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.
The Literature Review
Before undertaking doctoral or other high-level research it is vital to ensure that the research you are about to undertake is original.
To ascertain this, it is crucial to establish a firm knowledge of current and past research undertaken in your area. This will also inform the direction and intent of your own study.
Use the Subject Support pages to discover the resources of relevance to your field.
The Library makes available a host of useful guides to help you to navigate and discover the literature of your subject area. Of particular interest for your literature review will be:
Even when your literature review is complete, it is very important to ensure you are Keeping Up-To-Date with New Research.
The library has several online tutorials that will help you with your literature review and research.
The Research Methods in Literature Review tutorial, aimed at postgraduate students, is available on GST1 on Blackboard. Undergraduates must log on to Blackboard and self-enrol in the Learning Centre to use this tutorial. Once you have access to the Learning Centre, click on Graduate Research Skills in the menu on the left hand side.