The Library is a modern, engaging, comfortable space for studying, researching and learning. It plays a central role in supporting the Further Education and Training (FET) courses on offer at the Institute. It provides a gateway to necessary resources you will need for your chosen FET course. In addition, it offers access to print and electronic information together with books, journals, magazines – on subjects relevant to Monaghan Institute learners.
The library is specially designed to provide enhanced daylight levels, double height study space and has been acoustically treated in order to provide our learners with a modern, spacious and quiet study/research space. A breakout social area is located immediately outside the library where learners can get refreshments and access Wi-Fi in a modern setting.
Library staff are available to assist and guide you on finding the best resources and on efficiently using the managed print service which is available to learners. Learners can access Wi-Fi on portable devices or use any of the available PC’s for research and study purposes.
Access to the library is available to all registered learners and your student ID card is also your Library card. The ID card is chipped to facilitate learners borrowing/returning books, printing and photocopying; you should have your ID card with you when you visit the library.
Library Opening Hours
Monday – Friday from 9am until 3pm
Browse the Library Catalogue 24/7
The Online Library is available 24/7. Students can make book reservations and check book availability using this facility. It is a valuable resource to students offering on-demand, instant access to the complete text of thousands of best-in-class online books, book summaries, audiobooks, research reports and best practices. Collections represent sources in business, technology, engineering, finance and more.
Referencing and Plagiarism
- An introduction to the topic of Referencing and Plagiarism is available here. This presentation explains plagiarism, citation, primary research, secondary research, using sources and bibliography.
- The following link shows Examples of Referencing in the Harvard Style organised by the source, in-text citation and reference.
- View this link for examples on how to use sources/references in direct and indirect quotations.
- View this link for an example of a completed Harvard Bibliography.
- DkIT have produced a detailed document entitled “Guide to Harvard Referencing” or view their online introduction here.
- A Referencing Handbook for the Further Education and Training Sector has been developed by ETBI.
- This video from CMETB TEL shows instructions on how to use Microsoft Word for Harvard Referencing.
Academic Writing and Academic Integrity
- Download and read the Academic Writing Handbook for Learners in the Further Education and Training (FET) Sector.
- A Learner’s Guide to Academic Integrity this resource has been produced by ETBI, for learners enrolled in FET programmes and aims to introduce the principles of academic integrity.