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Databases: Eolas


Eolas is a name we use for a tool called EBSCO Discovery Service. To you it looks like a big search box on the library website. We have also placed an advanced search button on the website which gives you more search options. 

 To view the images in more detail, click on them and they will open in a new browser tab.

The icon usually contains a tooltip.

Did You Know?

If you click Sign In at the top of the Eolas Search, you can save notes on ebooks, shortcuts to articles and books to custom folders , saved searches or  search alerts. As with all technology don't put all your eggs in one basket. If the data you are saving is super important, make sure you take a screenshot of the saved titles just in case. To login you use your college email address and usual college password. 

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What is Eolas?

laptop userWhat am I searching?

Most of the library databases. You are also searching some pre-selected open access resources such as DOAJ, (Directory of Open Access Journals) Ethos, (Doctoral dissertations from the British Library) and The Cochrane Library. (Free in Ireland)

Also, you are searching the library catalogue (print books in the library)

We have limiters set on Eolas from the get go so that the content you access should be in full text only. We have excluded results that have only abstracts and tried to exclude book reviews.

What is Publication Finder?

publication finderNot just an A-Z of all the journals we currently subscribe to, but also of our back issues. It is really easy to use. Just type the name of the journal you are looking for, or browse alphabetically. 

(Branding in video below is different- but our version works the same way)

Not Included in Eolas

IHS, Westlaw, Digital Theatre Plus, Ebook central (but they are loaded through the catalogue), Web of Science, Irish Times Archive, SAI Global Standards

Also, we purchase individual journals for each school. Each of these titles goes into Publication Finder, but they are usually not searchable in Eolas.