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Academic Search Complete  
Full-text access to more than 8,000 journals (over 7,000 peer-reviewed) and indexing for almost 12,000 covering the following disciplines: business, communications, computer science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, education and nursing.
Coverage: Varies according to title.
Basic Searching  | Advanced Searching  | Creating Journal Alerts | Creating Search Alerts

AccessScience
Encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology – AccessScience authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines 

ACLS Humanities E-Book  
ACLS Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of 3,000 full text e-books from 250 publishers including most humanities disciplines.
Coverage: Varies according to title.

ACM Digital Library  
Citations and full-text access to approximately 95% of all ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) journals, transactions, proceedings and newsletters.
Coverage: 1991 - present.

American Chemical Society (ACS)   
Full-text access to all 53 peer-reviewed titles from the American Chemical Society. Includes archive access to all titles, some as far back as 1879 (Journal of the American Chemical Society).
Coverage: From 1st issue of 1st volume for each title except 'Chemical and Engineering News': 1998 onwards only.

American Institute of Physics (AIP)  
Full text access to 13 AIP journals focusing  on interdisciplinary and applied topics in physics, astronomy and related fields of science and technology.
Coverage: Varies according to title.

American Mathematical Society (AMS)  
Full-text access to nine AMS journals.
Coverage: 1996 to present where available. | Search Tips 

American Medical Association (AMA)  
AMA Journals are among the most widely circulated family of peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. Each journal ranks among the top clinical journals in its respective field in terms of citations. Provides full text access to JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) plus 9 speciality archives journals.
Coverage: Varies according to title

American Physical Society (APS)  
APS strives to 'advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics'. Provides full text access to the 8 APS journals with archival access to all APS titles as far back as 1893 through PROLA (Physical Reviews Online Archive).
Coverage Varies according to title

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  
Full text access to 25 journals published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Analytical Abstracts
Formerly Analytical WebBase. Abstracts for over 3,000 journals in the field of analytical chemistry.
Coverage: 1980 - present.

Annual Reviews  
Authoritative, analytic reviews in 34 disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesising the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field. Annual Reviews publications are among the highest cited publications by impact factor according to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
Coverage: 1996 - present.

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts  
ASSIA is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.
Coverage: 1987 - present | Quick Searching | Advanced Searching


ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials provides coverage dating back to 1908 with indexing for some journal titles extending back into the 19th century. Full-text journal articles and reviews are selected for inclusion by leading religion scholars.

Bibliography of British and Irish History  
The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. As well as providing details of publications, the Bibliography provides links to online catalogues to help you find the items that it lists in research libraries in Britain, Ireland and the USA, and it provides links to online text where available.
Basic Searching | Advanced Searching

BioMed Central  
BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.  Browse and search research articles of 175 journals.
Coverage: All research articles.

Bloomsbury Irish Law Online
Covering 8 practice areas, Bloomsbury Irish Law Online provides fully searchable, instant access to 1000s of pages of quality legal commentary.  Practice areas included: Irish Tax • Irish Company Law • Irish Property Law • Irish Employment Law • Irish Wills & Probate Law • Irish Criminal Law • Irish Civil Litigation Law • Irish Intellectual Property & IT Law.

BMJ   
Provides access to a wide range of medical journals, including BMJ, and covers a broad spectrum of medical specialities. All journals are peer reviewed and titles such as Thorax, Heart and Gut are leaders in their fields.
Coverage: Varies according to title

Books in Print
A comprehensive database of worldwide English-language titles.
NOTE: only one DCU user can access it at any one time.

British Education Index  
The British Education Index provides information on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK. Strengths include aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. It covers all aspects of education from preschool to higher education. Sources include education and training journals, mostly published in the UK. Some international literature is included 

BNF and BNF for Children

The British National Formulary is the authority on the selection and use of medicines. The BNF is organised for quick reference and provides information for healthcare professionals on safe and effective use of medicines, and the management of common conditions. The BNF for Children gives guidance on the actions and uses of drugs prescribed in the UK for children.

