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.

How to access EBSCO             Ebsco login 

  • Please click here to redirect to the My Registration page.Ebsco login
  • 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.

Online Research : Open Access

There are a number of open source repositories and databases that offer journal articles, books and theses.

Directory of Open Access Books - DOAB increases the discoverability of Open Access books.

Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

ERIC Institute of Education Services - ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

OAPEN Library - The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social science.

Open Book Publishers - OBP publish high-quality, open access academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Springer Open -  Springer Open offers researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals and books.

Wiley Open - Wiley Open Access is a programme of fully open access journals.

DORAS – Open access institutional repository providing free online access to research publications and theses from Dublin City University.

CORA – The Cork Open Research Archive, gives you free open access to University College Cork's scholarly and scientific research publications and theses.

ARROW - The repository is a service of the Dublin Institute of Technology Library Services.

NCSE – Information on research and policy publications in the field of special education on the island of Ireland since 2000, from the National Council of Special Education.

ARAN - ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. ARAN collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly communication, including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by NUI Galway researchers.

TARA - TARA is an open access repository from Trinity College Dublin.

RIAN – An expansive portal to Irish research, including an aggregation of content from a number of institutional repositories e.g.  University of Limerick, NUI Maynooth, Higher Education Authority etc.