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Database Sample

The databases below are available free of charge – those marked with the Open Athens logo  require you to login in with your Open Athens account

Academic Search Complete

This database is a leading resource for multidisciplinary scholarly research


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.

Child Link

Childlink is a fast growing innovative online database focusing on Legislation, Policies and Practices regarding children, young people and families who live in the UK and Ireland. Updated daily, Childlink while being current also has an archive of over 2 million pages of information, including statistics and reports.

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.

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

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.)

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.

North South Child Protection Hub

The North South Child Protection Hub has been developed under the auspices of the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC), established in December 1999 on the entry into force of the British-Irish Agreement of 8 March 1999. It is a dedicated child protection resource.

Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection

This full-text database is an essential tool for psychologists, counsellors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioural sciences and related disciplines

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


SocINDEX with Full Text is a full-text research database covering sociology and related disciplines

Social Work Reference Centre

Social Work Reference Center  provides access to social work best practices information


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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