The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of the library's collections through the Library Catalogue, or get more information on each type of information resource and how it might be useful to your studies below.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Learn more about the Library as a physical place, find top tips and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), find out about the study spaces and services available in the Main, Medical and Nursing & Midwifery Libraries, and if you are not a student or staff member of NUI Galway, you can find out here how to access the Library.
We're here to help
Library staff provide support, help, and training to enable you to get to grips with the literature of your subject and the Library's resources. We have staff with expertise on information resources in your subject area.
- Digital Scholarship
The Library welcomes opportunities to advance our Digital Scholarship. Our areas of contribution include content, technology, infrastructure, partnership and the practice-based expertise in our team.
Finding, using, and citing
Data can be deposited in national data centre or discipline specific repository. Such repositories have the expertise and resources to deal with particular types of data. An institutional data repository is suitable for the preservation of data where no other repository is available. Such a facility is being developed by the James Hardiman Library.
Re3Data provides a searchable directory of research data repositories. Browse by subject to view discipline specific repositories.
Most data repositories are free to deposit and access. Some require registration and some make a charge for their service.
Attribution and credit for research outputs also applies to research data. Data citation allows the impact of the data to be assessed. Data citation provides the information necessary to locate and access the research data, for reuse and verification.
A dataset citation should include:
- Publication date
- Edition &/or Version
- Resource type
- Persistent Identifier - such as a DOI
- Location – a persistent URL where the dataset may be accessed
See also guidelines provided by the Data Curation Centre
Data Citation Database
The Data Citation Index is a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world. You can access it from the Library catalogue.