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 Tourist blogs -  1900s-1960-style As we are allowed to expand our horizons to travel anywhere in Ireland from 29 June, it is worth looking back at some of the tourist accounts and travel guides relating to Ireland published during the twentieth century. The first half of the century witnessed the zenith of the Irish railway network when the whole island was connected by rail. In 1906 a map was published to accompany the report of the Vice-regal Commission on Railways in Ireland . It is contained in the Commission’s full report which is available through the House of Commons Parliamentary papers database on the library website or the Enhanced Parliamentary Papers Ireland website. You can also access the map on Wikimedia Commons The Midland and Great Western Railway Company’s branch line to Clifden ran through our university campus. When you walk from the library towards Distillery road, you are walking on the railway! If you would like to read some of the guides to excursi

Access to, a leading classical music channel, is now available until 17 July

Image is a leading classical music channel, providing the largest on demand library of classical music.’s library features over 1,800 programmes ( 3,000 original works), including: concerts and archived historical concerts operas ballets documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs master classes Trial access to is available until 17 July via the library catalogue . Collection Development

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global - access ends 30 June

A sample thesis from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global The Library now has access to  ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global  until June 30th. This is in addition to the normal bibliographic access we have to this resource (Abstract & Index). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global  is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world with over 5 million entries. The full text PDF of more than 2.5 million of these titles are  now available, until  June 30th  as a generous response to the COVID-19 situation by ProQuest. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global  facilitates: post-graduates students to do carry out background research on proposed theses or dissertations  students, faculty, and other researchers to search for titles related to their scholarly interests instant access to high-quality, multidisciplinary research materials It includes works from nearly 100 countries and more than 50 languages. To access,

Academic Video Online - access ends 30 June

Academic Video Online  provides unlimited access to more than  69,000  videos all cross-searchable from a single platform. This database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type:  documentaries interviews performances news programmes and newsreels field recordings commercials demonstrations original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive titles Academic Video Online contains thousands of award-winning films, Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners along with the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.  *Please note some titles on Academic Video Online may not be available due to territory restrictions.* Access to Academic Video Online is available until  30 June  via the  library catalogue. Please help us evaluate Academic Video Online by completing the feedback form available via the  library catalogue. Collection Develop
New Special Collections related material available electronically  Irish Manuscript Commission Digital Editions IMC has begun a programme of digitisation of its back list of publications, many of which are now out of print. Digitisation is being carried out on a phased basis. Searchable PDFs of texts will be uploaded on their website as they become available but we have added in 46 electronic records to our catalogue pointing to each publication.   Titles include “The Correspondance of Daniel O’Connell”, “Books of Survey and Distribution”, “Registry of Deeds” and other manuscripts.   They can be looked at in their entirety at Full-Text local studies publications  Carloviana Mallow Field Club Journal Rathmichael Historical Record Rathmichael Historical Society Galway Heritage Old Limerick Journal Decies: journal of the Waterford Historical & Archaeological Society This material can b

Catalogue Improvements

Filters can help you find the results you desire more efficiently by removing unnecessary topics and subjects.  After searching the library catalogue, you can now apply persistence to all active filters in the "Active Filters" section. Before this improvement, persistence had to be applied to each filter individually. Instead of clearing only the non-persistent filters in the "Active Filters" section, the "Reset Filters" option in the "Active Filters" section now behaves like the "Library Search" button in the main menu, which clears all filters in the Active Filters section, including the persistent filters. To make all non-persistent filters persistent:  1. Perform a search and filter your results by selecting one or more facets individually or in bulk. The non-persistent filters have the white background colour. 2. Select the "Remember all filters" button to make all filters persistent. When made