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Starting your research at the James Hardiman Library: Introduction

Starting your research - books on research proposals

If you are embarking on a new piece of research, or working on an ongoing project, the library can support you in ensuring that all the research related information resources you need (including online resources, journals, books etc) are available to you.

See a selective listing from our catalogue of Books on Research Proposal preparation available in the Library

 

 

 

 

 

The Grant Writer's Handbook's companion website, featuring regularly updated resources and helpful links, can be found at www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/grant-writers-handbook/

Sourcing funding

The Research Office publishes details of current funding opportunities on its website. The Research Accounting Office can help and advise with matters such as obtaining funding, costing your research proposal etc.

The Graduate Studies Office and the Career Development Centre also advertise postgraduate funding opportunities from time to time.

Research Professional is a database for sourcing current international funding opportunities. To get the most from this resource including alerting features, you should create a personal account with Research Professional and login each time you use it. See how to access the site below.

How to access Research Professional

 

When you access researchprofessional.com, you will either be asked to log in, or if you are

using a computer on campus at NUIG, given Guest Access:

 

• Log in: If you already have an account, enter your username and password. This will

appear when using a computer off campus.

 

• Guest Access: You will be taken directly to the homepage. When accessing the site using

campus access you will be able to browse the content, but will be prompted to log in if

attempting to save your work or access personalised information.

When using Guest Access, you also have the option to:

 

• Register: You can create a personal account by selecting the ‘Register’ button shown at

the top of the page.

Note: You must be on campus and use your NUI Galway email address to register. Once you register, you may then log in anywhere and you have the option to change the email address.

Research Professional online training

 

See this short tutorial on how to search the funding database, or sign up for one of the online webinars: 

Webinar Training
Once a month Research Professional run a 60 minute online training broadcast, aimed at introducing users to the basics of creating and configuring their personal accounts on Research Professional, as well as introducing them to the features of the platform. Sessions can be viewed from your own computer, and you will be able to ask questions via text chat. To register for a session, just follow the link (given below) for your desired date. Each session will run between 10.00am and 11.00am (GMT):

13th June 2017

11th July 2017

8th August 2017

12th September 2017

10th October 2017

Suggesting books for the library

Some funds may be available for the purchasing of research support resources, such as books, new journal subscriptions and/or online resources for new and existing research units. 

To recommend new purchases for the Library, please use this link.

 

Training Calendar

‚ÄčThe Library offers regular training events. Check our list of events or use the calendar below:

 

Funding talk presented by Prof. David Finn May 2017

How do I links

How Do I?

Quick answers to your most frequently asked questions. Find out how to find a book, access resources off campus or pay a fine.

Using our services from home

You can access all of the Library's resources from off-campus.

NB Scopus is the only database which has particular requirements for off campus access. See this link for how to access Scopus from off-campus: http://libguides.library.nuigalway.ie/ScopusRegistration

Other library guides

A full range of library guides for researchers is being developed. Browse our library guides BY SUBJECT and - 

See list below and the Support for Researchers webpages for lots more useful resources and links.