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  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 and are also online from 2014. 
  • 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

  • Try also the Kevin St Library Guides for specific subject information

Search Engines

SearchAll/ Summon@DIT

What does SearchAll/ Summon@DIT 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"
  • 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

  • TU Dublin's IR is Arrow and contains the full text of DIT's research theses and publications.
  • A 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.

Back-Up Resources

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


Current Awareness

Journal article/ author aggregator tools help you keep up with research trends and new publications in your subject area. Use one or more to get automated and personalised updates on your topic or key authors:

Researcher Profiles can help you create, maintain and raise awareness of your academic profile as well as collaborate and share:

Research Metrics & Impact Factors

Amongst the most commonly used bibiometric measures used to assess the impact of a particular journal publication are Impact factor, Eigenfactor and SCImago.  The impact of a specific reseacher can be measured by h-index, e-index and Times Cited (amongst others). Some tools to assist with this are:

The MyRI etutorial is a good place to get started. Designed by Irish academic library staff it provides an introduction to bibliometrics as well as asssistance in the advanced use of impact factors and related tools. See also:

Digital Skills and Research Hub

For guidance and information on research communication, publishing and impact see the new DSRH resource.

Referencing, Citing & Endnote

Citing and referencing the information sources used in research is essential to avoid plagiarism. Each subject has its own citation style. See this introduction to the Harvard Referencing Guide (DIT Library Kevin St)) or check with your supervisor as to the appropriate style to use for your work.

Journal Abbreviations

Abbreviated journal titles may be required depending on the citation style used. Some useful tools which 'translate' the full journal title into the abbreviated version are:

    1. Web of Science Journals
    2. CASSI
    3. All That JAS

Bibliographic citation software

This freeware you to store, manage and share your references using a choice of citation styles:

Information Skills Help

  • Kevin St Library Information Skills Guides

Summer Services

Kevin St Library offers the following services to postgraduates during the months of July & August.


Information Literacy: Julie de Foubert
Library Information Desk : 01-402-4894 /