The Library Collection totals approximately 40,000 volumes classified using the Dewey Decimal Classification system and is available for loan to registered students of the college. The collection is continually updated to support the diverse curriculum of the College with its main subject areas:

  • Education and Educational Resources
  • Social Sciences
  • Home Economics and the related fields of Consumer Science, Food Science, Health, Nutrition, Textile Studies and Design
  • Nursing Studies
  • Science
  • Religion
  • Gaelige
  • Business/Economics
  • There is also a General Reference Collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, atlases and other subject specific dictionaries and encyclopedias which are not available for loan and must be used in the Library.
  • The Desk Reference Collection holds texts that are in heavy demand by students.  They are available for use only within the library and must be requested at the issue desk.
  • The Teaching Resource Collection has been developed to support the microteaching/student teaching placement components of the BA/PME Degree course.  This collection is composed of secondary school curriculum material, AV aids and other classroom presentation material and may not be borrowed.
  • The majority of journals are available electronically online through the NUI Galway Library. The Library keeps a small collection of print journals and an archive of historical interest.
  • Heritage Cirqa, the Library Catalogue can be accessed here

Suggested Databases

To see a list of suggested databases in a variety of subject categories, choose a broad subject from the dropdown list below.

You will need your NUI Galway ID and password to use the electronic journals and databases available in NUI Galway’s Hardiman Library.
This is only a very small selection of the databases available in Galway.

For further suggestions please seek assistance from Library Staff.

Education

TitleDescription
Academic Search Complete Large multidisciplinary database for all subject areas
British Education Index Index of 250 education journals - predominantly UK 
Emerald Fulltext Management, business, consumer studies
ERIC American education database; journals, reports, theses, some fulltext; open access
Google Scholar  Access through NUI Galway to link to subscribed content
JSTOR Humanities and Social Sciences; Irish, Religion
NUI Galway.ie Newspaper Archieve https://library.nuigalway.ie/collections/specialcollections/newspapers/ 
NUI Galway Education Library Guide https://libguides.library.nuigalway.ie/Education 
Quick Reference websites Websites for quick reference; dictionaries, statistics, Irish Government sites
RIAN Repository of Irish research - open access 
Sage Journals Online  Sage publisher database 
Science Direct  Elsevier publisher database 
Scopus  Elsevier publisher database 
Taylor & Francis Journals  Taylor & Francis/Routledge publisher database  
Teachers' TV Education in Video - video clips for classroom use
Wiley Online Library Wiley Publishers database

Home Economics

TitleDescription
Academic Search Complete Large multidisciplinary database for all subject areas
Emerald Fulltext Management, business, consumer studies
Google Scholar Access through NUI Galway to link to subscribed content
Greenfile Environmental Issues
HEARTH Historical Home Economics archive - books journals
Mintel Market Reports Consumer research, Irish collection
NUI Galway.ie Newspaper Archieve https://library.nuigalway.ie/collections/specialcollections/newspapers/ 
NUI Galway Education Library Guide https://libguides.library.nuigalway.ie/Health 
Quick Reference websites Websites for quick reference; dictionaries, statistics, Irish Government sites
RIAN Repository of Irish research - open access 
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre http://www.childandfamilyresearch.ie/

Nursing

TitleDescription
Academic Search Complete Large multidisciplinary database for all subject areas
CINAHL Nursing and allied health sciences
Cochrane Library Systematic Reviews and Clinical guidelines 
Embase Medical database
Google Scholar Access through NUI Galway to link to subscribed content
LENUS-Irish Health Research Irish health research repository
NUI Galway.ie Newspaper Archieve https://library.nuigalway.ie/collections/specialcollections/newspapers/ 
NUI Galway Education Library Guide https://libguides.library.nuigalway.ie/Health 
PubMed Medical and nursing open access citation database with some full text links
Quick Reference websites Websites for quick reference; dictionaries, statistics, Irish Government sites
RIAN Repository of Irish research - open access 
Science Direct Elsevier publisher database
Scopus Elsevier publisher database
Wiley Online Library Wiley Publishers database

Social Science

TitleDescription
Academic Search Complete Large multidisciplinary database for all subject areas
Google Scholar Access through NUI Galway to link to subscribed content
Greenfile Environmental Issues
HEARTH Historical Home Economics archive - books journals
JSTOR Humanities and social sciences: Irish, Religion 
NUI Galway.ie Newspaper Archieve https://library.nuigalway.ie/collections/specialcollections/newspapers/ 
NUI Galway Education Library Guide https://libguides.library.nuigalway.ie/PoliticalScienceandSociology 
Quick Reference websites Websites for quick reference; dictionaries, statistics, Irish Government sites
RIAN Repository of Irish research - open access 
Sage Journals Online Sage publisher database
Science Direct Elsevier publisher database
Scopus Elsevier publisher database
Taylor & Francis Journals Taylor & Francis/Routledge publisher database 
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre http://www.childandfamilyresearch.ie/
Wiley Online Library Wiley Publishers database

Science

TitleDescription
Academic Search Complete Large multidisciplinary database for all subject areas
Google Scholar Access through NUI Galway to link to subscribed content
Greenfile Environmental Issues
NUI Galway.ie Newspaper Archieve https://library.nuigalway.ie/collections/specialcollections/newspapers/ 
NUI Galway Education Library Guide https://libguides.library.nuigalway.ie/science
Quick Reference websites Websites for quick reference; dictionaries, statistics, Irish Government sites
RIAN Repository of Irish research - open access 
Science Direct Elsevier publisher database
Scopus Elsevier publisher database
Wiley Online Library Wiley Publishers database