eResources for Languages Undergraduates
New: Find it Faster
To access relevant information for your course:
- Start at the Library Catalogue and select Title Search from the dropdown menu.
- Input your Course Code e.g. DT555
- Choose from the list of links to exam papers, program docs etc.
- Use the Off Campus Access infolink to open eJournals and eBooks outside the DIT network.
- Exam papers: use this access point for online papers.
- Borrowing and Renewals: entitlements for undergraduates.
- Program documents: access point to eDocs.
- How to Use the Library:Kevin St Library help guides from first year to final year
eJournals and Magazines
- So why use Journals? Journals contain academic research which is not found in textbooks. Information is published on a monthly or weekly basis and consists of reports on current research by qualified experts in the field. Magazines are less academic, but can be useful when learning about the culture and everyday use and idiom of a foreign language.
- The print foreign language magazines in Kevin St Library are located in Stack 12 and the print journals are in Stack 11. The print magazines are displayed in alphabetical order and may be used in the Library only.
- The full-text DIT Library e-magazines and ejournals can be browsed by Title on the Library website. Or search the entire journal collection including print and e-journals on the Library Catalogue using Journal Title Search.
- A short selection of electronic journals, magazines and newspapers include
|AHCI is a multidisciplinary database covering 1000+ journals. Topics include art, philosophy, radio, television and film, theatre, language and literature.|
|Ireland's national newspaper. Includes an Archive Section from 1996.|
International newspapers and magazines including European language content:
|An online version of the unabridged 20 volume OED.|
|Dictionaries, thesauri and grammar support for students.|
Subject databases list and link current scholarly research published in academic journals and are the ideal way to find out what’s new in your subject. Databases also link you to references and related articles and offer topic alerts and saved searches. You may need to use several to locate the information you need as no single database indexes every journal publication.
- See also the full list of DIT Library databases and passwords.
- To access a database from outside the DIT network see the Off Campus Access link.
Try the following Kevin St Library Guides to get started:
Select your Language and connect to a variety of language specific dictionaries, newspapers, magazines and cultural links at the DIT Language Corner.
The Library has a selection of European, English and Chinese language audiovisual material and films on DVD.
- Browse the Kevin St DVD collection here
- View the full audiovisual listing here
eBooksBrowse via the eBooks link:
Citing Your Sources
Citing and referencing 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 so check with your module co-ordinator before starting to use a particular style.
Bibliographic citation software
Back Up Resources
Textbooks relating to academic writing, study skills, assignment preparation and presentation skills are available at the 808 shelf number in BookStack 10 in Kevin St Library. eBooks relating to writing skills are also available in the MyiLibrary collection. See also: