Use of Online Information Resources

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Abstracts in New Technology and Engineering

Coverage: information technology and computing, electronics, biotechnology, engineering (including construction, electrical and chemical engineering) and allied subject areas. 

Contains: Abstracts

Academic Search Complete

Coverage: Sciences, Engineering, Geography, Law, Maths, Music, Religion and Philosophy, Womens Studies

Contains: Full text‌

ACM Digital Library

Coverage: Computing and information technology with Full text, audio and video files.

Contains: Full text

Applied Science and Technology Full Text

Coverage: Applied science acoustics, aeronautics, applied maths, chemical, civil, nuclear, marine and mining engineering, physics, robotics, space science  neural networks, nuclear engineering, ocenography, optical and neural computing, waste management.

Contains: Full text

Art and Architecture Complete

Coverage:  antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more.

Contains: Full text

Art Full Text

Coverage:  Fine Art, decorative and commercial art, photography, folk art, film, architecture media or cultural studies; history; anthropology; industrial design; careers of artists,  books, artist interviews, profiles.

Contains: Full text

Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Coverage:  archeology, architecture, dance, music, film and theater, history, humanities, literature, and religion.

Contains: Full text

Australian Education Index

Coverage: Trends and practices in teaching, learning, and educational management

Contains: Abstracts




Coverage: legislation from three jurisdictions, Ireland, England and Northern Ireland. Courts decisions of the Irish Supreme Court, European Court of Human Rights and European Court of Justice and tribunals. 

Contains: Full text

Barbour Index - Publisher password required

Coverage: Information service for built environment professionals and those responsible for health and safety at work and all aspects of food safety.

Contains: Full text



Coverage: Worldwide bibliographic information services for booksellers, libraries and publishers in 100 countries around the world.

Contains: Abstracts, bibliographic information.


British Education Index

Coverage: Educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. Sources include education and training journals, mostly published in the UK, plus books, reports, series and conference papers. International material as well as Internet documents.

Contains: Full text

Business Source Complete

Coverage: accounting, economics, finance, international business and management. Also includes full-text books, company profiles, country economic reports, market research reports, trade journals and business magazines.

Contains: Full text



Classical Music Library

Coverage: Recordings from Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, and Vox. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

Contains: Audio files, Full text

Communications & Mass Media Complete

Coverage:  Journalism, Television, Radio, Newspaper publishing, Speech, Broadcasting, Communication theory, Advertising.

Contains: Full text and abstracts


Coverage: Sage journals on Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Family and Domestic Abuse.

Contains: Full text








DAAI Design and Applied Arts Index   

Coverage:  Ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture.

Content: Abstracts and bibiographic information


Emerald Premier

Coverage: Emerald Insight international journals and books:

Accounting & Finance, Economics,Education, Health & Social Care, HR & Organizational Behaviour, Information & Knowledge Management, Library & Information Science
Management Science & Operations, Marketing, Property Management, Public Policy, Sociology, Strategy, Tourism & Hospitality, Transport

Contains: Full text


Emerald Engineering

Coverage: Emerald Insight international journals and books:

Engineering, Health & Social Care, Property Management & Built Environment, Public Policy & Environmental Management, Sociology, Strategy, Transport


Contains: Full text

Engineering Village  


Coverage: multiple engineering literature database: trade publications, patents, government reports, reference books, and conference proceedings and journal articles.

Contains: Full text

English Drama 

Coverage: Plays in verse and prose from the late thirteenth centuryto the early twentieth century.

Contains: Full text


Coverage: education-related materials from scholarly organizations, professional associations, research centers, policy organizations, university presses, the U.S. Department of Education and other U.S. federal agencies.  Individual contributors submit conference papers, research papers, dissertations, and theses.

Contains: Full text

Estates Gazette interactive - Publisher Password required

Coverage: UK estates management  market trends and provides market intellegence.

Contains: Full text





Coverage: Companies information for UK and Ireland

Contains: Full text

FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts

Coverage: Literature relating to food, drink and nutrition. 

Contains: Full text


GMID see Passport

Coverage: Euromonitor International's global market analysis software, which analyses marketing industry trends around the world.

Contains: Full text


HEDBIB:Higher Education Database

- Publisher password required

Coverage: Bibliographic references to international Higher Education resources.

Contains: Abstracts and Bibliographic references

Henry Stuart Talks – Business and Management Collection

Coverage: Henry Stewart Group provides graduate and continuing professional education in science, business and management through peer reviewed journals, conferences and online education for medical schools, business schools, universities, government and commercial enterprises.
Henry Stewart Talks are audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks and case studies.

