Each book, journal, DVD and other items in the library have a call number. A call number is like an address; it tells us where the book is located in the library. This number may also be referred to as the ‘Shelf number’ or ‘Dewey number’. We use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to arrange books and other library materials by subject. Because books are classified by subject, you can find related books on the same shelf or nearby. To see how the Dewey Decimal Classification System works, view the OCLC Multimedia Tour.
There are a few options available. First, do a journal title search for the periodical in the library catalogue. For example, select Journal Title, type in the title of the journal, and click Search. We may have the article available in hard copy or electronically. If we have the article in hard copy, check the bay number and holdings information. Go to the bay number assigned and read or photocopy the article required. Electronic journals may be viewed via the “Access online Resource” link from the catalogue record or by searching one of our databases. For some publications, only recent articles are available in fulltext online. Please note that the fulltext of older articles may only be available in print, although citations for the articles may be available electronically. If you fail to find the article required in the manner mentioned, you will have to request the article by Inter Library Loans.
Yes, if you have an internet connection. Your student username and password allows you to use all the services on the library catalogue, including accessing the databases from home. Please see a member of the library staff if you need assistance.
Most of the databases that the library subscribes to are combination databases (some articles are available in full text, others only have citations and abstracts). Most search pages have an option to restrict your search to “full text” articles.
On the desktop, select the box called Print Quota. This will prompt the SafeQ Login for ATU Donegal. Enter your student number eg. (L00123456) and pin number eg. (Xxxxxx.99). Click Deposit Money from €3.00-€40.00 using a debit/credit card only. The credited amount is linked to the student card which can be swiped when using the printing/photocopying facility. If you have no student card to print with, select the “Generate Pin” option. This will generate a 5 digit pin which can be entered into the printer/copier to allow printing/copying.