Business Source Complete (previously known as Business Source Premier) 
Full text access to over 3,500 journals covering accounting, economics, finance, international business and management. It also includes full-text books, company profiles, country economic reports, market research reports, trade journals and business magazines.
Coverage: Varies according to title | Basic Searching Advanced Searching Creating Journal Alerts Creating Search Alerts

Cambridge Journals Online  
Full text access to over 260 peer-reviewed journals covering all the main subjects in the humanities, social sciences and hard sciences:  mathematics and applied science, neuroscience and biomedicine, history, language and linguistics, political science and international relations.

Campbell Library
The Campbell Library is part of the Campbell Collaboration. The Campbell Library consists of systematic reviews on the effects of interventions in the areas of education, crime and justice, social welfare and international development. 

Cell Press   
Full text access to 14 Cell Press titles including Cancer Cell, Cell, Cell Metabolism, Developmental Cell, Molecular Cell, Neuron and Structure.
Coverage: Varies according to title.

CERL (Heritage of the Printed Book Database)
The HPB Database (previously called the Hand Press Book Database) is a steadily growing collection of files of catalogue records from major European and North American research libraries covering items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455-c.1830) integrated into one file.

CINAHL Complete
Indexing for approximately 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.  In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Full text of approx 750 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials
E-tutorials CINAHL Headings Tutorial |  CINAHL Basic Searching |  CINAHL Advanced Features

Cite Them Right
Online referencing tool, Cite them right is now in its 10th edition and has also been re-envisaged as this user-friendly online platform. Contains information on referencing all of its sources in Harvard (author-date). However, there is also information about referencing in APA; MHRA; MLA; OSCOLA; Vancouver and Chicago styles. Remember to always use the referencing style recommended by your lecturer. Cite them right online works on your tablet or smartphones, so you’ll always have the guidance you need at hand.  

Cochrane Library
Part of the Cochrane Collaboration. The Cochrane Library is considered to be the prime source of evidence-based healthcare.  Contains Systematic Reviews, Controlled Trials Register and more.  This database is freely available to anyone on the island of Ireland.

Search Manual

Communication Abstracts
Comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 244,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of communication discipline and depth encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
Fulltext access to 308 comprehensive, top quality journals in areas related to communications and mass media studies. CMMC originated with the merging of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index. Includes thesaurus.
E-tutorials Basic Searching |  Advanced Searching |  Creating Journal Alerts |  Creating Search Alerts

Compendex (EI Engineering Village)  
Compendex is a major interdisciplinary engineering database offering abstracts from 5,000 engineering journals, conference papers and  technical reports. Covers 175 disciplines and major specialities within these broad engineering areas: mechanical, civil, environmental, electrical, materials science, chemical, optics, solid state physics, control, and engineering management.
Coverage: 1969 to date | Database Guide (pdf) | Help

Datastream Advance  
A financial and economic information database covering financial instruments and indicators for over 140 countries and 60 markets. Available only on selected PCs in DCU - see user guide for details. Guide for DCU Users

Dictionary of Irish Biography 
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.

Dissertation Abstracts  
Dissertations Abstracts is the largest single source of information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses available.  It contains over 2 million entries, ranging from the first U.S. dissertation accepted in 1861 to those just accepted.
You can now search our two theses & dissertations databases together: Index to Theses (UK and Ireland) and Dissertation Abstracts (international: mainly North American theses, with a smaller selection from around the world). Here are the search options:

Dynamed
DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Following its first launch in 1998, EEBO now contains page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473–1700. From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection contains more than 130,000 titles and more than 17 million scanned pages as listed in 4 collections - Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. EEBO covers more than 30 languages from Algonquin to Welsh, and variant editions and multiple copies.

