Tuesday 22 February 2011

Brilliant new source for environmental health

All you environmental health people in Cathal Brugha Street may be pleased to know that the library have now obtained a superb new 5-volume Encyclopedia of environmental health, published by Elsevier and with Dr Jerome O. Nriagu as editor-in-chief.

The encyclopedia contains articles ranging alphabetically from Air pollution to Zinc toxicity. Entries are extensively cross-referenced and each article is itself thoroughly referenced. It is also remarkably readable, and is therefore likely to be accessible right down the academic food chain to first-year undergraduates.

All interested persons are urged to treat themselves to a browse. It lives on the reference shelves at shelfmark 614.7

Wednesday 16 February 2011

*New Opening Hours*

From the week beginning February 28th 2011 the library at Cathal Brugha Street will be open 4 evenings a week. Our new openings hours will be Monday to Thursday 9am - 9pm, Friday 9am- 5pm and Saturdays from 10-5pm*.

We hope that these new opening hours will be of great benefit to students and staff alike.

*The only Saturdays we won't be open are Saturday the 26th of March and Saturday the 23rd of April.

Tuesday 8 February 2011

E-books. Anytime, anywhere!

No longer need DIT staff and students despair when they need a book and the library is closed. Be it Sunday night or the wee hours of Tuesday morning, over 35,000 of DIT library's books can be read from any computer at any time.

This collection includes the full-texts of many of the standard course texts in a variety of modules.

To access these books, and to learn more about them, check out

Or contact your local DIT library for more details.

Tuesday 1 February 2011

An excellent directory

There is a view these days that paper directories are out of date. That this is not so is proved by a new acquisition here in Cathal Brugha Street Library.

The new second edition of the World Directory of Business Information Sources, a 2-volume reference book, contains contact details for information on virtually every industry in every country on Earth.

This includes government bodies, media and publishing, industry organisations, educational and research institutions. It also has country by country listings for information sources on each sector of industry and on statistical sources for economic and market information.

A look at this directory is recommended for anyone who needs to get hold of commercial or economic information about the big bad world out there.

It is on our reference shelves at no.338.7025