IT Carlow Library
A-Z List of Databases
The library provides access to a wide range of online databases which give comprehensive coverage of the subjects taught at IT Carlow. The majority of these databases can be searched via the EDS Web Discovery Service as well as through their individual search interfaces. Most of the databases are available for on- or off-campus access. Where off-campus access is not available this is shown in the list below.
Academic Search Complete | APA e-Books | Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria | BCIS Online | Books @ Ovid | Business Source Complete | Construction Information Service Online | Construction Web Site | Ebook Central Academic Complete | Education in Video | Emerald Journals | Emerald Social Sciences eBooks | GreenFILE | ICE e-Books | IEEE / IET Electronic Library (IEL) | IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library | Industrial Relations News | INFOTRAC General OneFile | Ingentaconnect | Ireland Collection | isurv | Journals @ Ovid | JSTOR | Justis | LexisNexis Company Dossier | LexisNexis LNB Legal | LexisNexis News & Business | MarketLine Advantage | Masters of Architecture | Myilibrary | Pidgeon Digital | Pharmaceutical Journal Online | Regional Business News | Research Starters - Sociology | SAGE ONLINE JOURNALS | SAGE Handbook Collection | ScienceDirect | Social Science and Humanities Library (T&F) | specify-it & info4engineering | Springer Energy Collection Ebooks | Springerlink | Teachers TV | UK/EIRE Reference Centre | Web of Science | Westlaw | Westlaw UK | Wiley Online Library | World Advertising Research Centre - WARC |
Academic Search Complete - Academic Search Complete substantially upgrades the Academic Search Premier database. It features almost 9,000 full-text journals, and offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of non-business areas of academic study including: biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, women's studies and many other fields. Access available via the EDS search service.
APA e-Books - APA Books E-Collections encompass book content in psychology and related disciplines, including sociology, education, industrial and organisational psychology, medicine, psychiatry, nursing pharmacology, neuroscience, and physiology etc. Coverage within each collection is limited to scholarly and professional titles. IT Carlow has searchable full text access to books published between 2008 - 2012.
Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria - Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB) is a reference work aimed at undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, professors and experienced professionals at all levels. About a hundred new genera and 600+ new species have been described per year for each of the last 5 years. To remain abreast of this explosion in knowledge of the microbial world, an electronic manual with frequent updates is necessary. The BMSAB is an essential tool for anyone at the forefront of research in microbiology. Bergey's is the most complete and authoritative description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. Now available online for the first time, this edition provides descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa.
BCIS Online - The BCIS Online database contains elemental cost analyses for over 16,000 projects across the UK - indispensable information for preparing cost plans and benchmarking costs. Location and time adjustment factors within the cost database allow you to use the data in a flexible way to suit individual project needs. BCIS Online gives access to: 16,000+ elemental cost analyses, average building prices for 550+ building types, a range of indices, including tender prices, construction statistics and market reports and daywork rates. It also now includes a Construction Duration Calculator. USERNAME AND PASSWORD REQUIRED, UNAVAILABLE OFF-CAMPUS.
Books @ Ovid - A collection of 29 e-Books on Sports Medicine. Titles include: ACSM's Primary Care Sports Medicine, Biochemical Basis of Sports Performance, Evidence-based Sports Medicine, OSE Sports Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy, Principles of Manual Sports Medicine, Sports Injuries: Mechanisms, Prevention & Treatment, Sports Nutrition Workbook and Assessments.
Business Source Complete - Business Source Complete replaces Business Source Premier in our subscription from 2012 onwards. It contains more active, peer-reviewed, business-related journals than any other database currently available. Additional full-text non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, faculty seminars (video) and more. Access available via the EDS search service.
Construction Information Service Online - A comprehensive source of technical information and standards relating to the construction industry. As well as the Core service, supplements for Building, Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and Construction Management are included. Material relevant to Ireland is also included.
Construction Web Site - Contains lots of information on building construction, past and present. It's aimed at students and practitioners and anyone else who is interested in building construction and building history. It concentrates on principles and practice; not on the details of Building Regulations or British Standards. Information has been gleaned from a variety of sources including manufacturers, specialist contractors, surveyors, building control officers, trade bodies, early text books and trade catalogues, county & city record offices, museums and so on ... The Construction Web Site includes: hundreds of pages of text on all aspects of domestic building construction; nearly two thousand photos showing new and old construction practice; hundreds of 2D and 3D graphics; several PowerPoint presentations; lots of short video clips and several multiple choice tests; a brief and fairly non-technical summary of the most important Building Regulations (housing only). USERNAME AND PASSWORD REQUIRED.
