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Guide for Post-Graduate Students

Introduction

The library offers enhanced loan and study facilities to postgraduate students. Your ID card acts as your library card and you will need this to access the library and borrow books.

 

Library resources

These include:

  • Online databases
  • Journals
  • Subject librarians
  • Subject specific online resources
  • Inter-library loans

Library PIN- A library PIN is required to access library online resources both on and off campus.For example:

  • Online databases
  • Exam papers
  • Your record / account
  • Renew and request books

To set this up contact a member of staff or go to PIN help page on the library website.

 

Library catalogue

Using the library web catalogue you can check what books, journals, videos, student projects etc. the library holds. It tells you whether an item is in stock, if it is on loan, how many copies are available and where it is shelved.

Borrowing entitlements

  • General collection—15 items for 6 weeks (subject to recall) Up to 2 renewals.
  • Short loan collection— 4 items for 3 days. No renewal.
  • DVD collection — 4 items for 3 days. Up to 2 renewals.
  • There is a penalty point system for overdue books.

Online databases

The library provides access to a wide range of electronic databases. For a listing of these and guidelines on how to search them please go to the Databases A-Z link on the library homepage.

Journals

The library has a collection of more than 100 print journals and also provides access to over 30,000 electronic journals or e-journals. To search library journals go to the Journals A-Z link or the “Find IT” search box on the library homepage.

Older print journal issues are located in storage and you will need to complete a journal retrieval form at the library desk. Search the library catalogue for journal titles to see what is
available.

Subject librarians

Subject specific guides and resources are available through the library website. These guides are maintained by a subject librarian and can be accessed using the links below:

If you wish to suggest the addition of resources please contact the subject librarian for the relevant subject.

Subject Librarians can assist you with your research, particularly in terms of search strategies and with identifying appropriate information sources relevant to your subject.

Inter library loans

Materials not held in our own library may be requested through our inter-library loans service. 

This material may be requested online from the library homepage by clicking on inter library loans page.

Select the appropriate type of material e.g book, article and fill out the details on the form accurately.

The website will search a number of library online resources as well as ITT Dublin library catalogue and the catalogue of all other Institutes of Technology.

If the material is available you will be guided to where it is located, otherwise the results will indicate availability in other libraries, there will be a link to search the internet and finally you will be prompted to submit an ILL form.

You will require your library PIN before you can submit an inter library loan.

Please email any queries to: interlibraryloans@ittdublin.ie

 

Planning and producing theses and dissertations

Get a feel for previous work done in your field by looking at the theses available in the library. You will find student projects, dissertations and theses in the silent study area on the ground floor of the library, these are available for library use only. The library has a number of guides on research and thesis production.

Please consult the library catalogue for further details on specific titles in this area.

Other guides for postgraduates

There are a number of other useful guides for postgraduates available in print and electronically.

For print copies please ask at the library desk.

For electronic copies visit the guides page on the library website

Some useful guides for postgraduates are:

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