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Applied Social Care: Support & Training

A guide for students of Social Care

Need Help?

Visit us in person and introduce yourself at the library desk or ask any member of staff.

You can phone us on 094  9043146


Training Sessions

Groups training sessions are organised by lecturers with library staff.  However students are welcome to organise group training directly with library staff.  Just call to the Library Desk, phone 0949043146 or email

Drop-in training sessions usually take place in both the first and second term.  No need to book, just turn up.  These sessions are well advertised on library and departmental noticeboards, the library facebook page and by text and email also.

One to one help is part of the library's day to day service so please ask for help when needed.

  • Training sessions take place in the Library Training/Group Study Room on the first floor.
  • When not in use for training students may book it for group project work and to practice presentations.  The room is equipped with an LCD screen, PC and  a whiteboard (please ask for markers at the library desk).  Click here to book the Group Study Room.

Library Training on offer to GMIT students and staff

Training in the library

The library offers a range of training sessions to students and staff:


  • Library Induction Tour
    Getting started: how to checkout material, use the computers / printers, library facilities and general information.  Learn where your print material is located and see a quick demonstration of how to find books and online material including exam papers.  This session is scheduled for all First Year students during Induction month.


  • Information Skills Training

Introduction to eResources  

This is aimed at our first year students or offered as a refresher to continuing years.  It's purpose is to introduce students to our range of databases, ejournals, ebooks and websites which will be useful to them during their course of study at GMIT.   

eResource Training

This is aimed at our continuing students, particularly those in third and fourth year.  It's purpose is to build on the introductory   session, to find the best resources to meet your needs, to provide research tips, and give pointers on Referencing and Citation.

  • EndNote Online                                                                                                            
    Creating accounts and using software for organising research, references and compiling bibliographies


To Book a Session?

Call to the library desk, phone 094 9043146, or email

If you are unable to attend a library session, please note that many of our tutorials are available online, including Searching Online Databases and Setting up an EndNote Account.

All of our online tutorials are available on the Library's YouTube channel.

Academic Writing Centre (AWC)

The Academic Writing Centre is housed in the library Group Study room. There are eight half hour one-to-one sessions per week. 

The Centre offers focused academic writing tuition to students at all levels, in all years. 

Find out more and pre-book on the library website here.

Your Subject Librarian

Galway 091-742785 | CCAM 091-745409
Mayo 094-9043146 | Letterfrack 091-742666