Contains: Audio Visual materials

Hospitality and Tourism Complete

Coverage: International periodicals on hospitality and tourism including company & country reports and books.

Content: Full text




Coverage: Worldwide technical literature on building construction, civil and construction engineering, and architecture and town planning.

Contains: Full text

IEEExplore Digital Library 

Coverage: IEEE publications, journals, transactions, conference proceedings, and international standards.

Contains: Full text


Coverage: Irish Construction Information Service, CIS (UK), OSH Info. service (UK), and product and supply information for construction, health and safety, engineering, process and electronics industries.

Contains: Full text


Coverage: Agriculture/Food Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Biology/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Business, Engineering/Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy/Linguistics, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology/Psychiatry, Social Sciences.

Contains: Abstracts and some full text

Institute of Civil Engineers Virtual Library

Searching ICE on a mobile phone

Coverage: Archives back to 1836, browse ICE publishing's journals and access civil engineering print and ebooks.

Contains: Full text

International Index to Music Periodicals

see  Music Database

International Nuclear Information System

Coverage: Published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Scientific and technical reports, conference proceedings, patents and theses and the Inis Thesaurus.

Contains: Full text

IOP Science Extra

Coverage: Periodicals articles, technical reports, review articles, conference proceedings and special issues as well as regular papers.  Archive since 1874 for the physics community.

Contains: Full text

IPA Source

Coverage: Vocal literature resources for singers, teachers.  Literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions promote the accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.

Contains: Full text

Irish Times

Coverage: From 1995 to the present

Irish Times Digital Archive

Coverage: All editions published by the Irish Times from 1859 to 2012

European NewsStream

Search current United Kingdom, Irish, and European news content from over 430 news sources with archives dating back to the 1990s, substantial backfiles available for most newspapers and is updated daily.


Contains: Full text


Off Campus Access. March 2018 We are currently working with RICS to restore off campus access.

Coverage: Building surveying, Commercial property, Consumption, Estate Agency, Legal, Planning, Professional Conduct, Rural, Sustainability, Valuation.

Contains: Full text


Journal Citation Reports

Coverage:  By compiling articles' cited references, JCR  measures research influence at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Contains: Bibliographic and statistical information.

JSTOR Ireland Collection

Coverage: International in scope. Click on Browse,Subject and choose "Irish studies" for  focus on Ireland and the arts, humanities, and sciences

Contains: Full text


Coverage: European scholarly research on Music. Click Browse, Subject and choose "Music"

Contains: Full text


Coverage: Electronic Archive of Irish Case Law

Contains: Full text


Knovel Library

Coverage: Scientific and engineering handbooks and references text, tables, numerical data, graphs and equations.

Contains: Full text


Coverage: Information on tourism, travael leisure and hospitality.

Contains: Full text and bibliographic information

Lexis Nexis Legal

Coverage: Provides access to comprehensive and authoritative legal information.

Contains: Full text

LISA Library and Information Science Abstract

Coverage: An international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.

Contains: Abstracts

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Coverage: Periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings in the field of information science.

Contains: Abstracts


Materials Science and Engineering

Coverage: information technology and computing, electronics, biotechnology, engineering (including construction, electrical and chemical engineering) and allied subject areas. 

Contains: Abstracts



Coverage: Mathematical sciences literature.

Contains:  Abstracts and bibliographic information

Mintel Oxygen

Coverage: Consumer market and industry reports worldwide.

Contains: Full text

Mintel Food and Drink UK

Coverage: UK Consumer market and industry reports.

Contains: Full text

Mintel Consumer Data

Coverage: Mintel Consumer Data Charts

Contains: Full text

Music Database

Coverage: International music periodicals articles, on music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition.

Contains: Abstracts and Full text

Music and Performing Arts Database

Combines Music Online, Classical Music Library and Theatre in Video.

Contains: Video, Audio



Nexis UK

Coverage: UK US newspapers, Moscow Times, International Herald Tribune,  including content from the foreign language papers.

Contains: Full text



Coverage: Irish Standards, HSA reports, Irish Legislation and SIs relevant to safety, health and welfare.  UK, EU and North American equivalent information.

Contains: Full text

Oxford Art Online

Coverage: Grove Art Online, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford Companion to Western Art

Contains: Full text

Oxford Dictionaries PRO

Coverage: Online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference content based.

