A-Z Databases

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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
BMJ Best Practice is an evidence-based clinical decision support tool at the point of care.

HSE Library & Knowledge Services are providing national access to BMJ Best Practice
UL Library has access to the following 2 resources from SAGE Research Methods...

  • SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 1, which contains 600+ cases with approx. 30 new cases added annually, limit to "content available to me’" when doing a search, to see what the library has full access to

  • SRM Video: Practical Research and Academic Skills: Develop the practical skills necessary to conduct successful research with this collection of streaming video.

  • Sage Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings.

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    These electronic resources subscribed to by UL Library may be used within the UL network, or off-campus, by UL registered staff and students only. They can also be used by visitors within the library.

    Use of these resources is for the purpose of non-commercial UL-related teaching, learning, research and administration work only. It is not permitted to facilitate database access to any other person(s) for any other purpose. Such use will breach licence terms and may leave the parties concerned, and/or users as defined above who facilitate such third party use, open to legal sanction. Systematic downloading or retention of information from databases using robots, spiders or manual means is not permitted. Where publishers suspect misuse in the form of systematic downloading they will cut off access to resources for the whole UL community, thus depriving responsible users of access to material for their research and learning

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