The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is the State Body under the aegis of the Dept. of Health and Children with responsibility for the collection, processing, testing and distribution of blood and blood products in Ireland.
I tend to use Google Scholar for non-medical research e.g. management topics
Use operators intitle: and author:
Avail of Library Links
Under Google Scholar preferences, enter a Library you’re a member of e.g. the IMI in “Library links” box. If that Library has signed up and uploaded it’s holding to Google Scholar- you can see what articles that Library holds.
Free articles in GS often have a link on the right.
Google Alerts notifies you (by email or RSS) about the latest web pages which answer your search criteria.
You need to have a Google account first, set one up at
It is easy to edit and sharpen your alerts account by simply editing your search.
Yahoo is another alerts service, providing similar free alerts
http:// help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/alerts /
Do an advanced search in Google and copy and paste the search string into google alerts. Choose daily or weekly alerts to your email or to a feed. Choice of comprehensive coverage, news, web, blogs etc.
When printing from a website – use the Print Preview option to ensure text is not getting cut off at the right. If it is, highlight the text, and use the print selection option. If this still doesn’t work, best to copy the text and paste into Word.
If a website is blocked by your firewall, go to another version of the site e.g.cached or HTML.
If you’re blocked from opening a web file e.g. a .ppt – saving the file to your PC may allow you to open it.
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