Econlit with Full Text  
EconLit with Full Text contains all of the abstracts and indexing available in EconLit, plus full text for more than 500 journals, including the American Economic Association journals.
Econlit covers abstracts for over 400 economic journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations in the fields of economics, including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and more.
Also available: Econlit (abstracts only) E-tutorials : Basic Searching  | Advanced Searching  | Creating Journal Alerts   | Creating Search Alerts

Economist Intelligence Unit - Country Reports (EIU)
Ireland, UK, Germany, France, Spain and Japan: reports from 1996/97 to present through EIU (other countries: embargoed access (6 months) through Business Source Complete).

EcoWin   
Economic and financial data for over 100 countries and for aggregates such as Eurozone, Africa, Americas and World. Data is collected from more than 800 primary sources, including national statistical offices, central banks, financial exchanges and private institutes. Updated daily.

Accessing Ecowin:

  • Staff/researchers: install EcoWin software on your computer on or off campus. Contact your Subject Librarian for installation instructions.
  • Students: EcoWin is installed on all PCs in the Library. No off-campus access.

EcoWin database guide.

Education-Line
Education-line is a freely accessible database of the full text of conference papers, working papers and electronic literature which supports educational research, policy and practice.

Education Research Complete
Education Research Complete is a bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,500 journals, as well as full- text for more than 750 journals. This database also includes full text for more than 80 books and full text for numerous education-related conference papers.
E-tutorials Basic Searching |  Advanced Searching |  Creating Journal Alerts |  Creating Search Alerts

EI Engineering Village  
EI Engineering Village is the interface for Compendex and Inspec databases. You can also carry out a combined search of the two databases and remove duplicate records.
Help - Tutorials

eIFRS - International Financial Reporting Standards 
International Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and related materials as published by the IASCF.

EMBASE  
EMBASE (Excerpta Medica), is the most comprehensive database in biomedicine and pharmacology and gives you access to the most up-to-date information about medical and drug-related subjects with over 11 million records. The EMBASE journal collection is international with over 4,500 biomedical journals from 70 countries. Allows simultaneous searching of the Medline database.
Coverage: 1974 - present | Help

Emerald Management Xtra  
Access to full text of Emerald's 216 management and marketing journals. Additional reviews of articles in the top 300 management journals from other publishers.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education
In this third, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments, including an entirely new volume of research and scholarly content, essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization. 

Environment and Planning  
Environment and Planning is a collection of four urban and regional planning journals. They focus on everything from the environment and nature through planning and policy to theory and design.

ERIC International  
ERIC International consists of two abstract databases which can be searched together or separately:

  • The Australian Education Index is Australia's largest source of education information. Its sources include reports, books, journal articles, online resources, conference papers, book chapters and theses. Coverage: 1977 to date.
  • ERIC (the US Educational Resources Information Center) is the world's largest education database, indexing over 650 journals, as well as grey literature. Publication types include journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports and policy papers. Coverage: 1966 to date.

ESRI reports
Full-text of the Economic and Social Research Institute publications.  Search or browse and download PDF documents.  Covers a wide range of topics including education, health, gender issues, housing, industrial development, and social disadvantage.

FAME

Company accounts, ratios, activities, ownership and management for the largest 2.6 million UK and Irish companies, summary information for a further 1 million smaller businesses.

FAME is best viewed using Internet Explorer: some advanced features may not work with other browsers.
E-tutorial for new users (5:11) | Help

Creating your personal account: you can now create a FAME account to save your searches, to create alerts and to customise lists, reports etc. To register, make a note of the Username and Password here, then go to this page, enter the login details and register. To login to your account, click here. For help with your account, click here.

Family Law Online
Access to the Family Law Reports, Child & Family Law Quarterly, and International Family Law Journal. All from Jordan Publishing.

Screen Studies Online (previously known as Film Indexes Online)     
Film Indexes Online is three film databases which can be searched together or separately.

