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The Library provides access to all sorts of information resources to support your learning and research. You can search all of our collections through the Library Catalogue, or learn more about different types of information resources below.
Find out about what Library services you can avail of, take our 360 Library tour and navigate your way around the Library. Each section includes a description of services available and allows you to become familiar with the Library before you visit us.
When you are ready to publish your research, you will want to identify and target the most appropriate and high quality journals in your field. The quality of a journal is dependent upon a number of variants and is often defined by the field you are working in. Your supervisor and research colleagues are obvious sources of information on the most appropriate journals to target.
Your literature review will also have revealed journals which are publishing related research.
This page gives an overview of tools to evaluate journals, with a dropdown menu containing more detail on peer review and impact factors.
Peer-Review is the most important measure of journal quality. Use Ulrichsweb, a directory of more than 300,000 periodicals, to identify peer-reviewed journals.
See this section of the guide for more information:
The membership list for the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. OASPA promotes “a uniform definition of OA publishing, best practices for maintaining and disseminating OA scholarly communications, and ethical standards.”
Think Check Submit Checklist
Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted
journals for their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as NUI Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.
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