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A-Z List of eResources:

Ancestry Library Edition

Categories: Databases | Genealogy | World War One
Access From: The Reading Room, Dublin City Library & Archive
Access How: Available on 2 PCs, on a first come, first served basis.  Subscription allows for 2 simultaneous users.

Ancestry library editionAncestry Library Edition contains official records for the First World War, i.e. British Army World War I Service Records 1914-20; British Army World War I Pension Records 1914-20; British Army World War I Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914-20; UK Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 - so it is very useful if you are searching for Irish soldiers in the Great War.


Benezit Dictionary of Artists

SEE Oxford Art Online


BorrowBox

Categories: eBooks | eAudiobooks
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Dublin City library membership card barcode number and PIN; also BorrowBox app. On first time login, complete your account details by adding an email address (required).
URL: http://library.bolindadigital.com/dublin
Mobile App? Yes
Support: Bolinda Digital Support Support@bolindadigital.com

BorrowBox logoBorrow up to 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks at a time. Visit library.bolindadigital.com/dublin and sign in using your library membership card number and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Present in person your library card at any branch and you will be assigned a PIN. In order to download an ebook you need to install Adobe Digital Editions.

To access eBooks/eAudiobooks on your phone, tablet or reader, download the BorrowBox app from your device-specific App Store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire). Once you have installed the app, search for Dublin in the ‘Library’ field provided and then sign in using your library membership card number and PIN.

Note: Members of other library authorities will need to access BorrowBox using a different link. Please see, http://www.librariesireland.ie/online-resources/

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Business.ie

Categories: Databases | Irish Company Information 
Access From: Business Information Centre only
Access How: Staff assistance required to login

business.ieInformation on over 140,000 Irish companies. Search all businesses in Ireland by location, sector, employee size, type or product.


ComicsPlus for libraries

Comics PlusCategories: Digital Comic Books
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Username and password.
On your first visit, create a new account (inputting your Dublin City library membership card number) and complete registration. Email address required.
URL: https://www.rbdigital.com/dublincity/
Mobile App? Google Play - Android | iTunes - iOS
Support: comicsplus@wfhowes.co.uk


Consumer Choice

Categories: Digital Magazines | Consumer Information
Access From: Select Branch libraries only*.
Access How: Staff assistance required to login.
URL: http://thecai.ie/consumer-choice/about-consumer-choice/

Consumer Choice Online

*At Cabra, Pembroke, Raheny and Rathmines branch libraries, plus the Business Information Centre (Central Library).

 


databases.dublincity.ie

Categories: Databases | Dublin Historical Records
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: No registration/login required.
URL: http://databases.dublincity.ie/

databases.dublincity.ie

databases.dublincity.ie is a resource from Dublin City Public Libraries and Archives focusing on databases derived from printed and other historic records related to Dublin city and surrounding administrative areas. About...

 


Dictionary of Irish Biography

Categories: Dictionaries | Biographies
Access From: Branch libraries only.
Access How: PC or WiFi. No registration/login required.
URL: http://dib.cambridge.org/

Dictionary of Irish Biography onlineThe Dictionary of Irish Biography is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary for Ireland.

 


Digitised Works

Includes works from within our collections that have been scanned and digitised and made available here in their entirety. Such works as the '1916 Rising Dublin Fire Brigade Logbook', a 1916 Rising eye-witness account, 'The Diary of Weather and Winds' - an 18th century manuscript, and a visitors guide to Dublin from 1811.


Dublin City Council Digital Repository

Categories: Image/Photographic Collections | Dublin Historic Collections
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: No registration/login required
URL: http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie

Woman with wolfhounds, Club Milk vanOur digital repository features records relating to Dublin from different time periods, including photographs, postcards, letters, maps and ephemeral material. Highlights of the collection include the Fáilte Ireland Photographic Collection, Wide Street Commission Map Collection (1757-1851), the Irish Theatre Archive and the Birth of the Republic Collection, which comprises material from the period of the foundation of the Irish state.