  • American Film Index Catalogue (AFI) is the premier, authoritative resource of American film information, covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1974, with records for selected major films from 1975-2008.
  • Film Index International (FII). Produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute and based on the Summary of Film and Television (SIFT) database collated by the BFI over the past 70 years, FiIm Index International provides in-depth indexing of over 120,000 films and biographical information for more than 737,000 personalities.
  • FIAF Index to Film Periodicals Plus is a bibliographical index of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals from 1972 to the present day. It also included full-text access to 47 journals.

Geoscience World   
Provides full text access to  peer-reviewed articles from high impact geoscience publications. GeoScienceWorld is the result of a collaboration by six leading earth science societies and one institute to develop cooperatively an electronic research resource for earth sciences.It is interoperable with GeoRef, the bibliographic search database published by the American Geological Institute which includes information on over 3500 publications.
Coverage: Varies according to title

Heinonline  
HeinOnline is the world's largest image-based legal research database offering access to tens of millions of pages of research material. Fully searchable and browseable access to full-text collections, including:

E-tutorials

Hindawi  
Hindawi is a fast growing academic publisher with 300+ journals in the fields of Biology & Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, and Mathematics. Hindawi is the only "Open Access" publisher with fully Open Access journals spanning a wide range of subjects in Science, Technology, and Medicine.
Coverage: Varies according to title

Historical Abstracts  
Historical Abstracts is recognised as a leading bibliographic database for historical study. It provides indexing for over 2,300 journals published throughout the World and includes content related to History from all countries excluding the United States and Canada.

HUDOC - European Court of Human Rights Portal
The European Court of Human Rights HUDOC Portal is a powerful, user-friendly information system which provides free online access to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission of Human Rights and the Committee of Ministers.

IEEE Xplore  
Represents 30% of electrical engineering and computer science literature. IEL provides access to all IEEE journals, transactions, magazines and conference proceedings; IEE journals and conference proceedings; and current IEEE standards. Full-text is available from 1988 and selected content available from 1950.
Coverage: 1988 - present. | Help/Tutorials

Index to Theses  
See: Dissertation Abstracts

InformaHealthcare  
Now part of Taylor & Francis Online Journals. InformaHealthcare hosts nearly 200 journals in medicine, pharmacology, neurology and psychiatry. 

Inspec (EI Engineering Village)

This database indexes and summarises over 4,000 journals and 2,000 conference proceedings, books, reports relating to physics, electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, control, and information technology. Access to the database is through the Engineering Village interface.
Coverage: 1969 - to date
Database Guide (pdf) | Help

Institute of Physics   
Access the full-text of the Institute of Physics journals. Create a user account to set-up journal/search alerts. Includes access to archive from 1874.
Coverage: Varies according to title.
Database Guide (pdf) |  E-tutorial

International Accounting Standards
Full texts of International Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and related materials as published by the IASCF.

International Medieval Bibliography  
The leading bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c.400-1500), International Medieval Bibliography indexes articles from journals (periodicals) and miscellanies items (collected essays, conference proceedings and Festschriften).
Help

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
You will need to create an account to access content. Click on 'My Data Login/Create an Account' in the top right hand corner - 'New User' - 'Create an Account'
The world's largest archive of social science data for research with over 6,300 studies from sociology, political science, criminology, history, education, demography, gerontology, international relations, public health, economics and psychology.

Irish Books Search
A bibliographic resource for thousands of Irish-published, Irish-interest and Irish-authored titles - in and out of print. It also has contact information on over 500 publishers and agents worldwide with links to their websites.

Irish Newspaper Archive  
A database of digitised Irish newspapers, from 1763 issues of the Freeman's Journal to modern titles such as the Irish Independent and the Galway City Tribune.
NOTE: IE10 is recommended for viewing the archive.

Database Guide

Irish Times    
The Irish Times current holdings, from 1995 right up to today

Irish Times Digital Archive   
The Irish Times Digital archive is a searchable full-text reproduction of all editions published by the Irish Times from 1859 to 2011. Click here for current online & print editions

Irish Statute Book
Full texts of Irish legislation (Acts of the Oireachtas and Statutory Instruments) from 1922-2002.
Availability: via Attorney General's homepage.

