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HIST 484/803: Irish History, 1798 to the Present

Finding Books

Search QCAT to find books, journals, videos and other materials owned by the Library.  You can search by keywords, author, title or subject headings.
 
To find a specific known item, search by title or author.  To find books on a topic, either try a subject or keyword search.

Subject Headings vs Keyword Searching

Subject headings allow you to search the library catalogue for resources on a particular author or topic and are often more productive than keyword searches. 
 
Keyword searches work best if you have multiple concepts or topics. Think of the words that best describe your topic and then connect them with the boolean operators AND OR NOT. Use the results to find relevant titles and identify assigned subject headings for your topic in order to find similar books. 
 
To find books by a particular author/person, search QCAT by author:
 
o'connell daniel  
 
To find books about a particular author/person, search QCAT by subject heading:
 
o'connell daniel 
 
To find books on a topic, use a keyword search if you do not know the correct subject heading for a topic. Think of the focus (or key) words that describe your topic.
 
(poverty or poor) and ireland and (19th or nineteenth)
 
Select useful titles and look at the full record for subject headings.
 
Poor--Ireland--History
Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852
Land tenure--Ireland--History--19th century                           
 
Useful subject headings for an overview of the historical period include:
 
Ireland--Civilization
Ireland--Economic conditions
Ireland--History--1837-1901
Ireland--History--1910-1921
Ireland--History--20th century
Ireland--Politics and government--1901-1910
Ireland--Politics and government--1922--1949
Ireland--Social conditions--19th century
Ireland--Social conditions--20th century
Land League (Ireland)
Unionism (Irish politics)

E-Books

The Library subscribes to a number of e-book packages which can be accessed via Databases. Packages that are of interest to history students are:
 
Provides full-text access to major works in American, European and Middle Eastern history. Topics covered include many aspects of history plus archaeology, area studies, art, folklore, literature, music, philosophy, political science, religion, and women's studies. Records for these books should be in QCAT.
 
Historical reference compendium allows access to the texts of the Cambridge Histories series. Search or browse by topic. Relevant for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers.
 
Blackwell publishes a series of books of historiographic essays on many topics in history. They are available online through Blackwell Reference Online.
 
A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
 
Oxford Scholarship Online                    
Offers full-text access to scholarly publishing in 20 subjects from around the world,
 
Provides access to about 600,000 electronic books (ebooks) Prom a wide variety of publishers.
 
UPSO includes titles from Oxford University Press and other partner presses.  QUL has access to selected titles, indicated by a green open lock icon on search results screens