Monday, 30 July 2018

Extended Autumn Exam Opening Hours

We hope everyone has been enjoying this glorious summer.

If you're going to be on campus these next few weeks to study for Autumn exams, please note our extended opening hours. These start today, July 30, and run through August 19.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

New IEEE Xplore Platform Features

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

On 31 July, IEEE Xplore will upgrade to a new search engine.

This new search engine allows for a much more integrated experience and offers users:
  • The ability to include wildcards with phrased searches
  • The ability to include search operators such as AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, and ONEAR via the Basic Search
  • Search that is optimized across a variety of file types including PDF, HTML, audio, and video
  • An improved process for saved searches
  • A foundation for future platform enhancements such as semantic enrichment, smarter recommendations, and concept/entity extraction
Please note, all saved searches and search histories will carry over to the new system. There may be instances where the number of results returned may be slightly different than expected due to the change in search logic so we recommend that all users review their new results and modify the query, if needed. To expand the number of results returned, you can include an OR operator between multiple term searches. For more information, please visit the IEEE Xplore Resources Center.

Any new saved searches created on 30 July 2018 will not be carried over with the 31 July release.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Coming Soon – a new Library Search and Discovery interface

Please have a sneak preview of our new Library interface here

It’s still in development and your feedback will help us make it even better!

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Monday, 9 July 2018

The AWC is Open in July

The AWC is back. 

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This is a special initiative to aid student retention. 

Over the next three weeks, we will have several workshops and plenty of one-on-one consultations. 

Repeat students and MA students are especially welcome, but we'd like to help as many other NUIG students as we can. 

To book one-on-one consultation, please email with the subject line JULY.

The links to workshops are below:

Group Write-In (An AWC Workshop)

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Writing and Exams (An AWC Workshop)

Monday, 16 July 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Group Write-In (An AWC Workshop)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 from 11:30 to 13:30 (BST)

Dyslexia and Academic Writing (An AWC Workshop)

Friday, 20 July 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

Writing, Editing, and Time-Management (An AWC Workshop)

Monday, 23 July 2018 from 11:30 to 13:30 (BST)

Group Write-In (An AWC Workshop)

Friday, 27 July 2018 from 11:30 to 13:30 (BST)