Saturday, 19 May 2018

Summer Opening Hours 2018


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

SAGE Products Trial



A trial for a number of SAGE products is now available. To access the content click on the relevant collection name below:

SAGE Business Cases is the first discipline-wide digital collection tailored to library needs. These cases bring business to life – inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success.

SAGE Video Education comprises of 140 hours and over 500 videos offering a practical view into a full range of teaching settings and situations, from early years to educational leadership, to support students needing to understand theory or how to apply it in practice. Contributors include leading authors Peter Smith on Bullying, Wendy W. Murawski on Co-Teaching, Julia Link Roberts on Gifted and Talented Education, and many more.

SAGE Video Sociology offers more than 120 hours of video covering the full spectrum of the Sociology discipline and supports students and researchers at all levels. An array of different video types are available, including multiple hours of In Practice videos that highlight careers and practitioners in the real world; tutorial videos that shed light on hot topics within the field; and case study videos that explore particular research and its impact on policy. 

SAGE Video Criminology & Criminal Justice offers more than 120 hours of video covering all branches of the Criminal Justice system, the Criminology & Criminal Justice Collection supports students and researchers at all levels via tutorial videos that take viewers step-by-step through the criminal investigation process; case studies that show how that research affects policy and practices; and films that take you inside forensics labs, correctional facilities, and court rooms.

SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research and Academic Skills is a new collection offering streaming video on the SAGE Research Methods platform. The collection offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos. This video collection will give you the confidence to successfully navigate your research, take responsibility for your professional development and identify the transferable skills needed to progress your careers.

The trial runs until May 18th 2018. On-campus access only

Contact the Library at ast.library@dit.ie if you have any queries

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Issue with access to Emerald journal articles and publications via Summon, ejournals and the Library Catalogue

Due to changes to Emerald's security requirements the database is no longer compatible with our Library Management System (LMS). This means you can't currently gain access to Emerald publications via Summon, the ejournals portal or our Library catalogue.

The following error message appears:

The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /loi/jbim.
Reason: Error reading from remote server

Our systems librarian is currently working to resolve the issue. In the meantime if you wish to access an Emerald publication you must do so by searching directly in the Emerald database.

The steps below outline how to gain full text access to a subscribed Emerald journal via Summon:

1. If you get a proxy error check the source or publisher of the article by clicking on the Preview tab in Summon. (click on image to enlarge)















If it indicates Emerald as the source or publisher then you need to follow the steps below:

To access a particular journal article:

Access Emerald Premier directly and type in the name of the article in the search box (Click on images to enlarge):





To access a journal title:

Access Emerald Premier directly via the Databases A-Z page as illustrated above and search for the journal title:


























If you require assistance accessing a journal or journal article contact the Library directly at ast.library@dit.ie

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

World Advertising Research Center (WARC) database temporarily unavailable off-campus

Off-campus access to the World Adverstising Research Center (WARC) is temporarily unavailable.

Our systems team is working with WARC to restore full access. In the meantime, a temporary on-campus link has been made available. Watch the screencasrs below to learn how to access the temporary link via the Databases A-Z page or the Business Subject Gateway.

NOTE: Only on-campus access is currently available via this temporary link.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

How to access temporary access link for WARC from the Databases A-Z page:


How to access temporary access link for WARC from the Business Subject Gateway:



Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Exam Papers Online

You can access past exam papers online via the Library catalogue

For off-campus access you will need to use a unique username and password. 

Watch the video below to learn how to access past exam papers for your course and how to access the secure password. 

Alternatively contact the Library directly on 01 402 306 or ast.library@dit.ie


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas 2018 Opening Hours


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

October Bank Holiday 2017 Opening Hours


Aungier Street library will be closed on Saturday 28th October and Bank Holiday Monday 30th
October.

We re-open at 9am on Tuesday 321st October. 

Monday, 31 July 2017

Eikon Online training

Do you use Eikon as part of your course?

Thomson Reuters provide free online training. No registration is needed, simply enter your name and email to access the online training modules. http://training.thomsonreuters.com/

Eikon training includes:

Getting Started with Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomson Reuters Eikon -Microsoft Office: Data Retrieval
Discovering New Apps in Thomson Reuters Eikon.


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland to be discontinued

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: UK & Ireland has been discontinued and has now merged with ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Abstracts & Index (PQDT:AI).

You can access PQDT: AI database via the Databases A-Z page:

Multidisciplinary subject coverage is available with access provided to the following:

-ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Business
-ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Health & Medicine
-ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: History
-ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Literature and Language
-ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Science and Technology
-ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: Social Science
-ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I: The Arts