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Nursing Subject Guide: Databases and e-Journals

Information on the subjects Nursing and Dental Nursing

Key Nursing Databases

Trail Databases

The Library sometimes acquires access to trail databases. Students can access these trails through the library website in the database section. Trails will be advertised on the library's Facebook page and on its Twitter profile. 

Open Access Resources

BMJ Best Practice 

This clinical resource tool used by doctors and nurses in hospitals is now free nationwide through the HSE. 

Free Medical Journals Online

A large collection of free access journals

Directory of Open Access Journals

This is independent community curated online directory that provides access to high quality open access peer reviewed journals. All DOAJ data and services are free of charge.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making


Lenus, the Irish Health Research repository is the leading source for Irish research in health and social care. The Lenus collections include peer reviewed ..

National Centre for Biotechnical Information

Part of the NCBI website the Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. Search, read, and discover.