The Glucksman Library in the University of Limerick 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 Research Services Department and the Faculty Librarians.
Research Services Department
Check the Library Events Calendar for upcoming training. You can contact us to request consultations or training.
There are many appropriate resources that you can use to find relevant information to allow you to conduct your research and publish its outcomes. The Library website (www.ul.ie/library) contains links to important databases (see below). The UL Institutional Repository (ULIR) contains the University’s research publications and other research outputs.
The Library Search allows you to search for physical items in the Library but also searches most of the library's electronic resources as well as publications in the ULIR.
IReL is very pleased to announce our latest open access agreement from January 2020 to December 2022, whereby all accepted articles from UL and other IReL member corresponding authors will be immediately open access upon publication. Articles will be shared under a CC-BY license and authors will retain copyright.
In addition, the agreement will expand the access to subscription content available to IReL members, from 12 titles to all 27 subscription titles from the date they were first published.
A transformative Open Access agreement between IReL and ACM allows unlimited and unrestricted access to the ACM Digital Library for UL students and staff, and Open Access publication in ACM journals, conference proceedings and magazines at no cost to UL authors.
To facilitate a transition to OA, IReL and Elsevier have agreed a deal which covers Article Processing charges (APCs) for 70% of UL-authored articles published in Elsevier journals.
Keeping up-to-date and current with research in your field can be very challenging. It is useful to set up accounts for any database you use regularly such as Web of Science and Scopus. This allows you to save searches and articles and keep track of your literature searching. You can also set up email alerts or RSS feeds for searches to keep you up to date with any new articles that match the search criteria. Table of content (TOC) alerts for journals can also be set up in email and RSS formats (see www.journaltocs.ac.uk to set up TOC alerts).
The slides from the Realising Your Research Value workshop on "Finding Research Information & Keeping Up-To-Date" are available below.