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Drop-In Library Support Sessions: Week 3

Resources on search strategies, doing a literature review, getting the most out Google Scholar and APA 7 Referencing from library support drop-in sessions in November 2020.

Week 3: Getting the most from Google Scholar




Week 3 is all about using Google Scholar. Google Scholar can be used effectively alongside library databases to help you find articles on your essay or research topic. This guide shows you how to use Google Scholar to do forwards and backwards citation chaining, how to set up an alert and where to find more Open Access resources beyond the library collection.


Using Google Scholar

Open Access

What is Open Access research?

  • Open Access (or OA) publications are published online and are free to read by anyone.
  • Open Access articles still go through the same peer-review process as other journal articles that the library subscribes to
  • Some books are published through Open Access publishers



Irish Open Access Education Journals

Click the journal title to read the journal on its website

Irish Open Access Institutional Repositories

Click the name of the repository to follow the link.

  • TARA (including MIE papers & dissertations)


  • CORA (UCC)

  • ARROW (TU Dublin)


  • RIAN (search engine for Irish open access research publications)

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