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Research Support: Research Support

SETU Carlow Library's guide to assist researchers with all aspects of the research process from finding information to maximising impact.

5 Ways to Increase the Impact of your Research!

% ways to increase the impact of your research poster

Increase the impact of your research by:
1. Publishing in high impact journals
2. Collaborating with other researchers
3. Ensuring your research is easily identifiable
4. Increasing the visibility of your research outputs
5. Communicating & promoting your research


I would like to thank the University of Limerick for their permission to use content from their guide:

Research Training Sessions

Browse the calendar and book in for upcoming training sessions.   

Research Support at IT Carlow Library

IT Carlow Library supports researchers in many different ways, including via the provision of quality research materials including books, e-journals and databases. In addition, there are a number of librarians that can help support your research including the Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian, the Deputy Librarian and the Liaison Librarians.

Services the Library provides include:

  • Providing training and support on bibliometrics including journal impact measures, h-index and altmetrics
  • Providing support on measuring your research impact and tracking your citations
  • Advising on how to increase the visibility of your research and maximise the impact of your research
  • Advising on open access publishing including funding agency policies
  • Advising on author/publisher copyright permissions regarding open access publishing
  • Providing training and support on the use of SETU Carlow Institutional Repository


The Library regularly run Research Workshops for academic staff, research postgraduates and other researchers on topics such as:

  • Effective searching
  • How to maximise your research impact
  • Research data management
  • Choosing a suitable journal for your paper
  • EndNote​

Please check back later for dates of upcoming workshops.

Lifelong Learning & Research Services Librarian

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Breda Connell
+353 (0)59 9175776
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Liaison Librarians

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Business and Humanities

Brigid Carey  |  Ext. 5763  |  Email:

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Engineering

Rónán Lynch  |  Ext. 5761  |  Email:

Liaison Librarian to Faculty of Science

Simon Perry  |  Ext. 5766  |  Email: