Science Research Resources

Access from Home and FAQs

  • To access the eJournals, eBooks and Databases and well as your library account from outside the DIT network see the Off Campus Access link.
  • Exam papers: access point and information for online papers
  • Programme documents access point.
  • Book Borrowing and Renewals: information for students.
  • Final Year Projects from previous years are kept at the library desk. Click here for your course listing.
  • See also the specific Subject Gateways pages for the Sciences, including Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths. Nutrition, Physics and Optometry. Subject resources appropriate for undergraduate and postgraduate level are listed here.



  • Browse via the eBook link or carry out a specific search on the Library Catalogue. Most of the Science titles are located in MyiLibrary, Knovel or NCBI.

Subject Links

Search Engines

SearchAll/ Summon

What does SearchAll/ Summon search? It is a search engine that provides relevance ranked results from DIT Library's online collections in a one single search. It includes records and citations from the DIT Library catalogue, databases, eJournals, eBooks and theses collections.

Summon and Google Scholar search different bodies of scholarly content. There is overlap, but there is content in Summon not in Google Scholar, and vice-versa. Results in Summon are reflective of DIT Library's collections. As a registered DIT Library patron, you have access to most full-text you can find in SearchAll/ Summon.

Google Scholar

Some features unique to Google Scholar:

  • "Cited by” information e.g. “Cited by 43 publications"
  • Google Books content
  • Issues accessing full-text not subscribed to by DIT Library. See Inter Library Loans for more information.
  • Set your Google Scholar Preferences to Dublin Institute of Technology Find @DIT to link to DIT subscribed full-text.

Science Search Engines

Institutional Repositories

  • DIT's IR is Arrow and contains the full text of DIT's research theses and publications.
  • Registry of Open Access Repositories on a global level is available at ROAR
  • RIAN The Irish Research Portal includes research output from the seven Irish universites and DIT and LENUS
  • OpenAIRE is a gateway to open access research in Europe
  • DART-Europe E-Thesis Portal gives access to nearly 160,000 full-text research theses from 276 Universities sourced from 17 European countries

Study Skills

A collection of titles for study skills, writing for science, doing presentations, research and doing projects in available in Kevin St Library in Stack 10 at the 808 shelf number. The following links are also useful.

Referencing and Citing

Bbliographic citation software allows you to store, share and organise your references using a choice of citation styles:

Back-Up Resources

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


Information Literacy: Julie de Foubert
Inter Library Loans: Tina Hayes
Information Desk : 01-402-4894




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