Monday 30 July 2012

Changes to off-campus access to DIT databases

From July 2012, some DIT databases will be accessible from outside DIT buildings by the same DIT username and password used to log into DIT computers (and email) while most others will still be accessed by Student number and library PIN number (obtainable at library desk). A few databases, as well as past exam papers, will need other passwords.

Here is a list of the databases most frequently used in Cathal Brugha St, with their mode of access:

Academic Search Complete:  DIT username and password

Applied Science and Technology Index:  DIT username and password

Barbour Index: Special login

Business Source Complete: DIT username and password

Emerald Management Extra: DIT username and password

FactFinder: Student number and library PIN

Food Science and Technology Abstracts: Student number and library PIN

Hospitality and Tourism Complete:  DIT username and password

Knovel Library: Student number and library PIN Student number and library PIN

Mintel Irish reports: Student number and library PIN

Nexis UK: Student number and library PIN

OSH Update: Student number and library PIN

Product Launch Analytics: Student number and library PIN

Science Direct: Student number and library PIN

Standards (Irish and ISO): Student number and library PIN

Web of Science: DIT username and password

If you have any problem or query, call at the library desk, email or phone 01 402 4424

Thursday 26 July 2012

El Bulli at the Lighthouse

El Bulli, more than once voted the World's Best Restaurant, received over 1 million reservation requests each year before it closed down this year. This film, now showing at the Lighthouse cinema, follows its 3 star Michelin chef owner Ferran Adria, as he and 2 of his other chefs come together to create their new menu for the following season (something they did every year while the restaurant closed down for the winter months). This is a documentary not to be missed by budding chefs and those fascinated by the minds behind the most influential restaurant in the world.
More information about the movie can be found on the official website

Monday 16 July 2012

New group study area on the way!

In response to frequent requests from students for an area within the library where groups of students can work together, Cathal Brugha St Library is now setting up just such a place.

A room near the photocopying-printing area has now been freed up and is being equipped for use by groups of 6 students. Advance booking of time-slots will be required. It is anticipated that the room will be available for use in the coming semester.

We are also pleased to announce that the mezzanine individual study area has been refurbished with new carpets and better-spaced study desks.