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School of Allied Health: Useful Resources

Welcome to the LibGuide for the School of Allied Health

This page offers you a selection of links to resources for Allied Health which include the books catalogue, a to z listing for journals and databases, websites and grey literature.

Books for Allied Health can be found on Floor 2 of the new Library Building beginning at shelf mark 610.


Know your sources for your research

Plan, Define, Identify

Building a search

About Journals

A journal is a regular publication which can be published monthly, bimonthly or quarterly.

Journals can be scholarly or popular.

Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.

Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.



A database is a platform for searching across various information resources such as journal articles, conference reports, books, book chapters

Key databases for Allied Health are:


Websites can be very useful for up to date information and it is important to check if that information is reliable and accurate.

A selection of websites for Allied Health are:

Grey Literature

Grey literature is information which is not formally published in sources such as books or journals.

Conference proceedings and theses are examples.

A selection of useful links for Allied Health are:

Dart-Europe E-theses Portal - open access research output from universities across Europe

Dissertation and Theses - Ireland and United kingdom

Lenus - HSE health research repository

RIAN - National portal research output for the seven universities

ULIR (University of Limerick Institutional Repository) - open access research output of UL faculty and researchers