Thursday, 17 October 2019

Open Library of Humanities Journals




The James Hardiman Library is a member of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). The OLH's mission is to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future. It is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs).

OLH's publishing platform supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as hosting its own multidisciplinary journal, Open Library of Humanities. All of OLH's academic articles are subject to rigorous peer review and the scholarship it publishes showcases some of the most dynamic research taking place in the humanities disciplines.


A complete list of all 26 journals published or supported by OLH is available below. Access to these journals is available here and also via the Library Catalogue.

  • ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Body, Space & Technology
  • C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings
  • Digital Studies/Le Champ Numerique
  • Digital Medievalist
  • Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics
  • Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry
  • Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology
  • Le Foucaldien
  • Marvell Studies
  • Open Screens: Journal of the British Association of Film, Television & Screen Studies
  • Orbit: A Journal of American Literature
  • Pynchon Notes
  • Quaker Studies
  • Studies in the Maternal
  • The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship
  • The International Journal of Welsh Writing in English 
  • The Journal of Embodied Research
  • The Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
  • The Open Library of Humanities Journal
  • Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal
  • ZFF Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung
  • Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology
  • Francosphères 

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Cambridge University Press - Open Access e-Books



Cambridge University Press (CUP) has published 57 Open Access e-books on Cambridge Core to date. A further seven titles are due to be published by Dec. 2019/Jan. 2020.

See the complete list of the current and forthcoming CUP Open Access e-books available. All of CUP's Open Access e-books published to date are available on the Library Catalogue.




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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Gale Resources - NUI Galway Gale Student Ambassadors




Are you having trouble finding sources for your essays?

NUI Galway Gale Student Ambassadors (Chloe and Evelyn) will be available in the Library to tell you all about Gale Resouces and how to access and use them. 

Tuesday 22nd October 1100-1600 in Library Foyer 

Gale Resources include Primary Sources, Databases, eBooks, Microform, etc. Click here for more information on Gale Resources.

There will be goodies at the table so be sure to drop by and say Hi.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Read more from Bonnie Greer - Ireland's new hero

Would you like to hear more from Ireland's new hero Bonnie Greer of BBC Question Time fame?

Through the Library's subscripton to Nexis you can!  Access Bonnie Greer's writing in New European via the Library Catalogue.  Don't forget to sign in to the Library Catalogue to be authenticated off-campus.

Meet & Greet Library Staff


The Library is continuing its engagement program with Schools and Colleges and invites you to one of a series of upcoming workshops.  These workshops will give you an opportunity to meet Library staff, discuss your requirements for teaching, learning and research, and facilitate informal conversations about the recently announced Library building transformation project.  

Who should attend?
All staff and researchers who engage with the Library and are interested in finding out more about Library services for them and their students. 

Areas of interest:
·         Library building transformation project
·         Library Collections
·         Reading lists
·         IReL: Irish Research e-Library
·         Academic Skills & Training
·         Research Skills & Training
·         Open Scholarship & Open Access Publishing
·         Special Collections & Archives
·         Makerspace
·         Digital Publishing
When and where?
The workshops will take place throughout the month of October and November in HRB-G010 / G011. For convenience we are inviting Schools to attend on different weeks so as to ensure everyone gets ample time for discussion.  If however you are unable to attend with your colleagues on a particular day please feel free to come along on a day that is suitable for you. 


Wednesday 9th October
HRB-G010 from 11:30-13.00pm
School of Political Science & Sociology; School of Education; School of Psychology; School of Geography & Archaeology 
Wednesday 16th October
HRB-G010 from 11:30-13.00pm
School of Humanities; School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge
Wednesday 23rd  October
HRB-G010 from 11:30-13.00pm
College of Business, Public Policy & Law; Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Tuesday 5th November
HRB-G011 from 11:30-13.00pm
College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Thursday 21st November
HRB-G010 from 14:30-16:00pm
College of Engineering & Informatics; College of Science 

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

DECISIS - Trial of Irish Law Reporting Resource


We are currently running a trial to the Irish legal resource, DECISIS.

DECISIS is an online service providing reports on all new judgements of the Irish superior courts.  It is a current awareness tool for Irish lawyers, legal academics and law students to keep up to date. 

It covers every new judgement since 2011 from the:
  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • High Court 
Summary reports are provided within seven days of the judgement being published online along with key information about the case.

A link is provided to the full-text of the case on the Courts website. To date there are almost 8000 law reports available.  

Our trial lasts until October 29th.

Please check out our DECISIS trial and leave some feedback about this resource.


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