Information Resources

General

BBC Learning provides excellent information on all topics and relates to the UK curriculum.

Borrow Books is a library loans service enabling a search of the online catalogues and websites of Irish public libraries and Inter- Library loan requests.

Generation Euro provides information on the Euro zone and the European Central Bank.

Scoilnet is designed to support the Irish curriculum, teachers and students.

Encyclopaedia Britannica is available in the school library via the Scoilnet website. It has quality resources useful for all topics.

Skoool.ie Interactive Learning – This website supports the Irish curriculum.

Vocabulary.com is a website designed to improve your vocabulary and spelling. It is interactive and has a dictionary.

Ireland

Ask about Ireland features information, rare images and documents from Irish public libraries.

Children Books Ireland – CBI is the national children’s books organisation of Ireland.

Irish Government This Government of Ireland site provides information on the Irish State.

National Archivesholds a wide variety of records relevant to Irish genealogy and local history. The 1911 census for the 32 counties is available here.

History

American Memory is a multimedia web site of historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, books, pamphlets, maps, and other resources from the Library of Congress.

A Decade of Centenaries focuses on the many significant centenaries occurring over the period 1912-1916 on the island of Ireland.

Cork Multitext Project provides resources to students of Modern Irish History.

History Ireland Magazine is now available to search online. Log in details are available from the librarians.

The Irish Times – The text and digital archive of The Irish Times are available in the library through the school Broadband network.

The Bureau of Military History Collection has a wide range of digitised primary source material for the revolutionary period in Ireland from 1913-1921.

Geography

Nations Online – This site has Information on countries and useful links to government agencies and cultural aspects.

Science

Thephysicsteacher is an award winning website which has excellent notes for Junior and Leaving Certificate courses.

Environmental Issues

ENFO is Ireland’s public environmental and sustainable development information service.

Sustainable Ireland is a very useful general information site on alternative energy in Ireland.

Reference Tools

EasyBib Bibliography and Citation Maker – This site offers the facility to cite sources using the APA, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA styles.

Reading For Pleasure

Books for Keeps is an online book magazine. There are book reviews and articles including interviews with top children’s authors and illustrators.

Childrens Books Ireland – has information about events and authors in Ireland.

Dublin City Libraries – have great reading lists and recommendations of all kinds.

Fantastic Fiction – This UK website is dedicated to fantasy fiction.

Reading Matters – This is a great website for recommendations and reviews. There is an interactive feature, “Bookchooser”, which helps you find a book to your taste.

South Dublin Libraries – have books, digital downloads and lots of information about events and clubs in your local area.

Teen Reads – This American site is dedicated to teenage readers. It has reviews, previews and author interviews.

Internet Resources –  provides free online access to the classics in an interesting format.  Books are downloadable onto your reading device. Some audio also available.