JSTOR  

Archive of almost 2,000 core scholarly journals in Anthropology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics. Current content is not generally available.
Coverage: Varies according to title. | E-tutorials

Justis  
Full text access to national and international legal sources:

  • Case law: Irish, EU, ECHR and British
  • Legislation: Ireland, EU, Council of Europe and UK

Coverage: Varies according to title | Quick Start Guides

Just Cite  
JustCite is a legal reference search engine, providing a fully cross-referenced index to a comprehensive collection of authoritative UK and European legal information. JustCite is the only provider-neutral service available, combining content from different publishers and including extensive links to full-text material on leading online services, including Justis, Butterworths and BAILII.

Kompass 
Contact details and some basic company information for 1.8 million companies in 75 countries worldwide, including Ireland.
Search: use Search text (home page), or go to Multi-region search or Advanced search pages.
Browse from 50,000 categories by selecting "browse category" from "Search Type" list in Search text and Multi-region search options.
NOTE: access to limited to 10 concurrent users

Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), including its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), has established itself as a medium for the publication of new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching.
Coverage: our licence covers content with 1997-present copyright dates (this may be different from a paper's SpringerLink date).

LexisNexis   IReL logo

  • Nexis UK (News & Business)
    The new Lexis-Nexis platform for news and business, containing full text access to thousands of newspapers and company, financial and market research data.
    E-tutorials   
  • Lexis Library (Legal)
    A comprehensive legal database containing case law, expert commentary, and primary and secondary legislation as amended.
    E-tutorials 

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
LLBA provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations.
E-tutorials : Quick Search | Advanced Search

LISA IReL logo
Library and Information Science Abstracts.
E-tutorials : Quick Searching | Advanced Searching

Literary Encyclopedia
The Literary Encyclopedia is an authoritative collection of specially commissioned articles written by scholars expert in their fields. It addresses literary works, writers, cultural movements and historical events around the world 

Literature Online  
With over a third of a million full-text works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with the definitive online criticism and reference library, Literature Online is the world's largest cross-searchable database of literature and criticism. It runs from the 8th Century to present and includes 340,000 works of poetry, 6,000 works of Drama, 2,250 works of prose as well as 210 journals.
Database Guides | E-tutorial

LWW  
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of professional health information for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians and students. Consists of 25 titles in the biomedical field. 
Help

Making of Modern Law  
MoML provides access to 10.6 million pages of legal history relating to American and British Commonwealth law from 1800. It allows full text searching of 22,000 rare works from casebooks to local practice manuals to speeches - all of which are subdivided into 99 subject areas.
Coverage: 1800 - 1926

MathSciNet
An extensive database providing summaries of articles from all areas of mathematics.
Coverage: 1940 - to present.

MEDLINE
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

MLA International Bibliography   IReL logo
Provides a classified listing and subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It comprises a collection of 1.6 million citations drawn from 4,400 journals and other key global sources. Runs from 1963 to the present.

Music and Dance Online
Music and Dance Online from Alexander Street Press delivers the largest, most diverse catalog of music content in the world for students, scholars, and patrons of the arts. The multimedia resource features works from thousands of respected partners, covers hundreds of genres from alternative to zydeco and from alternative dance to operatic arias, and encompasses a wide range of content formats - including scores, reference, and high definition audio and video. 

National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) on SAI Global i2i platform
NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is Ireland’s official standards' body. It operates under the National Standards Authority of Ireland Act (1996) and is accountable to the Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. NSAI is the national certification authority for CE Marking and provides a certification service to enable business demonstrate that Irish goods and services conform to applicable standards. The i2i platform contains NSAI standards, Eurocodes and ISO International Standards with Irish annexes.


Includes access to Nature magazine and 34 other titles from Nature Publishing Group.

