Recommended Online Resources
To complement the library’s subscription database collections, we recommend a number of the many open access and professional practice websites available. These can provide access to invaluable material across all disciplines.
These resources should not be seen as an alternative or replacement to the subscription academic databases. Rather, they are a further valuable support for assignments or when researching current, best practice in teaching and learning.
Included here are some that we recommend at present, we update these as we encounter new resources. We are always open to recommendations by faculty and lecturing staff.
Access to Freely Available British and Irish Public Legal Information.
A very useful service. It allows you to translate the citation title of a source into the full named journal or court. It also will clarify the relevant jurisdiction of court.
The Irish Courts Service official website provides information on Irish cases, a high court search facility, judgements and determinations as well as a legal diary.
For European Union Law consult the Eur-Lex database link located under external sources in the Irish Statute Book
Covers EU by topic, regulations, decision making, applications of EU Law, EU legislation, EU Case Law, European Policy Making and the Lisbon Treaty.
The Portal is an initiative to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and specifically the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.
The Human Trafficking Knowledge Portal hosts a Case Law Database on officially documented instances of trafficking in persons crime.
Architecture Ireland is the journal of the RIAI. It is a platform for the dissemination, discussion, and critique of architectural culture and practice in Ireland. Here, you can explore their digital archive of past issues or search through a selection of articles only available online.
A bibliographic database which aims to provide wide access to information on all aspects of the built environment and environmental planning in Ireland, north and south.
The largest and most comprehensive resource in the United Kingdom for research and information on all aspects of architecture. Related subjects such as construction, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, planning and law are also represented in the collection.
Ireland’s national statistical office. It’s purpose is to impartially collect, analyse and make available statistics about Ireland’s people, society and economy. Statistics inform decision making across a range of areas including construction, health, welfare, the environment and the economy. At European level they provide an accurate picture of Ireland’s economic and social performance and enable comparisons between Ireland and other countries.
Irish Market Research and Data Specialists covering a wide range of topics specific to an Irish demographic, a number of their reports may be accessed through their website.
“…a national body, to lead the enhancement of teaching and learning in partnership with students, staff and leaders in Irish higher education to develop an inclusive, collaborative and innovative culture that maximises learning impact for the success of all students.”
The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is Ireland’s archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. We can arrange access though the Music Pal Access Card
Explore individual sound recordings, books, videos, manuscripts and images selected from the collections and digitised by ITMA
Membership opens doors to a wealth of music resources and will get you into some of the best music libraries anywhere in Ireland. Contact us in Griffith library and ask about the Music PAL Access Card, and we will set you up with your account.