Wednesday 22 February 2012

A Taste of Russia

As part of Dublin City's Festival of Russian Culture a Russian Cooking Class is to be held on the evening of February 23, 2012.  The course, called "A Taste of Russia" is a hands-on way to learn about Russian culture as well as enjoy some new foods. 

Friday 17 February 2012

Leisure and Tourism E-Books

The Leisure and Tourism database on the DIT Library web pages has added new books to their E-book collection: Controversies in tourism, by Moufakkir, O., et. al.;  and The business and management of ocean cruises, by Vogel, M. et. al.  are just 2 of the most recently added books available.
Have a look at these and the other e-books available on their database.  The link to the database is available on the DIT Library Database page as well as via the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Resources Subject Gateway. 
(Note, you will need your ID# and PIN to access these e-resources off-campus). 

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Wikipedia Alternatives available at DIT Library Virtual Reference Desk.

Wikipedia shut down 2 weeks ago to protest against anti-piracy laws.  Quite a few students were upset by this apparently.  But you need not be!  DIT Library has alternative encyclopedias online that are free to our students too.  So long as you are a registered DIT student you can access The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Oxford Reference Online, Wiley Encyclopaedia of Food Science and Technology, Oxford English Dictionary and many other reference books via the library's Virtual Reference Desk.  You can access these directly on college computers via the library homepage.  At home you just need to type in your ID number and PIN as you do with other electronic resources such as E-Books.