Resources include books, journals, databases, websites and grey literature.
Books can be found on Floor 2 of the new Library Building at shelf-mark 610.
A database is a platform for searching across various information resources such as journal articles, conference reports, books and book chapters.
Key databases for Allied Health are:
PEDro is the physiotherapy evidence database. This free database includes randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
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 is information which is not formally published in sources such as books or journals.
Source examples include:
DART-Europe E-theses Portal - open access for research output from Universities within Europe.
European Medicines Agency (EMA) - responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety checking of medicines in the EU.
LENUS - Irish Health repository - HSE.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE - UK).
Open Grey - multidisciplinary open access repository for a variety of sources.
RIAN - National portal for research output for the seven universities within Ireland.
Trip Medical Database - clinical search engine to find high quality research evidence.
University of Limerick Institutional Repository - open access to research output of faculty and researchers.
World Health Organisation Global Index Medicus - a portal providing access to bibliographic and full text records of public health and biomedical literature.
A selection of websites and resources for COVID-19.
HSE website contains resources and helpful advice for healthcare staff, patients and the public.
HSE Library COVID-19 resources page includes summaries of evidence, clinical guidance and evidence sources.
EBSCO COVID-19 Information Portal consists of resources and updates from CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization).