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The Library offers a huge range of services and supports for research. This Research Support guide is designed to make UL researchers aware of research-focussed services and resources available through the Glucksman Library in UL.
There are many appropriate resources that you can use to find relevant information to allow you to conduct your research and publish its outcomes. The Library website (www.ul.ie/library) contains links to important databases (see below). The UL Institutional Repository (ULIR) contains the University’s research publications and other research outputs.
The Library Search allows you to search for physical items in the Library but also searches most of the library's electronic resources as well as publications in the ULIR.
The Glucksman Library in the University of Limerick supports researchers in many different ways, including via the provision of quality research materials including books, e-journals and databases. In addition, there are a number of librarians that can help support your research including the Research Services Department and the Faculty Librarians.
Research Services Department
Check the Library Events Calendar for upcoming training. You can contact us to request consultations or training.
“Evidence-based research is the use of prior research in a systematic and transparent way to inform a new study so that it is answering questions that matter in a valid, efficient, and accessible manner”. (Robinson et al 2021, p.151.).
There is a renewed focus post covid on the methodological quality of the evidence and on open science to enhance the accessibility to and the reporting of the evidence.
It is important to understand the process for how to synthesize the evidence to determine the review type for your research question and the associated methods.
Visit the Library’s dedicated LibGuide for Evidence-Based Research for more guidance and view the Library’s Service Agreement.
Robinson, K. A. et al (2021) ‘Evidence-Based Research Paper 1: What Evidence Based Research is and why is it important?, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 129, pp 151-157.