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Scopus Access Restored

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:58:00 +0000
While contract negotiations with Elsevier continue with the Irish universities, our access to Scopus has been restored until January 31st. If you find you are still having problem accessing content on Scopus, you will probably need to clear out your browser's cache and cookies.

Films to Borrow in the Library

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:57:00 +0000
In support of film studies, the Library has continued to add to our dvd collection located on floor one. Below is a selection of well-known titles from all genres that we have purchased over the last year or so. All of our dvds are available to be borrowed. Finally we would like to remind you of our film streaming resource Kanopy which provides access to many classic films and documentaries

Supporting Diversity in Academic Writing: An AWC/ CELT Workshop with Staff of the Writing Centre in the University of Hawaii

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:40:00 +0000
We are very pleased to announce that our project, 'Supporting Diversity in Academic Writing', has received funding from the NUIG Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Fund.  Thanks to this grant, we will be able to hold a unique interactive workshop given by writing tutors from the University of Hawaii on 29 January 2019 at 5pm.   How can one support diversity through the teaching of

1918 Election Centenary: women voting in the West

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:41:00 +0000
14 December 2018 is the 100th anniversary of what was probably one of the most significant elections in Irish history. On Saturday 14 December 1918 the electorate on the island of Ireland, expanded from c.700,000 to over 2 million due to the Representation of the People Act (1918), went to the polls in what was the only 32-county general election. It was significant also because it was the first

CFP: Writing and Well-being. 5 April 2019. The Academic Writing Centre, James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:49:00 +0000
CFP:  Writing and Well-being National University of Ireland, Galway 5 April 2019 Procrastination, writer’s block, failing a course due to being unable to finish writing assignments, and even debilitating anxiety—many of us who work with writers, whether in the classroom,   the writing centre, or in another support capacity, encounter students who regularly experience these kinds of

Dr Nordstrom (University of Hawaii) to Begin Work at the AWC next term

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:42:00 +0000
We are looking forward to the arrival of Dr. Georganne Nordstrom, who has been awarded the Fulbright Fellowship to work with the AWC in the James Hardiman Library and in the Discipline of English in Spring 2019. Dr. Georganne Nordstrom is an Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric and Director of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s (UHM) Writing Center. Her research and teaching

New Irish Fiction in the Library

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:27:00 +0000
It has been an amazing year for Irish fiction - a Booker prize winner and a bestseller from Castlebar. As well as Anna Burns and Sally Rooney there has been a wealth of new and established writers publishing new material in all genres. Here are some of the recent Irish novels we have added to our collection. All of these books are available from our Popular Reading Collection, currently on

Student Reading List Survey - tell us what you think

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:15:00 +0000
The Library is currently running a short student survey about access to your reading list materials. We would like to know: do you have difficulty accessing your required readings - books, ebooks or articles?  would you like your course modules to use our Reading List System as described below?  Please take a minute to fill out the Student Reading List Experience survey. (survey ends Friday


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