EBook Central Academic Complete - Is a growing e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas. Currently providing over 85,000 titles including subjects such as Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Education, Fine Arts, Language & Literature, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Technology
Education in Video - Education in Video is the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. Upon completion, the collection will contain more than 3,000 video titles totaling 1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available. This release now provides 4,241 titles, equaling approximately 1270 hours.
Emerald Journals - Full text access to 175 journals. Subjects include Business, Engineering, Marketing, Management, Quality, Human Resources, Education & Training etc. The coverage of 125 Emerald journals within the IT Carlow subscription has been expanded to include all backfiles. Searches within Emerald automatically include these journals, the recently-added Engineering e-journal collection and any Emerald e-books which we have access to.
Emerald Social Sciences eBooks - Emerald Social Sciences eBook Series Collection complements and extends the current Emerald resource, adding more than 210 volumes from over 35 book series titles. The collection provides contemporary and high quality research, and contributes much to debate in the fields of politics, psychology, sociology, health care and education. Searches within Emerald automatically include the ebooks and any Emerald journals which we have access to.
GreenFILE - GreenFILE 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. Access available via the EDS search service.
ICE e-Books - Staff from the Faculty of Engineering have chosen a selection of e-Books from the Institute of Civil Engineers (UK). There are 112+ titles in this collection. Full text access is limited to these e-Books plus any free open access material. It is also possible to explore ICE archives back to 1836, browse ICE Publishing's internationally renowned journals and access over 1400 eBooks. In these instances access is limited to author, title, abstract level details and not in full text.
IEEE / IET Electronic Library (IEL) - The IEEE / IET Electronic Library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. It provides access to almost 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. The content includes 151 journals, over 900 conference proceedings, and more than 3,400 technical standards. Approximately 25,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month. This platform also hosts full text access to all IEEE-Wiley eBooks titles published between 1974-2012.
IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library - The IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library gives online access to over 550 books in electronic and computer engineering including practical handbooks, introductory and advanced texts, reference works and professional books with an emphasis on leading areas of research. The following subjects are covered: Communication, Networking & Broadcasting, Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems, Computing & Processing incl. Hardware & Software, Engineered Materials, Fields, Waves & Electromagnetics, General Topics for Engineers incl. Math, Science & Engineering, Photonics & Electro-Optics, Power, Energy & Industry Applications, Robotics & Control Systems and Signal Processing & Analysis. To limit your search to these books only, is it necessary to select EBOOKS under the Subscribed Content menu.
Industrial Relations News - Industrial Relations News (IRN) is a weekly Irish publication providing comprehensive coverage of all industrial and employee relations issues. Contents include: News, analysis and features on all current industrial/employee developments, Local and national pay bargaining, Labour law developments, Employment Appeals Tribunal and Equality Officer cases, Impact of EU Directives on industrial relations and employment law and Coverage of Labour Court and Labour Relations Commission (LRC) cases. IT Carlow subscribes to this online edition which gives access to all issues from 1997 onwards. UNAVAILABLE OFF-CAMPUS
INFOTRAC General OneFile - A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. Most articles can also be downloaded as MP3 files.
Ingentaconnect - Ingentaconnect offers searchable access to over 4.5 million articles from 13,500+ electronic publications. IT Carlow patrons can search this resource. However, full text access is only available for around 21 subscribed titles which include Design and Culture, The Design Journal, Educational Research, Enterprise Development & Microfinance, International Journal of Logistics, Journal of Sports Sciences, Nematology.
Ireland Collection - The Ireland Collection, developed in cooperation with Queen's University Belfast, is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials. It contains over 75 journals, 200 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages. There is a strong emphasis on Irish history and archaeology, but also covers art, folklore, literature, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present. The Ireland Collection was created with funding from the JISC Digitisation Programme and is being made freely available to publicly-funded institutions in Ireland. The Ireland Collection is included as part of JSTOR database (see below).
isurv - isurv is designed to specifically meet the information needs of surveyors, the surveying profession and the surveying industry. It is a one-stop-shop for best practice and the easiest way to access RICS official guidance online. It contains extensive expert practical commentary, legislative guidance, thousands of relevant case summaries and hundreds of ready to use standard letters and forms. Regularly updated, the information is the most current that is available from the RICS and contains the latest editions of all relevant RICS guidance notes. USERNAME AND PASSWORD REQUIRED.
