The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of the library's collections through the Library Catalogue, or get more information on each type of information resource and how it might be useful to your studies below.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Learn more about the Library as a physical place, find top tips and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), find out about the study spaces and services available in the Main, Medical and Nursing & Midwifery Libraries, and if you are not a student or staff member of NUI Galway, you can find out here how to access the Library.
We're here to help
Library staff provide support, help, and training to enable you to get to grips with the literature of your subject and the Library's resources. We have staff with expertise on information resources in your subject area.
- Digital Scholarship
The Library welcomes opportunities to advance our Digital Scholarship. Our areas of contribution include content, technology, infrastructure, partnership and the practice-based expertise in our team.
Research data management
Research data management plans
A data management plan describes how you will collect, organise, manage, store, secure, back- up, preserve, and where applicable, share your research data. A data management plan should be created at the start of a research project so that good practices are established early. Good data management requires forward planning.
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Some of the benefits of research data management planning:
- Issues and strategies are identified early in your research project
- Compliance with institutional and funder policies and ethics approval requirements are documented
- Data sharing and reuse opportunities of your research data
- Research data remains useful and stored safely for future use
Checklist for a data management plan
The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) provides a checklist of questions to be considered when writing your data management plan. The questions relate to the following:
- Data collection
- Ethics and legal compliance
- Storage and backup
- Selection and preservation
- Data sharing
- Responsibilities and resources