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Making the change to working at home
For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis students will be engaging with online learning and research.
Use this guide to find advice on doing your research from home and on finding alternative sources of information.
It includes tips for learning online which will hopefully make your move to online learning and research easier.
While the Library building remains closed we can't offer you face-to-face support but be assured that De Chastelain Library staff continue to deliver services to students and colleagues during this time.
We are still working to answer your queries and help you find the resources and support you need.
See our Library homepage for the range of online services available to you.
Check here for updates on extra resources you can access at this time.
Contact us on Library@dkit.ie with any questions - this email is monitored 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.
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