Resources for Electronic & Communications Undergraduates   

Getting Started

New: Find it Faster

To access relevant information for your course:

  1. Start at the Library Catalogue and choose Title Search from the dropdown menu.
  2. Input your Program Code e.g. DT712 or DT018
  3. Choose from the list of links to online dissertations (PDFs), exam papers, dissertation lists or program documents.




  • 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 engineering 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.  Click on a title to open the fulltext or use the Kevin St Library guide ‌


  • Browse via the eBook link: most of the renewable energy engineering titles are located in Knovel or MyiLibraryOr search for a specific etextbook on the Library Catalogue.

Kevin St Guides to Project Resources

 Download and use these guides to help you get started with an assignment or project

Assignment & Information Skills Resources

First Year
Final year



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.

ACM Digital Library* Academic Source Complete Knovel Library
ANTE: Abstracts New Tech  & Eng Engineering Village

Standards: IS,EN,ISO


ASTI: Applied Sci & Tech  Index 

IEEE Xplore Digital


Science Direct
  • To access the databases outside the DIT network see the Off Campus Access link.
  • *The ACM Digital Library database subscription includes the fulltext of the ACM Transactions and  ACM Journals, but not the ACM proceedings or letters. For other options see the Back Up Resources section below.
  • See also the full list of DIT Library databases and passwords
Need help getting started? Try the following guide:
  1. Databases and effective search strategies

 Search Engines

Citing Your Sources

Citing and referencing the information sources used in research is essential to avoid plagiarism. See the Kevin St Library ‌ guide for introduction purposes. Another useful link is How to Avoid Plagiarism. Each subject has its own citation style and the College of Engineering often uses a version of the Harvard Referencing or IEEE style - check with your course co-ordinator if in doubt. Two examples are:

Bibliographic citation software

Various freeware options can be used to manage, cite and store your citations:
    1. Endnote Basic
    2. Zotero
    3. ReadCube
    4. REFolution
    5. Mendeley
    6. ColWiz
    7. CiteThisForMe

Back Up Resources

 If you need additional resources see Using Other Libraries and Inter Library Loans for further options.


Information Literacy: Julie de Foubert
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