If you are interested in learning or improving a language (including English), our colleague Simon from Inchicore Library recently reviewed three of our excellent online resources. There are also a variety of other aids to language learning which you might not expect to find in our suite of online resources and which Simon outlines for you here.
Are business databases all they're cracked up to be?
Please Note: Printouts from our subscription databases cost 20 cent per page for A4 black and white.A database is an electronic collection of information containing full text documents, citations or abstracts of articles. May also contain newswires, blogs and press releases.Periodicals and Newspaper Research DatabasesEuropean Business ASAP Online (INFOTRAC): Abstracts and full text international business management and economic journals. Coverage 1992 - present; printouts available.*Irish Times Archive Online: Newspaper Articles (1859 - present). Keyword searching available. Births and Deaths searches - November 2004 to present; printouts available.*Irish Newspaper Archive: Available online for Internet users at all branches of Dublin City Public Libraries.*Dictionary of Irish Biography: Available online for Internet users at all branches of Dublin City Public Libraries.Emerald Online: Publishes the world's widest range of management and library information journals. Printouts available from 58,000 articles.Company Research DatabasesVision - NET Online: Provides access to 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.*Business.ie: Information on over 140,000 Irish companies. Search all businesses in Ireland by location, sector, employee size, type or product.*MarketLine Advantage: Company, industry, financial, city and country business data, case studies, data and statistics for every major marketplace in the world.Consumer Research DatabasesMINTEL (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*Euromonitor International - Passport Markets: brings together Euromonitor International’s intelligence on 115 million industries, countries and consumers in just one information system. The database covers Europe, Australasia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, North America and the world. Printouts available.MarketLine Advantage: Company, industry, financial, city and country business data, case studies, data and statistics for every major marketplace in the world.Consumer Choice Online. The online version of the hugely popular consumer magazine.** Available on computers in the Business Information Centre via our Business Information Gateway.For more informationBusiness Information Centre.Business Information Gateway.Electronic Journals available via the various business databases (selection).Dublin City Public Libraries' eResourcesTel. 01 8734333. Email [email protected]
World Book Online is an engaging and trustworthy resource which offers an immersive learning experience to learners at every level. It provides access to over 30,000 articles, 6,000 web links, 400 interactive maps and much, much more.
How often have you heard it said "I couldn't draw to save my life" or '"I couldn't draw a straight line" You CAN draw! The ability to draw is a skill that anyone can learn and does not depend on talent. It is a fundamental life skill, just like reading and writing. Want to learn how to draw? Or to improve your artistic skills and discover new techniques?
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already confident in your artistic skills, we have something here for you. Our amazing array of digital resources includes a wide selection of free courses, a comprehensive choice of magazines and books and, for the student of art and art history, an in-depth and authoritative range of reference resources.