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Reference Material - Online Databases


Blackwell Reference Online

Subject: Social Science, Reference Material
Content: A collection of over 300 reference works in the humanities and social sciences

Bridgeman Education

Subject: Art, Education, History
Content: The online image database of the The Bridgeman Art Library; the world's leading source of fine art, cultural and historical images - offering over 530 digital images of art, history and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use.

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Dictionary of Irish Biography

Subject: Multidisciplinary, Reference.
Content: A collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland.


Google Scholar

Subject: Multidisciplinary
Content: Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. The service can be used to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

Oxford Art Online

Subject: Art, Art History, Architecture & Design, Reference
Content: Full text of encyclopedia of Grove Art Online. It also includes The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art.


Oxford Dictionaries Pro

Subject: Reference
Content: With up-to-date online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference content based on the largest language research programme in the world, Oxford Dictionaries Pro is an extensive, integrated, smart-linked English language resource. It offers quick search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style and usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online

Subject: Reference
Content: Biographies of over 50,000 people who shaped the history of Ireland and the UK

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Subject: Reference
Content: Charts the meaning and evolution of over 600,000 words in the English language

Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management

Subject: Business, Economics, Reference Material
Content: Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking n a range of major topics in business and management.

Oxford Music Online

Subject: Arts & Humanities, Reference
Content: Includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

Oxford Reference Online

Subject: Reference
Content: Dictionaries, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press


Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Subject: Philosophy
Content: Covers Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental and contemporary philosophy.

World Book

Subject: Multidisciplinary, Reference
Content: Through Scoilnet, World Book offers a comprehensive range of age-appropriate resources


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