Showing posts from May, 2010

New e-Resource: Medieval Travel Writing

Access is now available to a new e-resource - Medieval Travel Writing (Adam Matthew Digital). This new collection from Adam Matthew Digital presents manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to Central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. The collection also includes a number of important accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land. Acess is available via e-Knowledge at

Summer Opening Hours - Extended

Extended Summer Opening Hours 2010 24th May - 5th September Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 22.00 Friday: 08.30 - 17.30 Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday: Closed Library closed June 5th, 7th, 12th and 19th Library closing at 19.30 Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th July

NOTICE: Systems Down June 11th/12th

Due to a power upgrade in the ISS Data Centre, Library systems will be down from: 17:30 Friday June 11th to 17:30 Saturday June 12th E-Knowledge, SFX and Aleph will all be offline to facilitate the upgrade. You can find more information in this ISS Bulletin . Apologies in advance for the inconvenience.

Help Us Design Our Website - tell us what you think!

The Library is currently in the process of designing a new website. If you have any suggestions for improvements, or features you'd like to see included then we'd love to hear from you! Please add a comment to this blog post or send a mail to , and we'll take care of the rest.

Getting Published workshop - 18th May

Reminder: Getting published & making an impact Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 10-11am Nursing & Midwifery Library PC Suite, James Hardiman Library This one-hour session will explore the various academic publishing models available and ways to maximize the impact of your research publications Workshop presenter Gwen Ryan, AHSS Research Support Librarian

Information resources at your fingertips - a workshop for Administrative Staff

This hands-on workshop will take participants through some of the most popular and most useful e-Resources available via the Library website and beyond. Discover the Library's collections through E-Knowledge and Explore some popular Web-based resources for work and pleasure Target audience: Administrative Staff Presenter: Gwen Ryan, AHSS Research Support Librarian Reserve a place at or email / phone ext 5959

EndNote Web downtime: Sunday 16th May 2010

Thomson Reuters will be performing maintenance to the ISI Web of Knowledge, EndNote Web and Researcher ID this coming Sunday, 16th May, 2010 beginning 4:00 AM GMT. During this time, there will be disruption of service and access to these products. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Library Catalog Maintenance: downtime risk June 2nd

The Aleph database component of the Library Catalogue will undergo maintenance on Wednesday June 2nd from 08:30 to 18:00. We hope to avoid any downtime. There will be an elevated risk of downtime, however, in which case book circulation, inter-library loans and access to library holdings information will be curtailed.

ARAN - Back On-line

Aran is back online

EndNote workshop - 20th May

Introduction to EndNote bibliographic management software for Humanities and Social Sciences researchers. Learn how to Set up an EndNote library to manage the results of your literature review Add & Import Citations from library e-Resources Create and edit bibliographies in Word using Cite While You Write Date: Thursday, 20th May Time: 11am-1pm Location: Basement PC Suite, Nursing & Midwifery Library extension, James Hardiman Library Presenter: Gwen Ryan, AHSS Research Support Librarian Click here reserve your place on this workshop

Aran Back Online

Aran was off-line,the service has now been restored.