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: http://bit.ly/erplaylist

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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