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Online Databases

When accessing databases, you will be prompted for your name, student/staff card number and your PIN. You must have set up your PIN by clicking on the My Library Record link.

Other subscribed information resources are available through journals on the Library Catalogue. Here are some database Search Tips

Search across the main databases on Summon, i.e. Ebsco, Emerald, Ovid, ScienceDirect, Proquest, Cochrane and MyiLibrary for e-journals and e-books.

Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)

A 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 and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

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AMED - The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (Ebsco)

Provides an alternative medicine database for physicians, therapists, medical researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments. AMED contains basic bibliographic records for relevant articles from over 500 journals, with the scope of coverage being mainly European. AMED is produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library.

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Business Source Complete (Ebsco)

A scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

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Children's Database (Freely available)

Created by the Office of the Minister for Children (OMC) to provide access to research and information on children for policy-makers, Government departments, academics, voluntary organisations and the general public.

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CINAHL with Full Text (Ebsco)

A full text database of nursing & allied health journals. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981.

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The Cochrane Library (Freely available)

A regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases.

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Dental Nursing and Audiology e-books (Ebsco)

14 electronic books located on the EBSCO databases.

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Disserations and Theses: UK and Ireland (Proquest)

Abstracts and indexes of university theses. Video Tutorial

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Ebook Central (formerly Ebrary) (Proquest)

Over 80,000 ebooks

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EBSCO Databases - Search All

Select one or multiple databases to search.

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Emerald

Search a full-text database covering major management disciplines including, marketing, HR and organisational development, library & information management, quality and operations management.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Academic Edition

Including full text journals and periodicals from EBSCO and ProQuest, dictionary and thesaurus, quotations and atlas.

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ERIC (Freely available)

The Education Resources Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information, sponsored by the US Institute of Education Sciences and the US Department of Education.  It provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added twice weekly. If available, links to full text are included.

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Financial Times Online (Existing Registered user - use your AIT computer network login)

FT.com (Financial Times Online). The Financial Times (FT.com) is the online edition of the daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news internationally. In addition to the website, the FT ePaper is also available. Licensed through the Business School in AIT.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search encyclopaedias of Sciences, Business, History and Biography.

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GreenFILE (Ebsco)

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Freely available

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Health Research Premium

Health care information from a broad collection of journals, evidence-based resources, and full-text dissertations, including the top ProQuest health and medical databases.

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IHS/Info4Education

Standards, regulatory, product and supplier information in the areas of construction, civil engineering and health and safety. Includes full-text British Standards.
To obtain Irish health and safety information only, search the Occupational Health and Safety Information Service and click on the "relevant to me" link on the left. Then select the required geographical area.

Training guides: OHSIS, Specify-it, Environmental Management.

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IEEE Xplore Digital Library

IEEE’s most comprehensive collection, featuring high-quality content from the IEEE and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Included is access to all IEEE/IET journals, conference proceedings, and active standards—30% of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and related technologies.

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The Irish Times

Fulltext access to the newspaper daily and a searchable archive of text articles published on IrishTimes.com from 1996 onwards.
Click on the IrishTimes.com tab on the left before searching.
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JSTOR - Ireland Collection

Developed in cooperation with Queen's University Belfast, this is an interdisciplinary collection of over 75 journals, including journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years and ceased journals from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries with over 200 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages from the disciplines of arts, humanities, and sciences including music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present.

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Justis

Justis is a case law database containing full-text Irish reports and digests from 1838 to present. First Law content available on Justis.
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Marketline Advantage

Country, industry and company profiles. Formerly known as Datamonitor.

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Medicines Complete

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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.
Freely available.

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MyiLibrary

Business and social care books.

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OvidSP

A collection of legacy nursing databases and ebooks, MEDLINE, and the current journals: Ear and Hearing; and Nursing Times.

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ProQuest Databases - Search All

Search across Dissertations and Theses and Health Research Premium. Search Tips

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PubMed (Freely available)

PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web sites.

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ScienceDirect

Search a database providing Scientific, Technical and Medical information. ScienceDirect offers immediate access to the abstracts, journal and reference work articles needed for research. It contains over 6 million articles and 60 million abstracts from over 1,800 journals.
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SocINDEX with Full Text

A sociology research database. SocIndex contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908 and also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers. Subjects include 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, violence and many others.

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SPORTDiscus

Literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources. It is an essential tool for health professionals, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage in the areas of fitness, health and sport studies.

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Taylor & Francis Social Sciences and Humanities Library

Literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources. It is an essential tool for health professionals, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage in the areas of fitness, health and sport studies.
Supplier has not provided direct links to subscription titles only; so your search may result in articles to which there is no access. Title list in PDF format.

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Westlaw IE

Westlaw IE provides access to Irish legal information including the Irish Law Reports Monthly and other reported and unreported case material, Legislation, Journals and news.

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Westlaw UK

The database provides access to UK case reports, legislation, analytical commentary, a comprehensive collection of full text journals, a legal journal index and EU material.

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WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Under certain conditions specified in the Copyright and Related Rights Act (Ireland) 2000 libraries and archives may be authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction may not be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research, and that only one copy be provided for scholarly purposes, unless copyright fees are paid. Further reproduction of paper copies made from this computer system may be in violation of copyright laws and is prohibited.

Disclaimer: These guidelines are intended as a general introduction to some relevant aspects of copyright and are not an authoritative interpretation of the law.