Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Studying Early Childhood Care and Education?

We are delighted to have ECCE graduate theses in the library for the first time.  You can browse the titles, and read a short summary of each, here!

You can access the print copies on level 1 of the library...

Image: "My senior thesis: 'The Internet is...' (from 1996)" by Eszter Hargittai via Flickr

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy International Student's Day!

November 17th marks International Student Day.  Today is agreat day to celebrate the multiculturalism and diversity of our student body here at ITB!

And what better way to celebrate than with a classic student read?  Have a look at the book display, near the library desk, for some of the following college must-reads....

Friday, November 14, 2014

Going on placement?

Are you a 2nd year Social Care student?  Are you going on placement soon?  If so, make sure to sign up for Password Recovery before you go!  Network passwords expire every 100 days; without a valid password, you will not be able to access various online services such as Moodle, your student email etc.

Register for Password Recovery here: https://register.itb.ie Register now before your password expires

If your password expires, login here to recover your password: https://password.itb.ie/

See full details here: http://www.itb.ie/CurrentStudents/passwordrecovery.html

Image: "laptop girl woman people computer 40935" by Nemo / 30558 images via Pixabay

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What makes an article scholarly?

And why is it important to use scholarly articles?  Kimbel Library demonstrates how to recognise scholarly articles and explains how the peer-review process works in just over 3 minutes (and even have time for tips on how to make a mean bowl of ramen noodles!)

What is a Scholarly Article? from Kimbel Library on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What are you reading?

Besides Java: how to programme or Project management: a managerial approach!

Picture 1:  The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
Picture 2: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Picture 3: The Talmud
Picture 4: Utopia by Thomas More
Picture 5: How to be Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
Picture 6: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Picture 7: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Picture 8: Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Picture 9: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
Picture 10: Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

Friday, November 7, 2014

Oh, the places you'll go!

 Big congratulations to everyone who is graduating from ITB today!  
 You should be very proud of your achievement; the Library and SID staff wish you every success in the future.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Proofread your work before you submit it!

Best of luck to everyone who is busy with assignments this week.  Before you submit your work, don't forget to leave enough time (and energy!) to proofread it.

Proofreading is an excellent way to catch any mistakes in your writing, but it can be quite challenging.  Sometimes, we read what we expect to see on the page rather than what is actually there!

Here are some tips that might help:

  • Find a quiet reading place where you won't be distracted.
  • Leave a little time between when you finish writing and when you start proofreading.
  • Some people find it easier to read from a printed page than from a computer screen.
  • Read slowly.  Ensure you read every single word.
  • Read aloud.
  • Ask someone else to read your work.  A fresh eye might spot errors or inconsistencies.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


There are two photocopiers in the library: Kopikat 1 and 2.

Kopikat 1 and 2 are black-and-white printers / photocopiers
They are located around the corner from the library desk. 

To photocopy, you need to log in at the photocopier: enter your student number and network password on the touch screen. Remember to hold down the "shift" key when typing in "B" at the start of your student number.  Then press the “photocopy” key to proceed.

See here for details of how to top up your photocopy credit.

Please remember that there are restrictions on the amount of materials that may be photocopied by any one student due to copyright legislation.

No copying may exceed 5% of the published volume or issue or, if greater:
  • one complete chapter from a book, or 
  • one article from a journal or periodical, or
  • a shot story or poem not exceeding 10 pages in length from an an anthology

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Noise in the library

The library is divided into three main noise zones:
  • Red zone: silent study
  • Orange zone: individual study
  • Green zone: group study 
The library is divided into zones to allow for you to study either in groups or on your own, according to your preferences.  But please be aware of how your behaviour, particularly the amount of noise you make, impacts on other students.

Remember, the library is primarily a place to study.   

     To see the different noise zones, have a look at this quick Moodle tutorial.

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Need to access your X drive from home?

    Did you know that you can access your x-drive from off-campus?  Don't forget that if you are using a laptop or tablet, you are considered to be "off-campus" (as you aren't logged into the ITB network).

    Via the ITB Student Hub: http://itbstudenthub.ie/?p=593