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*Online Resources and Services available at IT Carlow Library during COVID-19 Closure: E-Resources

IT Carlow Library's guide to the online resources and services available during the closure of our libraries due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Library Closure

The IT Carlow Libraries in the Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow campuses are currently closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Borrowing and returning of, or access to, physical collections is unfortunately not possible when we are closed. However, items already borrowed will not incur fines during the period the library is closed.

Students and staff can search for ejournals, ebooks and other online resources through the ‘EDS: Online Article, Database Search’ or via the EDS search box on the Library homepage.

Ebooks - How to Access Electronic Books

Staff and students of IT Carlow can make use of the online facilities provided by the library to download and read electronic books. Ebooks are available through several databases with the main ebook resource being ProQuest's Ebook Central which has over 180,000 ebooks covering all subject areas.

Ejournals - How to Find Electronic Journal Articles

Students and staff can search for ejournal articles via 'EDS: Online Article, Database Search' from the Library homepage. Simply type keywords, titles or authors into the search box pictured below and click "Search". Once you have done this you will be asked to log in with your IT Carlow network username and password. This will conduct a quick search of the Library's ejournal databases and other online resources.

When a search results list is displayed, it will by default list all results where full-text access is available. If required, the Source Types option can also be set to Academic Journals to only display results from high-quality academic journals:

When you have decided on the title you wish to view, click on PDF Full Text, Full Text Finder, Linked Full Text or HTML Full-Text to link to the full-text of a document. This will take you to the requested article.

You can also search for ejournal articles in other databases from our A-Z Databases list. Ejournal databases include:

Other Online Resources: A-Z List of Databases

The Library subscribes to a wide range of databases covering the subjects taught at IT Carlow. Most of these databases are searchable through  ‘EDS: Online Article, Database Search’ or alternatively can be searched individually via the A-Z Database list.

The following databases are not searchable via EDS:

Online Resources made Available as a Response to COVID-19

Many publishers have made additional content temporarily available for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following list details what is available and how to access this additional content. Please contact us if you have any queries.

  • Sage Books: Subjects covered by these ebooks include: Business & Management, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Education, Earth & Environmental Science, Health & Social Care, Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology (Access to 28 June 2020).
  • Sage Handbook Collection: This collection contains 170+ authoritative, international, and interdisciplinary handbooks across the social sciences (Access to 28 June 2020). 
  • Sage Reference: This collection includes online encyclopaedias and other reference works (Access to 28 June 2020).
  • Sage Research Methods Videos: These Sage video collections include 480+ streaming videos covering every aspect of the research process and hundreds of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods (Access to 28 June 2020).
  • Sage Video: Educational videos from Sage covering a range of topics (Access to 28 June 2020).
  • JSTOR: We now have access to all JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections and more than 25,000 ebooks (Access to 30 June 2020).
  • JoVE: In addition to the JoVE Bio videos we currently subscribe to, JoVE is providing all of their Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts (Access to 15 June 2020).
  • Harvard Business Review Ebooks: Free access provided by EBSCO to the Harvard Business Review ebooks collection (Access to 30 May 2020).
  • ScienceDirect Textbooks: A list of 256 e-textbooks temporarily made available (Access to June 2020).
  • Annual Reviews: Temporary free access to all 52 Annual Review journals (Access to 30 April 2020).
  • IEEE Xplore Courses: Courses are available on a range of subjects including: Aerospace, Bioengineering, Career Development, Communications, Computing, Electronics, Emerging Technologies, IEEE Standards, Robotics, Telecommunications (Access to 30 June 2020).
  • GALE: An online hub has been developed which includes professional development ebooks to help transition to and strengthen virtual learning (No end date given).

Off Campus Access to Online Resources including EDS

After you click on EDS or an individual database link, you will need to enter your IT Carlow network username and password (e.g. your student number and the same password that you use to log into your email or Blackboard) to access the online resource. For more information see our Off-Campus Access LibGuide.

Subject Guides and Further Help

For more specific guides to individual subject areas, please visit our list of Subject LibGuides.

The Library web pages ( and Library Guides ( contain further information about the Library and its services, including video tutorials and more information on using EDS and ebooks.

If you have a library query please call 059 9175760 or email:

If you have a problem accessing an online resource please email or

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