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Learning & Innovation Skills




Welcome to the subject page for Learning & Innovation Skills.

Our subject pages provide students and staff with key information about the breadth of our collections and how they can support research and learning. Your subject page is a starting point for those studying or teaching Learning & Innovation Skills. It provides access to a number of sources of information and services targeted towards this module.

Learning & Innovation Skills Tutorial: How to Use the Online Library

Other Library Tutorials


Finding items in the library and online:



Each book that GMIT library acquires is assigned a Dewey number that identifies its subject matter. This number can be found on the spine of the book. As Dewey is a numerical system the books are arranged on the shelves in numerical order.

Most main lending books (1 week and 2 renewals) for your subject are located on the first floor. Search MultiSearch to find out what books we have or browse the shelves at the relevant number. Here are some of the main shelfmark numbers for chemistry and related topics.

If we do not stock a book that is on your recommended reading list or you think we should have extra copies of core reading materials please let us know by filling out this form and we will do our best to acquire the items requested.

The following is an outline of the Dewey numbers that are relevant to science.

Broad Outline

Specific Numbers






Higher Education











Thought and Thinking

Creative Thinking

Teaching Methods

Study Skills

Open Learning

Standard English Usage

Time Management

001-499 and 700-999 are held on the Ground Floor / 500-699 are held on the First Floor


Summary of Collections

Desk Reserve
For use in the library for a maximum of three hours per patron. A fine of 50c per hour or part thereof is incurred if a book is not returned on time, items cannot be renewed.
Students can borrow these books for one week. Books can be renewed twice if they have not been requested by other patrons.
Government Publications
Materials in this section are for viewing in the library only. They are boxed according to their prearranged number within alphabetically labeled boxes.
Reference material is for viewing in the library only. You will find an array of language dictionaries, thesaurus and encyclopedias in this section.
Short Loan (1day loan)
Books that are in high demand can only be borrowed for 24 hours. These items cannot be renewed, items that are returned late incure a fine of 20c per hour or part thereof. Short loan books are shelved at Desk Reserve.



A journal is an academic magazine published on a regular basis. It contains articles written by experts in a particular field of study.

Journals are a good source of up-to-date information or local information. Browse regularly to keep up with new developments in your subject or industry.

All of our journals can be found through MultiSearch. Journals are available in print and electronic format.

Where can I find them in the library?

Journals from the current year are on the Ground Floor behind the stairs. They are arranged in subject order using the same shelf numbering system as the books.
For example: 500 Science 500.9 Nature 572 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

Older issues of journals are held on the journal shelves on each floor.
Journals with shelf numbers 001-499 and 700-999 are on the Ground Floor
Journals with shelf numbers 500-699 are on the First Floor

Online journals and journal articles

The quickest way to find journal articles is online. Search the eJournal listings to find out what journals you have access to through the library's subscriptions.

In short, to find both print and online journals and articles use MultiSearch, or use the eJournal listings to find online journal titles available through our subscriptions.



The library databases are online collections of journal articles and other documents on various subjects.

Where can I find them?

You will find them on the library homepage.

Most of the library databases are searchable using the Multisearch search box on the library website. Some databases are not searchable here, in this case you use the databases link to go directly to a specific database.

When you find the article or document you want, click on its title. This will bring you into the database where you can view or print the article.