Contains: Full text

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Coverage: Biographies of  British historical figues and culture worldwide, from Roman times to the 21st century.

Contains: Full text

Oxford English Dictionary

Coverage: The 20-volume 2nd edition of the OED.

Contains: Full text

Oxford Music Online

Coverage: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition (2001), The Oxford Companion to Music (2002) The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Second Edition, Revised (2006 )

Contains: Full text

Oxford Reference Online

Coverage: Language and subject reference works. Maps, illustrations and various subject timelines. 

Contains: Full text




Coverage: European Pulp and paper institutes database. Technical, research and business information from around the world.

Contains: Full text

Papers Invited

Coverage: Information on publishing opportunities for research papers. Lists Calls for Papers issued by, journal editors, conference organizers, prof. bodies in all disciplines.

Contains: Full text


Coverage: Euromonitor International's global market analysis software. Regional Trends and data sets. Coverage of all relevant channels and products. Historic and forecast data series, comparable across countries.  Counry reports by local analysts.

Contains: Full text, Grapics

Passport Guide

PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress

Coverage: Citations of literature on traumatic stress, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Contains: Abstracts

Coverage:Up to  October 2013 -  issues from the former magazines Magill and Village. Social and political issues in Ireland and abroad, encompassing issues of equality and social exclusion, and analysis of politics and the media. Includes digitised Irish Current Affairs, 1968 - 2011

Contains: Full text

Product Launch Analytics

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Coverage: New worldwide product launches for over 500,000 consumer goods. Health and beauty, food and beverages, household products, pet products, and miscellaneous products.

Contains: Full text

Proquest Dissertations and Theses: Abstracts & Index

Coverage: Citations for U.S. and some Int'l dissertations and Masters theses. Items published after 1997 incl pdf preview.

Contains: Abstracts


Coverage: Abstracts of journals and book chapters relating to psychology. Coverage of journal literature is from 1887.

Contains: Abstracts




RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Coverage: Bibliographic guide to publications on music from all over the world.

Contains: Abstracts


RSIM Repertoire International des Sources Musicales

Coverage: Pre-1850 music sources preserved in libraries and archives in the UK. Includes in Ireland, the Mercer's Hospital Collection at Trinity College, Dublin. It includes manuscripts from national, cathedral and chapel libraries and some private collections.  Covers the digitised Early Music Online collection at Royal Holloway.

Contains: Musical Scores

Royal Society Journal Archive

Coverage: Archive of the Royal Society, founded in 1660 by Irishman Robert Boyle. Contains some of the most significant scientific papers ever published.

Contains: Full text


Sage Journals Online

Coverage: SAGE Publications in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. Access 1999 onwards.

Contains: Full text

Science Citation Index

Coverage: Indexes major journals across 150 scienfific disciplines. Coverage is from 1945 to present.

Contains: Abstracts


Science Direct

Coverage: Elsevier Books and journals in social sciences, arts & humanities, as well as the sciences.

Contains: Full text



Access to Scival is for DIT users on campus only.

SciVal enables DIT staff and students analyse the world of research and develop an overview of  performance of  DIT , other Institutions, Countries and Groups of Researchers.

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Coverage: Peer-reviewed journals, books and conferences in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Plus tools to track, analyse and visualise research.

Contains: Abstracts

Social Sciences Citation Index

Coverage: 50 social sciences disciplines. 

Contains: Abstracts


Coverage: Journals, books and conference papers in sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines: abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions.

Contains: Full text and abstracts

Standards (Irish & ISO)

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Coverage:  Irish standards and ISO standards.

Contains: Full text



Coverage: Tax research database of the Irish Tax Institute.

Contains: Full text

Theatre in Video

Coverage: Online and streaming video of the worlds most important plays

Contains: Video

Twentieth Century Drama

Coverage: Global inclusive collection of the most important plays written in the English language.

Contains: Full text




Web of Science 

Coverage: A scientific indexing and citation service.

Contains: Abstracts

Coverage: Irish Legal research service case law, legislation, court rules, journals, current awareness, and access to selected commentary titles.

Contains: Full text

Westlaw UK 

March 2018
Off campus access
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Coverage: EU and international material, UK case law, legislation, court rules, journals, current awareness, and access to selected commentary titles.

Contains: Full text

World Advertising Research Center

Coverage: Global coverage of trends, research insights and best practice for marketing major brands.

Contains: Full text




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