Online Support

Online Support during library closure

DCU Library is closed until further notice due to Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, more information here.

DCU Library offers a huge range of online resources, available 24/7 from our website. 
     To access these you will be prompted to enter your DCU username and password. 

EBooks, Open Education Resources (OERs), open textbooks

The Library provides access to thousands of ebooks, many of them core texts - watch Video here on how to access

List of Open books, textbooks and educational resources that supplement our own collections free of charge
  - available HERE

Journal Articles

You don't need to be physically in the Library to access journal articles! Journal articles, like books, are rich sources of good quality, peer-reviewed information. Search any topic by keyword, see what you get back...

You can search across several databases at once using the FindArticles tab on library website - watch Video here 


... if you know the database you wish to search, choose from the A-Z Databases tab on library website - watch Video here 

A-Z journals

If you have a reference to a particular journal article you'd like to read (perhaps it's on a reading list, or you found it on a reference list or bibliography), it's easy to check if you can access it using the A-Z of Journals tab on the library website
- watch Video here 

Finding Articles behind a paywall
If you're finding journal articles but are being asked to pay for access to them, it's possible you aren't being associated with subscriptions the Library has paid for. Check out our Quick Guide to checking for access to what you need.

LETS - Library e-tutorial for students

If you would like to further develop your research skills, take a look at our LETS tutorials.
Designed to help you to locate, evaluate and use information ethically and effectively LETS includes tutorials on: Locating books and articles from your reading lists; Searching Databases; Effective Search Techniques; What is plagiarism? And how to avoid it; and How to cite and reference. 

Library Classes Online

Citing & Referencing and Zotero classes are now available via  Zoom.
View Classes & Workshops page for dates, times and Zoom session ID.

Subject guides

Our Subject Guides are designed to help you delve into your subject by bringing together great resources available through the library and the web and also contact details for your Subject Librarian. 

Subject Librarians

If you need specialist help during our library closure please contact your Subject Librarian who are answering emails
from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. 

 Faculty / SchoolLibrarianSubject Guides
Business SchoolRonan Cox

P: 700 7352
Institute of Education
School of Arts Education & Movement
School of Human Development
School of Inclusive & Special Education
School of Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education
School of Policy & Professional Practice
School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies

Sue Miller

P: 884 2172 (Cregan)

Faculty of Engineering & Computing 
School of Computing
School of Electronic Engineering
School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering 

Lisa Callaghan

P: 700 8247

Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences 
School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
School of Communications
School of Law & Government    

Alex Kouker

P: 700 5206

Law & Government

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Fiontar and Scoil na Gaeilge
School of English
School of History & Geography
School of Theology, Philosophy & Music

Victoria Smyth

P: 700 8327 (O'Reilly)
    884 2179 (Cregan)

Gaeilge  /  As Bearla
Geography          History
Music                  Philosophy
Sociology          Theology

Faculty of Science & Health
School of Biotechnology
School of Chemical Sciences
School of Mathematical Sciences
School of Physical Sciences

Geraldine McNamara

P: 700 8744

Chemical Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Phyiscal Sciences

Faculty of Science & Health
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health
School of Psychology
School of Health & Human Performance

Celine Campbell
Celine is currently on leave
Phone: 01 70055028

Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health
Health & Human Performance

DCU Connected - Online Education 
Humanities Programmes

Victoria Smyth

P: 700 8327 (O'Reilly)
    884 2179 (Cregan)

DCU Connected - Online Education 
IT & Postgraduate Programmes

Ronan Cox

P: 700 7352