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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.
Sharing your research work is very important in enhancing your impact. This short video from Yale discusses the various ways to share and publicize different parts of the research work, such as manuscripts and data:
Open Access publishing is recognised as an effective way to increase accessibility and therefore visibility of your publications.
The Library helps to maximise the exposure of NUI Galway research, by making the publications of NUI Galway academic staff and researchers openly available through the University's Institutional Repository - ARAN.
"Altmetrics is a way of finding out how many people are engaging with the research you publish online. It focuses on individual articles rather than whole journals or people and gives you a wider and more immediate picture of what's going on that citation counts and other bibliometrics"
Eysenbach, G. (2011). Can tweets predict citations? Metrics of social impact based on Twitter and correlation with traditional metrics of scientific impact. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4), e123-e123. http://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.2012
Conclusions: Tweets can predict highly cited articles within the first 3 days of article publication. Social media activity either increases citations or reflects the underlying qualities of the article that also predict citations, but the true use of these metrics is to measure the distinct concept of social impact. Social impact measures based on tweets are proposed to complement traditional citation metrics. The proposed twimpact factor may be a useful and timely metric to measure uptake of research findings and to filter research findings resonating with the public in real time.
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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