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Information Desk

From next Monday 14th January our Library Information Desk will re-open for the new Semester.  We have amended our opening hours to reflect increased demand from Library users.  Our opening hours will now be as follows:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 1pm
2pm – 4pm

Saturday:  10am – 1pm

You can also contact us at libinfo@wit.ie or 051 302840 where the Library Information Service team are waiting to deal with your query.

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Library Ireland Week falls next week from Nov 12th -16th.

WIT Library is celebrating with a book display at the library entrance highlighting literacy, the theme of Library Ireland Week this year.

We’ll also be running drop-in training sessions on Wed Nov 14th, Library Ireland Day. Why not come along during the morning to learn all about the library resources and referencing, or in the afternoon to learn about using Endnote ?

09.30-10.00 – Referencing my essay

10.30-11.00 – Finding articles for my essay

11.30-12.00 – Referencing my essay

12.30-13.00 – Finding articles for my essay

15.00-17.00 – Endnote for Referencing

We look forward to celebrating Library Ireland Week with our users!

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There are lots of ways to connect with WIT Libraries online. We make use of social networking tools, just like our users, to help improve and promote our services and facilities.

You can follow us on Twitter, and Like us on Facebook. From here you’ll find lots of on-going news and notices about our services. We’ve been known to run competitions through Twitter and Facebook, and if you’re not following us, you can’t be in with a chance!

Pinterest is our latest experiment. It’s fun to pin some online goodies that we want to share with our users. If you’re a Pinterest user, go ahead and follow some of our pins.

We’re developing more and more short video content to help our users with their research and study. All our videos are made available through YouTube. Check out videos about MultiSearch; using your WITCard to enter the library, and much more to come.

And of course we have this WIT library news blog. We use this to commuicate the latest developments in our services, changes to our collections, new or changing databases and other things going on in your library. Be sure to check back regularly.

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Autumn exams start this week – good luck everyone!

The library is open from 08:30-05:00 Monday to Friday until mid September. Quiet study spaces and lots of books. Give us a shout if we can help with anything – (051)302840 / libinfo@wit.ie

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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.

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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.

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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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WIT Libraries is delighted to share our newly redesigned website, WITCat & MultiSearch online services.

WIT Libraries has unveiled a redesigned and restructured website to support its services, collections and functions, both in-print and online. The redesign provides accessible and logical access to the library’s collection of online resources and database, as well as details on all our services and support points for our users.

ImageThe library homepage and been dramatically redesigned, to allow our users quick access to our search facilities and other important, widely used services. You can access the new library website from http://library.wit.ie.

WITCat has also been improved and revised. Users searching for books, journals, dissertations and other materials in our collections will see a streamlined look to the WITcat. The new look WITCat is designed to make it easier to identify and locate items in our ebook and physical book collections. You can start your WITCard search right from the library homepage.

ImageAnd with our website and WITCat redesign comes the brand new MultiSearch search option. Right from the library homepage, by choosing the MultiSearch option, you can simultaneously search through WITCat, Library Databases, the Institutional Repository and more. The MultiSearch provides one single, simple search box to search and discover WIT Libraries collections of ebooks, books, journals, articles, dissertations and more.

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Check back on the blog over the coming days for more highlights from the new website, WITCat and MultiSearch facilities. In the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new services. Leave us a comment, or email libinfo@wit.ie.

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 For library users with assignments or research projects throughout the New Year, did you know we’re open for over 65 hours a week?

Our opening times:

 

Luke Wadding Library

Monday-Thursday: 08.30-21.00

Friday: 08.30-17.00

Saturday: 08.30-16.30

 

College Street Campus Library

Monday-Thursday: 9.15-21.00

Friday: 9.15-17.00

Saturday: 9.15-16.30

 

Remember you can always access library online resources 24/7  through the library website. Don’t forget to check out our twitter and facebook accounts for all the latest from WIT Libraries.

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