Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Summer Opening Hours @ Kevin St Library

From Tuesday 4th June until further notice the following opening hours will apply:
  • Monday - Friday: 9.30 - 17.15
  • Saturdays: Closed
Any queries re.access or e-resources contact us here. See also the DIT Library opening hours listing or follow us on Twitter for updates.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

June Holiday Weekend @ Kevin St Library

The Library will be closed for the holiday weekend on

  • Saturday 1st June and
  • Monday 3rd June

We're open again on Tuesday 4th June at 9.30am.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Organic Chemistry: popular links



Here are the most popular posts from James Ashenhurst's Master Organic Chemistry blog over the past year. Most of them are pretty self-explanatory - hope you find something useful.


Science apps n more

Couple of useful apps from Science Direct that crossed the desk this morning:

 AcroMine automatically recognises biomedical acronyms and provides their expanded forms (definitions) - and vice versa. AcroMine is based on an acronym dictionary automatically built from MEDLINE. It can also be used to search for variant expansions of an acronym.







  The Protein Interaction Browser visualizes the protein interactions that are reported in the Structured Summaries of the online articles of the Elsevier FEBS Letters journal. The proteins whose interactions are described in the article are drawn as blue nodes connected by yellow edges and displayed in relation to the global interactome.

Biblimed : Medline interface app

- Autocompletion & Suggestions: biomedical keywords (MeSH terms, synonyms and substances).
- Query refinement: search by subheading (therapeutic use, adverse effects)
- Many filters: publication types, subjects, clinical & genetics
- Easy export & History: PubMed, Zotero etc.
- Contextual links: related articles & books, clinical trials,  Entrez cross-database, MedlinePlus

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

SweetSearch: finding credible research sources for students

Want an alternative to Google for first year undergrad work? Try Sweetsearch which searches sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Organic Chemistry Resources

Two organic chemistry undergrad student resources that have crossed our radar this week are:


  • Master Organic Chemistry Resource Guide and blog Master Organic Chemistry .
  • Organic Chemistry Portal


  • Each resource offers links to ebooks, reactions, reagents, tools, tutorials, study & revision guides, self tests and more. Follow on FB & Twitter etc...

    Thursday, 9 May 2013

    Research beyond Google

    Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources is a collection of deep web resources that go beyond the surface web results found on Google. Google, currently the largest search engine has approx 50 billion web pages indexed, but it can only index the visible web, aka the searchable web. But the invisible web (or deep web) is estimated to be 500 times bigger than the searchable web and consists of atabases and results of specialty search engines that the more popular search engines are unable to index. Compiled by the OEDB, some of these listed research resources may be familiar already via the DIT Library website, but have a look and see what else might work for you.