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.
- Using the Library
Find your way
Find out about what Library services you can avail of, take our 360 degree 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.
- We Can Help
We're here to help
Library staff provide support, help, and training to enable you to get to grips with the literature of your subject and the Library's resources.
- Digital Scholarship
The Library welcomes opportunities to advance our Digital Scholarship. Our areas of contribution include content, technology, infrastructure, partnership and the practice-based expertise in our team.
- Open Scholarship
The Library supports the practice of research, education and knowledge exchange to enable open collaboration and learning.
FAIR Data & Open Outputs
Research data can be defined as the recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings. FAIR data offers many benefits to scholarship. It increases the visibility of research results, it is citable thanks to digital object identifiers (DOIs) and it encourages the reuse of your data for new research questions and for verification purposes. FAIR data is research data (including code) that is:
Respecting privacy and other ethical implications the guideline for data is “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”!
Pillar at University of Galway
The Library and other stakeholders at the University of Galway support best practice of Research Data Management (RDM). The Library guidance includes information about Data Management Plans, typical data-related activities undertaken in the research data lifecycle as well as how to find and cite data.
Be also aware of the Research Data Management Policy at the University of Galway.