Library Service During Coronavirus Closure FAQ
A. On instruction of the government, the physical library will be closed from 6:00pm on Thursday 12th of March to Sunday 19th of April in order to minimise further the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please monitor emails from the College and main social media channels for further updates. More information at https://students.dbs.ie/news
While you will not be able to visit the library in person, we are committed to providing the best possible service during this period of time. We have a wide range of online resources and you will still be able to get in touch with the library staff. Please see the rest of this FAQ for more detail.
A. During the closure you can contact us with your library queries in two ways:
We will be available on our Ask-a-librarian webchat which can be accessed from any page of the library website (https://library.dbs.ie/)
Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
While the physical library will be closed the library staff will be maintaining our usual opening hours:
Monday to Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
In the event of extended closure, Library staff will also be available to attend to any online queries on the following Sundays and Bank Holidays:
Sunday 5th April
Friday 10th April
Sunday 12th April
Monday 13th April
Sunday 19th April
Sunday 26th April
Sunday 3rd May
Monday 4th May
A. Details of how to access library resources off-campus are available at https://libguides.dbs.ie/shibboleth. We have a wide range of resources which allow access to journal articles, eBooks and more. If you have difficulty accessing any of the resources please get in touch.
A. The library has created a series of guides for each subject area. These can be found under the Subject Guides tab on the top of any page of the library website. You can also access the subject guides through by clicking here. These guides contain lists and links to ebooks, databases, online journals, web resources and past exam papers as well as information on referencing.
A. You can search for ebooks by using the library catalogue. Go to the library homepage and select catalogue only, and then type what you are looking for into the search bar. When you are brought to the search results, select eLibrary under Holding Libraries on the left hand side. This will limit your results to only eBooks.
When you see a book that you would like to read, select: click here for ebook
DBS Library has two main ebook providers: EBSCO and Dawsonera.
If you are brought to this page:
Select Irish Edugate Federation as seen in the above image. After this, select Dublin Business School from the list of institutions. You will then be brought to a login page and can login with your student number and password.
If you are brought to this page:
Select Shibboleth Login. You will then be brought to a page with a drop down menu. Select Dublin Business School. You will then be brought to a login page and can login with your student number and password.
A. Please send any eBook suggestions to email@example.com, using “eBook suggestion” in the subject line of the email. If your request is not available as an eBook we will notify you and let you know about alternative titles available.
We are not ordering print books at this time. Requests for print books will be dealt with on our return.
A. You can find examples of past final year projects and Masters dissertations through our online repository eSource. All dissertations on eSource have received a grade of 60% or higher. If you come across a dissertation that is restricted access, please contact the library and we will send you a copy to your student email. Unfortunately due to copyright restrictions, you will not be able to obtain a copy of any dissertation from 2010 or earlier.
A. The library classes have been recorded and are available online here: https://libguides.dbs.ie/library-classes-online
You can also view our online referencing guide here: https://libguides.dbs.ie/skills/referencing
If after viewing these resources you have any queries on referencing please do not hesitate to get in touch with the library staff through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Ask-a-Librarian webchat, available on every page of the library website.
A. Students looking for help with referencing, finding information and using the library resources can book an online Library Skills Session delivered through Skype. These Skype classes can help you with:
Evaluating Information - How to decide if the information found freely on the web is an academic source or not.
Finding Information - How to search and retrieve information from the databases that the college subscribes to.
Applying Information - How to incorporate the information found into assignments via direct quotes, summarising and paraphrasing.
Acknowledging Information - How to reference the information used in assignments and how to avoid plagiarism.
A. Students looking for help with research methods for their postgraduate dissertation can book an online session by clicking the button below
Research Methodology Support is aimed at helping you on aspects of your postgraduate dissertation such as:
Refining the research question and objectives.
Choosing the correct methodological approach.
Designing your questionnaire/interview.
A.You can renew your books online by clicking on the My Library tab at the top of any page on the library website and then selecting Renew My Library Books. You can then login with your Moodle details. Or you can simply clink here.
For more information on how to access your library account click here.
A. No. No fines will accrue to any books on loan during the closed period.
A. You can pay your library fines by going here: https://www.dbs.ie/OnlinePayments/Pages/MakePayment.aspx
However the library will not be able to process your fines until the physical library reopens. You will still see your fines on your library account. You will not accrue any new fines during the library closure.
A. If you are returning home abroad and have library books that you need to return, we ask that you return them through post. The books can be sent to:
13/14 Aungier St,
If you are returning books through post, please let us know either through email (email@example.com) or through the Ask-a-Library webchat. If you are not heading abroad, you should simply wait until the physical library reopens.
A. For updates surrounding exams, students should check https://students.dbs.ie/news
This will be updated frequently with news of your exams. Students should also check their student email. If you have any further queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your course director.
A. Past exam papers can be accessed by going to the eLibrary tab on the top of any page of the library website and selecting Exam Papers. Or you can simply click here.