Naxos Music Library
This resource streams over 350,000 tracks, all fully indexed and searchable by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. Staff can also avail of the instuctor login to set up playlists for their students. For more information on this facility contact St. Patrick's Library 

NBER Working Papers
Full texts of working papers produced by researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Over 700 papers are added to this database every year

New Catholic Encyclopedia
Hosted by Gale Virtual Reference Library, this e-book version of the 15-volume second edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia is fully indexed and searchable. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more 

OECD iLibrary   
Formerly SourceOECD the iLibary hosts statistics and factbooks for the 34 OECD member states and for selected non-OECD countries. Its areas of focus include: economics, education, health, goverance and science and technology. We have access up to the end of 2014 only.
Getting Started Quick Guide (pdf)

OmniFILE Full Text Mega 
Now available via EBSCO,  OmniFile Full Text Mega is a multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content - indexing, abstracts, and full text - from six of Wilson's full-text databases: Education, General Science, Humanities, Readers' Guide, Social Sciences and Wilson Business encompassing almost 3,000 titles.
Coverage: varies according to title.

Open Library of Humanities
The Open Library of Humanities is an international open access journal publishing platform in the humanities. DCU is a governing member of the OLH. 

Oxford Art Online
Search four Oxford art resources together or separately:

E-tutorial | Search Tips | Help

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography  
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography tells the stories of over 55,000 people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to those who died in the year 2005.The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography also includes over 10,000 portrait illustrations.

Oxford English Dictionary  
The Oxford English Dictionary is widely acknowledged to be the ultimate authority on the English language. The largest dictionary of any language in the world, it charts the meaning and evolution of over 600,000 words over the last 1500 years.

Oxford Journals  
Consists of 242 online journals from arts, social science, scientific, technical, medical, professional and humanities disciplines. Includes access to JNCI Cancer Spectrum.
Coverage: Varies according to title

Oxford Music Online  
Full-text access to:

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music: 12,500 entries on composers, performers, conductors, musical terms and forms, instruments, works, venues, and a host of other topics.
  • Grove Music Online: includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera , and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
  • The Oxford Companion to Music: More than 8,000 articles on range of subjects: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres.    

Guide

Oxford Reference 
Includes over 1 million entries across 25 subject areas from architecture to zoology.  It offers the very best in quick reference information together with authoritative, in-depth articles by world-famous authors. It also offers excellent functionality, and a wide range of additional material such as maps, illustrations and timelines.
Introduction       

Oxford Scholarship Online: Psychology Collection
Oxford Scholarship Online provides access to 80 full text e-books in the areas of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and cognitive development. Guide

Oxford Scholarship Online: Public Health Epidemiology Collection
Oxford Scholarship Online provides access to 102 full text e-books in the area of public health & epidemiology which discuss the development and assessment of public health issues that affect a diverse range of populations world wide. Guide

Palgrave Connect - Language and Linguistics Collection
Provides access to 22 e-books and spans a range of subject areas including Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Discourse Studies, Language and Globalization, and Pragmatics

Palgrave Connect -  Social and Cultural Studies Collection
Provides access to 100 e-books and spans a large range of subject areas including sociology, social policy, social work, criminology, psychology, cultural studies, media studies, education and gender studies.

Patrologia Latina  
A complete electronic version of the first edition of Patrologica Latina, a collection of early Christian theology first published between 1844 and 1855.

Passport (Euromonitor International)  
A market research database providing extensive access to:
-Reports on global markets, countries, industries, companies and lifestyles
-Statistics on countries, markets and lifestyles
-Company and country profiles
-Company market share and brand share rankings

Philosopher's Index  
A bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. Updated quarterly, The Philosopher's Index monitors over 550 journals from more than 40 countries.
Coverage: 1940 - present | E-tutorials : Quick Searching | Advanced Searching

Project Muse  

Covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science and gender studies, Project Muse offers over 530 full text titles from over 60 scholarly publishers.
Coverage: Varies according to title | Help

