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NUI Galway with partners Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork have developed an inter-institutional online module for Phds and post-docs.
While, it is currently primarily of STM focus they intend (funding allowing) to add humanities content and other units such as Critical Thinking, Writing Skills. It is offered in blended online and face to face and fully assessed and credited. Extensive access is available to the module and it provides an excellent overview of Information Literacy for the research student. The module is available at: http://www.informationliteracy.ie
Media researchers will welcome the BBC Archive which holds themed collections of radio and TV programmes, documents and photographs. Selections available include George Orwell, The Berlin Wall, the Holocaust, and Suffragettes.
Sources: A National Library of Ireland database for Irish research, contains over 180,000 catalogue records for Irish manuscripts, and for articles in Irish periodicals. For full details of coverage and access to this material, visit the Sources website
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