Free Online Reference and Research Resources

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Resources I guess it’s that time of year again! If you’re back to school or college, read on to find out about our amazing array of FREE online research and reference resources. We have something here to help you with your studies, whatever level you’re at.

Visit our website at to explore all the free online resources available through Dublin City Libraries. All for FREE!
All you need to register or to log on is your Dublin City Libraries card. And remember to tell your friends and family and classmates too!


World Book

Oxford Ref


Oxford Dictionaries

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese

Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Art online

American National Biography


You can access 1,000s of articles in newspapers and magazines from Ireland and around the world with Proquest and PressReader.


Finally, we also have the following research and reference tools available to you on your device when you visit your local library:

  • Dictionary of Irish Biography
  • Emerald Insight
  • Science Direct
  • JSTOR – The Irish Collection
  • Irish Times Digital Archive
  • Irish Newspaper Archive

Happy studying from Dublin City Libraries!

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