PROLA - Physical Review Online Archive  
Backfile access to the American Physical Society (APS) journals. Access varies according to title and goes as far back as 1897 for Physical Review (Series 1).
Coverage Varies according to title | Help

PsycArticles  
PsycArticles is a database of full text articles on current issues in psychology. It covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology. The database contains more than 35,000 searchable full text articles from 77 journals published by the APA and allied organizations. It contains all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each of the 77 journals.  You can also access the fulltext of this database via linked abstracts in PsycINFO database (see below).
Coverage:  1987 - present | E-tutorials Basic Searching |  Advanced Searching |  Creating Journal Alerts |  Creating Search Alerts

PsycBooks
PsycBooks is the APA's full text e-book collection in the area of psychology. It provides access to 778 books published by APA, including 100 out-of-print books from 1950–2002, 1,027 classic resources in psychology and exclusive electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

PsycINFO  
PsycINFO contains nearly two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in the field of psychology. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. This database also allows seamless linking to the fulltext of articles contained in PsycArticles database (see above)
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PubMed
See MEDLINE.

Reaxys  
Previously Crossfire. Reaxys is a database of chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions.
Off-Campus access: before you use Reaxys off-campus, you must change the security settings on your web browser: instructions for Firefox users | instructions for Internet Explorer users.
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Webinars: the Reaxys support team provide online training on request. Submit your details here and they will get back to you.

RefWorks: Guide to RefWorks
RefWorks is your own personalized online database for saving your references from database searches. You can use RefWorks to easily insert citations in your papers and create a complete, fully formatted reference list in seconds.

Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy  
REP covers Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental and contemporary philosophy. It includes over 25,000 hot-linked cross-references between articles and new links to other editorially reviewed websites.

Royal Society of Chemistry   
Provides online access to 27 RSC journals. The flagship journal from the RSC is Chemical Communications, which publishes short reports of the most innovative research in all areas of the chemical sciences. General chemistry is also served by New Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Society Reviews. The major areas of chemistry, physical, inorganic, organic, and materials are covered by market-leading journals PCCP, Dalton Transactions, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, and the Journal of Materials Chemistry, respectively.
Coverage: Varies according to title

SAGE journals online  
SAGE Publications publishes over 500 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect offers access to the full-text of over 2,000 Elsevier journals and navigation across 30 million records with links to 10,000 journal titles - covering all fields of science. Abstracts for some titles as far back as 1967. Full-text availability from 1995.
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SciFinder   
SciFinder covers biochemistry, organic, macromolecular, applied, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry. Updated daily, it contains abstracts from more than 9,500 journals, patents, conferences and reports, plus records of over 35 million chemical substances and reactions.

Starting to use SciFinder:

  1. All users must first register and create a username and password to get access.
  2. You should have the most recent version of your browser installed
  3. You should change your browser's settings to allow popups from cas.org
  4. Off-Campus access: before you use SciFinder off-campus, you may need to change the security settings on your web browser.

Help Guides (PDFs)E-tutorials available here

Scopus
Scopus is one of the largest multi-disciplinary abstracting and indexing databases of research literature and quality web sources. It offers access to over 16,000 titles from more than 4000 international publishers, with abstracts available back to 1966. Citation data is available from 1996. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature including, arts and humanities. There are also 23 million patent records from 5 patent offices as well as links to 'Articles in Press' from over 3,000 journals.
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SIAM Journals Online
Full text access to all 17 SIAM journals from 1997 to date.

Social Services Abstracts  

Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
Coverage: 1979 - present | E-tutorials : Quick Searching | Advanced Searching

Sociological Abstracts  
Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioural sciences.
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Sport Discus (with Full Text)
SPORT Discus is an international database of references in all aspects of sports medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, training techniques, coaching, physical education, physical fitness, active living, recreation, history, facilities and equipment. SPORT Discus includes citations to over 47,500 books etc., and indexed articles from more than 2,000 current journals. Approximately 26,000 documents are added each year.
E-tutorials Basic Searching |  Advanced Search |  Create Journal Alerts |  Create Search Alerts

SpringerLink  
SpringerLink offers electronic access to almost 2,000 journals from Springer-Verlag. It also offers access to the work of publishers, including Kluwer, Urban and Vogel, Steinkopff, and Birkhäuser (N.B. No content from Brill Academic). Choose Browse and Filter by Journal to view available titles.
Coverage: varies according to title.

