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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:26:00 +0000
"Outside the Walls": Research in the Community Seminar hosted by Special Collections, Hardiman Library,  NUI, Galway Thursday, 6 April, 14.45-17.00  Hardiman Research Building, G011 Speakers: Marie Mannion, (County Galway Heritage Officer), Prof. Noel Wilkins, (Galway Archaeological & Historical Society), Professor Gerry Jennings (Western Family History Association), Dr. Christy

3 Database Trials End Soon

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:05:00 +0000
The following database trials will expire on Friday, 31 March:   Electronic Enlightenment Kanopy (online films and documentaries) Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History   These resources can be accessed via the database trials page. Please complete the database trial feedback form provided for each resource of interest. Collection Development

Martin McGuinness - In Conflict and Peace: From the Archives

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:43:00 +0000
The recent stepping away from active political life by Martin McGuinness and from his role as Deputy First Minister, signalled a polemic shift in the political landscape in Northern Ireland, His passing today, aged 66, has further intensified the consideration of his life and role in Northern Ireland, and his journey from conflict to peace, over many decades.The perhaps unknown role that Martin

Student Reading List Experience - Survey Results

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:59:00 +0000
Last semester the Collection Development team ran a survey aimed at undergraduate students. We asked a number of questions on reading list use and how students were finding using the new Reading List System.  There were 39 respondents across a range of disciplines with the majority coming from the School of Business and Economics.  Some of the key results were: 95% agreed they are

Researching Your Essay: where to start, and where to go once you have started?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:53:00 +0000
What do the lecturers mean when  they ask you to research your essays? Can you find good material on google? Are some sources more reliable than others? Are you expected to read every source you find? How do you know which sources to use? In a specially organised workshop on Tuesday 21 March at 2.30, we will answer these questions and to show how to use the library databases to brainstorm

IOPscience extra

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:17:00 +0000
The Library now provides access to IOPscience extra, an archive of expanded content from the Institute of Physics. "IOPscience extra hosts some of the most sought-after articles in science today, providing international breakthroughs and pioneering achievements from prolific researchers."   The new content includes:   The complete IOP journal archive Comprising more than 700,000 articles,

Accessing the Library's databases? Don't use Internet Explorer

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:21:00 +0000
Over the past year, more and more of our database providers have worked to increase the security of their resources. In addition to this, databases are becoming more technically complex and offer a huge suite of options for you to choose to make your research better. However, the increase in security and complexity means that Internet Explorer regularly has problems when trying to display

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Irish language learning resources

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:37:00 +0000
  To mark Seachtain na Gaeilge why not explore some of our print, online and audio-visual resources which may be useful for Irish language learners at various levels:   Spoken Irish/An Ghaeilge Labhartha:   Irish conversation Colloquial Irish the complete course for beginners Speaking Irish = An Ghaeilge Bheo: take your language skills beyond basics Learning Irish   Irish Grammar/

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