Magee Library – Swipe card access for exams

In order to ensure that there  are sufficient study spaces available and to help maintain a quiet environment at a stressful time, entry to Magee Library will be restricted to registered students and staff of the University from 7th May – 24th May.

You will need your ID card to swipe the access post at the front of the building in order to gain entry. So if you can’t find your ID card, you’ll need to get a replacement  from Academic Registry – you’ll need it for your exams anyway.

You may also need to reset your ID card at the Security Desk in Block MD (main building).

Other registered library users, e.g. Step Up or Sconul card holders should bring their Library card with them, press the buzzer at the front entrance and they will be let in by staff. Other members of the public with genuine research queries may also ask for entry at the front door.

We regret that students from secondary or grammar schools are not permitted entry during this restricted period, unless they hold Step Up cards.

If you are being disturbed by another user’s inconsiderate behaviour during the revision period, please let Library staff know immediately and we will take action.

Inspec –

Are you making the most of our subscription to Inspec? Why not come along and find out more on Wednesday 24 April at 1.15pm in 16G45, Jordanstown. The School of Computing and Mathematics has organised a seminar on Inspec and the wider role of the IET in research by Richard Simms from the IET and all are welcome to attend.

Inspec has comprehensive coverage of electronics; computer science; physics; electrical and mechanical engineering, with significant coverage of material sciences, nanotechnology, and biomedical technology.

Inspec is a bibliographic database produced by the IET (The Institution of Engineering & Technology) and is highly regarded for the quality of its content and indexing.

Why not see if Inspec has anything relevant to contribute to your research? It will enable new users to get started with Inspec and allow existing users to learn new tips for finding information effectively.

New Irish Taxation Database

The Library has set up a new subscription to TaxFind. This is a comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of the Irish taxation system. It includes access to relevant legislation, case law (Irish, UK and EU), news information and the complete articles of the Irish Tax Review journal back to March 2006.

The database is available on campus automatically as well as off-campus using a unique username/password.

A short video demonstrating the database is available by clicking here