Journals @ Ovid - A service from Ovid which provides an aggregate of hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals from over 50 publishers and societies. While all titles are searchable, full-text access is restricted to those Sports Medicine titles for which IT Carlow holds a subscription: American Journal of Sports Medicine, Exercise & Sports Science Reviews, Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, Strength and Conditioning Journal. In addition, the database contains links to freely available full-text articles.
JSTOR - JSTOR is an archive of academic journal back issues. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles. However, the most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available, but users can search this recent material and link to the full text (depending on subscription status). IT Carlow subscribes to Arts & Sciences IV module which has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration. There are 112 titles in this collection. An A-Z of these titles is available here. IT Carlow also subscribes to Arts & Sciences VIII module which has a strong focus on art & art history, classical studies, philosophy, language & literature, and music. An A-Z title list for this module is available here.
Justis - Justis provides access to The Irish Reports and Irish Digests, published by The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland. This gives coverage of over 170 years of Irish case reports and contains the full text data of published cases from 1838 to the present day. The data is updated every 3 months. The Irish Reports is the most comprehensive series of case reports covering decisions of major importance of the superior courts of Ireland. The reports are compiled by practising barristers and are cited authoritatively in Irish courts and tribunals. Each report includes a headnote which summarises the judgements. Irish Digests provides a summary for each case reported in: The Irish Reports (1917 - 1999), Irish Jurist Reports (1932 - 1965), Irish Law Journal (1931 - 1934) Irish Law Reports Monthly (1976 2000), Irish Law Times Reports (53 - 114), Northern Ireland Reports (1925 - 1999) Irish Special Reports (1980 - 1998).
LexisNexis Company Dossier - Company Dossier enables you to gain insights into prospects, customers and competitors with instant access to up-to-date, trusted and comprehensive information on 3 million UK companies and 46 million companies worldwide. Dossier collates information from authoritative business, news, country, market research and industry sources and provides you with pre-formatted reports in an instant, and company, industry and executive profiles. To get to Company Dossier, click on the above link, click on the All Search Forms tab, and click on Dossier Find A Company from the left-hand menu.
LexisNexis LNB Legal - LexisNexis Butterworths (LNB) is a legal database which includes UK & Irish Cases, UK Law Journals, International Legal Information, All England Law Reports, The Irish Reports etc.
LexisNexis News & Business - This LexisNexis database provides access to full-text online legal, news and business information services with 2 billion documents gathered from 28,000 sources. Coverage includes: Irish and International newspapers ; Irish and International Companies 18,600 News and Business sources from around the world. For legal information only, the alternative LNB legal database above is recommended.
MarketLine Advantage - This latest version of MarketLine replaces Datamonitor360 and gives access to a unique mix of company, industry, country and financial data for every major marketplace in the world. The content includes company SWOT analyses, company overviews, industry profiles, case studies, country analyses, country statistics and latest news and developments.
Masters of Architecture - Masters of Architecture is a database of approx. 7000 digitised slides in jpg format which illustrates some of the works of famous architects. It is searchable by name or by building type or by keyword. The images may be downloaded for academic use. USERNAME AND PASSWORD REQUIRED
Myilibrary - Myilibrary is an online platform for hosting e-books. The current selection of over 240 titles includes Social Care, Construction, Design, Early Childhood, Facilities Management, Statistics, Business & Accounting, AutoCAD and Electronics. By creating an individual account, students can save searches, notes, and bookmarks.
Pidgeon Digital - an online repository of illustrated talks which cover the areas of Architecture, Engineering and Design. Started in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon, the purpose of the series, which consists of over 200 illustrated talks, is to widen the horizons of students of architecture and design by giving them the opportunity to share the thinking of leading members of the profession worldwide. These presentations are sound files with time-coded illustrations. In some cases, there will seem to be quite a bit of audio to get through before the picture changes. Talks can be between 10-30 minutes in duration. It is possible to search the talks and the illustrations and to use the illustrations independently of the audio. USERNAME AND PASSWORD REQUIRED
Pharmaceutical Journal Online - This is the online version of The Pharmaceutical Journal, the official journal of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. It provides professional, clinical and business news and information relevant to the practice of pharmacy in the United Kingdom. The following additional titles are also included: Hospital Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacist and Tomorrows Pharmacist.
Regional Business News - Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications in the US. It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis. Access via the EDS search service.
Research Starters - Sociology - Research Starters Sociology Offers convenient 3,000-word topic overviews with concise, yet comprehensive content on 500 topics and quality study guides written by subject matter experts who have been consulted to ensure that the articles encompass current trends and hot topics. Access via the EDS search service.
