Access to Online Research

Information about Online Research

Since September 2013, all registered teachers have had free access to the EBSCO Education Source package, and a collection of eBooks. This is in response to a call from teachers for easier access to, and opportunities for critical engagement with, research. The Council has now expanded its eBook collection, with a range of titles on inclusive education, leadership, assessment, wellbeing, and education in the Irish context.

Providing access to research is in keeping with the Council's consideration of teachers as enquiry-oriented, life-long learners (Policy on the Continuum of Teacher Education 2011). The Code of Professional Conduct (2016) further highlights how teachers should “inform their professional judgement and practice by engaging with, and reflecting on … learning theory [and] pedagogy" (p.7).

The EBSCO facility will allow registered teachers to stay in touch with current research in education and pedagogy, thereby informing and enhancing their practice as educators.

It provides registered teachers with access to:

    • Full text for over 1,700 journals
    • Indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals
    • Full text for more than 550 books and monographs
    • Full text for numerous education-related conference papers
    • Citations for over 4 million articles, including book reviews
    • Access to the Council's collection of eBooks.

Teachers are invited to share ideas and engage in the ongoing conversation about research via the Council's #molfeasa hashtag.

Ebsco login

Access to Online Research (EBSCO):

  • Please click here to redirect to the My Registration page.
  • Enter your Teaching Council Registration number and Password in the required fields and then click Login.  If you are a new user or have forgotten your password, you may create a new password by clicking on the Create New Password button and following the instructions.
  • Once you have logged in, please click on the Access to Education Journals option on the left of your screen.
  • A new tab will open allowing you to immediately access the Education Source database of journals and articles.
  • It is recommended that users create a personalised EBSCO host account should they wish to save favourite journals and articles, organise research with folders and save search history.  In order to create a personalised account, please click on the Sign In option on the blue menu bar at the top of the EBSCO web-page. Personalised accounts and support for personalised accounts are managed by EBSCO.
  • For tips on searching and navigating through Education Source, please click on the EBSCO reduced border.JPG Thumbnail0 button beside the search bar or please click here for a step by step tutorial video on searching through the EBSCO databases and using its various features.