Taylor & Francis Database-downtime due to scheduled maintenance Wed 25th-Thursday 27th Jan

Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable from Wednesday 25th January (23:00 GMT) to Thursday 26th January (03:00 GMT).
This is due to scheduled database maintenance. Maintenance is anticipated to take four hours.
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Library Hours from Monday 23 January...

08:00 - 20:00

FRIDAY 08:00 - 17:00
Closed Saturdays
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
For full details of library hours, exhibitions and events go to:


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Library Hours Monday 16 - Monday 23 January 2017...

Out of Term
Monday 16 January - Friday 20 January
9.15am - 5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

From Monday 23 January normal term time hours resume
Monday - Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
You can renew borrowed items online RENEW
For full details of opening hours, events and exhibitions go to: Library Hours

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Library is silent zone from Tues 3 January until end of exams..

From Tuesday 3rd January all areas of the library with the exception of the group study area off the mezzanine will be SILENT study space until exams have finished.

Please respect the rights of others to concentrate and study while in the library.
We appreciate your co-operation in this and wish you every success in your exams.
from The Library Team

 From Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 14th January 2016
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Please note we are open until 8pm on Friday 6th and 13th January

To study past exam papers click onto Past Exam Papers
You will need your library PIN to access past exam papers.

For full details of  library opening hours go to:
Library Opening Hours
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Library Hours Monday 19th December - Saturday 14th January 2017..


Monday 19th - Thursday 22nd December

9.15am - 5pm

Friday 23rd December
 9.15am - 3.30pm

Saturday 24th December 2016 -  Monday 2nd January 2017
 Closed for Christmas Holiday

 Re open Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Tuesday 3rd Jan - Friday 13th January
8am - 8pm

Friday late nights 6th and 13th January 8am - 8pm
(On Fridays desk service is until 5pm)

Saturday 7th and 14th January 
10am - 5pm
From Tuesday 3rd January until exams are over, all areas of the library with the exception of group study area off the the mezzanine, will be a SILENT ZONE
Library Staff wish all our users a  Happy Christmas and New Year and Good Luck in your exams.
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Exhibition & Walk in Access to Electronic Resources for Library Ireland Week

To mark Library Ireland Week 2016, the library is hosting an Exhibition of photographs by Paul Butler, which are inspired by the works of John McGahern.

The exhibition “The Deep Well of Want” is a part of an ongoing research project visualising the role of place and ritual within the writings of John McGahern.  

Library Ireland Week 2016: Walk in Access to Electronic Resources – Launch at Library IT Tallaght

To celebrate Library Ireland Week 2016 the Library in IT Tallaght is pleased to announce the launch of a FREE Walk in Access to Electronic Resources facility. This service compliments the pre-existing External Reader and External Borrow Memberships already available at the library. It is now possible to get access a selection of the library’s electronic resources – licenses permitting.  These resources cover subject areas such as science, engineering, business and humanities. Also included is access to some newspaper archives. Access is available to any member of the public who wants to research on these databases, for their own personal / private use.
To avail of this service, just register online and book a time slot!

Why not just Google it?

IT Tallaght Library pays a subscription to many electronic journals.  The articles in these journals are not freely available online in most cases. The information in these articles is often of higher quality than that available openly on the web, often reviewed by other experts in the subject before publication. To find out more about the databases that the library provides access too, see our Databases and Electronic Resources YouTube playlist at: http://bit.ly/erplaylist

The Databases available are:

