Find out how to find information in various formats from different tools.
Use the library website to search for books, ebooks, journal articles, exam papers, opening hours, subject support and more.
When you find the item you want on the website, if it’s a physical item you’ll see its shelf/class number; this will help you find the book in your campus library. If it’s an online item (e.g. ebooks) simply click on the link to read it online (login with you GMIT email address and network password).
Tools for Finding Information
Search + Find
Use Search + Find to search the library’s print and online collections for books, ebooks, journal and newspaper articles, theses, DVDs and more.
Search by keyword, author, title, ISBN, etc. Use the options on the left of the screen to narrow your search. Locate physical items using the class number provided or, view online items by clicking on the link (login with you GMIT email address and network password).
Search a specific database from the A-Z listing. Databases are collections of journals, articles, reports and conference papers, typically arranged by subject for research and study.
Search electronic or digital versions of books which can be read online or downloaded to a handheld device.
Search for electronic journals by title or browse by discipline for up-to-date information in your subject area.
Browse the past four years of exam papers.
Find articles and other material held in Institutional Repositories.
Discover information on your subject area; the best databases, internet links and other resources for your subject.
Search across a wide range of academic literature and discover scholarly sources that exist on your subject. Once you discover these sources, you’ll want to get them. You can configure Google Scholar to allow automatic access to GMIT Libraries’ subscription.
Browse the Shelves
GMIT Libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system for arranging books and other library items so that they can be easily found. Here is an outline of how we have arranged our books on the shelves. Remember we have thousands of books on particular subjects so browsing may take some time. Also, books in high demand are most likely to be out on loan, thus, shelf browsing may be more useful for fiction items (shelved in alphabetical order) rather than for research purposes.
Search for information such as opening hours on the website.
Make the most of library staff, we know our way around the library so can help you find items on the shelves or show you how to access them online. Our knowledge and expertise can make finding information much easier.
If you come across a source that is not available through us, we may be able to get it for you through our Document Supply service. Or maybe you think the resource would be a good addition to our collection? If so, you can suggest it for purchase.