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Irish Studies Research in an Online World

A guide to doing research in Irish Studies during the COVID-19 crisis.

Remote Library Use

Using Hesburgh Libraries resources off-campus is easy, but there may be some differences. Logging in with your password is usually required for each separate database when accessing them off-campus.

This is a very brief guide to remind you of the most important library sources you might need for your research on Irish literature, Irish language and Irish history. Please remember to ask if you need more guidance.

See the headings in the left sidebar to navigate this website.

Hesburgh Library Website


This is the website you will need for finding and accessing digital collections, e-books, journal articles, library guides such as this one, and general information on the Libraries. You will also find the forms you need for requesting scanned articles and chapters or for reporting problems. 

The Research tab takes you to links to the menus for Databases, Library guides, Subject guides and many other resources. 

Document Delivery: This means having articles scanned and emailed to you. Use the Services tab to find this form. (Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery form, but it is best to assume that Interlibrary Loan is not an option at present.)