SAGE Online Journals - SAGE'S academic journals cover subject areas such as Childhood Studies, Communication & Media Studies, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Cultural Studies, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Management & Organization Studies, Marketing, Materials Science, Science, Technology & Medicine, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, and Tourism Studies. Please note that IT Carlow does not have full-text access to SAGE Journals. Nevertheless, this is a useful resource for identifying material that may be of interest and from time to time SAGE makes some titles temporarily free to access. All issues of The American Journal of Sports Medicine are available to IT Carlow patrons on this platform.
SAGE Handbook Collection - SAGE Handbook Collection contains 170+ authoritative, international, and interdisciplinary handbooks across the social sciences. This Collection is hosted on the SAGE Reference Online platform and covers subjects such as Aging & Gerontology, Business & Management, Communication & Media Studies, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Family Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Geography, Health & Social Welfare, History, Politics & International Relations, Psychology, Public Policy & Public Administration, Research Methods & Evaluation, Social Issues, Social Work & Social Policy, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning.
ScienceDirect - Access to 1,600+ journals from Elsevier. Mainly Science, although Business, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Computing and Social Science is also included. Full-text is available for last 6 years by clicking on 'Publications' button.
Social Science and Humanities Library (T&F) - IT Carlow patrons can access this online collection of over 1000 journals. The major subject areas covered by the SSH library are: Arts & Humanities, Behavioral Science, Business, Management & Economics, Criminology & Law, Education, Planning, Urban & Environment, Media, Cultural & Communication Studies, Politics, International Relations & Area Studies, Public Health & Social Care, Sociology & Related Disciplines, Sport, Leisure & Tourism. Coverage is from 1997 onwards. This site also allows the searching of all Taylor & Francis online publications.
specify-it & info4engineering - A suite of databases of suppliers and manufacturers of products in Engineering, Construction, Electronics and Process Engineering.
Springer Energy Collection Ebooks - A collection of electronic books covering aspects of energy management and engineering - content can be downloaded.
Springerlink - Springerlink is one of the world's leading interactive databases for high-quality journals, book series, books, reference works and the Online Archives Collection. Even though IT Carlow does not have a full-text subscription to this resource, it is still a powerful central access point for students, researchers and academics. It provides an index to, and abstracts of, most of the published output of Springer Science+Business Media Deutschland GmbH. Subject areas covered by the database include [Architecture, Design and Arts] [Behavioral Science] [Biomedical and Life Sciences] [Business and Economics] [Chemistry and Materials Science] [Computer Science] [Earth and Environmental Science] [Engineering] [Humanities, Social Sciences and Law] [Mathematics and Statistics] [Medicine] [Physics and Astronomy]
Teachers TV - A collection of instructional videos showing actual classroom footage. The Teachers TV content covers every possible subject area Bullying, Behaviour Management, ADHD in the classroom, Early Language, Secondary Maths, Art Workshop, Guided Reading, Primary Science, Dealing with Family Breakdown and more. Alexander Street Press has licensed this material and is pleased to make it available FREE to all libraries in the UK and Ireland.
UK/EIRE Reference Centre - UK/EIRE Reference Centre combines British & Irish sources (magazines, newspapers, and reference books) with international sources to create a substantial collection of full-text research publications. In addition, the database provides thousands of illustrations, photos and maps. Access via the EDS search service.
Web of Science - Provides multidisciplinary literature coverage including cited references in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Search backward and forward in time with cited reference searching, analyze results, search over 100 years of back files. In addition, the CrossSearch facility allows the extension of a search to multiple freely-available databases. NOTE - Access to full text articles in linked databases require separate login to the specific database.
Westlaw - Westlaw IE is the most comprehensive and authoritative Irish online legal research service. It provides online access to an extensive collection of legal content including : a collection of case law including renowned reporting series such as ILRM and ILTR giving full text law reports dating back to 1867, consolidated legislation, annotated legislation, a unique collection of journals, relevant news and business information, and a current awareness service updated once a day.
Westlaw UK - Westlaw UK complements our existing subscription to WestlawIE and provides IT Carlow patrons with access to UK law journals and legal information.
Wiley Online Library - Wiley Online Library hosts a broad multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. While IT Carlow patrons can search over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, full text access is only available for around 25 subscribed or free titles which include Child Development, European Law Journal and a selection of business and science journals.
World Advertising Research Centre - WARC - Warc is the world's premier information resource for marketing, advertising and communications professionals, with more than 50,000 articles from three decades and all main markets. It contains material on all aspects of communications from award-winning case studies to cutting-edge think pieces and conference reports, academic papers, respected adspend forecasts, creative executions and it is augmented with best practice papers, practical guides and daily news.