Digital library of core eresources on Ireland

We are happy to announce that the library recently added the digital library of core eresources on Ireland to our collections via an agreement between JISC Collections and publishers JSTOR.

This core collection of 620,000 pages and around 80 key journals, 210 monographs and more than 2,500 manuscript pages is available free of charge to further and higher education institutions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland  as part of the JISC Digitisation Programme. The project is providing online access to a comprehensive, multi–disciplinary digital library of research materials relating to Ireland, spanning the 18th century to present. Ceased rare periodicals essential to the study of Ireland’s cultural and political life can be found alongside journals publishing vital contemporary scholarship in their fields.

The Digital Library of Core E–Resources on Ireland draws on the Library Special Collections at Queen’s University Belfast. Queen’s Special Collections includes the large Hibernica Collection as well as holdings with particular strengths for the period 1749 to 1814 in Irish history, politics and economics, together with cultural studies and Anglo-Irish literature spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Key titles include:

  • The Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, which date back to 1787, and the Academy’s other valuable publications Ériu, Irish Journal of Earth Sciences and Irish Studies International Affairs
  • Significant portions of Queen’s University Belfast’s rare Bunting Collection, composed of melodies and Irish music collected by Edward Bunting in the early 19th century
  • Irish Historical Studies, Ireland’s prominent history journal
  • History Ireland and Archaeology Ireland
  • Circa, a long–standing art publication
  • The ISI–ranked Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research
  • Linen Hall Review, the publication of Northern Ireland’s prominent Linen Hall Library

Users will be able to access the digitised materials on Irish Studies via JSTOR. You can access this resource directly from our Database A-Z here by logging in with your domain username and password.

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