Library Hours Monday 19th December - Saturday 14th January 2017..


Monday 19th - Thursday 22nd December

9.15am - 5pm

Friday 23rd December
 9.15am - 3.30pm

Saturday 24th December 2016 -  Monday 2nd January 2017
 Closed for Christmas Holiday

 Re open Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Tuesday 3rd Jan - Friday 13th January
8am - 8pm

Friday late nights 6th and 13th January 8am - 8pm
(On Fridays desk service is until 5pm)

Saturday 7th and 14th January 
10am - 5pm
From Tuesday 3rd January until exams are over, all areas of the library with the exception of group study area off the the mezzanine, will be a SILENT ZONE
Library Staff wish all our users a  Happy Christmas and New Year and Good Luck in your exams.
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Exhibition & Walk in Access to Electronic Resources for Library Ireland Week

To mark Library Ireland Week 2016, the library is hosting an Exhibition of photographs by Paul Butler, which are inspired by the works of John McGahern.

The exhibition “The Deep Well of Want” is a part of an ongoing research project visualising the role of place and ritual within the writings of John McGahern.  

Library Ireland Week 2016: Walk in Access to Electronic Resources – Launch at Library IT Tallaght

To celebrate Library Ireland Week 2016 the Library in IT Tallaght is pleased to announce the launch of a FREE Walk in Access to Electronic Resources facility. This service compliments the pre-existing External Reader and External Borrow Memberships already available at the library. It is now possible to get access a selection of the library’s electronic resources – licenses permitting.  These resources cover subject areas such as science, engineering, business and humanities. Also included is access to some newspaper archives. Access is available to any member of the public who wants to research on these databases, for their own personal / private use.
To avail of this service, just register online and book a time slot!

Why not just Google it?

IT Tallaght Library pays a subscription to many electronic journals.  The articles in these journals are not freely available online in most cases. The information in these articles is often of higher quality than that available openly on the web, often reviewed by other experts in the subject before publication. To find out more about the databases that the library provides access too, see our Databases and Electronic Resources YouTube playlist at:

The Databases available are:

·        Academic Search Complete
o   Multi-disciplinary full text database. Contains full text for nearly 9000 journals, including more than 7,700 peer-reviewed journals, PDF content dating back as far as 1887, and searchable cited references provided for more than 1,400 journals, plus daily updates.
·        American Chemical Society
o   Full Text access from 1996 to 50 journals including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Chemical Education, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Process Research & Development, Accounts of Chemical Research, Chemical Reviews. Environmental Science & Technology and much more.
·        Business Source Complete
o   Premier business research database, providing full text back to 1886 for more than 2,300 journals, including more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications, and searchable cited references back to 1998. 
·        Cochrane Library
o   Medical and Health Library - a searchable suite of databases with access to 1,500 Cochrane Reviews of current research and practice. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.
·        Emerald Insight
o   Peer reviewed full text access to a collection of articles from 170 management and business journals of the highest calibre. Online support for students, teachers, researchers 
·        General OneFile
o   Millions of full-text articles, many with images, in PDF and HTML format, from 1980-current date. Updated daily. News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. 
·        JSTOR
o   Access to the JSTOR Ireland Collection. This is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials containing a minimum of 75 journals, including journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years and ceased journals from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Over 200 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages included.
·        Sage
o   SAGE publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioural sciences and the humanities.
·        Science Direct
o   Elsevier's full-text platform, Science Direct, now offers over 25% of the world's STM (Science, Technical and Medical) full-text articles, and bibliographic book and journal information integrated with a growing range of authoritative books, including reference works, handbooks and book series.
·        WARC (World Advertising Research Centre)
o   WARC is a source of Marketing Communications covering over 45,000 articles, 6,000 case studies, research reports and summaries, augmented with best practice papers, practical guides, daily news, email bulletins, statistical data and brings together experience from industry practitioners. You must use the link above as searching WARC results are limited when using a Find IT search.
·        Web of Science
o   Access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings. Current and retrospective coverage to 1900 in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
·        Wiley Online Library
o   Access to a small selection of journals in subject areas that range from biotechnology to strategy management and back.
In addition, the Library provides access to open access databases such as:
·        High Wire Free
·        Open Access Journals
·        Open Access Magazines
·        PLoS
·        PubMed Central
·        SAGE Open

Who would this benefit?

·        Those who need to research a company for job interviews
·        If you are thinking of starting a company or in the process of doing so you may have to do some research for your business plan.
·        If you would like to research some historical events access to the newspaper archives may just be the thing for you.
·        If need to research information to support applications for funding of community projects.

How to book a time slot.

You can book a time slot for this through our library website.
It is hoped to develop this service further over the course of the next year to eighteen months, depending on demand.

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Saturday openings in library from 12th November...

The Library will open on Saturdays from 10am - 5pm starting on Saturday 12th November 2014

Library Hours
Monday -Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
For full details of library hours, exhibitions and events go to:
 Library Opening Hours 
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MarketLine Advantage Database Trial 24th Oct until 7th Nov...

