Student Guide to the Library

Library Resources

Based in five locations, the library in UCD provides access to a large range of print and electronic resources as well as providing a range of services to support your studies.

Library Resources

Finding Books and eBooks

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, UCD's resource discovery service.

OneSearch and offers a single search box, providing instant access to the breadth of scholarly content that is held by the UCD Library — this includes digital and print, audio and video, databases, single articles and entire e-journals and every format in between.

Finding Journals

Journals are scholarly publications issued regularly and are also called magazines, periodicals, newspapers or serials.

Your reading list may contain many journal articles. These will mainly be available electronically but some may be available in print as well, or occasionally in print only.

Find Print Journals

You can look up articles in OneSearch.

Put the exact title of the article in inverted commas.

If the library can provide an instant link you will see the journal article displayed - click Full Text Online to access the text.


If the library cannot provide a quick article link or it fails, then search for the name of the whole Journal instead of the article title e.g. "Journal of Common Market Studies"

For print-only journals you will be shown the location and shelfmark, so that you can locate the volume on the shelf

For electronic journals, click to link to the full journal and then navigate to the year, volume and issue that you want to see your article: or there may be an option to search for the article title provided by the online journal portal in which case key in the article in that box.

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A full list of business eJournals

A full list of business databases

Databases for Business


Newspapers are very useful for identifying key trends, reviewing analysis of specific issues and tracing original research. They also provide a wealth of primary source material for scholarly research in many subject areas. UCD Library holds an extensive range of regional, national and international newspapers.

Key Websites for Business

Official Publications

UCD Library provides access to a range of official publications. These are documents and reports produced and published by official bodies, such as governments, national institutions and regional and international organisations.

Offical Publications and the European Documentation Centre (EDC)

This Collection is held on Level 2 of the James Joyce Library. A retrieval service operates during service hours. Call to the Information Desk on Level 2 to submit a request.
The collection contains material from the Irish, British and US governments; European Union (EU); International Labour Organization (ILO); International Monetary Fund (IMF); OECD, United Nations (UN);UNESCO and World Bank
See here for further information.


How to Use Google Scholar to find Academic Information

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How to Write a Literature Review

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