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WIT Libraries is delighted to hear that our interactive online EndNote tutorial has been added to PRIMO: the Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online database.

PRIMO is an American Library Association (ALA) / Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) initiative, that “promotes and shares peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environment”. You can access PRIMO and browse the range of online tutorials and instructional materials by linking the PRIMO logo below.


If you haven’t checked out our EndNote tutorial yet, you can access it below. The tutorial is designed to bring users through the stages of creating and managing an EndNote library, importing, saving and managing references, and creating Bibliographies and using Cite While You Write. The Online tutorial is jammed with video tutorials and screen-casts, as well as interactive diagrams. You’ll also find an e-copy of WIT Libraries Getting Started with EndNote publication. The WIT Libraries online EndNote tutorial is an ideal support tool for researchers and post-grad students to help them manage their references and citations.


The WIT Libraries EndNote Tutorial is brought to you by WIT Libraries, and was produced with kind support by WIT eLearning and NDLR funding. You can find out more about NDLR by visiting the NDLR website.


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From September 2010, bookings for the four Library Seminar Rooms (LB 18 – LB 21) on the Basement Level of the Luke Wadding Library Building can now be made directly through the library webpage http://library.wit.ie

You can make up to two Seminar Room bookings at any time.  Each booking can be made for up to two hours.

For further information please click here for a guide on how to book a Seminar Room or contact the Library Information desk by telephone on (051) 302840 or libinfo@wit.ie

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Have you seen our new-look Subject Guides? 
The guides contain information on the key print and electronic resources for the following subject areas: Architecture, Art & Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Music, Nursing, Science and Social Care. The guides also contain details of key library services and facilities.

Call to the Information Desk to pick up a guide or download an online guide at

Don’t be afraid to let us know what you think of the guides. We welcome your feedback.

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We are pleased to have added guides on Scirus and Fickr to our WIT Library Guides section.

 Scirus is a search tool dedicated to scientifc research.  Scirus allows researchers to search for journal articles, scientists’ homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.  A basic or advanced search will allow you to search up to 450 million science-specific web pages. 

 Flickr is an online photo management application that is owned by Yahoo containing photographs taken by both professionals and amateurs from all over the world.  You can search for images without being signed in, but by creating your own account through Yahoo you are entitled to the full benefits of Flickr.  For example, you can share and organise images either publically or privately with individuals and groups.

If you’d like to know more about Scirus or Flickr, please visit the Library Help Guides section on our website. Print guides can be downloaded in PDF format and are available from the library’s Information Desk Service.


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Stand on the shoulders of giants

Google Scholar, is a freely-accessible search tool designed to search the worldwide web for scholarly or academic literature over a variety of disciplines and sources. Examples of academic literature include; books, journal articles, peer-reviewed papers, theses and abstracts.

Google Scholar can be a very useful resource. A basic or advanced search will retrieve results listed in order of relevance. Bibliographic information, abstract links, and citation indexes are also included, as well as the option of importing from Google Scholar directly into Endnote.

If you’d like to know more about Google Scholar, go to the Library Help Guides section on our website. Print guides can be downloaded and are available from the library’s Information Desk Service.

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Copyright LogoWIT Libraries has just published a Copyright Guidelines Bookmark. As students or staff much of what we do in terms of writing, research, published output etc. is affected by copyright law. The Copyright Guidelines Bookmark presents the key facets of Irish Copyright Law in a concise easily readable format. So if you ever wanted to know about ‘Fair Dealing’ or ‘Copyright Duration’ for the various formats, this is the reference resource for you.

The bookmark is available electronically on the WIT Library website in the Library Help Guides Section and in laminated hardcopy at the Information Desk, Luke Wadding Library and the College Street Library Circulation Desk. If you have and questions or queries on copyright please email libinfo@wit.ie.

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olaslogoIt’s that time of year again – essays to write, projects to submit.  Are you unsure of where to start, or how to cite or reference?  Do you know what plagiarism means or what are the best resources for you?  Check out OLAS, WIT Libraries online information skills tutorial for the answers to these questions and more.

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