Dublin City Council Image Galleries

Categories: Image/Photographic Collections
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: No registration/login required
URL: http://www.dublincity.ie/library-galleries
 

Soldiers in The Civil War Our Digital Collections Image Gallery includes photographs from the Dublin City Council Photographic Collection, a collection that captures the rich history of the city during the 20th century. Treasures from the Collection offers a taste of some of the more interesting and unique items from the Dublin and Irish Collections, while The Wide Street Commission Conserved Maps from Dublin City Archives document the city before, during and after the work of the commission.

Access the Image Galleries.

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Emerald Insight

Categories: Journals | Social Sciences |  Business & Management | Engineering | Library Studies | Marketing
Access From: Branch libraries only.
Access How: PC or WiFi. No registration/login required.
URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/

Emerald InsightEmerald provides access to articles on subjects such as business and management, accounting, economics, social sciences, engineering, linguistics etc... Sample list of electronic journals.


Encyclopaedia Britannica

Categories: Encyclopaediae
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Dubin City library membership card barcode number

Access the full version of Encyclopaedia Britannica courtesy of Dublin City Public Libraries at any of our library PCs or at home! To access at home all you need is your Dublin City Public Libraries' membership card barcode number.

Encyclopaedia Britannica from Your Library.

Encyclopaedia Britannica from Home.

For ages 18+ Britannica Online Fulltext

Britannica Student from your Library.

Britannica Student from your Home.

For ages 12 - 18 Britannica Online Student

Britannica Junior from your Library.

Britannica Junior from your Home.

For ages 5 - 11 Britannica Online Junior


Euromonitor Passport Markets

Categories: Databases | Business | Consumer Information | Market Research
Access From: Business Information Centre only
Access How: Staff assistance required to login

Euromonitor Passport MarketEuromonitor provides strategic review of global consumer trends in the industry and service sectors. It provides access to thousands of country and market research reports, company profiles and breaking news. Forecasts to 2020 help develop business opportunities.


European Business ASAP (INFOTRAC)

Categories: Databases | Journals | Business | Economics
Access From: Business Information Centre only
Access How: Staff assistance required to login

ASAPAbstracts and full text international business management and economic journals. Coverage 1992 - present; printouts available. Sample list of electronic journals.


Findmypast

Categories: Databases | Genealogy
Access From: Branch libraries only.
Access How: No registration/login required. Subscription allows for 2 simultaneous users, therefore available on a first come, first served basis.
URL: http://www.findmypast.ie

findmypastFamily history website, set up by Eneclann, a research and publishing house, and Findmypast, a family history website initially launched in the UK. Gives access to the Irish Prison Registers, the Landed Estates Court records, the complete Griffith's Valuation, over 400,000 gravestones and church memorials, military records from the details of over 8,000 people involved in the 1798 Rebellion through to the names of more than 49,000 Irishmen who lost their lives fighting in World War I, access to over 250,000 obituaries and other newspaper notices, and lists of 52,600 individuals eligible to vote in elections between 1832 and 1838.


Grove Art Online

SEE Oxford Art Online


Grove Music Online

SEE Oxford Music Online


Irish Genealogy

Categories: Databases | Genealogy
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: No registration/login required
URL: http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/

Irish GenealogyDublin City Public Libraries working with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, and others, to help you in your search for records of family history for past generations. View over 1.3 million Church records of Baptism, Marriage and Death free of charge. Of these, 734,000 Church records are from Dublin City and 600,000 records are from Kerry.

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Irish Newspaper Archives

Categories: Irish Newspapers
Access From: Branch libraries only.
Access How: PC or WiFi. No registration/login required.
URL: http://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

Irish Newspaper ArchivesWith the Irish Newspaper Archives you can search, retrieve and view newspapers from 1700s to the present (except for the last 10 days (dailies) or most recent issue (weeklies)).


Irish Times Digital Archive

Categories: Irish Newspapers
Access From: Branch libraries only.
Access How: PC or WiFi. No registration/login required.
URL: http://www.irishtimes.com/search/archive.html

Irish Times Digital ArchiveView, search and retrieve the entire Irish Times Digital Archive from the first edition of 1859 to the present (except for the last 7 days).


JSTOR - The Ireland Collection

Categories: Journals | Arts, Humanities, Sciences
Access From: Branch libraries only.
Access How: PC or WiFi. No registration/login required.
URL: http://www.jstor.org/action/showJournals?browseType=collectionInfoPage&s...

