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Irish Studies Resources for Graduate Research

A guide to accompany an information session for graduate students, January 2016. Reference sources and primary sources for Irish studies.


This guide is for anyone doing research in Irish studies, any discipline, at the University of Notre Dame. The intention is to provide guidance to the most useful research tools and information on the collections and resources available in the Hesburgh Libraries.


My Top Ten -- Websites that I consult very often.

LIbrary Websites and Online Guides

LIbrary websites:

The LIbrary Catalog: This is on the main page of the website, and may be searched for books in our collection, both physical and electronic, and also books that are available in Hathi Trust's large collection of digitized texts.

ArchivesSpace. This is the database of finding aids for archival collections. 

MARBLE: This is a repository of digitized images of selected items from the Hesburgh Libraries and from the Snite Museum of Art.

RBSC@ND: The blog of the Rare Books and Special Collections may be filtered by subject area, and so it is possible to browse through all the blogposts related to Irish materials and collections.

In addition, library guides on many subjects may be found in the Libraries' directory of LibGuides. A select few are listed below.