Studying for exams can be very stressful. Here at the Library we can help you prepare:
Need help finding a book or resource to study?
Call to the Library Desk or use EOLAS to find what you need.
What to practice for your tests?
We have samples of exam papers, from all three schools, over the last five years for you to use.
Lost your student id card?
Call to the Library Desk and we'll print you a new one. Don't worry, even if you're not on campus we can issue a new card. Just contact us to organise it.
Academic writing may be a little different from the essays and projects which you did in school.
For a start, they're usually longer and require more than just direct quotes as in in your English essays.
In college, when you refer to something in one of your essays it needs to be referenced.
Referencing is the analogue equivalent of hyperlinks: you show your reader where precisely you obtained the information you are using.
If you don't reference your source of information, or don't admit the idea belongs to someone else, then you have plagiarised someone else's work. This will have an effect on the marks you recieve for your essay.
Past undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate thesis are useful resources when it comes to writing your own dissertation or thesis.
You can read undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate theses in hardcopy in the Library.
We have a new digital platform to host undergraduate dissertations, and will continue to add these as they become available.
There is also a new platform for international undergraduate dissertations available.
Digital copies of postgraduate theses can be found online through Research@Thea, new institutional repository for all the Institutes of Technology in Ireland.