Summon
Summon is a customised search engine which lets you search across most of DCU Library's online resources from a single search box.
Advanced Search | What is Summon | Summon guide | Tutorial

TaxFind

TaxFind is a database of the Irish Taxation Institute providing access to tax publications, legislation, case law, articles and documentation. Access is provided for DCU users by KPMG. Username and password needed

Taylor & Francis Online  
Previously Informaworld. Access to 1000+ peer reviewed journal titles published by Taylor and Francis, and a selection of journals published by Routledge and Psychology Press, covering arts & humanities, social sciences, sport, physics, mathematics, and chemistry.

Database tutorials

Translation Studies Bibliography
A comprehensive resource for scholars of translation, intercultural studies and cross cultural communication. Contains abstracts of articles from an extensive list of journals, electronic publications, collected volumes, and doctoral theses.

UK/Ireland Reference Centre  
Combining British and Irish sources such as magazines, newspapers and reference books with other international resources, this database is the most complete collection of full-text research publications for UK and Irish secondary schools.

UlrichsWeb
Ulrichsweb is the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,00 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.

WARC
Warc is comprehensive marketing, advertising and media communications website which includes:
-Thousands of case studies from major markets including North America, the UK, mainland Europe and Australia, India and China.
-Articles, briefings and best practice guides that combine historical and future trends and practical tips on marketing strategy and implementation.
-Market intelligence, including advertising spend forecasts, profiles of major brand owners and in-depth conference reports.
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Web of Knowledge
Web of Knowledge is a web-based platform which provides access to high-quality research information. Several products are available to search within the Web of Knowledge platform:

  • Web of Science
    WOS is a multi-disciplinary citation database covering over 10,000 of the world's highest impact research journals. It also offers the unique "citation searching" feature, allowing users to see how many times a paper/author has been cited and by whom.  It consists of the three databases: the Science Citation Index Expanded (1945-present), the Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present).
     
  • Journal Citation Reports
    JCR offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR Web helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Available in Science and Social Sciences editions. 2010 data now included.
     
  • Essential Science Indicators
    This unique and comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific databases. It is an ideal analytical resource for policymakers, administrators, analysts and information specialists in government agencies, universities, corporations, private laboratories, publishing companies and foundations, as well as members of the scientific press and recruiters.

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Westlaw IE  
Updated daily, Westlaw IE offers online access to Irish legal materials such as case reports, case digests, legal journals and unreported judgements. Search Round Hall's legal material dating as far back as 1976.

Westlaw UK   
Westlaw UK is an online legal database containing a comprehensive collection of  UK Law Reports, legislation and  Law journals as well as EU, US and International content. Combined with a highly sophisticated online platform, the constantly updated database provides superb access to UK, European and International Law. includes CELEX.
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Wiley Online Library  
Full-text access to over 1,200 Wiley journals, E-books, reference works and databases covering subject areas including: business, chemistry, computer science, engineering, law, life sciences, mathematic, physics, psychology and social sciences. Register to take advantage of alerting services and stay on top of the latest developments in your field.
Coverage: varies according to title.

Women Writers Online  

The Northeastern University Women Writers Project is a long-term research project, providing access to texts by pre-Victorian women writers and covering a period from 1400 to 1850.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts  

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.
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XpertHR human resources intelligence from periodicals, news, employment law cases, case studies, analysis and surveys.
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Zentralblatt MATH  
Zentralblatt MATH is the world's most complete and longest running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. The Zentralblatt MATH database contains more than 2.3 million entries drawn from more than 3,500 journals.
Coverage: 1868 - present