The Ireland Collection - JSTORThe Ireland Collection contains titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present.
Note: If no icon beside the title, we are subscribed to it; if 'X' icon, we are not. The 'half moon' icon indicates partial access (e.g. abstract, citation).


Mango Languages

Categories: Online Learning | Language Learning
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Registration required. On computer, must follow link from this website. Also Mango app.
URL: https://connect.mangolanguages.com/dublin/start
Mobile App? Yes Google Play - Android | iTunes - iOS
Support: support@mangolanguages.com Tel: 001 877-626-4611

Mango LanguagesMango Languages is an online language learning resource that teaches real conversations in over 70 foreign languages.

Use your Dublin City library membership card barcode number to create a profile (registration).

Accessing Mango on a computer:
Once registered, you will need to follow the above link from this page whenever you wish to login and use the service on a computer (i.e. bookmarking the Mango page will not suffice - best to bookmark this page).

Accessing Mango on a phone or tablet:
You can download the Mango Languages app and login.


MarketLine Advantage

MarketLine AdvantageCategories: Business & Management | Databases | Company Information | Consumer Information | Market Research
Access From: Business Information Centre only
Access How: Staff assistance required to login

Company, industry, financial, city and country business data, case studies, data and statistics for every major marketplace in the world.


Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine AcademyCategories: Online Learning | Computer Skills
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Username and password. Must first register in person at the Open Learning Centre.

This learning tool offers training in Microsoft Office suite of programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Learners can benefit from an extensive digital curriculum and certifications for fundamental technology skills - as well as courses critical for success in today’s technologically evolving world.


Mintel

Categories: Databases | Consumer Information | Market Research
Access From: Business Information Centre only
Access How: Staff assistance required to login

MintelMINTEL (Ireland) online: MINTEL is the Irish Lending Consumer Market Analyst. It contains a vast amount of corporate and individual expertise in monitoring all aspects of consumers' economy. Mintel publishes an extensive range of reports covering the following sectors: automotive, beauty, personal goods and toiletries, clothing footwear and accessories, consumer lifestyles, marketing, promotion, drink and tobacco, electrical goods, household/house and home, health and wellbeing, holidays and travel, industrial, leisure time, media, books and stationery, miscellaneous, personal finances, retail and technology/telecoms. Printouts available.

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Naxos Music Library

Categories: Music
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Username and password. Must first register in person at the Music Library.
URL: https://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/
Mobile App? Yes Google Play | iTunes

Naxos Music LibraryListen to your favourite music on demand or find out about your favourite composer. Visit the Music Library, where you will be given a user name and password, and you can then access the Naxos Music online or in the library.


Oxford Art Online

Grove Art OnlineBenezit Dictionary of ArtistsCategories: Art | Encyclopaediae
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Dublin City library membership card barcode number.
Select 'Login > Library barcode  number'
URL: http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online and Benezit Dictionary of Artists; plus The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Covers both Western and non-Western art, the content of Grove Art encompasses all aspects of visual culture.


Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Oxford Dictionary of Family NamesCategories: Family Names | Dictionaries
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Dublin City library membership card barcode number. Select 'Login with your library card'.
URL: http://www.oxfordreference.com/ | Alternate Link

Over 45,000 entries. This is the ultimate reference work on family names, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames.

When performing a search, you need to filter results 'By Availability', ticking the 'Unlocked' option.
 


Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English DictionaryCategories: Dictionaries
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Dublin City library membership card barcode number. Select 'Sign In > Library card login'
URL: http://www.oed.com/

The most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words. The Oxford English Dictionary Online gives you not only the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary, but also the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.


Oxford Music Online

Grove Music OnlineCategories: Music
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Dublin City library membership card barcode number. Select 'Login > Library barcode number'
URL: http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/

Oxford Music Online is the access point for The Grove Music Online, plus The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

With over 60,000 articles written by over 6,000 music scholars, Grove Music Online is the authoritative resource for music research.
 


