Wednesday, 3 April 2019

The Cambridge History of Ireland - online access now available

The Cambridge History of Ireland is now available online via the Library catalogue:

Diarmuid Ferriter, (Lecturer in Modern Irish History, UCD) has described The Cambridge History of Ireland as:

"a collective scholarly endeavour by 100 contributors..., covering the Irish experience from the year 600 to the present and bursting with provocative, intelligent analysis and accessible narratives. The volumes continue a tradition of historians collectively stocktaking, distilling and pronouncing on the current state of their areas of expertise." 
(The Irish Times, Dec. 01, 2018)

The Library also holds print copies of all 4 volumes of The Cambridge History of Ireland, please click here for full details.

Collection Development

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Scopus Access Down

Our access to Scopus is currently down, and this has been reported. We are hoping to have access restored later today (14th), though it may be tomorrow (Friday 15th) before normal service has resumed.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Emerald Publishing Website Maintenance - February 5th

There will be upcoming maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 5 February 2019 beginning at 08:00 GMT - lasting for up to 12 hours.
During this time, the site will be placed into ‘read-only’ mode, making the following functionality unavailable for the duration of the upgrade:
  • Activating access tokens
  • Adding publications as favourites
  • Alert subscriptions
  • Any changes to ‘My Account’ and ‘Institutional Account’
  • E-commerce
  • Registration
  • Search.
Should you access the website during this time, you will receive a notification that the site functionality is temporary unavailable within your browser. Please note that this may also affect some functionality on
This essential website maintenance is part of Emerald’s customer focused development initiative, which aims to deliver an enhanced user experience to our customers.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Are you a Digital Scholar?

Developing skills with digital technologies can be a challenge for researchers interested in digital and open scholarship.

To help, the Library, in partnership with the Moore Institute, presents a series of informal workshops to share practice-based expertise, know-how, and experience in technologies and methods, that will enhance your experience of newer forms of scholarship.

Events in this semester’s series include: 

  1. Planning & Building Digital ProjectsDavid Kelly, G010, 12-1pm Thursday, 31st January.
    Register for Planning & Building Digital Projects
  2. Introduction to Research Data Management and related supports at NUI Galway – Trish Finnan, G010, 12-1pm Wednesday 27th February
    Register for Introduction to Research Data Management
  3. Creating Digital Exhibitions with OmekaCillian Joy, G011, 12-1pm Thursday 28th March
    Register for Creating Digital Exhibitions with Omeka
  4. Archives in the digital age – balancing evolving expectations against the realities of resource allocation and legislation – Aisling Keane, G010, 12-1pm Tuesday, 30th April.
    Register for Archives in the digital age

Digital Scholars' Workshop 2019

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Scopus Access Restored

While contract negotiations with Elsevier continue with the Irish universities, our access to Scopus has been restored until January 31st.

If you find you are still having problem accessing content on Scopus, you will probably need to clear out your browser's cache and cookies.