MarketLine Advantage is a one stop cross curricular interactive information database 

Content includes:
100,000+ Company profiles including over 12,000 SWOT analyses

6,000+ Industry profiles  including Five Forces analysis helping you to compare and evaluate market potential

110 Country and 80+ City profiles  evaluating political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors globally

420+ company or industry focused Case Studies that help you track business strategies

Company Financial Deals tracked in real time so you can monitor the market

700+ market data indicators tracked including retail volumes, market size, volume & segmentation

Macro-economic indicators including GDP, population size, buying potential to help you assess the market.

Company focused news articles articles added daily to keep you updated

Prospecting tools enable you to conduct investment prospecting, acquisition targeting, and advisor

Statistics include : Country, Industry, City, Data on International Market Research, Market Data Analytics and Company Analysis Tools.

Tabular and graphical data can be integrated into your projects and presentations with confidence and ease

SEARCH  MarketLine Advantage 
(Login using your library PIN)

Trial starts 24th October and ends on 7th November 2016
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED!! - ITT Short Story Competition...

Winners of the ITT Short Story Competition were announced on Sunday 16th October at an awards ceremony in the Civic Theatre Tallaght.

We received 134 entries from 14 countries and 10 of these short stories were shortlisted.
Our judge, Vanessa O'Loughlin Author and Literary Agent, had the unenviable task of selecting the winners.

The Final Results

1st place and overall winner: David Butler for "APHASIA"
2nd place: Neasa McHale for "Playing on Fences"
3rd place: Sarah Evans for "The Story I Tell"

Highly Commended
Holly Atkinson for "As they waited for the Fishing Boats"
GrĂ¡inne Hickey for " Honour Abides"

Congratulations to all the short listed entries and to the winner David Butler [below], taken yesterday reading his winning short story.

The Winner - David Butler
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In Conversation with Gearoid Lynch @ IT Tallaght

Join us tomorrow evening, Wednesday the 12th of October, for the Red Line Book Festival Event-  In Conversation With Gearoid Lynch, author of "My Gluten-Free Kitchen".

For more information about the event visit

To book a place on this free event please visit

ITT Short Story Competition Short List Released...

The winners of the ITT Short Story Competition will be announced at a presentation ceremony in the Loose End, at the Civic Theatre Tallaght on Sunday 16th October 2016 at 2.30pm

Vanessa O'Loughlin author and literary agent, is our judge.
She has the unenviable task of selecting the winners.

There were 134 entries from 14 countries.

All are welcome to come along to the ceremony but please let us know by booking at:

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Longer Library Hours from Monday 3rd October...

Monday - Thursday 8am - 8pm
(Desk service 10am - 8pm)

Friday 8am- 5pm
(Desk service 10am - 5pm)
Saturday and Sunday Closed
 Bank Holiday Mondays Closed
Renew your library loans online at:
For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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Library Web Site Changes - Summer 2016

There have been some updates and development of the library web site over the summer, the highlights of which are listed below.

1.      New layout on the library homepage to make our services more easily identifiable. .
a.      Groups of links include, research supports, about the library, help etc.
2.      New layout on the library log in page
a.      Option to include e-books in your search.
b.      Peer reviewed journals are highlighted with a peer reviewed icon
c.      Open Access journals are highlighted with an open access icon
d.      Search directly across a journals content using the search box beneath the holdings / coverage information.
e. Search directly on Pub MED ID or DOI. 
f.      Feel free to link to these from Moodle
4.      New exam paper search page, search by exact course title or course code.
a.      Links to browse by department are retained.
b.      Feel free to link to these in Moodle
5.      Changes to Find IT Search results:
    1. Introduction of the pop-out menu (sometimes referred to as the “hamburger” icon) on the top right of the desktop view includes the link to RefWorks Log In.
                                                    i.     Refworks integrates completely with Find IT Search and once logged in to Refworks via this link, results saved to your folder save directly into your RefWorks account. (No need to export or type up the citation)
1.      This RefWorks account has a browser plugin to capture citations in your browser, and a MS Word plug in that integrates RefWorks into Word for the generation of inline citations, and bibliographies in your selected referencing style. See more at:
a.      Refworks accounts are available to everyone, please let your students know.
                                                   ii.      Widget Builder: build a search box and use the code generated to place it on your Moodle or web pages.
    1. Responsive design, mirroring the interface for smartphones and tablets; Facet pane improvements—easier include and exclude, ability to search/filter long facet lists, addressed issues with location of Apply and Cancel)
    2. Better integration of the Preview Pane; now displayed underneath each result
                                                    i.     The ‘Preview’ link under results displays the citation information from Web of Knowledge and remains on view until you click on the link again to collapse it.
    1. New date picker, including suggested preformatted date ranges as links
    2. WCAG (Level AA target) /  Section 508 Accessibility Review which will include an update of our compliance checklist
f.       Changed “Permalink” text to “Permanent Link”, added a link icon, and added a success alert after copy; this link can now be found in the expanded preview pane underneath each result
                                                     i.     Feel free to use these links on readings lists and on Moodle.
g.      The facets / limits remain on the left hand menu allowing you to select full text books, or book reviews, or images within a particular discipline, and date range.
h.      Live RSS feeds of staff publications available via the Find IT Search index added to the staff publications listings at:
6.      New layout on the Subject Support home page and the Subject Portals, includes a discipline specific Find IT Search box, links to the Subject Internet Gateways, top databases for the discipline, guides, and more.
a.      Some of the subject internet gateways have also been updated. This will continue throughout the semester. As always contact your subject liaison librarian if you want a link added or removed.
b.      The code for these Find IT Search discipline specific search boxes is available from
7.      Room booking for students, and book a research consultation for all, have been updated to provide reminder e-mails a few hours in advance.
a.      Research consultations are available to all, and can be booked for an hour. A librarian will go through library resources to support your research and sources to search for your specific research query. This can be booked at:
8.      The How to Research Your Assignment Tutorial has been updated to reflect the changes above, and updated to a responsive design. See more about tutorials at:
a.      These tutorials can be linked to from Moodle, or for further use SCORM files are available to download.
9.      Infographics of library use statistics have been added to the about the library page.
10.   A random selection of books added to the library is visible when you visit your library account / record. A full listing of new titles is available at :
a.      You can create an alert based on a library catalogue search, so you can will be automatically notified if a title of interest is added to the catalogue.
                                                     i.     Log in to your library account, search for your subject area or a specific title. Save the search. Go to the saved search list and select the tick box beside it to activate the search.