ProQuest Newspaper Search

Categories: Newspapers | Irish Newspapers
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Dublin City Library membership card barcode number
URL: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234761

ProquestAccess full-text articles in c.850 newspapers worldwide, including Irish national and regional papers.  Irish national papers include The Irish Examiner (Jan 2011 - present), The Irish Independent (June 2006 - present), and The Irish Times (Jan 1995 - present). Dates of coverage vary according to publication.
Follow the link above and enter your Dublin City library membership card barcode number to access the service.

Note: Members of other library authorities will need to access ProQuest using a different link. Please see, http://www.librariesireland.ie/online-resources/


RBdigital Magazine Collection

RBdigital for LibrariesCategories: Digital Magazines
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Username and password.
On your first visit, create a new account (inputting your Dublin City library membership card number) and complete registration. Select your library from the drop-down list ('Dublin City Libraries'). Email address required.
URL: https://www.rbdigital.com/lgma/service/magazines/landing
Mobile App? Google Play - Android | iTunes - iOS | Kindle Fire
Support: rbdigital@wfhowes.co.uk

Please note: Zinio for Libraries has changed its name to RBdigital (July 2017). To ensure continuation of service, please download the RBdigital app

RBdigital for Libraries (formerly Zinio) offers full-colour, interactive digital magazines. Download the full list of digital Magazines available (PDF, 342KB)


Science Direct

Categories: Journals | Sciences
Access From: Branch libraries only.
Access How: PC or WiFi. No registration/login required.
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/

Science DirectExplore scientific, technical, and medical research on ScienceDirect.  Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content.


Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS)

Categories: Online Learning | Typing Skills | Literacy Skills
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Registration required. Contact the Open Learning Centre.
URL: http://www.readandspell.com/about
 

Touch-type Read and Spell - Online Computer CourseThe Central Library, Ilac Centre, offers Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS), an online computer course.  As well as developing typing skills, TTRS is designed to benefit students of all ages who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties. You learn at your own pace either in the library or at home. To avail of this service, please contact Fiona Shortt or Anne Keating at 01 8734333 or email centrallibrary@dublincity.ie


Universal Class - Online Learning Courses

Categories: Online Learning
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Registration required. Register using your Dublin City Library membership card barcode number. Register at http://LGMA.universalclass.com/register.htm
URL: http://LGMA.universalclass.com
Mobile App? No
Support: universalclass@wfhowes.co.uk

Universal Class logoUniversal Class offers a unique online education experience.  There are over 400 courses available. The courses involve real instructors to guide your learning, video-based lessons and certificates of achievement. You can learn in your own time, at your own pace. More info...

Please register for this service by using your Dublin City library membership card barcode number and by completing the registration form.


uTalk

uTalkCategories: Online Learning | Language Learning
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Registration required. Must register at the Open Learning Centre in person. You will be given an access code to enable you to unlock either English or the language of your choice. One code will unlock one language.
URL: For English only go to http://utalk.com/start     For ‘Choose any Language’ go to http://utalk.com/choose
Mobile App? Yes - all platforms
Support: support@utalk.com

Learning a language the uTalk way will give you confidence to begin learning the language of your choice. You can choose from any of over 130 languages from all over the world and the App is designed to get you speaking from the word go.
The App is also available for ESOL learners for English only.


Vision - NET

Categories: Databases | Business | Irish Company Information
Access From: Branch libraries only
Access How: PC or WiFi. No registration/login required
URL: http://www.vision-net.ie/login.jsp

Vision net Access documents filed in the Irish Companies Registration Office. Information available includes Irish Company & Business addresses, activities, directors, profit & loss, assets etc., updated daily; printouts available. Limited information on UK and Northern Ireland companies.

 

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Zinio eMagazines

SEE RBdigital Magazine Collection above


Other Resources

Web Portal

Web Portal on NetvibesAccess our web portal, giving you a single point of access to diverse resources on the web.
This page also serves as the default Internet home page on all computers in our branch libraries.

 

Web Guide

Dublin City Public Libraries' Bookmarks on deliciousThe Dublin City Library & Archive Web Guide (on delicious) offers a comprehensive list of recommended websites. Covering a wide range of subject areas, including the arts, education, employment and government, the guide will facilitate your search for information on the topic of your choice.

 

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