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.

Below is a list of our databases.  Log into a database using your name and student number. You will be blocked if your library fines are €3 or greater.

All databases are for private individual study and research only, and are for DkIT staff and students only. They must not be used for commercial ends or for the purpose of profit. Data cannot be passed on to any third party.

Library Databases

Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary full-text database. Click here for a tutorial.
Walk-in access available.

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.
Walk-in access available. 

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection
Access to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection is now available on a trial basis on-campus 

British Standards Online
Access to British, adopted European and international standards. 
[Attention: If when you click on the link you see a security warning, it is safe to use the options provided to navigate through to British Standards. The security warning is due to an ongoing technical issue.]

Business Source Complete
Business related database. Click here for a tutorial.
Walk-in access available.

Nursing and allied health literature.
Walk-in access available.

Dictionary of Irish Biography
Biographical dictionary for Ireland. Not currently searchable using MultiSearch.

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.

General management and engineering/facilities management.
Walk-in access available.

GreenFILE (Trial)
Covers human impact to the environment.

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Access to IEEE Journals, IEEE Conferences, IET Journals, IET Conferences, IEEE Active, Withdrawn & Archived Standards 20+ VDE Conferences and INSPEC Citation & Abstract Records.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

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.

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.

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

JSTOR Ireland Collection
Access to the Ireland Collection is available without fees to any non-commercial institutions in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Find books, e-books, journals articles and more with one search.  Click here to view our quick start guide.

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

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.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Formerly known as Index to Theses. Abstracts of theses accepted for higher degrees by universities in Ireland and UK.

ProQuest Hospital Collection
Includes ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source. Nursing, allied health, alternative and complimentary medicine and more. Click here for tutorial.
Walk-in access available.

Regional Business News (Epnet)
Business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Walk-in access available.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Epnet)
Music and music-related disciplines from 1967. Limited to 4 simultaneous users.
Walk-in access available.

Science Direct
Includes physical, life, health and social sciences, engineering and humanities subjects. Click here for a tutorial. Please note that additional features such as online help and registration are not available via the link above but directly at
Walk-in access available.

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 Tutorials link for help.
Scopus will cease support of Windows 8 from October 1 2015. More details are available here.
Walk-in access available.

Irish database covering tax and tax related issues. Not currently searchable using MultiSearch.
Walk-in access available.

Web of Knowledge
Large collection of citations in a range of subject areas.
Walk-in access available.