1.      Examples: photography, cookery, biology, mathematics, etc. 

Please contact the library if you have any difficulties with the library web site. 

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Sage Video Trial Until the 15th of October

We are excited to announce a free one month trial of Sage Video! 

Sage Video hosts streaming video collections created to support a range of levels, from reference content for research, to pedagogical content for undergraduate teaching, to higher- level academic interest material. SAGE Video combines originally commissioned and produced material with licensed videos to provide a complete disciplinary resource for students, faculty, and researchers.

You can access the resource at the following link but you must contact the library for the username and password. 

To access (contact library for login/password) -  

Database trial- FSTA (Food Science & Technology Abstracts) until 30th November

We currently have a free trial of FSTA (Food Science & Technology Abstracts) until 30th November.  It is an extensive collection of abstracts from the world's food science, food technology and food related human nutrition literature. It contains over 1.2 million bibliographic records from 1969 to the present.  It would be relevant to the following areas:

  • Food Science and Technology
  •  Food Business Management and Technology
  • Sports Science and Health
  •  Pharmaceutical Science
  • Applied Culinary Nutrition
  • Culinary Arts
  • Bioanalysis
  • Chemical Analysis

  • Bio-Pharmaceutical and Neutraceutical Research Centre
  • MiCRA-Biodiagnostics (Microsensors for Clinical Research & Analysis

The trial is available through EBSCO databases.  The following link will bring you directly to searching FSTA only -  Search FSTA

You will require you library PIN to access the resource.  From your search results select the link “Where can I find this” to check if we access to the full text of articles.  

Library Hours from Mon 29th August...

Monday 29th August - Sunday 18th September 2016

Monday - Friday 9.15am - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

Renew your library loans online at:

For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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ITT Dublin Short Story Competition! 1st Prize €500..


Missed the deadline for the Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition?
Then why not consider entering the ITT Dublin Short Story Competition!
The ITT Short Story Competition is run in association with the Red Line Book Festival and in conjunction with South Dublin County Council.
It is free to enter.

Entries now being accepted up to 2pm on Monday September 5th 

Contest prizes:
1st Prize    €500
2nd Prize  €250
3rd Prize   €150

Further information and submission form now available online at::

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NEW EXAM PAPERS PAGE! Search by course name or code...

The library has created a new page that allows you to search for exam papers which the library holds.
You can now search for exam papers by the name of your course or course code.
You must use the EXACT course name [not module] to search for the exam paper.
The links to the exam papers by department, with which you would already be familiar, are also included on the page.
You can view the new page at:
or just click onto the Exam Papers tab on the library website home page.
Please let the library know if you have any difficulties with searching for exam papers.
Please note that repeat August exam papers are not available.
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August Exams! Longer opening hours...

Monday 8th- Saturday 27th August 2016
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Closed Saturday 13th August
Open Saturday 20th and 27th August 10am - 5pm

Closed Sunday
For full details of library opening hours, exhibitions and events go to:
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The ITT Short Story Competition is run by the Institute of Technology Tallaght, in conjunction with South Dublin County Council, and in association with the Red Line Book Festival, and is free to enter.

Get your entries in between 2pm August 2nd, 2016 and 2pm September 5th, 2016!!

Contest Prizes:
First Prize:        €500
Second Prize:  €250
Third Prize:       €150

Further information and the submission form are now available online at: