Resources for Biomedical Science Undergraduates
- To access the eJournals, eBooks and databases from outside the DIT network see the Off Campus Access link.
- Book Borrowing & Renewals: entitlements for undergraduates
- Exam papers: access point and information for online papers
- Programme documents: access point and information for eDocs
- Final Year Projects from previous years can be viewed at the library desk. Click here for the DT204 projects listing.
- How to Use the Library: full Library Guides listing
- So why use eJournals? Journals contain academic research which is not found in textbooks. Information is published on a monthly or weekly basis and consists of breakthroughs and reports on current research.The DIT Library biomedical science ejournals can be searched by journal title or subject. Or search the entire journal collection including hardcopy titles on the Library Catalogue using Journal Title Search.
Start by trying the Pinakes Subject Launchpad and a few of the following links:
Kevin St Guides to Project Resources
Download and use these guides to help you get started with an assignment or project
Subject Databases for Biomedical Science
Why use these as opposed to google or other search engines? Subject databases index current scholarly research on various topics published in thousands of academic journals and are the ideal way to find out what’s new in your subject. You may need to use several to locate the information you need as no single database indexes every journal publication.
|Academic Search Complete||Medline||NSAI Standards (IS, EN, ISO)|
|Science Direct||UK PubMedCentral||Web of Knowledge|
Try the following Kevin St Library Guides to get started:
Citing Your Sources
Citing and referecing the information sources used in research is essential to avoid plagiarism. See the Kevin St Library Referencing and citing guide for introduction purposes. Another useful link is How to Avoid Plagiarism. Each subject has its own citation style and the School of Biological Sciences often uses a version of the Harvard Referencing (author/date) style - check with your course co-ordinator if in doubt or see this summary guide Harvard Referencing Guide (DIT)
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