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.
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.
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.
Be sure you are signed in to access all resources.
If you are a registered student or member of staff, it is possible to access all online information resources from off-campus. Simply follow the database links from the Library Catalogue and login as directed. It is essential to login otherwise the service provider will not recognise you as being from NUI Galway.
If you are using a computer connected to the University network, Google Scholar recognizes your IP address, and sets NUI Galway as your default library preference. If you are off-campus, you must set NUI Galway as your library preference:
On the Google Scholar search page, click on the Scholar Preferences link to open the Preferences page.
In the Library Links search box type NUI Galway and click on Find Library.
Check the box next to NUI Galway.
Scroll down the page and click the Save Preferences button.
This will mean you'll be prompted to login to NUI Galway and so be recognised as an authorised NUI Galway user. You'll need to know your Campus Account Credentials to login. If you are experiencing difficulty logging in, please refer to the Campus Account Frequently Asked Questions.
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as NUI Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.
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