Friday, 31 August 2007

Be study smart

New study skills sections for science students are now included on the DIT Library subject gateway weblinks section.

For information on how to survive as a student, coping with projects, presentations or endnote look at Click on your subject area and then on internet links.

Thursday, 30 August 2007

New edition of Lodish's Molecular Cell Biology

Four copies of the 6th edition of Molecular Cell Biology by H. Lodish (Freeman, 2008) are newly arrived in the Kevin St Short Loan Collection.

Copies of the 5th edition are now on the lending shelves at 572.8.

New Scientist breaking news services

Sign up for free New Scientist weekly newsletters or breaking news updates by email . The science and technology breaking news service is available at :

Science Central

SciCentral is a web gateway to some of the best scientific research news sources.

Browse recent news, conference listings and information by scientific area such as Biosciences, Health Sciences, Physics/Chemistry, Earth & Space and Engineering.

ChemWeb newsletter

For news on passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy, a new class of carbon-hydrogen catalyst, electron transfer and the single molecule and bisphenol safety concerns read The Alchemist Newsletter. Hosted the newsletter is available at

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

2006 exam papers

Exam papers for 2006 are now available to view in pdf format on the DIT Library WebOPAC. Do a title search by course code to find the relevant papers at

Monday, 27 August 2007

Environmental Protection Agency info

EPA updates, publications and reports are now available in fulltext @

Friday, 24 August 2007

New e-tutorials

The Intute Virtual Training Suite provides free e-tutorials to help the best from the Web for your research. The e-tutorials are written by a team of subject specialsts based in universities and colleges in the UK. Click on and choose your topic.

Aeronautical Engineering
Allied Health
Health and Social Care
Earth Scientist
Electrical Engineer
Health and Safety
Materials Engineer

Thursday, 23 August 2007

The 9th edition of Griffiths' Introduction to Genetic Analysis (Freeman, 2007, shelf number 576.5) and the 5th edition of McMurry's Chemistry (Prentice Hall, 2008, shelf number 540) are now available in Kevin St Library.

Check for new additions to library stock @

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Explore Space with Google Sky

The constellations of Andromeda, Hydra and Vulpecula are now just a mouse click away for star-gazers, following the launch of Google Sky. The tool is an add-on to Google Earth and will allow astronomers a chance to glide through images of more than one million stars and 200 million galaxies. Optional layers allow users to explore images from the Hubble Space Telescope as well as animations of lunar cycles.

"The basic idea is to take Google Earth and turn it on its head," Ed Parsons, Geospatial technologist at Google told the BBC News website.

Read more @


Click on the link below to listen to or read transcripts of podcasts provided by Science magazine

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Beilstein & Gmelin Resource

The Beilstein database is a cornerstone database in organic chemistry and indexes substances, reactions and literature. Gmelin contains a comprehensive data collection in orgnaometallic and inorganic chemistry containing over 2.2 million compounds and 1.6 million reactions.

Access to these databases requires the installation of the Crossfire Commander on your pc - please contact IT servies. A username and password is also required and can be obtained from Kevin St Library - Please note that access is restricted to staff and students of DIT.

Wise up to the Web with Internet Detective

Sure, you use the Internet all the time, but you need to wise up to the web when you use it for your university or college work.”

Use this free Internet tutorial to learn to discern the good, the bad and the ugly for your online research. Click on:

Finding Information in Biology

Need to find quality information about biology or biomedical sciences for a research paper? Not sure where to start ? For an easy to use and informative introduction to biological sciences resources try the following link:

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Listeria and pregnancy

Read how researchers in UCC have found a way to kill Listeria @

The probiotic that could make pregnancy safer, The Irish Times, 2/8/2007,
by Yvonne Cunningham