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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Group Study Rooms

The Main Campus Library now has 4 group study rooms

Blue Room       -    Seats 6 people,
Pink Room       -    Seats 6 people,
Orange Room  -    Seats 7 people,
Yellow Room   -    Seats 9 people.

These rooms can be booked for an hour at a time.  Call to the Main Campus Library Issue Desk for more information.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

E-book providers

We now subscribe to Dawsonera which hosts a range of e-books in the areas of engineering, computing, graphic design, social care, and business. Offshore engineering titles are available via ScienceDirect.


AIT Library is delighted to announce the introduction of SUMMON.

You can now access the online Library resources with a single search.

The Library has launched a new service that allows students and staff to quickly search and locate online Library resources in the same way they search the open Web. The Summon™ service, found on the Library homepage, permits you to search the Library’s online content – books, articles, databases and more – from a single search box. The service provides credible results in one relevancy-ranked list that can then be refined using multiple methods, such as filtering, faceting and sorting.

It is a great starting point for conducting your research.

Its as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Enter any search term in the Summon search box

2. Refine the results e.g., limit to peer-reviewed articles, publication dates, and subject terms

3. View results and click to follow the link to the full text

Try SUMMON and let us know what you think!

Studies show that students and research staff prefer the quality information found in libraries, such as the full text specialist databases, but find searching on the Web simpler and more straightforward. The Summon™ service is designed to mimic open Web search methods, delivering the quality content that only the Library holds.