Wednesday, November 5, 2008


LIT Library are pleased to announce Endnote
“Tame your bibliography” lunchtime training sessions on :

Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, & Wednesday 12th November Library Training Room Moylish

Thursday 13th November Library Training Room Moylish
11am-12, 1pm-2pm & 2.30pm-3.30pm

Friday 14th November Library Training Room Moylish 1-2pm

As you can see extra sessions are added for Thursday 13th November.
You may book a session or if you would like to just 'drop in' on the day, thats fine too! EndNote is the leading bibliographic software program on the market today. It can be used to search for literature, develop a personal library of references, and create and format citations for papers and publications.To book a session please contact:

Padraig Kirby BA (Hons) HdipLIS
LNSS Librarian Project Coordinator
Limerick Institute of Technology
Moylish Park

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Important Library Notice
The library in both Clare St., and Moylish campuses will open on Saturday for the following dates:

November 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
December 6th and 13th.

Opening times are as follows:
9.30a.m. - 5.00p.m.

Please note that an issue desk service will operate each Saturday from 9.30a.m. - 1.15p.m. only.
A reading service only will operate from 1.15p.m. - 5.00p.m.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


The Irish Times Archive is a new electronic library acquisition since September 2008. The archive is a major source of research and general interest alike. It can be accessed via the LIT Library Website (select the Online Databases link). The archive also contains both a digital version of the newspaper back to 1859 and a text version of articles back to 1996. Phrase searching To find an exact phrase place quotation marks at either side of your search term, e.g. “active learning” . If you are searching for an event use the term that may have been used in the report of the day, e.g. World War 1 was known as the Great War. Terms that are used in modern day language may differ from those terms used at the time when the article was published. Search Weighting Higher weighting can be given to more important words by placing a plus (+) sign in front of them. Less important words are preceded by a minus (-) sign. For example to search for documents on wind energy but not about systems you would specify the following search string: +wind +energy –systems. Sorting Options You can determine how the results of your search are displayed; by the closest match, newest or oldest articles. Refine Options Search results can be refined by newspaper section, e.g. finance, education or property. Results can also be further refined by date or by inserting additional words into the relevant fields.

Olive Vaughan, Business & IT Subject Librarian, Email :

Property People take note

Have you checked out our database lexisNexis Butterworth- Halisbury’s Laws Irish Property? Do you know that you can access the full text of the latest editions of Wylie books published by Butterworths on Land law? For example books such as “Irish land Law”, “Irish Conveyancing Law”, “Landlord and tenant law” and “Casebook on equity and trust”.
To access simply go to our database page, click on LexisNexis Butterworth- Halisbury’s Laws Irish Property (take note of the I.D. and password required before you click!) and then check out all the books on “my bookshelf” on the right hand side of the page!

Brid Foster Deputy Librarian Email:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


LIT Library is pleased to announce access to "The International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)", "Design and Applied Arts Index (DAII)", and, "Arts and Humanities Full Text" for a trial period.
ProQuest provides seamless access to and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of the world's scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts, literature, and social science to science, technology, and medicine.To access these databases visit the LIT Library Website at - click on Online Databases- them click on the link-CLICK HERE FOR NEW DATABASE TRIALS!
These trials period ends on the 31st of October 2008.

Monday, October 13, 2008


The Library of the Limerick School of Art & Design is delighted with the success of their special collection of Artists’ Books. Many of these Artists books are published by Coracle press in Co. Tipperary and are usually limited editions.
These books are not about Art, but rather Art expressed through Book Form. The collection is displayed near the main desk of the Library and all items can be borrowed for two week periods. The purpose of the Artist/writer is to involve the reader more completely in the viewing process by looking at how the text, the pictures and the physical form all combine to lend greater meaning for the reader/viewer. The traditional formats of books are played around with and the end results are usually highly creative. This collection is a welcome addition to the Art Library.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Staff were delighted to dress in red on friday the 23rd of May as a token of their support for Munster.....who won the Heineken Cup Final in Cardiff on Saturday 24th May to the delight of the country.
Pictured wearing their Munster colours are Marie Ryan(LSAD Campus Library) and Brid Foster(Deputy Institute Librarian). Pictured in the LIT Moylish Campus were Anne O'Donoghue,Mary Devitt,Olive Vaughan,Margaret MacMahon and Colette Real.


Library Ireland Week 2008 was a great success.Pictured above are Willie O'Dea(who officially launched the event) with Institute Librarian Jerald Cavanagh and The Director of the L.I.T. Maria Hinfelaa. Also pictured are some of the Library staff from L.I.T. and other Libraries in the Limerick/Clare region, who attended the event.We had lots of competitions throughout the week of avtivities and pictured above are some of our joyous prizewinners-Emer O'Donoghue receiving 1st prize for LIT Moodle Quiz from Librarians Monika Bukowska and Olive Vaughan, Rozzi Kennedy 1st prize for LSAD Library Quiz, Dylan O'Neil 1st prize in Photography Competition and Shane O'Riordan 2nd prize in the Photography Competition.Congratulations to all.

LIT Library are pleased to announce a suite of New Library User Guides accessible through the LIT Library Website. Incorporating Subject specific and Shelf number guides they provide essential information on such areas as Finding books at LIT Library, Journals and their advantages, Online Journals and Databases, Subject Librarians, Inter-Library Loans and more!
Providing a succinct guide to the resources available in your subject area in electronic and printed forms they are an ideal way of digesting the range of Library services available for your specific subject area. The guides are available to download or print at
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As well as availability online the guides are also available in hardcopy format in the Library where they are displayed in front of the Library Desk so please take one!

LIT Library is pleased to announce access to Safari Books Online Database for a trial period.
Safari Books Online is a fully searchable reference library with technical content for IT developers, programmers, web designers, business professionals, creative professionals, corporations, and for leadership and management.
It provides instant access to entire collections from respected publishers like O'Reilly Media, Adobe Press, Peachpit Press,Microsoft Press, Wharton School Publishing, Que, Sams and Addison-Wesley, to name a few.
To access this database visit the LIT Library Website - click on Online Databases- them click on link-
This trial period for Safari Books online ends on the 12th of June 2008.For further information please contact: Padraig


Don't forget that the Library will be open all summer from 9-5 Monday to call in and use it (we miss ye!). Good Luck in the exams and have a lovely summer x

Monday, March 3, 2008


Yes, its that time of year again when we celebrate the wonderful world of Libraries, Librarians, Information and the Internet Library. Library Ireland Week is happening in Libraries all over the country from the 3rd to the 9th of March and LIT Library is partaking in these celebrations by hosting various special events. First off we have the: Minister Willie O'Dea opening the Launch of Library Ireland Week in the Millennium Theatre Foyer at 2.30pm on the 3rd of March.
Then during the week you could maybe drop into the LIT Library Ireland Week Streetscape to sample some of the atmosphere or pick up some “on the spot online database tuition, some of our pocket Library Guides or maybe the latest edition of the LIT Library Newsletter. Other events include the Library Moodle Quiz which you can enter through the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment using your user name and password; Photographic exhibition, book promotions, User Education Sessions and much more..............

Thursday, January 24, 2008


LIT Library Photographic competition!
Use your imaginations and your camera to capture this slogan.
Closing date – Tues 26th of Feb 2008.
Winning photographs will be exhibited at
Library Ireland Week 3rd-9th March.
Entries to the Library in Moylish or Clare st
., with your details
Are you using Endnote? Fed up spending hours or even days sorting out your bibliographies? Endnote is a reference management program used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. Using Endnote you can create your own library of references, import references from databases such as Science Direct, Wilson Web Art Index, Emerald, Web of Science and more in a matter of seconds! Millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians use EndNote to search online bibliographic databases, organize their references, images and PDFs in any language, and create bibliographies and lists instantly. Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies,they do it the easy way—by using EndNote! To book an Endnote training session in the Library please contact Padraig Kirby at
Create your own bookshelf

Have you created your Bookshelf in Ebrary yet? The Ebrary Bookshelf option enables you to:
Make bookmarks and page notes for any available book.
Highlight text in any available book.
Quickly and easily access all books you have bookmarked, notated, or highlighted.
Be notified of new features and new document collections as they become available.
Log on to Ebrary now and create your own personal library of e books that you can return to again and again. To create your bookshelf click on the Ebrary link on the Library Home page and then enter your username and password. Then click on
Do you need to create a new bookshelf?
in the Ebrary Database and follow the instructions from there. Have fun!