Thursday, 25 October 2018

Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900: new online resource

Access to The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 is now available.

This online bibliography lists 5,800 Irish newspapers and periodicals published during the nineteenth century. It contains a diverse range of Irish historical documents, including records for nationalist magazines and broadsheets, migrant newspapers, local almanacs, provincial newspapers, society proceedings, and Church reports. It also contains over 2,000 images.

The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 includes hyperlinks to available full text e-access titles, as well as library locations, and a virtually complete list of all secondary research on each, as well as up to 32 fields of data per title, including a historical summary of each title. It has 6 searchable indexes: title, issuing body, people, town, county/country, and subject. A Global Search allows for broader searches. This resource is updated regularly.

Access is available via the library catalogue. 

Collection Development

Monday, 22 October 2018

Back Issues of 1000+ Springer Journals now available

Through the IReL consortium, the Library has now access to the back issues of over 1000 Springer Journals. These journals cover a range of disciplines and go back in many instances to the very first volume of the title.
Subjects covered are from the following areas:

Examples of journal titles with expanded coverage include:
Archives of Virology Vol 1 1939-
Astrophysics Vol 1 1965-
The Botanical Review Vol 1 1935-
Environmental Geology Vol 1 1975-
European Biophysics Journal Vol 1 1974-
Int. Journal of Early Childhood Vol 1 1969-
Journal of Genetics Vol 1 1910-
Journal of Materials Science Vol 1 1966-
Law & Philosophy Vol 1 1982-
Marine Biology Vol 1 1967-
Sexuality & Disability Vol 1 1978- 
Water, Air & Soil Pollution Vol 1 1971- 

A full list of the Springer titles is available for consultation (Note that the years given are the backfile years and do not include the current subscription years to the journals).
Access to all these journal titles (inc. back issues) is via the Library Catalogue.

Collection Development

Friday, 19 October 2018

JSTOR Arts and Sciences XII Collection now available

Through the IReL consortium access to JSTOR Arts and Sciences XII Collection is now available. This new collection significantly expands JSTOR's coverage of the Social Sciences.

JSTOR Arts and Sciences XII Collection contains 128 journals (540,006 articles) in the following subject areas:

Political Science
Social Work
Asian Studies

A title list can be viewed here. Journal publishers in this new collection include: the American Bar Association, Brill, Lynn Reiner, Springer and many more.

All the journals available in the JSTOR Arts and Sciences XII Collection can be accessed via JSTOR or via the library catalogue

Collection Development

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Kanopy - Video Streaming Collection

Kanopy is a video streaming collection providing access to over 20,000 films from more than 850 filmmakers. 

Kanopy's film collection covers all subject disciplines and includes documentaries, feature films, foreign language film, independent film, instructional film and more. Over 200+ new films are added every month.

The Library's access to Kanopy is via a Patron Driven Acquisition Programme. A set amount of money has been paid to the supplier of Kanopy for this financial year. If a film is viewed 4+ times this film is licensed/triggered and the budget is deducted accordingly.

Note: Lecturers should ensure any films/documentaries required for course material are viewed 4+ times to ensure the film is triggered. The usage of Kanopy will be monitored regularly.

Kanopy's Help Center is a very useful resource area. Viewers can add films to watchlists, create film clips and playlists highlighting particular sections or lists of films.

  • All films must be watched online, there is no download feature 
  • Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers should be used in preference to Internet Explorer 

Access to Kanopy is available from the Library Catalogue. 

Collection Development

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Library Print Journals on Floor 1

Library Print Journals  on Floor 1

Over the last two years the entire library’s print journal collection has been merged and are all housed in the journals area towards the rear of Floor 1.  On the library catalogue they are listed as FL1J.  There are no longer journals kept on Floor 2, Nursing Library or in the Law area.  The space created by these moves has been put to good use making room  for more study spaces for students!

Friday, 5 October 2018

Adam Matthew Digital Archives

Adam Matthew Digital Archives

Wednesday 10th October 1230-1330


James Hardiman Library

(Nursing & Midwifery PC Suite)


Booking Required here

Join Dr Ben Lacey to discuss digital archives from Adam Matthew that are available through NUIG Library.

There will be
  • a tour of the digitised documents and the websites
  • a look at how they are made
  • how they can be used in teaching
  • how the full-text data can add to research
  • a chance to ask questions.

NUI Galway Adam Matthew collections are:

Eighteenth Century Journals II
Empire Online  
Medieval Travel Writing
Perdita Manuscripts


Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Problems Finding E-Journals or Articles? It's Not You, It's Us.

Now that the start of term has commenced, the NUI Galway community will be back using the Library's resources. You'll have seen that we have a brand new search interface to search the Library Catalogue.
The new search interface is full of intelligent features to help enhance your experience of the Library's collections. It's designed to find the right result quicker and more effectively for you.

Unfortunately, it also has some teething problems.

You might find some odd inconsistencies when you're looking for an e-journal or a link to an article from and e-journal. For example you may be searching for a journal, and when the catalogue says the journal is available, you'll get a message like the one below saying there are no results for the record:

So it looks like we've no access to the journal you're looking for.

However, if you press F5 or Ctrl+F5 to refresh the screen, the links to the content will now appear for you:

This is down to an annoying, unpredictable bug in the software we use to power our search interface.
We're sorry about this - it's annoying and frustrating, and we're fully aware of how messy it can make things for you.
The Tech support people behind the search interface have been made aware of this, and we've made them fully aware also of the consequences of this bug on you, the NUI Galway user community.

Again, we apologise for the inconsistent results you'll see until the bug has been fixed. 
So until it's been fully fixed, if you find yourself looking at a screen for a journal that says no fulltext available, just press Ctrl+F5 a couple of times to refresh the menu.

Once the bug has been fully fixed, we're certain you're going to find the seamless experience of the new user interface to be an enriching tool to use.