The Library subscribes to a number of print journals in the area of Science. Journals are often a source of the most current information on a topic and are arranged in subject order like books using Dewey shelf numbers:
Nature shelved at 500.9
The current year’s journals are located in Stack 19 on the ground floor beside the Reference collection. The most recent issue is shelved facing outwards and back issues are stored under the angled display shelf.
Except for the current year, back issues of journals are shelved in the Journal Archive Stacks #12 - 16 on the Ground Floor. These are also arranged in Dewey Decimal Classification System order.
Journals may not be borrowed but articles maybe photocopied (subject to Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000).
Some print journals allow online access as part of the subscription. The link for online access is incorporated into the library catalogue record for the particular journal title.
Open Access journals offer unrestricted access to published research work. Some of the major open access services related to Science are listed below:
Bentham Open: Science - publishes a range of peer-reviewed, open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major areas of science, medicine, technology and social sciences.
Biomed Central - Biomed Central publishes 300 peer-reviewed journals giving access to research in science, technology, engineering and medicine.
eLife - eLife is an open-access journal that publishes research in the life and biomedical sciences. eLife was founded in 2011 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust
Apart from the print journals to which the library subscribes, there are over 30,000 journals, newspaper and magazine titles available in full-text to IT Carlow users via subscriptions to online databases. Off-campus access to these resources is also available to all staff and registered students of the Institute.
To do a one-stop online search of these resources users can use Search and Find : Online Resources. Using Basic or Advanced searching, users can browse for relevant material,
Users can also browse the listing of available resources by discipline through this Discovery service.
For more detailed information on using Search and Find : Online Resources, please see our Search and Find : Online Resources (EDS) Guide.