ARROW is DIT's Institutional Repository.
It brings together all of the Institute's research under one roof; therefore providing easy access for students, researchers, and anyone who is interested in learning about what the latest research interests of the institute are.
To date, over 5,000 papers have been added to the repository, with 1,425,163 full-text downloads since ARROW opened its electronic doors. In the area of Art and Design there are over 30 papers including those on Interactive Arts, Game Design and Illustration.
In the area of Social Sciences the repository has papers on young people in residential care, and chapters from books written by Carmel Gallagher, Kevin Lalor and many other lecturers in the School of Social Science.
Whenever you have a chance make sure you browse through the repository, you may be surprised by the amount of excellent academic research that is being produced by the DIT.

Access to Full-Text Articles on ERIC database

Students and staff may have problems accessing full-text articles available through the ERIC database. The problem relates to privacy issues in some of the content of the articles. The database provider is currently working through each article to check for problems. This is obviously going to take time.

If you are looking for a particular article you can fill in this form with your email address and the ERIC record number of the article. ERIC will then prioritise that article and will send you a copy of it as soon as it has checked it for "personally identifiable information". For more information please click here, or you can ask at the library issue desk.

February 2013

Library Open This Saturday

The library will be open this Saturday, 16th of Febraury 2013.
Our opening hours are 10am - 5pm.
For more information on our Saturday opening hours for this academic year please click here

Report into the Magdalen Laundries

The report into the Magdalen Laundries (Report of the Inter-departmental Committee to establish the facts of State Involvement with the Magdalen Laundries), which were run from 1922 up until 1996, is now available on the Department of Justice and Equality's website.
The report was chaired by Senator Martin McAleese and provides an insight into the running of the laundries, the women who were put in to or entered the laundries; and also evidence of the involvement of the State.
The report aims to dispel some of the myths about what type of women were forced into the laundries and for what reasons.

The library will have paper versions of the report available as soon as it possible.