Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency


The databases below are available free of charge to all Tusla staff nationally.

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database


Bandolier is an independent journal about evidence-based healthcare, written by Oxford scientists, and appears monthly.

Campbell Collaboration

The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in Crime and Justice, Education, International Development and Social Welfare

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York

CRD is a world renowned institute that produces policy relevant research and innovative methods that advance the use of research evidence to improve population health.

Child Care Law Reporting Project

The Child Care Law Reporting Project has been established to examine and report on child care proceedings in the courts, under Section 3 of the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2007 and in accordance with the 2012 Regulations (Regulation No 467 of 2012) made under the Act.

Children’s Database  (IRL)

Childrensdatabase.ie was created to provide access to research and information on children for policy-makers, Government departments, academics, voluntary organisations and the general public.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.

EASO: European Asylum Support Office

Website of the European Asylum Support Office

Educational Resources Information Centre  (ERIC)

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education

EU Kids Online

EU Kids Online is a multinational research network. It seeks to enhance knowledge of European children's online opportunities, risks and safety. It uses multiple methods to map children's and parents' experience of the internet, in dialogue with national and European policy stakeholders. It has been funded by the EC’s Better Internet for Kids programme.

European Migration Network

The EMN Ireland research library includes research-based publications with relevance to migration and asylum in Ireland

Global Health Data Exchange

Welcome to the GHDx, the world’s most comprehensive catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data. It’s the place to start your health data search.

Health Well

The Health Well is an all-island (Ireland and Northern Ireland) health information website that promotes health and wellbeing by supporting evidence-informed decision making.

Irish Statute Book

The electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB) includes Acts of the Oireachtas and Statutory Instruments, the official versions of which remain the printed versions published by Government Publications. You can track amendments to legislation, access the Constitution and a selection of pre-1922 legislation while links to external legislation resources are also provided.


PubMed is the US National Library of Medicine’s free access to the MEDLINE database. PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life-science journals and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Medicines Information Online

medicines.ie is the most comprehensive source of information on medicinal products available in Ireland and is widely regarded as an invaluable reference source by healthcare professionals, the Department of Health and the Health Products Regulatory Authority. The information for each product comes in the form of a summary of product characteristics (known as SPC or SmPC) and patient information leaflet (known as PIL, Package Leaflet or PL) where relevant, which are approved by the regulatory authority as part of the process of authorising the product for sale or supply in Ireland.)

Migration Data Portal

The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally. The site is designed to help policy makers, national statistics officers, journalists and the general public interested in the field of migration to navigate the increasingly complex landscape of international migration data, currently scattered across different organisations and agencies. 

National Drugs Library

The HRB National Drugs Library facilitates the use of research-based knowledge in decision-making by those working in the area of problem substance use in Ireland. Search our repository of Irish drug, alcohol and tobacco-related research and discover our other valuable resources.

Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. 


Refworld which is managed by the UNHCR brings together carefully selected country reports, country profiles and assessments, research papers, query responses, and human rights reports, as well as a collection of the core international treaties and agreements (such as those adopted by the United Nations and in the European Union), national legislation relating to UNHCR's mandate, and case law from international, regional and national courts. It also makes available a collection of refugee policy documents and guidelines from a variety of sources, plus handbooks and training manuals, as well as background documents from the United Nations and other sources.

Refugee Research Network

The Refugee Research Network (RRN) has been created to mobilize and sustain a Canadian and international network of researchers and research centres committed to the study of refugee and forced migration issues and to engaging policy makers and practitioners in finding solutions to the plight of refugees and displaced persons.


SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database

Social Policy and Practice (UK)

SPP brings together information from six of the UK’s leading collections of social policy and practice resources:

  • Centre for Policy on Ageing
  • Idox Information Service
  • National Children’s Bureau
  • National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence
  • Greater London Authority

Social Work Reference Center

Social Work Reference Center is a point-of-care reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources to social workers.


Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

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