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Retention and Writing at NUIG: a three year project to be carried out at the AWC

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:54:00 +0000
We are delighted to announce that a three-year project on Retention and Writing at NUIG led by Dr Irina Ruppo at the Academic Writing Centre has been given funding  under the Student Project Fund scheme. Retention and Writing at NUIG adopts a two-pronged approach wherein research into writing and retention is combined with support for students over the summer months. This model was adopted for

Publishing NUI Galway Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Effective Learning

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 13:06:00 +0000
NUI Galway is to provide Ireland's first OER service and publishing platform for students and staff. The OER platform will create and promote open, free, and reusable OER learning materials. Led by the Library, with the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) and the Students' Union (SU). This project directly addresses one of the flagship goals of NUI Galway's strategy of Open NUI

The Academic Writing Centre: summer tutorials and workshops

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:11:00 +0000
The Academic Writing Centre is coming back this summer. We will be doing all our work remotely, and we hope this will enable as many students as possible to access our services. We will open on 15 July and will remain open until 26 August. Whether you are working on repeat assignments, theses, or other projects, you are all welcome to avail of the following services: 1. Consultations over

Challenges in providing access to required readings in the Covid-19 era

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 07:25:00 +0000
Covid-19 has brought both challenges and opportunities to the delivery of reading list material.  We are delighted that the number of module leaders making use of the Reading List service has greatly increased and we already have reading lists for over 700 modules for the 2020/21 academic year.  We greatly appreciate all the academic staff who have engaged with the service, you are helping us

*FIXED*: Problems Accessing Online Resources

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:23:00 +0000
Update Tuesday July 7th: a fix was rolled out overnight, and access to resources is stable again. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you. _______________________________________________________________________ We are currently experiencing problems linking to content in eJournals and eBooks. This is due to a global problem arising from an update from our Library

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 17:31:00 +0000
 Tourist blogs -  1900s-1960-style As we are allowed to expand our horizons to travel anywhere in Ireland from 29 June, it is worth looking back at some of the tourist accounts and travel guides relating to Ireland published during the twentieth century. The first half of the century witnessed the zenith of the Irish railway network when the whole island was connected by rail. In 1906 a map

Access to, a leading classical music channel, is now available until 17 July

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:42:00 +0000 is a leading classical music channel, providing the largest on demand library of classical’s library features over 1,800 programmes (3,000 original works), including: concerts and archived historical concerts operas ballets documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs master classes Trial access to is available until 17 July via the

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global - access ends 30 June

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 13:14:00 +0000
A sample thesis from ProQuestDissertations & Theses Global The Library now has access to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global until June 30th. This is in addition to the normal bibliographic access we have to this resource (Abstract & Index). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world with over 5 million entries.