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A class number is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library. This number may also be referred to as the ‘Shelf number’, ‘Call number’ or ‘Dewey number’. We use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to arrange books and other library materials by subjects. Because books are classified by subject, you can find related books on the same shelf, or nearby.
To see how the Dewey Decimal Classification System works view the OCLC Multimedia Tour.
So first do a journal title search for the periodical in the Library Catalogue. For example, select Journal Title, type in the title of the journal, and click Search. We may have the article available in hard copy or electronically. If we have the article in hard copy check the shelf number, and holdings information. Go to the shelf number assigned and read or photocopy the article required.
Electronically available journals may be viewed via the “Access online Resource” link from the catalogue record or by searching one of our databases. For some publications, only recent articles are available in full text online. Please note that the full text of older articles may only be available in print, although citations for the articles may be available electronically.
If you fail to find the article required in the manner mentioned you will have to request the article using our Document Supply Service.
Most search pages have an option to restrict your search to “full text” articles. For example, you can specify that you are only looking for full text by clicking beside “Search only my subscribed journals”
In Science Direct, we full text access to journal articles back to 1997. If the database is trying to charge you for a article after you have logged in with your GMIT credentials, the full text is not available to you within the database you are searching. If you think you should be able to get the full text of an article but are not, please contact Kathryn Briggs on 091-742784
This error could happen if you:
- Press the back button after logging into a resource, or
- Are not in GMIT and have used the wrong login credentials (please ensure you are using your GMIT email address and network password)
- Try to search from a page that has been open for a long time without activity
- Open multiple links to library resources in new browser tabs without signing in to any of them
- If you are using session urls that are not static (i.e. if you saved a set of results from the library using the address bar and not the permalink)
Sometimes saved information in a browser or an old bookmark can cause these errors. Try to clear your browser’s cache and cookies or use another browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer).
To clear the cache:
- At the top of the “Clear browsing data” window, click Advanced.
- Select the following: Browsing history. Download history. Cookies and other site data. Cached images and files. …
- Click CLEAR DATA.
- Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.
Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 (Win) – Clearing Cache and Cookies
- Select Tools (via the Gear Icon) > Safety > Delete browsing history…. …
- Make sure to uncheck Preserve Favourites website data and check both Temporary Internet Files and Cookies then click Delete.
- You will get a confirmation at the bottom of the window once it has successfully cleared your cache and cookies.
- From the History menu, select Clear Recent History. …
- From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
- Next to “Details”, click the down arrow to choose which elements of the history to clear; to clear your entire cache, select all items.
Once you have cleared the cache, start a new search from library.gmit.ie. and be sure to update any bookmarks you may have been using.
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