2021: Welcome to MU Library 21/22: a quick guide for staff new to MU - In 31 mins, find out about the services, resources and collections that will be of use to you and your work in MU.
2021: Working remotely and using online content from MU Library - In 30 minutes, find out how to search, refine and link to relevant full-text content available from MU Library (and Google Scholar).
Every department has a dedicated information space for students and staff on the MU Library webpages. These are called Subject Guides and they contain lots of useful, subject-specific information on e-Journals, databases, books, study tips and more.
These guides can be tailored to your needs so if you have suggestions for additions or changes, please contact me.
Watch the short tutorial below on Finding your Subject Guide on the library website
We can arrange access for you to other academic libraries through the following schemes:
MU Library is an interesting blend of the original library from 1984, with a major, award-winning new extension built and opened in 2013.
If you'd like a tour of the library, I'd love to welcome you to MU Library and show you around. I can point out the resources and services that will support you and your students. Email me to request a tour.
Get in touch with us when you're visiting MU, and we'll arrange a short-term, temporary card for you that will give you physical access to the library. We can arrange for temporary logins so that you can use our e-resources. We're also happy to give you a tour of the library.
Unfortunately, due to many of our license agreements in place with publishers, this temporary access is to the physical library, and does not facilitate remote working and access to our e-Journals / databases when the user is off-campus. In order to use the e-resources, the visiting lecturer will need to attend the library.
If the visiting lecturer is attending the university for a longer period, in order to set them up for library access, your department needs to:
Your visiting lecturer / intern will then receive their card from Campus Services.
If they need borrowing rights on the card they need to visit the library in-person with their MyCard, fill in a form that the Information Desk staff will direct them to, after which borrowing can be activated.
Arrange a quick meeting with me (via Teams or in person) if you're new to MU by email or phone (+353-1-7083897) and we can:
I act as a liaison between you, your department, and MU Library, by working in the following areas:
Keeping informed of academic work in MU, facilitating connections between academics and MU Library teams
Promoting the work of MU Library to faculty
Advocate on behalf of your department on library-related issues, to senior management in MU Library on decisions relevant to your departmental needs, such as the need for new subscriptions to databases, e-Journals etc.
Providing information and guidance to faculty on resources, management of budgets and subscriptions
Helping arrange trials, training, cancellations and subscriptions to academic resources for faculty
Linking faculty to the range of MU Library services available: copyright information, teaching & learning, collection development, research support, digital services, and more
Meeting Library Reps regularly and keeping in touch about new developments
Arrange a meeting with me if you're new to MU by email or phone (+353-1-7083897) and we can discuss more.
You will probably be producing a resource list or reading list for your module. To ensure your students have access to the material on your reading list, you will need to:
In MU, this is a manual process. Make sure you have registered with the library before ordering. If you need to do that now, the online form is here. Without registration, we will be unable to send you an alert when your book order arrives.
You can check your reading list material using LibrarySearch (MU Library's online catalogue).
Once you have found the article, book or ebook from your reading list, click the Permanent Link option (the icon that looks like 2 links in a chain) to get a stable link to the resource that you can add to your reading list (see image above). This link can be added to your Word document, email, or uploaded to Moodle. If you want to link directly to the full-text content and upload the link to Moodle, email me and I can send you on the steps involved.
Watch the short tutorial below on Managing your LibrarySearch results