Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Welcome New Students!

The Library would like to welcome our new students to St. Patrick's College and wish them every success for the year ahead. Library tours and inductions are available at the beginning of term. B.Ed's and Postgraduate students will have time slots allocated to them in the first few weeks while B.A. students can come to the Information Desk in the Library to book a slot for themselves.

Please ask a member of Library Staff for help if you need it - it's what we're here for!

DVD Collection

"Hamburgers. The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast..."
The Library launches its DVD collection this term thanks to funding from the Quality Promotion Awards. We were delighted at the interest shown by different Departments in placing orders, and as a result our collection ranges from Pulp Fiction to Alive-O!

The DVDs are available on 24hr loan and are held at the Library Issue Desk.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Library Guides

If you're a new arrival at St. Patrick's College you should make sure to pick up one of our new Library Guides which are fresh off the press and contain all you need to know as a library newbie. They are free to take and can be picked up from beside our Information Desk at the entrance to the main library.

Attention Researchers!

Students and staff of St. Patrick's College now have access to Refworks online referencing software.

In the course of your work you will need to keep a record of hundreds or even thousands of book and journal references. RefWorks can make this a lot easier.
Save references directly from academic databases or web pages to your personal online RefWorks account. Your account can be accessed from any computer with internet access.
When writing a paper in MS Word, you can use RefWorks to insert citations. At the end of your paper, RefWorks will create your reference list and bibliography in seconds, correctly formatted in your chosen style (Harvard, MLA etc.).

If you would like to know more about this tool please ask at our Information Desk, or email libinfo@spd.dcu.ie.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Book of the Month

"Oh, what did you see, my blue eyed son?"
On this blog we will frequently be drawing attention to interesting new titles to be found on the library shelves.

First time out, we're throwing the spotlight on
Hard Rain
: Our Headlong Collision with Nature, by Mark Edwards.
This book contains a collection of stunning photographs taken by Edwards over 40 years, detailing environmental and humanitarian concerns, and marries them with the lyrics of Hard Rain, written by Bob Dylan during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.
The collection was exhibited in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin during the summer. The book also contains essays by Robert May, John Elkington, Geoff Lye, Jonathon Porrit and David Bohm.