EBrary

The library has access to Academic Complete, a growing e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas.

Have a look at the eBray Quick Start video at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/flash/QuickStart/ - (this will few seconds to load).

There is also a one-page Quick Guide, which can be found online at -http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/en/Quick_Guides/Quick_Guide.pdf

How EBrary works


ebrary facilitates research and document exploration. Use the powerful search capabilities to gradually narrow your focus by specifying subjects, keywords, authors, publishers, publication years, or other information available for the documents.

At any time, you can explore the search results.
  • View the document's table of contents, and see a ranking based on the relevance of your search term(s) in each chapter.
  • Open the document in an ebrary reader to explore and read the document.
  • Search the document from a ebrary reader for additional terms.
  • Copy text.
  • Print pages.
  • Save citations to RefWorks or EndNote.
  • If you sign in, you can highlight text, add notes, and organize information on your personal bookshelf into folders.

You can use the tabs across the top of the ebrary window for navigation:
  • Info provides information specific to your library system.
  • Search holds the latest search results and provides search tools and a search history.
  • QuickView displays the latest document in the ebrary QuickView Reader for reading, printing, copying, and annotating.
  • Bookshelf contains documents you have annotated. You can organize the documents into folders.

For users with accessibility issues, ebrary supports Accessibility Mode. The Accessibility Mode page describes how to turn on Accessibility mode and how the operations change when you use Accessibility mode. This Help system describes the system with Accessibility turned off.

The ebrary QuickView reader display does not include documents text that can be read by screen readers (such as JAWS). This is true even if you have selected accessibility mode.

  1. Inform your librarian that you are visually impaired and that you want direct access to the text of ebrary documents with your screen reader.Your librarian will contact support@ebrary.com and request screen reader access for you.
  2. After ebrary support staff has modified your account, log in with your user name.
When you choose to display a document in QuickView, the document content becomes available to the screen reader and can be traversed with the screen reader commands you are accustomed to.

Before you begin, check your browser for the following:
  • JavaScript is enabled.
  • Cookies are enabled.
  • Pop-ups are allowed for *.ebrary.com.
If you use firewall or security software, you might need to modify your configuration to prevent the software from blocking ebrary.

This help system discusses ebrary topics such as installing, searching, and annotating documents. The ebrary Unity Reader has its own Help system, accessible from the InfoTools menu or from the question mark (?) in the lower-left corner of the window.


EBSCOhost Portal


The EBSCOhost® Portal comprises a number of databases

Academic Source® Premier (ASP)
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.


Business Source® Premier (BSP)
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost®.
PsycARTICLES
PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in
psychology. The database contains approximately 150,000 articles from over 70 journals published by the APA, and its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association and Hogrefe Publishing Group.


http://www.iadt.ie/en/InformationServices/Accessinglyndacom/

The PsycINFO , database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health. It contains approximately 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with DOIs for over 1.4 million records. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to present, includes international material selected from around 2,400 periodicals in dozens of languages.
Regional Business NewsThis database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
UK/Ireland Reference Centre
The UK/Ireland Reference Centre combines British & Irish sources (including: magazines, newspapers, and reference books) with international sources to create the most complete collection of full-text research publications for UK/Irish public libraries. The Encyclopedia of Britain and the Encyclopedia of Ireland are included in this collection.
Help Using EBSCOhost® Portal - Your Personal Research Assistant
Create highly-targeted searches with tools within EBSCOhost, which are unavailable from large web search engines and find relevant results from scholarly journals and other reliable sources.

Visual and Image Collection
There is a large database of visual images/image collection. The images can be searched under the following image type


  • a. Photos of people
  • b. Historical photos
  • c. Natural Science Photos
  • d. Maps
  • e. Photos of places
  • f. Flags


Alert! - Need articles from a specific journal? Looking for articles of six pages or more about a topic? Through the available My EBSCOhost feature, you can set up search and journal alerts according to your specifications. You will then receive automatic E-mails when new materials are available to match your particular research interests.


Easily share information with students or colleagues. Simply copy the persistent link provided for any given article and pass it along to others that you feel would benefit from reading the same information. As long as they are authorized users of BSP, they can simply click on the link to receive immediate access to the article.


You can use the online video tutorials at: http://support.epnet.com/training/tutorials.php

Anything else I need know?

The portal offers the facility to search visually e.g. you can search for the term Global Warming and you are then able to collect the articles by dragging and dropping. You can choose to sort the results in blocks or clusters. Further information available at: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/visual?vid=3&hid=2&sid=d16c8eec-38da-404d-8fe2-ee48c1d3d238%40sessionmgr103

For access within IADT Search EBSCOhost

For further login details and passwords when required, please contact the Issue Desk in the LILRC – Email: infolib@iadt.ie Tel: 01 239 4637






Project Muse
New Project MUSE Web Interface is Live - 2015 Update

Project MUSE's new interface, featuring book and journal content integrated on a single platform, is up and running at muse.jhu.edu. Over 12,000 scholarly book titles from nearly 70 distinguished university presses and related publishers can now be located and browsed along with the content from MUSE's more than 500 respected journals. Further, new 2012 book titles will soon begin appearing on MUSE, simultaneously with their release in print.

Highlights of the new interface include:

- Faceted searching, with options to filter search results by content type (book or journal), subject area, author, and language of publication

- Enhanced browsing by subject area, title, or publisher, across books and journals or filtered by content type

- Search box on each page of the site, with predictive search terms

- New access icons to help users clearly identify content to which they have paid access, free sample content, and open access content

Until January 31, search results will default to displaying all relevant results from both books and journals, to encourage discovery of the depth and breadth of new content now available on MUSE. Users at institutions which have purchased or subscribed to book collections on MUSE will have full-text access to content from those collections. Users may choose to pre-filter searches to just journals or just books, using the drop-down menu that accompanies the search box on every page. They may also use the new search facets to filter their search results by content type, and to only content for which they have full-text access.

Beginning February 1, search results will default to only content to which the searcher has full-text access. Users will then have the option to toggle the search to show all available books and journals relevant to a search, if desired.



Two video tutorials for searching and browsing within the new interface are available:

Search Books and Journals on Project MUSE - http://youtu.be/Bhldo-sLktk

Browse Books and Journals on Project MUSE - http://youtu.be/qrR9wM-R2dM