Showing posts from January, 2021

Gale Databases: Gaeilge language interface option now available

Gaeilge has been introduced as a language interface option within some of Gale's database platforms, including Gale Primary Sources. Enabling this feature is very simple: once you log into a Gale database from the library website , e.g. Archives Unbound the interface language can be changed by clicking on the language drop down menu choices in the upper righthand corner and selecting Gaeilge. Once this language switch is made, key elements to the interface such as labels, buttons and menus on the page become translated.  This initiative has been supported by Maynooth University Library and Oifig na Gaeilge, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad.  Collection Development

Victorian Britain and Ireland - Find out more!

  22 January 2021 marked the 120 th anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria. The Library has many resources which our readers can use to find out more about life in the Victorian era in Ireland, Britain and around the world. The broad-ranging Cambridge Companion to Victorian culture could be a good starting point. It is available online through the library catalogue. Some details of the lives of all classes of society can be gleaned from the census returns, taken every 10 years between 1841 and 1901, spanning almost the whole of Queen Victoria’s reign. The Find My Past database, to which the library subscribes, provides access to images and transcriptions of all of these census returns for England, Scotland and Wales. Unfortunately, only the 1901 Census returns for Ireland survive. Here we see an image of the return for Queen Victoria’s own family from the 1851 census in which Prince Albert is recorded as the head of the household. The census records the ages, occupations,

Academic Writing Centre - Meet the Tutors!

Introducing The Academic Writing Centre Tutors The Academic Writing Centre ( AWC ) will reopen for virtual consultations on 2nd February 2021.   To book a consultation email  and please make sure to include your student number, your subject area, and your year of study. Please also confirm if you are registered with the DSS service.   The following are the AWC Tutors for this academic year: Beatrice Bichara Beatrice is a final year medical student and researcher with an undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies (Language and Philosophy stream). She enjoys writing in her free time, especially poetry. Through her studies in both Arts and the Sciences, she has discovered that these two fields complement and enrich each other. Eva Bromell Eva is an MA History student at NUI Galway. She has completed a BA in History and Léann an Aistriúcháin (study of translating to and from Irish). She has a great passion for learnig and academia as well as for the Irish language.