The mandate of the CSO, as set out in the Statistics Act 1993, is “The collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State”.
The Digital Commons Network provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities can be taken here. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.
eLife publishes outstanding research in the life sciences and biomedicine, from the most fundamental and theoretical work, through to translational, applied, and clinical research. 19 Senior editors and 170-member Board of Reviewing Editors are among the most respected and accomplished individuals in their fields from human genetics and neuroscience to biophysics and epidemiology.
Education Resources Information Centre – Online digital library of education research and information. Provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
The Economic and Social Research Institute produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policy making and civil society in Ireland.
Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe’s museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage.
Ideas and inspiration can be found within the more than 15 million items on Europeana. These objects include images, texts, sounds and videos.
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs. This is what sets freesound apart from other splendid libraries like ccMixter
Future Learn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.
Iris Oifigiuil is the official Irish State gazette and is published twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays). In addition to the bi-weekly publication of Iris Oifigiuil, a number of supplements are published at varying times during the year.
The Law Reform Commission is an independent statutory body corporate established under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975, to keep the law under review and to make recommendations for its reform. This includes work on consolidation of statutes and statute law revision.
Since it was established, the Commission has published 200 documents containing proposals for law reform. All Law Reform Commission publications may be downloaded for free from this website.
Life and Fitness Magazine Ireland contains informative articles on fitness, weight loss, health, nutrition, wellness, sport and travel. Our contributors are some of the nations leading experts. Keep an eye on this website as it is updated frequently with new articles, news and events.
NBS’ Resources section brings together a wide range of information, from reading lists and a library of specially-written articles, to a directory of industry organisations and one of the largest collections of construction-specific recommended links available.
This course would suit anyone who is studying art and art history for a degree or is already on a degree, where nothing is being taught about feminism and art.
It may suit people who are thinking about returning to higher education or a further degree in fine art, visual culture or cultural studies.
The OAPEN online library and publication platform contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Information about the theses comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 6,474,613 theses and dissertations.
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Open Culture’s mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.
OpenStax College is a non for profit organisation committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. OpenStax textbook projects are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable and accurate, meet the scope and sequence requirements of each course, are supported by instructor ancillaries, and are available with the latest technology-based learning tools.
PLOS was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
Since 1997, the SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources. The service has received over 30 Web awards and enthusiastic reviews from leading science publishers (e.g.; Science Magazine, The Lancet, The New Scientist) for the quality of its service. Over 700 other websites point to SciCentral as a trusted source of information.
Taylor & Francis currently publish a number of pure open access journals, with no subscription content. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer review and expedited online publication.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics is the primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
VADS is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 12 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images.
The WBDG is a web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a ‘whole buildings’ perspective