Full List of databases that are available to De Chastelain Library, DkIT members.

The Library subscribes to a collection of databases covering a vast range of subject areas. Contents may include journal and newspaper articles, books, theses, reports, bibliographic details, conference proceedings and images.

Access to all online material supplied by De Chastelain Library, DkIT should be available on and off campus. Please report all access problems to

How to Access the Databases

Log into a database using your network username and password. For some databases, you must click on 'Click here to log in' before entering your credentials. For information on how to search some databases, see our Library Guides

Please note that these databases are hosted in a non-DkIT supported environment. You should be aware of this and take the necessary precautions with regard to the security of your personal data.

Once you sign in to a database you are agreeing to abide by Copyright Legislation & Licence Agreement Terms and Conditions.  Databases may be accessed only by Authorised Users e.g. registered staff and students. Under our License Agreement Terms and Conditions all databases are for private individual study and research only.  They must not be used for commercial purposes.   Users may not reproduce, distribute, display, modify, transfer or transmit, in any form, or by any means, any Database or Service or any portion thereof.

For more information about trial and new databases, please see the A-Z Database List on Library Guides.

If you encounter an error message when trying to access a database, please clear your browser cache/history. If that doesn't work, please reboot your device. See more guidance here.



Academic Search Complete

Multi-disciplinary full-text database.

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Bibliography of British and Irish History

Bibliographic data on historical writing concerned with the British Isles, British Empire and Commonwealth from 55BC to the present. Limited to three simultaneous users. Not currently searchable using MultiSearch.

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British Standards Online

Access to British, adopted European and international standards. From December 19, 2020, the FileOpen plugin will be required to access BSOL documents, find out more here

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Business Source Complete

Business related database.

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CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature.

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Cinahl Plus with Full Text

Nursing and allied health literature.

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Dictionary of Irish Biography

Biographical dictionary for Ireland, via Open Access from the Royal Irish Academy. Not currently searchable using MultiSearch.

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Digital Theatre+

Digital Theatre+ enables students to access an ever-growing collection of classical, contemporary and international theatre as well as archive collections, covering a breadth of genres, periods and forms, and interviews with current leading practitioners. Content accessible via the Publications tab on MultiSearch. 

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Documenting Ireland: Parliament, People and Migration

Online virtual archive of documents and sources relating to the history of Ireland and its migration experiences from the 18th to the late 20th centuries. Free online resource. Not currently searchable using MultiSearch.

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Drama Online

Digital library for drama and literature students, professors, and teachers. DkIT access: Core Collection, the Nick Hern Books, the Critical Studies and Performance Practice Collections, Physical Actor Training, and The National Theatre Live Collection. 

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EBSCOhost Web

Search across all or selected EBSCO databases including MultiSearch. 

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General management and engineering/facilities management.

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Covers human impact to the environment.

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IEEE/IET Electronic Library

Access to IEEE Journals, IEEE Conferences, IET Journals, IET Conferences, IEEE Active, Withdrawn & Archived Standards 20+ VDE Conferences and INSPEC Citation & Abstract Records.

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Standards, regulatory and advisory documents for the UK and Ireland covering construction, health and safety, building products, product and supplier information for engineering. For a comprehensive selection of standards visit British Standards Online. Not currently searchable using MultiSearch.

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Irish Newspaper Archives

Irish Newspaper Archives is the world’s largest and oldest online database of Irish newspapers. A fast and easy way to access newspapers from 1738 all the way up to the current day. Not currently searchable via MultiSearch.

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Irish Times Digital Archive

Contains the Irish Times from 1859 onwards. Editions are added seven days after publication date. Limited to 10 simultaneous users. Walk-in access available. Not currently searchable using MultiSearch.

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isurv is the definitive way of locating and accessing built environment information. Created by RICS, the online subscription service gives insight from industry practitioners and legal experts. It is designed to help you effectively put theory into practice, increase your knowledge and potentially help to resolve workplace issues. Not currently searchable via MultiSearch.

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Access to JSTOR Ireland Collection, Music, Life Sciences, 19th Century British Pamphlets and Arts & Sciences II. Click here for JSTOR tutorials.

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Critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. Not currently searchable using MultiSearch.

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Mintel is the expert in what consumers want and why. The world’s leading market intelligence agency, Mintel provides analysis of consumers, markets, new products and competitive landscapes. Includes the Ireland Reports collection. If you see a 'Too many redirects' message, please clear these cookies on the browser: 'mintel', 'gnod' & 'ezproxy' . For example on the Chrome browser: Go to chrome://settings/siteData and search for 'mintel', 'gnod' & 'ezproxy' and click on 'Remove All Shown'. This issue has been reported to the suppliers and should be resolved soon.

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Find e-books, journal articles and more with one search.  

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Naxos Music Library

Online musical library. Requires Adobe Flash Player. Limited to 3 simultaneous users.

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NSAI Standards and ISO Standards Collection

NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is Ireland’s official standards body. Operating under the National Standards Authority of Ireland Act (1996), they are accountable to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. As Ireland’s Official standards body, NSAI aims to inspire consumer confidence and create the infrastructure for products and services to be recognized and relied on, all over the world. The full collection of NSAI standards and ISO standards collection via NSAI are available. Not currently searchable via MultiSearch.

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Oxford Music Online

An integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Limited to 3 simultaneous users.

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ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection

Includes MEDLINE, the Health and Medical Collection, databases of material on family health and psychology. and more. Click here for a tutorial.

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Regional Business News

Regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Epnet)

Music and music-related disciplines from 1835. Limited to 4 simultaneous users.

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Science Direct

Includes physical, life, health and social sciences, engineering and humanities subjects. Click here for a tutorial. For additional features such as online help and registration see online video tutorials under About Science Direct.

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World’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Scopus interoperates with Reaxys , a unique chemistry workflow solution, and offers sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Once logged in click on the Help link for tutorials.

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SPORTDiscus with Full Text

SPORTDiscus is the leading bibliographic database for sports and sports medicine research. It includes millions of records from leading sports medicine journals, books, dissertations and more.

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VetMed Resource

Access to over 2.2 million abstracts, over 145,000 full text documents, and news articles, book chapters and disease datasheets. Not currently searchable via MultiSearch.

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Westlaw IE

Legal research service and database. Includes case reports, current awareness, consolidated legislation, annotated statutes, and journal articles. One book title is available: Coroners: Practice and Procedure, by Brian Farrell.

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