Academic databases and texts

Off-campus access to academic databases

For off-campus access of academic databases, login using your Single Sign On (SSO) details, the same as you use for Moodle, to access PCs and to use the printers.

For Griffith College staff, your user sign on details are the same as you use to access your email and to log on to your PC.

For support in using the academic databases, visit the Library YouTube channel for tutorials, the Library Moodle pages for guidance on how to conduct targeted searches, or contact the library to arrange taking part in a tutorial, either face to face or over Zoom.

Library Catalogue:

If you want to locate books, search using the Griffith Library catalogue. Here you can find what books you can borrow from the library, or access textbooks available as eBooks

You don’t need to sign in to your library account to browse for books on the catalogue. If you find an eBook you want to view, click the Click here to access online link, and then enter your usual log on details, the same that you would use to sign in to Moodle.


EBSCO search, search for academic papers, case studies and conference proceedings

Access EBSCO


  1. Choose EBSCO HOST WEB
  2. Click on Continue button. All database collection are automatically ticked.
  3. We recommended selecting Advanced Search, and build up a targeted search from there.
Ebsco Search

Irish Newspaper Archives

The Irish Newspaper Archives provide unlimited Web-based access to the largest digital archive of Irish newspapers and directories available anywhere in the world.  Users have access to historical, social and political information and reports from the last 4 centuries, with over 30 titles currently online.

Access INA

Note: you can access the Irish Times with a free subscription. Full details available on our Open access Subject Guide page.

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni searches over 35,000 sources, providing access to international news, biographies, company profiles, country reports, market and legal information. It has been designed as an easy-to-use academic search engine to deliver relevant content that makes scholarly research more efficient.

Access Lexis


Mintel can be used across academic disciplines to retrieve timely cultural, demographic, and environmental trends and statistics that affect international economic conditions. In over 600 market research reports, it provides data for entrepreneurial studies, sales marketing, and target markets, as well as key current statistical information.

Access Mintel


SAGE publishes more than 560 journals, their Full-Text Collections include:
Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning
Griffith College subscribes to all of their journals.

Access Sage


  1. Click on Access/Profile from the top menu
  2. Select Institution
  3. Type in Griffith College and select from the drop down list
  4. When prompted to log in, use your usual Griffith College login credentials
sage log on
sage log on


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, offering journal articles and book chapters from over 21,500 journals and more than 130,000 books. Scopus provides a number of tools allowing you to analyze, assess and compare authors, citations and journals. Subject coverage includes Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities.

Check out Scopus tutorials which provide a very useful visual and audio tour of Scopus and its functions.

Access Scopus

Institutional log in


Bloomsbury Professional – Legal textbooks

Bloomsbury Professional Online 

Bloomsbury provides full text access to many core Law text, Tax Act and reports.

Click here to access: Bloomsbury legal texts online

Access is through Shibboleth:

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Simply enter Griffith College as your institution to gain access to Griffith College subscriptions.

Enter Griffith College as your institution

JustisOne – Vlex

Search JustisOne for Irish and UK case law and Irish Reports and Digests.

Analyse your search to find what you’re looking for quickly and efficiently. Judgment categorisation helps you quickly determine whether the document you’ve found is relevant before you read the whole judgment. The interactive tools let you navigate the document quickly and simply. Explore with case precedent to help you find the case that will support your argument.

Access Vlex

To log in to Vlex select Active Directory

At the login screen select “Microsoft Active Directory”, and then set yourself up with a personalise account.

WESTLAW.IE is an Irish legal research database providing access to case reports and digests, legal journals, legislation, consolidated rules of the courts and consolidated legislation, and a current awareness service.

Westlaw IE is of particular interest for its current law content, including the essential Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated and Irish Current Law Monthly Digest. You will also be able to find the ILRMs here.


Westlaw UK

WESTLAW UK provides access to vast but easily searchable databases of case law, legislation, news, journals, commentary, current awareness alerts, and EU legal materials.

Search here for English (UK) case law and UK decisions and UK journal articles.

Access Westlaw UK


Heinonline is a legal database holding a large collection of US and UN material.  It provides comprehensive coverage of more than 1,800 law and law-related periodicals, you can find US legislation and the main American law journals in full text.

Access Heinonline

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