Saturday, 18 February 2017

Physics World Discovery: a new free collection from the Institute of Physics

Physics World Discovery is a new series of accessible, long-form features that provide readers with an expert introduction to the hottest topics in physics, spanning established and emerging research disciplines.

Written by leading voices from across the scientific community, these texts combine Physics World’s style a ethos (to be clear, balanced and accessible) with ebook functionality (including integrated audio and video, and increased interactivity).

The free ebook access will be available throughout 2017 - check it out and see if it works for you as a science resource. 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

New Energy Data Portal (SEAI) : interactive charts, stats and more

Need energy data or statistics for a project or dissertation? SEAI's new energy data portal gives you the access to numerous interactive energy charts. These charts allow you to explore how Ireland has used energy historically across different fuels and sectors, as well as how energy use is projected to change out to 2030. It does this by combining Ireland's historical energy statistics with SEAI's energy forecast. The portal allows you to:
  • investigate and tailor several interactive charts
  • Explore the various energy trends witnessed in Ireland since 1990
  • Explore trends projected under a possible future energy scenario out to 2030

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Need help with referencing and citing or using Endnote for a project?

If you're in the middle of a final year (or any year) project or dissertation and want some assistance getting started with EndnoteBasic citation freeware or just using a citing and referencing style in general we can help. Contact us at and a member of staff will get back to you re. a tutorial time in one of the Library study rooms. If possible bring a laptop and check you know your recommended citation style e.g. Harvard, Numeric, RSC, IEEE etc.  Not the only one who needs help?  Bring a friend!

Monday, 13 February 2017

How to Maximize your use of SCOPUS: DSRH Research Workshop Series Tuesday 28th February 2017

A hands on session on how to use Scopus will be held on Tuesday 28th February in the Library training room in DIT Aungier Street. Part of the DSRH Research Workshop Series these seminars will be a practical demonstration of how to mazimize your use of the Scopus database.

There will be two sessions, 9.30am-10.45am & 11.00am-12.15pm (the content is the same in both so please only book one). To register please click here.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Need help with study skills? Kevin St short seminars every Thursday lunchtime

Study Skills Seminars Semester 2

Who?      All DIT Students  
What?     Study skills - see here for details
Where?   DIT Kevin Street  Room 3-006
When?    1.10 – 1.45pm Thursdays (35 minutes)     
Dates:    Thursday 2nd February to Thursday 6th April 2017

A series of short study skills seminars for DIT students is running from Thursday 2nd Feb and the sessions are open to  students to drop in as suits. The seminars take place in DIT Kevin Street and are facilitated by the Disability Support Service. Topics include note-taking, reading strategies, essay preparation, critical thinking, referencing and
preparing for exams. Check them out if any of the topics catch your interest.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Engineering dissertation and final year project resources

Doing a final year  project or dissertation in engineering next semester? Not sure where to start with journals and academic resources?

Have a look at the resource guide pages for your specific subject and find the right information for your topic. Click on the links below to get started or email us if you've any queries at

Electrical & Environmental Engineering

Electronic and Communications Engineering

Thursday, 26 January 2017

HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report): resource for biomeds and dietiticians: Jan 2017 edition out now

HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report) is a useful resource for biomeds and dietetic students and the latest edition for January 2017 is now available, The purpose of HEAR is to provide specialised information to health professionals (and the public) about key health topics. Each issue is the result of the collaborative effort of librarians from health organizations across Ireland.

This month, the focus is on obesity and resources include fast facts, media myths, the latest evidence and some helpful sites and research articles. Previous editions have focused on diabestes and online medical resources.

HEAR is made available via LENUS (the Irish Health Repository). Keep any eye out for the next one and access previous editions via LENUS

Monday, 23 January 2017

Science dissertation and final year project preparation resources

Doing a final year science project or dissertation next semester? Not sure where to start with journals and academic resources?

Have a look at the resource guide pages for your specific subject and find the right information for your topic. Click on the links below to get started:

Science (general)

If you need any help getting started please contact

Monday, 16 January 2017

Library is open as usual this week

Some exams are still ongoing so the library is open as usual this week for study and dissertation and project preparation.
  • Monday - Thursday : 9.00am-9.30pm
  • Fridays: 9.00am-5.15pm
  • Saturdays: 9.00am-4.30pm