weekend Library Opening Hours

James Hardiman Library - Easter Weekend Opening Hours

Friday 6th April: 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th April:  Closed
Monday 9th April: 10.00 - 18.00


Library Reading Room - Basement Level

07.00am - 01.30am every day over the Easter Weekend










Monday, 2 April 2012

Academic Writing Centre: Cessation of Drop-In Sessions Alert

Academic Writing Centre (AWC)



Please note that the morning and evening Drop-In advisory sessions ceased on Friday 30th March 2012



For queries relating to the AWC please contact the centre manager Ira Ruppo at writingcentre@nuigalway.ie.