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Teaching & Learning: Databases

Accessing Databases

Most of the library databases are searchable using Search + Find. Type in your keywords, when you find the article or document you want, click on its title. You will need to login using your name, ID and PIN. This will bring you into the database where you can view or print the article.



Search + Find


The following databases are not searchable using Search + Find, you must search them separately:

Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
The Irish Times Online

About Databases

Library databases are online collections that search quality journal, magazine, newspaper and other academic sources.

There are so many databases because there is so much information. There is no one database that covers all the resources available. Some databases will be directly focused on your subject, while others, such as Academic Onefile and Academic Search Complete cover a wider range of subjects.

Which databases you use depends on what you're looking for, it's a good idea to start with MutliSearch because it indexes a large number of our collections. You must bear in mind however that Search + Find does not cover every single database, so it is important to have a look at each database individually and to become familiar with how to search them.

Key Databases

Valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals
Journals, books and case studies - a library of real world research at your fingertips.

Free Trials

The library is pleased to provide access to selected free trials during term time on campus, see free trials to avail of our current trials.


Search the eJournals list if you know the title of the journal, newspaper, or magazine you are looking for or you can browse by suject.

Watch this short video on how to make the most of the library’s e-resources specifically focusing on utilising resources not indexed in Search + Find.

Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

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