Past theses of former students can be read within the Library. You can search for theses in the Library catalogue - after your search narrow your results down to theses by choosing Collection - Theses Collection on the right hand side of the screen.
We also provide access to several databases that index theses submitted in other Universities internationally.
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Statistics and other reference works can be an invaluable starting point for your research or study. They also provide ready-reference access to factual information.
The Library catalogue enables you to find out if the Library has particular books or journals, or to identify books on a subject by keyword.
To identify journal articles on a particular topic you need to use a database. Databases for your discipline are listed at the link below.
If you require assistance please contact the Subject Librarian for Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, Niamh Walsh. Niamh has specialist knowledge of the literature and information resources for Journalism and is available to assist you with your subject queries, which may be received in person, by email, or by telephone.
By providing an accurate bibliography and references you demonstrate the range and depth of the research that you have done on your essay or thesis.
It is therefore essential to keep accurate records of the books, journal articles and general sources that you have used. It also ensures that there is no suspicion of plagiarism.
Different subject areas use different referencing styles. Your lecturers will be able to advise which style you should use.
The Library has created a for the Harvard Referencing Style. Ask for a copy at the Customer Services Desk or download directly from the Library web site.
EndNote is a popular software package designed to help you create references and bibliographies. It integrates with Microsoft Word enabling you to cite references in any one of several hundred styles eg: Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver as well as providing a portable “library” of all your references that you can add to over time.
The Library provides introductory EndNote training sessions throughout the year. For information on these, please visit the page.
Who can Help?
Subject Librarian, Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
Tel: +353 91492095
Information Support, Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
Tel: +353 91492545
Research Services Librarian
Tel: +353 91495959