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.
Exposing your Research
Exposing your Research
The visibility and exposure of your research is influenced by many factors. Selecting where to publish is one of the greatest factors in ensuring maximum exposure for your research.
Increasing Citations to your Publications
You can increase your citations by publishing in high impact journals. Use the Journal Citation Reports to find out which journals have the highest impact in your field.
Make it easy for others to access your work by publishing in an Open Access journal (see below) and/or maximize the exposure of your publications by depositing open access versions in ARAN which is crawled by Google Scholar.
If you have authored multiple papers you may wish to consider checking your publication profile in the main citation indices- Scopus and Web of Science. Both also offer the facility to set up a citation tracking alert so that you are notified when a new record appears in either citing your paper.
See this short tutorial on how to create a citation alert on Web of Knowledge.
For ways to promote your paper using social media and search engine optimisation (SEO), see this webinar from Elsevier’s author training series:
Open Access Publishing
Open Access publishing is recognised as an effective way to increase accessibility and therefore visibility of your research publications.
The Library helps to maximise the exposure of NUI Galway research, by making the publications of NUI Galway academic staff and researchers openly available through the University's Institutional Repository - ARAN.
The Library's Research Librarian would be happy to advise on how you can have your publications included in ARAN and other ways of maximising the visibilty of your research.