LIBRARY HOURS 8 December until 2 January...

Monday 8th - Saturday 13th December 
Monday - Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday  - 8am - 5pm
Saturday 13th Dec Closed

Monday 15th - Tuesday 23rd December
Monday - Friday 9.15am - 5pm
Saturday 20th Dec Closed

Wednesday 24th December 2014 - 1st January 2015
Closed for Christmas Holiday

 Re open Friday 2nd January 2015 from 8am - 5pm
Saturday 3rd January 10am - 5pm

Library Staff wish all our users a  Happy Christmas and New Year
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Taylor & Francis Database - downtime on Tuesday 9th December 2014

There will be a scheduled release on the Taylor & Francis Online platform on:

Tuesday 9th December between 07:00 - 14:20 GMT.

During this time all articles will remain available to view or download as usual, where you would normally have access. However, some sections of the platform will be unavailable during this release. These are: My Account features, search, payment options and informational pages on Taylor & 'Francis Online.

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Exam Stress and Study Skills

With exams looming it is easy to let stress take over. Normal levels of stress can help you work, think faster and more effectively, and generally improve your performance.   However, if the anxiety you are experiencing feels overwhelming, your performance can be affected.   Being aware of what is causing the anxiety can help reduce its effects.
Anxiety can cause:
  • Patchy sleep and sleepless nights
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Butterflies in the stomach
  • Poor appetite or comfort eating
  • Tendency to drink more coffee and alcohol and to smoke more
You need to mind yourself, relax and revise.
Plan Your Revision
  • Set aside plenty of time for revision
  • Sort through your notes, essays and reports, and focus on the essential material
  • Think about questions you might expect to find in your exam.   Exam papers are available on the library website.
  • There are great books on study skills available in the library, e.g Stella Cottrell’s The Study Skills Handbook
Take Proper Breaks
  • Studying 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, will make you exhausted – burnt out even – long before the actual exam
  • Plan to have one day a week completely free from revision
  • Your brain needs energy and it also needs rest: get enough sleep and eat well.
Make some time for relaxation.
Some healthy ways to relax could include some of the following:
  • Go for a walk
  • Spend time in nature
  • Call a good friend
  • Sweat out tension with a good workout
  • Write in your diary
  • Take a long bath
  • Savour a warm cup of coffee or tea
  • Curl up with a good book
  • Listen to music
  • Watch a comedy
Find out what relaxation techniques work for you and include them in your daily routine.

Remember to make time for friends or family members that are supportive and positive. 

Library Ireland Week 2014

This week is Library Ireland Week, and this year’s theme is ‘Open for Business’. Here are some examples for events in local libraries which are open to all. For more details, or to check for events near you  please see:

State Assistance for Start-Ups

Date:Monday, 24 November 2014 - 6:30pm
County Library
Town Centre,
Dublin 24
County: Dublin Library type: Public
This is a seminar for those planning to set up a business. Monday 24th November from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Learn all about the various state supports to help you set up and develop your business. Booking essential. To book telephone 01 4620073, email: or ask at the library desk.
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Starting and scaling a new business: the good, the bad and the ugly with Gary Hammond, Managing Director, iterate

Date:Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:30pm
Ballyroan Library
Orchardstown Avenue,
Dublin 14

County: Dublin Library type: Public
Setting up a company with your eyes wide open, boundless optimism and a clean slate is a transformative experience. If you haven't done this before and you come from a background that isn't business orientated means you can't possibly appreciate what is ahead of you. This talk will explain how Gary developed his company and will be useful to anyone who is currently running a service based company or is thinking of doing so.

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The Library will open on Saturdays from 10am - 5pm starting on Saturday 22nd November 2014

Library Hours
Monday -Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
For full details of library hours, exhibitions and events go to: Library Opening Hours 

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NEW! Journal of Digital & Social Media Marketing - Learn more...

The Library has a new subscription to the electronic journal -
Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing

It is a peer reviewed professional journal for all those involved in the marketing of products or services using digital channels. It contains detailed descriptive articles, practice notes, reviews, case studies and opinions, which enable digital marketing professionals to share experiences, views and insight. It also provides a forum for research notes, studies and reports.

You can access this journal from the Databases A-Z on the library home page. It is listed under the letter M as it is published via Metapress..

Or you can go to Journals A_Z  and search directly for the journal title.

A Find IT search will also return results from this journal. Go to the Library Home Page

You will need your library PIN to access the full text of articles from Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing.
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Marriage Equality Debate- Students Union/South Dublin County Council

The Marriage Equality Debate will be held on Monday 17th November 2014. With the Marriage Equality Referendum scheduled for Spring 2015, the student's union are working in conjunction with South Dublin County Council to host this debate. The Student's Union are hosting this debate in addition to a mock referendum on the 18th & 19th November to raise overall awareness in the South Dublin Area. The debate will be chaired by the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Fintan Warfield.

The event will commence with a Tea/Coffee reception from 5.30pm followed by the debate at 6pm. There will then be an interval after the first two debates where there will be finger food and refreshments.

The first debate will be on the topic of  “Same-sex couples adoption” and will see two teams for & two teams against. From this, one team for & one team against will go forward to debate on the topic of “Marriage Equality”

R.S.V.Ps should be sent  to or later than Wednesday 12th November.

Trial of 300 journals from Ovid LWW- science, engineering, medicine ..

We have a free trial of the LWW Collection - online journals published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. You have full text access to over 300 journals of this collection.

Main subjects:
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Behavioural & Social Sciences
  • Health Professions
  • Life & Biomedical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Physical Science & Engineering
The collection contains also journals of reputable societies for example American Heart Association, American Academy of Neurology and American College of Sports Medicine.

  • To access the trial click here (Library PIN required)
  • Check the box "your journals@ovid" if you want to search only journals to which we have full text access.  Click on select resources and enter your search terms.
  • If you select the Journals tab you will see a list of the journals available for the trial period.
  • Further information about searching

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Its Open Access Week! Find out more here...

International Open Access Week now in it's eight year, takes place from
20th -26th October 2014. 
Open Access information is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.
The aim of the week is to promote Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.
A global event, it is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, and to share what they've learned.

What does it mean for you?
 Did you know that PubMed, PLoS, SAGE Open, and Directory of Open Access Journals are some examples of open access databases?  For more examples go to Databases A-Z 
All are  searchable via the library's FIND IT search on the library home page

For more information on Open Access Week 2014 visit: Open Access Week

For examples of how others are advancing Open Access and taking action during The Week, click here if you'r a  RESEARCH FUNDER | RESEARCHER/FACULTY MEMBER | ADMINISTRATOR | PUBLISHERSTUDENT | LIBRARIAN

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