Thursday, 28 October 2010

Web of Knowledge update

The Web of Knowledge Personalisation Service which includes the following customised options now requires Athens authentication: 
  • Sign In and Register
  • Save and manage your references with EndNoteWeb 
  • Save and run searches
  • Create alerts and RSS feeds
  • Choose your start page
  • Table of Contents (ToCs) and Citation alerts
  • ISI Researcher Badge
Please note an Athens login is required for this personalised section only not the main database. Web of Knowledge database users in the DIT network do not require an athens login. Remote access still requries a DIT staff/student number and Library PIN. Please contact the Library for the new Athens login at 402-4894 or kst.library@dit.ie if you use the customised service outlined above.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Endnote etutorials and updates

Getting started information for Endnote X2 and X3 versions is available on the library website.The X2 etutorial addresses transfering references from databases and use with Word 2007. If you're new to reference management software try the EndnoteWeb freeware first before using the subscription software. For faqs, webinars and demos re Endnote and Endnote see also the Adept Scientifc website.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Aspirin - not just good for your heart?

Low does of aspirin long-term reduces the incidence of colon cancer by a quarter, research published this morning shows. Researchers from Oxford University carried out the first study to assess the long-term effectiveness of aspirin on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality and report their results in The Lancet. DIT Library subscribes to the Lancet e-journal - read the article here. If you are accessing this article from outside the DIT network you'll be asked for your student/staff number and Library PIN.

IEEE Database: access update

All users of the IEEE Electronic Library database please note that access is now via ATHENS authentication (previously IP authentication).

Please contact Kevin St Library for the current academic year passwords for both remote and DIT access. See also the Athens information on the Library website or contact the Information Desk at 402-4894.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Getting started in the Library


Need some help using the Library? Want  to borrow a laptop, locate information for a project or find out where the group study rooms are? Kevin St library is offering short 15 minute orientation sessions to help get you started.
For more information or to make a booking contact Kevin St library or your class rep.

Monday, 18 October 2010

October Public Holiday

Kevin St Library will be closed on Saturday 23rd and Monday 25th October for the October holiday weekend. Usual semester opening hours apply at all other times. See also Kevin St Library Opening Hours.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

IEEE Xplore Database Training

An IEEE database training event will take place in Kevin Street on Friday 29th October from 10am-1pm in the Kevin Street Library training room.

If you'd like to find out how to get the best from the database you may register here. Please indicate that you will attend the DIT Library Kevin Street event on the 29th giving your name and college.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

New screen & projector in Group Study Room

A new data screen and projector are now available in Group Study Room A207 for student use.

Students can connect with their laptop to prepare presentations or assignments or use with the Wifi.

To book a slot in the study room email Kevin St Library or contact the desk at 402-4894