Learning support

Library Information Service

We offer assistance and advice on all aspects of the library service including:

 

  • Provide guides on your subject area

 

  • Refer you to the best online databases for your assignments

 

  • Show you how to find books and journals in the library

 

  • Show you how to access the databases from home

 

  • Help you to find good quality resources on the internet
Learning Support Programmes

WIT Libraries’ learning support programme is designed to help students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to become competent library users and to develop independent research skills.

Learning support is available for students and staff at both Luke Wadding Library on the Cork Road Campus and College Street Library on the College Street Campus.

To book library training in College Street Campus, please contact Diarmuid McElhinney, College Street Campus Library, ext. 2262 / [email protected]

Library training is best booked after students have received the details of their assignments.

YEAR 1 

ClassSummary
Library Resources
  • Using the library catalogue
  • Finding books and ebooks
   
  • Developing an effective search strategy
  • Understanding databases
  • Finding journal articles in MultiSearch 

 

YEAR 2 – YEAR 4 

ClassSummary
Advanced Research: Using Library Resources to Find Academic Material (Year 2/Year 3)
  • Searching subject specific library databases based on your field
  • Finding journal articles using advanced search techniques
  • Ebooks for research
  • Comparing and evaluating the information retrieved
Literature Review: Using Library Resources (Final Year)
  • Finding topic specific journal articles for the literature review
  • Ebooks for research
  • Evaluating the information retrieved
  • Managing the search results/references

ALL YEARS

ClassSummary

Referencing – APA or Harvard style

  • Understanding when to cite
  • Using the APA or Harvard style
  • Creating a reference and in-text citation for a source
  

POSTGRADUATES / RESEARCHERS

ClassSummary

Library Resources for Researchers*

  • Library services and resources for researchers
  • Finding journal articles using the library databases
  • Ebooks for research
  • Managing the search results/references

*Library tutorials for postgraduates and researchers can be arranged
in consultation with a member of the Library Learning Support team.
Sessions may be booked on an individual or group basis and are developed
according to specific research interests.

For more information for researchers, go to More For Researchers

Guides and Publications
To book library training contact:
Luke Wadding Library
College Street Library

Meet the Team

Terry O'Brien

Institute Librarian

Helen Hayden

Deputy Librarian

Kieran Cronin

Deputy Librarian

Trish Keegan

Bibliography Services

Derek Langford

Bibliography Services

Sheila Scanlon

Bibliographic Services

Peggy McHale

Digitisation

Deidre Falconer

External Borrowers

John Maloney

Graphic Design

Seamus Ryan

Information Services and Student Engagement

Claire Blount

Bibliographic Services

Trish Cowman

Digitisation

Maria McCarthy

External Borrowers

Patricia Burke

Graphic Design

Kevin O'Hanlon

Information Services and Student Engagement

Jennifer Bolger

Bibliographic Services

Delia Foley

Digitisation

Tina Hurley

External Borrowers

Claire Kennedy

Graphic Design

David Jackman

Information Services and Student Engagement

David Kane

Bibliographic Services

John Phelan

Digitisation

Neil Darbey

External Borrowers

Brian Madigan

Graphic Design

Diarmuid McElhinney

Information Services and Student Engagement

Siobhan O'Neill

Bibliographic Services

Derek Hanlon

Digitisation

John English

External Borrowers

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