More responsive - new library website now live!

New library web site brings the look of the library’s online services in line with the main institute web site. All the library’s web pages have been updated. Try it out at . We hope this new design will make the online library services easier to use.

The new design is responsive – it should resize to match the size of your screen irrespective of which device you are using. (IPhone, Galaxy s4, tablet pc, laptop, desktop etc.)
The new homepage has the same content in mostly the same place

New features include:

·         Responsive design
o   Web pages are responsive
o   Library catalogue pages are responsive
Find IT Search interface responsive design
·         Overhaul of the library catalogue search results screens as well as:
o   Customized search pages once logged in for some users
o   New layout for ‘My Record’
o   New layout for ‘Full title details’
·         Links to the most used services and pages on the top of the screen
·         Database A-Z now indicates which databases are searched by Find IT.
o   Databases with the green tick symbol below
     are searched by Find IT.

·         Clearer instruction on how to access exam papers
·         New library calendars for:
o   Opening hours
o   Events and exhibitions and
o   Training and subject support
·         New student group study room booking system (1 month  in use)
·         New help pages
·         New Contact page
·         Library Log in page now includes alerts to possible issues with online resources
·         Citation search for locating references
·         New page about citation software including free software and services
·         New page for Academics on how to select where to publish research
·         New book a research consultation facility for Subject Support
·         Link to the research project calculator for guidance on how to research and write your assignments
If you experience any difficulties please inform the library web team so that we can address them, by e-mailing
The library recommends using the most up to date browser that you can to access the web site:
·         Google Chrome (works best)> Version 33.0.1750.154 m
·         Internet Explorer > Version 11
·         Firefox > Version 28
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ITT Dublin Library's Online Tutorials causing a stir in world of Information Literacy!..

ITT Dublin library's online tutorials have been added to JORUM (the repository for sharing digital learning resources in the UK) and are this month's featured collection - see featured resources section - 

An article about ITT Dublin library's online tutorials published recently in the Journal of Information Literacy has proven very popular. It has been accessed more than any other article within the journal each month. 
Since its publication, the pdf  contained in the article has also been opened more than any other article.

The tutorials have already been adapted for reuse by HE institutions in the UK and this will ensure further usage. Further details via the attached:

The library tutorials were also awarded site of the month award by PRIMO (a teaching and learning repository in the US) in September 2013:

The tutorial titles include:
·         How to Research your Assignment
·         How to Avoid Plagiarism
·         How to Reference your Sources
·         How to Write a Literature Review
More information on the tutorials here:

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We need to talk about Ross!

We don’t actually have to talk about Ross but Paul Howard, author of the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly series of books will be in on Thursday March 13th for a Q&A session between 1 and 2pm. So you can talk about Ross if you so wish. 

All welcome

This event is being run as part of The Culture Xchange@ITTD.

You will find some Ross O’Carroll-Kelly titles available here in ITT Dublin library to borrow as part of our March reads.

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly began life in a news paper column which evolved to a hilarious and successful series of books.  These books follow Ross from his Rugby playing school days to the present and the latest of these books is Downturn Abbey.

International Women's Day Sat 8 March 2014...

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on Saturday 8th March.
Thousands of events are being held around the world by women from different ethnic, political, social, and economic backgrounds who join together to celebrate the achievements of women past and present, identify the challenges that lie ahead, and inspire change.

There are many events taking place across Ireland. There is even a pop-up soapbox outside the GPO in Dublin from 12pm - 4pm where you can air your views!

You don't even have to leave home to take part in International Women's Day.
Join in @womensday on Twitter #womensday and

You can find all events taking place globally and in Ireland by going to: International Women's Day  and selecting your county or location. 

ITT Dublin Library has some books which might be of interest:
  • Feminism and Sex-Extinction / Arabella Kenealy.
  • Women as World Builders : Studies in Modern Feminism / Floyd Dell.
  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman / Mary Wollstonecraft.
  • The Routledge companion to feminism and postfeminism / edited by Sarah Gamble Short Loan 305.42 GAM
  • Men in feminism / edited by Alice Jardine & Paul Smith. General Collection      305.4 JAR
  • Buffy the vampire slayer:  Feminism and fandom / Nadiya Abubakar Student Projects and Thesis 302.23 ABU
  • The hidden tradition: feminism, women, and nationalism in Ireland / Carol Coulter.  305.4209417 COU
  • Irish feminisms, 1810-1930  / edited by Mary S. Pierse  Vols. 1-5         Reference 305.42 PIE

Trial of Irish Newpapers Archive until 4 April 2014..

The library has arranged a trial to Irish Newspapers Archive until 4th April 2014
Irish Newspapers Archive is the world's largest online archive of Irish national, regional, out-of-date newspapers, journals and other documents of historical interest.
Search more than 30 titles including the Irish Independent titles, the Irish Press, the Irish Farmers Journal, The Freemans Journal and many more.
Retrieve and view Ireland's past exactly as it was originally published.

To access please go to: Irish Newspapers Archive  and enter your library PIN details. 

Unfortunately the trial does not work with Internet Explorer so try using Chrome browser.

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