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Staff Guide: Searching for information

Login to Access Resources

When accessing Library resources you will be prompted to logon using your IT Sligo email address and college logon eg



Using Publication Finder

From the Library homepage select Publication Finder 

Enter the title you are searching for e.g. Archaeology Ireland.

A list of publications will appear with the results closest to your search terms at the top with all available full text resources for each journal title displaying as in the example below of Archaeology Ireland.

screenshot of journal display

For more details see this guide 

Information for assigments

The following services are available at to help you find relevant information for your assignments:

EOLAS: search print and online library resources including full text ebooks and articles

DATABASES:  search for a particular database or choose one from the list

PUBLICATION FINDER: search for a specific journal title or browse by discipline for full text publications

RESEARCH@THEA search the entire collections of research output from all of the Institutes of Technologyvia this open access repository


EOLAS is the main search on the library website.

The Yeats Library has many information resources and there are various ways to search for them on the website.

Because it can be difficult to know where to begin, Eolas search is a good place to get started.

Eolas allows you to search many of the Library's information resources in a single search.


Quick Start Guide to EOLAS

IT Sligo Research

The theses and dissertations are under the "Research" location on the catalogue. Using the  advanced search link, enter your search term as normal, and select "Research" from the Location box. Click submit.

When you do a search on Eolas, you can refine it on the left by clicking on the box  "IT, Sligo Research" (if there are any hits for it).

 Note the author, type of award, year and barcode. If it is one of the older dissertations, it may be bound with its barcode on the spine. Otherwise, note the year and author/volume.


There are a few things to remember when searching:

  1. As the award that was previously a Diploma is now a Pass degree (Level 7) and the degree is now an Hons degree (Level 8), what people are looking for might seem out of synch. When you search the catalogue, notice that the Hons degrees only go back a few years. For previous years, look at the degrees.

  2. Also some awards have changed name over the years, especially the Quality Management/Assurance, etc. It’s basically the same course – it doesn’t mean we only have two years of any of them.

  3. Most dissertations submitted now are already bound, so they are individual items. Since 2013, by request of the lecturers, we only accept any over the 70% mark to maintain quality.