Libraries and Information Gateways - Oifig Náisiúnta Leanai - Gaeilge
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Libraries and Information Gateways


Academic Libraries
Dublin City University
Dublin Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Public Administration
Trinity College Dublin Library
University College Dublin

Specialist Libraries & Information Centres
Barnardos Library
Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education Library (CECDE)
Combat Poverty Agency Library
ESRI Library
Equality Authority Library
Collection pertains to the nine grounds covered by the Equal Status and Equality Employment Acts. It also covers subject matters related to the equality agenda such as education, poverty, health, flexible working patterns, housing and childcare.
HSE Libraries Online
Includes a full-text archive of Irish health publications.
National Disability Authority Library?
A unique collection of material on disability and related subjects.The library houses 40,000+ books, journal articles, videos, CD-ROMs and newsletters and is open to the public.

National Drug Documentation Centre Electronic Library
Includes links to full-text of Irish research and policy documents.???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Main Online Catalogue includes items in the following formats:Books and Periodicals;Photographs; Prints and Drawings ; Manuscripts

Reception and Integration Agency Library?
The Reception and Integration Agency's library is not open to the public

Information Gateways
Citizens Information
Major source of information on Irish social and civil rights organised by life stages and events.
Irish Social Care Gateway

Contains annotated Topics section covering children and childcare and other relevant issues. Directory of information for social care practitioners, students, academics and those interested in care issues. Maintained by the social care programme at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, on behalf of the Irish Association of Social Care Educators.

Europe and International

Information Gateways
Barnardo's UK Research Links
An extensive set of UK research resources covering the following areas: Education, Government, Health, News & Journals, Other.
Children?s House
A cooperative initiative by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), Child Abuse Prevention Network, Children's Rights Centre, Childwatch International, Child?s Rights Information Network (CRIN), Family Life Development Center, Instituto InterAmericano del Ni?IIN), International Save the Children Alliance (ISCA), UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank and WHO.? Organised into 10 topical, moderated? ?floors? including child health, children?s rights, child research and early learning.? Each ?floor? contains a wealth of links to resources in that topic.
Childwatch International Research Network??
Resources section has an extensive list of international research resources organised by topic.
Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Society Today
Social science research and training in social and economic issues.? Research section is searchable.? Abstracts of research finding and some full-text of final reports are available, many projects relate to children?s lives.
Intute: Social Sciences
Formerly SOSIG (Social Science Information Gateway) huge directory of web resources in research and education.? The thesaurus provides more specific child related topics than searching or browsing. UK resource.
Policy Hub
Developed by the Government Social Research Unit aims to be a one stop shop for policy related news and developments and to shape the way policy is developed and delivered in the UK. Includes tools for measuring impact, evidence hotlinks, a bulletin and policy archives.


ESRC Question Bank

The Question Bank is an information resource, in the field of social research, with a particular emphasis on quantitative survey methods.This website has been designed to help users locate examples of specific research questions and see them in the context within which they have been used for data collection. It is intended to assist with the design of new survey questionnaires, the search for data for secondary analysis, and the teaching of survey research methods


HandsonScotland is a website designed to act as a Toolkit of helpful responses to encourage children and young people's emotional wellbeing.