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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Book of the Month

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2008

A tale about three boys from Florence in the age of Lorenzo de' Medici, and a story of Akbar, greatest of the Mughal emperors, who established both the wondrous and shortlived city Fatehpur Sikri and a wondrous and shortlived policy of religious tolerance.

Copies available from the Goldsmith Library
Tel: 090 642 4561
Email: library@ait.ie

Monday, November 10, 2008

Book of the Month-November

Winner of the Man Booker Prize October 2008
Meet Balram Halwai, the ‘White Tiger’: servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer. Over the course of 7 nights, Balram tells his story.
The White Tiger is a tale of two Indias. Balram’s journey from darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent, deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable.
Copies available from the Goldsmith Library
Tel: 090 642 4561 Email: library@ait.ie

Friday, October 3, 2008

Legal Databases on Trial

We have the following databases on trial for the month of October. Passwords will be given in class or can be requested from the library desk or by emailing fmorrissey@ait.ie

Justis-(Includes the Irish Reports dating back to 1838). Expires the 18th of Oct.
Lexis Nexis-The most comprehensive legal library in the UK containing an unrivalled collection of case law, expert commentary, and primary and secondary legislation as amended. Trial ends 31st October 2008.
Westlaw UK-Used extensively by law firms, the public sector, academic institutions, the bar and the judiciary, Westlaw UK is the UK's online legal information service.
Murdoch's Irish Legal Companion-This general Irish legal resource contains: Murdoch's dictionary of Irish law, The Acts of the Oireachtas and The Law Reform Commission Reports.
Index to Legal Periodicals

Book of the Month October

The Secret Scripture-Sebastian Barry

Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an epic story of love, betrayal and unavoidable tragedy of individual lives throughout much of the twentieth century. It is the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love and passion and hope.

Copies available to borrow from Goldsmith Library
Tel: 090 642 4561
Email: library@ait.ie

Monday, September 1, 2008

Book of the Month September

Netherland gives us a picture of a little-known New York and of 21st century America from an outsider’s view point. Netherland is a novel of belonging and not belonging, and the uneasy state in between. It is a novel of a marriage foundering and recuperating, and of the shallows and depths of male friendship.
Copies available to borrow from the Goldsmith Library
Email: library@ait.ie
Tel: 090 642 4561

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Spell Check on keyword and advanced searches

Using the keyword or advanced search options, Spell Check is now available to correct spelling and also offer the option to see additional spelling suggestions for multiple words at a time. This library catalogue service is available in conjunction with the SIF funded ‘Ascent’ Regional Assessment and Resource Centre lead by AIT (in collaboration with GMIT, I.T. Sligo, LYIT and NUI Galway).

Google Books link on catalogue browse

Books that are available in the library and on Google books in limited preview or full text formats may be accessed by performing a keyword or advanced search on the library catalogue.

Libx AIT Library searchbox for Firefox

AIT Library catalogue link for your Google Toolbar

More information at http://libmain.ait.ie/screens/libinfo.html