·        Academic Search Complete
o   Multi-disciplinary full text database. Contains full text for nearly 9000 journals, including more than 7,700 peer-reviewed journals, PDF content dating back as far as 1887, and searchable cited references provided for more than 1,400 journals, plus daily updates.
·        American Chemical Society
o   Full Text access from 1996 to 50 journals including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Chemical Education, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Process Research & Development, Accounts of Chemical Research, Chemical Reviews. Environmental Science & Technology and much more.
·        Business Source Complete
o   Premier business research database, providing full text back to 1886 for more than 2,300 journals, including more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications, and searchable cited references back to 1998. 
·        Cochrane Library
o   Medical and Health Library - a searchable suite of databases with access to 1,500 Cochrane Reviews of current research and practice. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.
·        Emerald Insight
o   Peer reviewed full text access to a collection of articles from 170 management and business journals of the highest calibre. Online support for students, teachers, researchers 
·        General OneFile
o   Millions of full-text articles, many with images, in PDF and HTML format, from 1980-current date. Updated daily. News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. 
·        JSTOR
o   Access to the JSTOR Ireland Collection. This is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials containing a minimum of 75 journals, including journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years and ceased journals from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Over 200 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages included.
·        Sage
o   SAGE publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioural sciences and the humanities.
·        Science Direct
o   Elsevier's full-text platform, Science Direct, now offers over 25% of the world's STM (Science, Technical and Medical) full-text articles, and bibliographic book and journal information integrated with a growing range of authoritative books, including reference works, handbooks and book series.
·        WARC (World Advertising Research Centre)
o   WARC is a source of Marketing Communications covering over 45,000 articles, 6,000 case studies, research reports and summaries, augmented with best practice papers, practical guides, daily news, email bulletins, statistical data and brings together experience from industry practitioners. You must use the link above as searching WARC results are limited when using a Find IT search.
·        Web of Science
o   Access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings. Current and retrospective coverage to 1900 in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
·        Wiley Online Library
o   Access to a small selection of journals in subject areas that range from biotechnology to strategy management and back.
In addition, the Library provides access to open access databases such as:
·        High Wire Free
·        Open Access Journals
·        Open Access Magazines
·        PLoS
·        PubMed Central
·        SAGE Open

Who would this benefit?

·        Those who need to research a company for job interviews
·        If you are thinking of starting a company or in the process of doing so you may have to do some research for your business plan.
·        If you would like to research some historical events access to the newspaper archives may just be the thing for you.
·        If need to research information to support applications for funding of community projects.

How to book a time slot.

You can book a time slot for this through our library website.
It is hoped to develop this service further over the course of the next year to eighteen months, depending on demand.

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Saturday openings in library from 12th November...

The Library will open on Saturdays from 10am - 5pm starting on Saturday 12th November 2014

Library Hours
Monday -Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
For full details of library hours, exhibitions and events go to:
 Library Opening Hours 
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MarketLine Advantage Database Trial 24th Oct until 7th Nov...

MarketLine Advantage is a one stop cross curricular interactive information database 

Content includes:
100,000+ Company profiles including over 12,000 SWOT analyses

6,000+ Industry profiles  including Five Forces analysis helping you to compare and evaluate market potential

110 Country and 80+ City profiles  evaluating political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors globally

420+ company or industry focused Case Studies that help you track business strategies

Company Financial Deals tracked in real time so you can monitor the market

700+ market data indicators tracked including retail volumes, market size, volume & segmentation

Macro-economic indicators including GDP, population size, buying potential to help you assess the market.

Company focused news articles articles added daily to keep you updated

Prospecting tools enable you to conduct investment prospecting, acquisition targeting, and advisor

Statistics include : Country, Industry, City, Data on International Market Research, Market Data Analytics and Company Analysis Tools.

Tabular and graphical data can be integrated into your projects and presentations with confidence and ease

SEARCH  MarketLine Advantage 
(Login using your library PIN)

Trial starts 24th October and ends on 7th November 2016
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED!! - ITT Short Story Competition...

Winners of the ITT Short Story Competition were announced on Sunday 16th October at an awards ceremony in the Civic Theatre Tallaght.

We received 134 entries from 14 countries and 10 of these short stories were shortlisted.
Our judge, Vanessa O'Loughlin Author and Literary Agent, had the unenviable task of selecting the winners.

The Final Results

1st place and overall winner: David Butler for "APHASIA"
2nd place: Neasa McHale for "Playing on Fences"
3rd place: Sarah Evans for "The Story I Tell"

Highly Commended
Holly Atkinson for "As they waited for the Fishing Boats"
GrĂ¡inne Hickey for " Honour Abides"

Congratulations to all the short listed entries and to the winner David Butler [below], taken yesterday reading his winning short story.

The Winner - David Butler
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